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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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A trailer from my most recent wedding

I haven't posted anything in a while and I appologize. I've been very busy which is very much so a double-edge sword.

Anyway I was inspired by an SDE clip Jason posted recently, so you may recognize the song.

http://www.gmelliottvideo.com/dariatrailer.mov
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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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Awesome clip Glen. Nicely shows the love between the couple.

Like the song and the colors as well.

Good to see your work back on the forum. Hope you will find time in your busy schedule to participate in discussions and post more of your work on this site as you are a great inspiration to many.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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Beautiful, and beautiful footage. What are you shooting with?

I sure wish our receptions were lit like you guys do on the east coast. Here in the mountains the idea of reception "mood" is to turn the lights off. Not cool.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #4
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One other question. What IS that song? Can't seem to find it on iTunes.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #5
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One other question. What IS that song? Can't seem to find it on iTunes.
Travis,

That is Mat Kearney (I've got EVERY one of his CD's), the song is 'Breathe in Breathe Out'. It has been used extensively on the TV series 'Gray's Anatomy'....my wife watches that show every week and I have heard it on the show and I think they even use it in the promos for the show now.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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Glen: great clip! Did you use lighting in the church? I love how her hair shined...

Also, did you mic the priest? Or did you tap into the house sound system? I never tried to capture the priest's audio that well, maybe I should next time! It was a very effective opener to the trailer.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #7
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Travis,

That is Mat Kearney (I've got EVERY one of his CD's), the song is 'Breathe in Breathe Out'. It has been used extensively on the TV series 'Gray's Anatomy'....my wife watches that show every week and I have heard it on the show and I think they even use it in the promos for the show now.
Thanks. Much appreciated!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:05 PM   #8
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I have to ask the same question as a few others here, did you light any of that or were you just blessed with exceptionally good and well placed venue lighting? (on second viewing, it appears to me that the reception lighting may have been done professionally by a firm brought in specifically to light the place. That's just a guess)

What camera? EX1?

Good work as usual Glen. It must be nice to be doing the big money weddings. Those people weren't exactly your average couple. Can I borrow your client base for a bit?
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #9
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Hey Glen excellent job! I really enjoyed your clip. Different from the last trailer you posted but still a high quality. There was one shot that bugged me which was the shot of the minister. It seemed the focus was on the flowers and not him. I know some people will call me crazy judging focus from a small web encoded clip but for some reason I picked up on it right away. It happens to all of us. Thanks for sharing Glen. I am encouraged every time you post.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #10
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Awesome trailer Glen!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #11
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nice!

loved the spinning dancing shot. did darrell do it? if so, did they make him wait outside until the belly dancers finished?

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Beautiful, and beautiful footage. What are you shooting with?

I sure wish our receptions were lit like you guys do on the east coast. Here in the mountains the idea of reception "mood" is to turn the lights off. Not cool.
Thanks. I'm shooting with XH-A1s. For the most part the receptions I shoot are darker than this. However I did use one additional off-camera light because when you zoom in from afar on the A1 it stops down to 3.2. So even in relatively decent light the image can be a bit dark.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #13
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Glen: great clip! Did you use lighting in the church? I love how her hair shined...

Also, did you mic the priest? Or did you tap into the house sound system? I never tried to capture the priest's audio that well, maybe I should next time! It was a very effective opener to the trailer.
Yes, to me the priest/officiant's audio is priceless. I use multiple wireless mics (up to 3). If I only had ONE wireless I'd put it on the priest- figuring during the vows he'd be close enough to the couple to capture their audio as well.

I never use additional lighting in churches, even in the dark ones. I lucked out with this church as it seems they had spot lighting already set up.
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I have to ask the same question as a few others here, did you light any of that or were you just blessed with exceptionally good and well placed venue lighting? (on second viewing, it appears to me that the reception lighting may have been done professionally by a firm brought in specifically to light the place. That's just a guess)

What camera? EX1?

Good work as usual Glen. It must be nice to be doing the big money weddings. Those people weren't exactly your average couple. Can I borrow your client base for a bit?
The reception was indeed lit professionally however mostly with pink lighting. The dance floor was relatively bright compared to some caves they call reception halls I've shot in.

EX1? Wow thank you for the compliment, lol- they are Canon XH-A1s.

Borrow my client base? lol To be honest I have clients of all different economic levels.
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Hey Glen excellent job! I really enjoyed your clip. Different from the last trailer you posted but still a high quality. There was one shot that bugged me which was the shot of the minister. It seemed the focus was on the flowers and not him. I know some people will call me crazy judging focus from a small web encoded clip but for some reason I picked up on it right away. It happens to all of us. Thanks for sharing Glen. I am encouraged every time you post.

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Good eye- that shot is indeed focused on the arrangement and NOT the priest. It was my assistant's cam. He isn't as well versed with the A1s yet and wasn't using peaking to confirm his focus. It drove me crazy but I wanted to use this excerpt and could do so without "showing" shots of the priest actually speaking it.

Thanks for the kind words Monday.
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