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Old February 9th, 2006, 03:32 PM   #16
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Perfect music for the scene, but I jsut don't think it belongs in a wedding video.
Hey Nick

Thanks for the input and I respect your opinion, however I'll have to disagree with that statement... I think much of what supposedly belongs and doesnt belong in a wedding video is in the mind of the creator and what the clients want.

I could take the traditional approach by throwing in instrumentals, and for the majority, I probably will. However, if they say make it cool.. make it funky and interesting to watch...or grant me full creative control (initially I'll ask what type of music they prefer etc); I'd mix it to whatever they enjoy.

Someone says make it a hip-hop wedding.. so be it... I have a wedding (hopefully) coming is Sept where the guy is a rock musician. Whats cool is he plans to get married, and sit in with his band right there at the wedding and rock the party hard. I doubt the'yre getting any slow paced instrumentals either.

Bottom line is theres no music thats 'proper' or 'belongs'.. its what the client likes or asks for that ultimately makes the cut with me. At least the final product puts a massive smile on their face in the end.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #17
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TRIPOD! Unless there's an earthquake buildings don't shake. Also too many shots of the church. As stated earlier people will just FF through this to get to the ceremony and reception. Go long on those, Use the site video as transitions. (building ext's and so on) you'll get better pacing and more of a professional look. Also (if you haven't already) incorporate guest wishes to the bride and groom. You can shoot at the reception and use them towards the end of the dvd to fill time if you have to. Not everyone at the wedding gets to talk to the bride and groom so well wishes from people at the end are a nice way to bring the dvd to a close. Hope that helps,

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Old February 9th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #18
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Hey Nick

Thanks for the input and I respect your opinion, however I'll have to disagree with that statement... I think much of what supposedly belongs and doesnt belong in a wedding video is in the mind of the creator and what the clients want.
oops... that's phrased wrong. I don't think that WHOLE CLIP fits in a wedding video, the music in itself is fine if that's what they want. I totally agree with you Albert, I just phrased that wrong :)
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Old February 10th, 2006, 08:23 AM   #19
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Albert I had the pleasure of shooting in a similar church last season, St.Patricks Cathedral in NYC- both absolutely breath-taking architecture.

About the piece I felt it was a bit too long just to show establishing shots of the church and the pacing was too slow for the rythmic music. The slow pans, zooms, and pulls might work better with something less contemporary. Overall you have some nice footage I'm sure the couple will appreciate. It's not cheap to have your wedding in a Cathedral like that- having good shots of the church is likely an appreciated addition.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 09:19 AM   #20
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Glen, thanks for the review. Lots of ideas running through my mind now with all these great bits of advice.

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