miami + a couple madly in love...surrounded by their family for the weekend-we call this a lovefest. david and caissie...enjoy reliving your gorgeous wedding weekend!
cinematographer notes: at nwp+c, nataschia writes the love story...i write the techy stuff-so if you're wanting to know a little more about this film and how it was made, this season, i'll be submitting notes from each wedding film... can we come up with a cheezy name for this column...?
back in the fall of 2010, my wife Jessica and I were introduced to Caissie and David, a newly engaged couple who were in town to be a part of a stylized engagement shoot with Nataschia. Jessica took care of their hair and makeup, while I took some behind the scenes footage to be used for NWP+C promo film. after sifting through the footage and realizing how many great moments were captured, Nataschia and I decide to produce a "Save The Date" film that would include both the photos and video. after watching the film, Caissie and David asked Jess and I to be a part of their Lovefest in Miami… and the rest is history!
cinematography/editing/etc: Mike Enns
second shooter: Jessica Enns
assistant: Mike Wielink
the LoveFest weekend was branded by David's friend Logan Lipton at the 'walker in babylon'- new make do. it was not only found on the invitations, menus and stationary, but they printed official LoveFest t-Shirts that were handed out after the festivities on Friday night!
finding the right music beds proved to be more difficult than expected. after getting a sense of the overal music style/preferences from Caissie and David I then had to find soundtracks that matched the movements of the film. for example, at 1:28 there was a brilliant climax to a poetry reading that introduced the "Lovefest" weekend. i was in search of a soundtrack that started low key and exploded early on, which "Once We Were Children" fit perfectly.
"Once We Were Children" (Instrumental) by Moonlit Sailor
"Your Heart is Sold" by Purse Candy
"The Perfect Day" by Holley Maher
"Grow" (Instrumental) by Adam Pasion
"I Am Ezekiel" (Instrumental) by Adam Pasion
i rarely add folly to wedding films, but there were a few key moments that needed a bit more beefing up. i owe my best neighbour friend Keith credit for assisting as i broke a few lightbulbs to help accent the glass breaking (10:55) at the end of the wedding ceremony.
and one more photo from the memory bank-have a great weekend!