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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Engagement Videoshoot Ideas

Hello - I need some ideas or story and tips on how to make a video trailor highlight or coming soon type of highlight for couples wedding that is coming up in November.

I just don't know how to tell a story in video.

I will have Mark II and GoPro with me. I would like to shoot Cinematography style.

Thanks for your help guys.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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I'd take inspiration from the couple. This is obviously going out to all people that know them. What are they known for? If they are avid campers maybe setting it on camping. If they live in the city have it set in there. Maybe they have a unique story of how they met or what people know of them as a couple.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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Good idea. :)
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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what i've done in the past is, get some footage of the couple in the location where they've decided to have their location shoot and maybe in the vicinity of where they're getting married and perhaps the Brides house etc. along with their fav pursuits it can add context and continuity to the actual wedding video.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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Here's a great idea!!
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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #6
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I just took the couple to the SAME park that they met years back, and had them REENACT what happened.......sorta :)
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Old October 15th, 2012, 04:07 AM   #7
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We did a pre-wedding shoot recently. The groom proposed to the bride in Edinburgh, so we decided to go there for their pre wedding portrait photo shoot. We also decided to make a short film that they would be able to play before their entrance at the reception. At that point (Feb this year), we had no idea what direction we would take with the film, so just took some candid footage of them. Once we had got back, we did an interview type situation, where we would ask them about various things (what they like about each other, food, drink, hobbies, how they met, etc.).

At that point we decided that the proposal would be the main theme of the film. He arranged a surprise trip when he proposed. He bought a ticket to Edinburgh and asked her to get on a plane without asking questions. He took another flight and was planning on meeting up with her later. He had a driver pick her up from the airport and take her shopping and a massage and some other places, before taking her to a park at the back of the castle where he would ‘appear’ and propose. This went wrong because the first place she was supposed to go was a Starbucks, where she bumped into him. So she knew what the whole day was about.

Once we had all the footage, we put it together with a couple of songs. Will upload it at some point so will post a link. If you are interested in the photos have a look here.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #8
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Try thinking of an idea for arranged marriages (nightmare). The couples are always the best place to start, you will be surprised on how much feedback and ideas you get from them. Creating any kind of story on your own might seem great to you but if they are not comfortable with it then the video will obviously reflect that.

The more they think the sequence is their own idea the better it will look.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #9
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I can imagine that a video for an arranged marriage would be very tough. Have you had many arranged couples that have requested these videos? I would imagine the best thing to do in that case would be just to have 'random' candid shots of them on a day out as opposed to a film with a story. I suppose it would depend on the couple - maybe you could make a film about how they were introduced? Could have some fun with that maybe?

With regards to the one we did, it was the first time we thought about doing something like this and have learnt alot, including how long it can take to create this! Although it is great that you are able to shoot without the pressures of a live event, the planning of the shots can take a lot of time.
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