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.
On a day that had us all over Toronto’s east end — from Pantry, to the Broadview Hotel, the couples’ home, and their dreamy reception at Evergreen Brickworks — our gear and approach constantly changed throughout the day. With so many different and varied elements, flexibility was key. That meant being able to change from monopod, to tripod, to a gimbal, and throw any lens we needed on a camera at any moment.
As always, the Mōvi played an important role in making some of the more dynamic scenes even more immersive, bringing the viewer right into their brass band recessional, the hora, and their dances. But at the end of the day, it’s Jess and Misha, their love for one another, and the personality that they lend this film that keeps you watching from beginning to end.