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Old January 2nd, 2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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New Highlight

I haven't posted a clip here for quite a while, so I thought I would share a recent Highlight. We are still working through our SD weddings, so it was shot with a Sony DSR-250 and Sony's PD150 and PD170.

The song is from the movie August Rush.

http://tulsaweddingvideos.com/video/MJHighlight.wmv
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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I thought the shot where you followed them out of the church with the people throwing petals was very cool.
What speed did you slow that down to?
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Wow. All I can say.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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Hey Mark,
Great use of the ministers homily to carry along the piece. You really cut that well, as well as the other audio sound bites. You also had some great shots in there and it seemed a few glide cam shots as well (specifically the limo spin around). Lots of great emotions from the parts of the entire wedding party and family and great piece. Thanks for Sharing

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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Very nice Mark. I liked it all...good score...great VO. I like using the sun and lights so my favorite parts are the B&G walking out and the kiss in the spotlight.

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 03:09 PM   #6
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OMG! this is just awesome work! I love those pan shots!

btw, I was being pointed out once.. it should be "highlights" not highlight.

Is it a multi camera job?
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 03:09 PM   #7
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I thought the shot where you followed them out of the church with the people throwing petals was very cool.
What speed did you slow that down to?
Hi Dennis,

I'm glad you liked that shot. It was at 50%. If I'm going to slow down a clip I start at 50%. I usually don't go below 30%. I sould say about 95% of my speed altered clips are at 50%. On my Shuttle Pro I have a shortcut for 50% so it makes it easy.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 03:15 PM   #8
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That was wonderful.
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Hi Victor. Thanks for watching.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:09 PM   #10
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Hey Mark,
Great use of the ministers homily to carry along the piece. You really cut that well, as well as the other audio sound bites. You also had some great shots in there and it seemed a few glide cam shots as well (specifically the limo spin around). Lots of great emotions from the parts of the entire wedding party and family and great piece. Thanks for Sharing

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Hi Monday,

Thanks for the kind words. We had more soundbites from the Groom and the MOB that we used in the Wedding Day Edit, but I didn't want to repeat them for the Highlight. It's always a challenge of finding the right balance for a couple the booked the Wedding Day Edit.

When the couple has a formal exit from the church and it is during the daytime, I like to use the Glidecam. Both of the scenarios just don't happen that often.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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Mark how much of a challenge would you say it is? I struggle doing short forms and having to create a highlight. For me I'm drained of my creativity and excitement for the project when I finish the short form. I have nothing left for the Highlight so that suffers quite a bit. Then I tried doing the highlight first and that helped a lot. But you do a wedding day edit and also a highlight. That as you say must be very difficult to do. I remember Patrick was saying it was difficult to do as they can be very similar.

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Very nice Mark. I liked it all...good score...great VO. I like using the sun and lights so my favorite parts are the B&G walking out and the kiss in the spotlight.

Thanks,
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Hi John,

Thanks for the kind words. I generally shoot the couple from the back as they leave the church or reception while Trisha shoots them from the front. In their Transition To Reception clip, you see the front shot as well. It's a great shot as well, but for the Highlight, I chose to use just the back shot. It looks more artistic.

I usually ask the B&G to kiss just before walking out. It just happened that the doors of the church were facing West and it was the perfect time of day. Sometimes you just get lucky.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:23 PM   #13
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OMG! this is just awesome work! I love those pan shots!

btw, I was being pointed out once.. it should be "highlights" not highlight.

Is it a multi camera job?
Hi Taky. Thanks. We used three cameras for the Ceremony and First Dance.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:35 PM   #15
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Mark how much of a challenge would you say it is? I struggle doing short forms and having to create a highlight. For me I'm drained of my creativity and excitement for the project when I finish the short form. I have nothing left for the Highlight so that suffers quite a bit. Then I tried doing the highlight first and that helped a lot. But you do a wedding day edit and also a highlight. That as you say must be very difficult to do. I remember Patrick was saying it was difficult to do as they can be very similar.

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Hi Monday,

How short are your short forms? Most of our DVDs are 45 to 60 minutes, so a Highlight works nicely. I know several who make a short form of 25-30 minutes and they do not include a Highlight.

A WDE is a Highlight, but a Highlight made in the fastlane. We make our WDEs to be as good as possible. On occasion we will reserve shots with the Highlight in mind, but generally we use our best shots in the WDE.

With this particular project, we got some great soundbites from the Groom and MOB, but I didn't want to re use them, even though the DVD starts with the Highlight and ends with the WDE. If the Highlight and WDE are too much alike, why would the B&G want to spend the money to have a Highlight produced?
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