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Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques May 19th, 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Dance Recital - Rolling vs. Cross-dissolve credits

Reduce the font size...problem solved.
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 25th, 2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,417
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: A turning point in video/photo packages?

And as the old saying goes..."Jack of all trades and Master at none"
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 13th, 2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Scheduling Software

You are correct.
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 12th, 2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tom Sessions
Scheduling Software

I'm getting ready to dump the Gigbuilder program I use on my website that allows potential clients to check my availability and package prices and was wondering if anyone could recommend a...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 3rd, 2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Ok I'm done... selling my wedding gear (UK)

What made you come to that conclusion...photog in your shots :-(
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery October 8th, 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,272
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: My contribution

Hey Robert,
thanks for fixing that post for me! I guess the method for posting video's have changed :-)

Kinda tells you how long it has been since I offered up a clip!

Tom
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery October 6th, 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,272
Posted By Tom Sessions
My contribution

I haven't submitted a film in quite some time so here is my contribution to the cause;:

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/107600216" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques September 19th, 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,588
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: First Wedding - advice for a solo shooter?

Roger, Excellent points!! I have gotten used to the routine of the "Break Down" that I had totally forgotten about that!! One other thing...take a 3 x 5 index card and make a list of all of your gear...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques May 9th, 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Venue trying to charge all vendors "policy acknowledgement fee". Opinions?

There is a very popular venue here in Houston that tried to charge me 10% of the price I charged the bride for her video. She said "We do that for all of the videographers". So, I said " That...
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery November 16th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Quiet wedding

For what little you had to work with, you did a great job....perfect music for the shots you have...simple intimate and uncomplicated...people just experiencing little moments of the day.
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques October 25th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,156
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Some thoughts on sliders

Adrian,
Your discription of the possible shots was framed as "what kind of shots do we use the slider for"...my guess is you really meant to say "while everyone is using the same old tired slider...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques October 16th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,045
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Classic wedding moments

I've had trains,planes, and automobiles like everyone else, and I have posted the experience I am about to unveil once again....One of the guests died during the processional. Ambulance arrives and...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques August 4th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tom Sessions
Raw footage request

How do you handle requests from clients that want raw footage when you shoot with multiple cameras? A typical wedding may consist of 6-8 hours from 2 cameras and that's quite alot of editing to clean...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques June 16th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: DVD sleeve Paper

Believe it or not, Plain printer paper using a lazer printer at Kinko's (Now FedEx) does a fantastic job. Cost is around $.85 ea. Just take in your image on a cd and they will take it from there. You...
Forum: Helping Hands June 16th, 2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 120,168
Posted By Tom Sessions
Need DSLR shooter in Houston 9/12/2012

Looking for a DSLR shooter to get the "beauty shots" at a wedding in Houston on 9/12/2012. Contact me at: bsvp1 at bluestarvideo dot com with your quote and list of gear you would use.

About 4 hrs...
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery March 21st, 2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,299
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Weddings drop off

Randy, I think everone is feeling the pinch, but just won't admit it. I myself have been hit pretty bad this year as well. I've noticed alot of guys are changing the "post" dates on thier blogs to...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques March 18th, 2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,302
Posted By Tom Sessions
94 years old today

My wife just told me her mother turned 94 today. I'm thinkin', MAN, I'm still in my 50's and can't imagine what it would be like to still be shooting weddings at that age :-)
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques March 11th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,666
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Use of a crane

I've used them at weddings for over 7 years now (outside ceremonies and at receptions that have a high enough ceiling). I do employ a dedicated crane operator who is also responsible for assembly......
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery January 19th, 2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,674
Posted By Tom Sessions
Re: Happy Wife Easy Life

I just have to know what encode settings you use to get that cinemascope look.
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques August 2nd, 2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,432
Posted By Tom Sessions
This just proves if you are in the right place at...

This just proves if you are in the right place at the right time, anyone can get a gig like that.
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques July 14th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tom Sessions
David, thanks for your kind comments on my blog....

David, thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I was just thinking, you don't have to spend another 4k for the second camera to shoot these things....just rent it for now until you have some demo's...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques July 13th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By Tom Sessions
Joel, I don't include pre or post ceremony...

Joel, I don't include pre or post ceremony candids in a "documentary edit". It doesn't make any sense to include a music video of pre and post ceremony activities when the client only wants (to pay...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques July 13th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By Tom Sessions
I can see within our own professional community...

I can see within our own professional community of videographers, the term "documentary" has a broad interpretation. However, I was very specific in my description of our coverage and final DVD...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques July 13th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By Tom Sessions
In one ear and out the other

So, a few weeks ago, I sat down with a client to explore what type of coverage and presentation she was looking for in her daughter's wedding video. Over the course of this hour long meeting, she...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques June 19th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,131
Posted By Tom Sessions
Silas, Click on the link below to see a clip...

Silas,
Click on the link below to see a clip from last year with just two cameras. When shot and edited correctly, you can produce some pretty good stuff that will make your clients very happy. We...
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