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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #16
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the song is called 'The Island Awaits' by the way

and the end title used Shine and Particular (from the Trapcode range)...i've found it's worth spending the time to set something like that up (keyframes + 3D Camera movements) coz now all i have to do is change the names, and use it for other couples :)

cheers for the comments everyone...
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Old June 10th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #17
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Maybe it's just me, but I found the music and titles to be extremely intense, and way over-the-top. It didn't feel appropriate.

I notice tons of wedding cinematic trailers/montages that are employing motion picture scores and title sequences try to emulate an epic and fairytale delivery that is associated with $200 million dollar Hollywood blockbusters.

You are obviously not alone, since so many other wedding trailers go for this same style.

Is that really what the wedding was like, though? I try to find a way to dramatize without overwhelming the substance of material. It feels so showy. I would much rather like to get a taste of the people's personalities, and try to enhance the material with subtle titles and music. I always feel like people are moved the most when the devices that are dramatizing or elevating the material are invisible. Whenever the style exceeds the weight of the material, I always feel distanced from the subjects, rather than further acquainted.

I don't mean to be so negative. You obviously know your way around a camera and editing suite. Your ceremony and reception are probably really great. I just thought I'd give my honest critique, rather than the old pat on the back.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #18
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James, i really appreciate your view and to be absolutely honest with you, it literally is just a 30 second intro to the whole DVD, (which is entirely different as you can imagine.) It's almost meant to be OTT and over-dramatic to provide something a little different, and maximum impact for people about to sit down and watch the DVD. it's nice to watch people's faces the first time they see it!

The couples really seem to enjoy seeing themselves in a dramatic, cinematic-esque piece. You have to remember that editing is our thing, but for some people, being put in a completely different environment whether it's a warped photo from photoshop, or a cinematic trailer, can be really exciting when they don't have the knowledge to do that themselves.
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