The SMOOTHEST Gimbal! The MōVI PRO Feature.

Last Novem­ber, we got a crazy idea: let’s get a MōVI PRO. It was a thought that came from what was a bit of a frus­trat­ing year with the MōVI M5. Our rig was grow­ing and the more cables and acces­sories we added, the more we pushed the weight lim­its of the M5, and the more it fought us when try­ing to exe­cute com­plex move­ments.

In this video, we talk about our expe­ri­ence with the MōVI PRO so far — what we like, what we don’t and how it fares against it’s lit­tle, old­er broth­er from the same moth­er. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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What’s In Our Gear Bag?

Today on the Youtube edu­ca­tion chan­nel, we tack­le a ques­tion we get asked all the time: what’s in our gear bag? The sim­ple answer is: a lot. We bring a huge arse­nal of equip­ment to every project we work on, not just because we find it eas­i­er to have every pos­si­ble tool avail­able to us but because redun­dan­cy is cru­cial and hav­ing back­up cam­eras, lens­es, recorders, etc, can save you when you’re out in the field. As wed­ding cin­e­matog­ra­phers, find­ing a case that could accom­mo­date all these cam­eras, lens­es and acces­sories was a key part of devel­op­ing a faster shoot­ing work­flow while stay­ing orga­nized dur­ing hec­tic shoot days. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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Domenic + Mark — The Callagiglias.

When­ev­er we write a blurb about a cou­ple, we like to sit down and think about the themes and nar­ra­tive ele­ments unique to their wed­ding film; touch­ing on their sto­ry and how or why wed­ding cin­e­matog­ra­phy was impor­tant to them. This became a lot hard­er to do for Dom and Mark, whose sto­ry encom­pass­es so many dif­fer­ent ele­ments — fam­i­ly, accep­tance, how they met, fell in love and ulti­mate­ly mar­ried under a new last name which com­bines both of their for­mer sur­names. As con­vo­lut­ed as that all sounds, it makes for a beau­ti­ful­ly sim­ple and emo­tion­al nar­ra­tive guid­ed along by Dom and Mark’s love and the warmth of their fam­i­ly and friends whose ela­tion and excite­ment for the cel­e­bra­tion is evi­dent in every scene.

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Jess + Misha — You knocked my socks off hard.

As Jess and Misha’s offi­ciant, Tracey, so elo­quent­ly puts it near the open­ing of this wed­ding film: love can’t be defined by any sin­gle moment. It’s all the lit­tle moments. It’s every moment.

Love can’t be defined by any sin­gle moment. It’s all the lit­tle moments. It’s every moment.

This is a sen­ti­ment that not only rings true for Jess and Misha, but also for their multi-layered nar­ra­tive, which draws from their read­ings, cards and vows to cre­ate a piece that weaves togeth­er each moment from this incred­i­ble day. Whether it’s some­thing as mon­u­men­tal as the couple’s chore­o­graphed hip-hop dance rou­tine or some­thing as spon­ta­neous as Jess peak­ing out her hotel win­dow to catch Misha and the grooms­men walk­ing by, each moment — big or small — is a key com­po­nent of this beau­ti­ful­ly com­plex sto­ry. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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Leah + Marco — Lee found her Fini.

There was an over­whelm­ing sense of excite­ment sur­round­ing Leah and Marco’s wed­ding day, not just to cel­e­brate a mar­riage 10 years in the mak­ing but, to every­one in the know, it was the last evo­lu­tion of a wed­ding that had changed, shift­ed, and trans­formed many times in the months lead­ing up to it. What was in its ear­ly stages a Cal­i­for­nia vine­yard wed­ding became an ele­gant and ethe­re­al affair at the King Edward Hotel’s recent­ly reopened Crys­tal Ball­room, brought to life by Blush and Bowties and White Oak, whose pop­py arrange­ments had us like whoa.

What was in its ear­ly stages a Cal­i­for­nia vine­yard wed­ding became an ele­gant and ethe­re­al affair at the King Edward Hotel’s recent­ly reopened Crys­tal Ball­room.

Leah and Mar­co first reached out to us when they stum­bled upon our work last Sep­tem­ber. They loved our cin­e­matog­ra­phy, our sto­ry­telling, and the way our wed­ding films framed a cou­ple and the emo­tion and inti­ma­cy of their rela­tion­ship and their day. They want­ed just that, but one thing that was clear from the begin­ning, is that they want­ed their film to explode with excite­ment. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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