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Old March 15th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #16
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Hi Peter -

That's where you put an "easter egg" on the DVD <wink>! I've done "alternate mixes" for B&G privately, and one to send to relatives - pretty easy to add an item or switch templates in DVDA, and it helps when there's material that's too good to toss, but not quite ready for prime time...

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Old March 15th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #17
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Rather than relying on alcohol, the MC, guests or your own expertise - why not hire a pro experienced at producing the type of product you want? Any videographer who is comfortable and confident with the different "interview" scenarios will have a selection on their demo.

Interesting that your videography experience leads you to value this type of footage. I think you are right to do so. With all the "wouldn't you love to see a film of your parent's wedding" it surprises me that wedding video promos are still full of slow pans of flower beds and extreme close-ups of the groom tieing his shoelaces. The nature of the video medium favors authenticity over artifice - to my eye contrived/staged shots just work better with stills where there is so much more opportunity to finesse and composite.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:13 AM   #18
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Gints, this sounds somewhat similar to a style I produce called a "Cinematic Narrative" wedding, which is narrative driven. The audio is captured via formal interview sessions with the couple. I sometimes do this with guests, but not as often. Usually if the client requests it.

I'll actually be in your area this season to shoot a wedding. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #19
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Glen, Your "wedding training" DVD looks fantastic.
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