I loved filming Zach and Celeste’s wedding video at the Salt Lake City Temple in Utah. They were an awesome couple, always happy and smiling…that makes my job so much easier! The reception was at Highland Gardens, and I always love filming there. What a great couple and wedding overall. I had a wonderful time filming and making their wedding video.
Not a wedding video, but it’s nice to switch things up every now and then. I had the chance to go to Puerto Rico to film a week-long corporate event at the Caribe Hilton Resort. While I was there I went out with my camera and explored the island, including Old San Juan and other historical sites. This is a little video I put together with some of the footage.
This was an interesting wedding to film and a bit different than a typical Utah wedding, as it spanned multiple days and included traditional Indian activities on top of the LDS Temple and reception filming. Thanks to Justin from Synergetik Media for the help filming at the temple.
Amy and Luke were married in December at the Salt Lake City Temple. It was a little cold that day, but they were great sports and we had a lot of fun. The lights and decorations at Temple Square were great, and we even had the Mormon Tabernacle Choir serenading us for a little bit. I had a lot of fun making this Utah Wedding Video.
Adam and Alie were married in early August at the Salt Lake City Temple. That day reminded me a lot of my own August wedding–really hot and sunny, but a lot of fun. Adam and Alie were great, taking everything in with a smile. I think next year I might bring a cooler so I can bust out some popsicles for us all when we’re done shooting.
Adam and Alie were awesome, their families were a lot of fun, and it was nice working with Mikki Platt Photography as well.
I shot this love story video for Adam and Alie back in July up in Park City. It was a lot of fun filming these two and hearing their story. Fake proposals, offensive comments, Harry Potter themes, and more–not your typical love story.
So as I was following the couple down Main Street with my Glidecam people saw me filming and thought Adam and Alie must be someone famous. Someone yelled out “It’s the bachelor!”, which gave us all a good laugh. Looks like Alie got the final rose. =)
I filmed this pre-wedding video for Dan and Ally back in June. I love shooting pre-wedding videos because we can pick a time of day when the lighting is nice and there aren’t a ton of people around. Plus the mood is more relaxed because we’re not pressed for time like on the wedding day. I honestly think every couple should get a pre-wedding video made. Dan and Ally were really easy to work with–very happy and comfortable in front of the camera. I had a great time filming them.
It’s kind of crazy these days how cheap things are getting. You can have almost a FULL (semi-professional) DSLR video setup now for somewhere around $2000 or less! Crazy. So for all you people out there looking to break into the DSLR film world without breaking the bank, here’s a low budget gear list for you. For some of the items I also have a more expensive option in parentheses in case you want to upgrade a bit.
Canon t2i/t3i camera (Canon 60D or 7D) – $400 (make sure to check slickdeals rather than Amazon)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm lens – $300 (even cheaper sometimes from online classifieds)
Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens – $100
Variable ND Filter (52mm) – $15
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod (Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod) – $125
Velbon Video Fluid Head (Manfrotto Fluid Head) – $50
Varavon Slidecam Lite Slider (Konova Large Slider) – $250
Flycam Nano Steadicam (Glidecam HD1000) – $150
LCD Viewfinder – $50
Z-96 LED Light – $80
Zoom H1 Audio Recorder – $100
Lav Microphone – $25
Rode Videomic Pro – $225
Lowepro Fastpack 200 – $65
Other (more expensive) lenses:
Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 lens
Canon EF-S 18-200mm lens
Now keep in mind that you might want different equipment depending on the kind of filming you’re doing. I like to stay mobile and travel as light as I can, especially when I’m shooting weddings. So things like the t3i, manfrotto tripod, and slidecam lite are all very lightweight and work well for that purpose. I also take very good care of my equipment, so even if some of the items listed above are not the greatest build quality (i.e. they’re plastic) they work just fine for me because I baby them. If you have any questions on the gear above or need recommendations on other equipment just leave me a comment.
This is a pre-wedding shoot that I filmed for Robert and Cherry, who are getting married on Saturday in the SLC Temple. They are a beautiful couple and were great to work with. I’m excited to be filming at their wedding and reception as well.
I’m so glad they wanted to do a pre-shoot. With a pre-shoot you get good lighting, beautiful shots, and a lot less people in your backgrounds. And best of all you get to relax on your wedding day knowing that you already have beautiful footage set aside. Definitely a good choice.