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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Love Story Video - "standard"?

I am just curious - when it comes to doing a love story clip, is there a generally accepted "standard" in the presentation of the love story? I.E. more pictures than words, or more style and less substance in the form of interviews? I ask because I posted one that had a lot of interview stuff and was told it shouldn't be called a love story, but rather an interview. Granted, there was a lot of interview, since their story wasn't an easy one to tell in a sound byte - but there was interaction and other stuff too. It was long, topping out at 8+ minutes. The couple loved it, so I felt good about that - but I do want my work to have long-term appeal and do listen to other people's opinions.

Still, I'd like other opinions on what a great love story clip should be. More abstract? A moving picture collage? Lyric-driven? I went with three specific story points - the meeting, the first date, and the engagement. Others may have different ideas completely.

Thanks in advance for your comments/ideas...
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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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I definitely think that the love story should be narrated by the couples interview answers. But not using the image from the interview shoot very much. I think that the b-roll imagery you capture should sorta follow along the lines of what they're saying but doesn't totally have to match.

that's my take on it.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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I am just curious - when it comes to doing a love story clip, is there a generally accepted "standard" in the presentation of the love story? I.E. more pictures than words, or more style and less substance in the form of interviews? I ask because I posted one that had a lot of interview stuff and was told it shouldn't be called a love story, but rather an interview. Granted, there was a lot of interview, since their story wasn't an easy one to tell in a sound byte - but there was interaction and other stuff too. It was long, topping out at 8+ minutes. The couple loved it, so I felt good about that - but I do want my work to have long-term appeal and do listen to other people's opinions.

Still, I'd like other opinions on what a great love story clip should be. More abstract? A moving picture collage? Lyric-driven? I went with three specific story points - the meeting, the first date, and the engagement. Others may have different ideas completely.

Thanks in advance for your comments/ideas...
Bill,
Here's an example of what we like to do: http://cr-home-videos.com/KodyAliciaLoveStory1MB.wmv
It's a blend of interview and lots more.
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