The Ultimate Guide to Flying a Canon C100 on a Mōvi M5

The Mōvi M5 from Freefly Sys­tems might very well be the best film­mak­ing tool in our entire arse­nal. Used prop­er­ly, it func­tions as a steady­cam, a dol­ly, a shoulder-mounted rig, and/or crane in one portable, motor-driven pack­age. Pair that with a Canon EOS C100 with Dual Pix­el Auto-Focus and your cre­ative pos­si­bil­i­ties are lim­it­ed only by your imag­i­na­tion.

Time and time again, we have come to the con­clu­sion that there is no bet­ter gear com­bi­na­tion for wed­ding, doc­u­men­tary, or com­mer­cial projects.

3 years ago, we made a tuto­r­i­al as soon as the Mōvi M5 had dropped. Back then, gym­bals were a fair­ly new con­cept and, in that video, we talked about mount­ing a C100 on an M5. Fast-forward to today, this is still our go-to rig and we’ve learned a lot of dif­fer­ent ways to use it, putting togeth­er a rig con­fig­u­ra­tion that allows us to shoot quick­ly and effi­cient­ly. Our inbox­es are con­stant­ly flood­ed with ques­tions about our set­up, process­es, thoughts, and how our sto­ry­telling has evolved with this tool. So today, we’re hap­py to share: The Ulti­mate guide to Fly­ing a C100 on a Mōvi M5. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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Location Tag | Four Seasons Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto Wedding Videographer

In our Loca­tion Tag series, we high­light the spe­cial places that make doing what we do eas­i­er. These inspired spaces pro­vide a beau­ti­ful set­ting and an unmatched atmos­phere for the events in our films to unfold, allow­ing our cou­ples to focus on their cel­e­bra­tion and us on our craft. As wed­ding cin­e­matog­ra­phers who care deeply about sto­ry this is of the utmost impor­tance.

Sit­ting in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville Dis­trict, The Four Sea­sons Hotel is one of our favourite spots to shoot in the city. The clean and ele­gant rooms pro­vide a mod­ern yet cozy place for brides and grooms to get ready in the morn­ing, while the stun­ning recep­tion space fea­tures floor to ceil­ing win­dows (nat­ur­al light is a wed­ding videographer’s best friend) and a beau­ti­ful con­tem­po­rary design. We’ve filmed at the Four Sea­sons many times, and yet each time we shoot, we find a new way to frame our cou­ples and dif­fer­ent ways to shape the light. That’s the beau­ty of clean spaces, they’re present but they let the sub­ject shine. That trans­lates into a gor­geous set­ting for our cou­ples’ sto­ries. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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Featured on WedLuxe’s Winter/Spring 2017 Issue

WedLuxe Magazine Spring Winter 2017 Issue

Snowy days are for perus­ing the lat­est issue of Wed­Luxe Mag­a­zine and check­ing out Rouzhin and Naram’s wed­ding at the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario. We’re so hap­py to be fea­tured in the mag­a­zine and blog as the wed­ding video­g­ra­phers for this jaw-dropping cel­e­bra­tion and all of its Marie-Antoinette-inspired details.

Why do we love this wed­ding so much? Aside from com­plete­ly trans­form­ing each room at the AGO into enchant­ed gar­dens (bal­leri­nas et all), Rouzhin and Naram kept their love and their guests at the heart of their day. Their touch­ing vows pro­vide an inti­mate nar­ra­tive that grounds their sto­ry amongst all these grandiose ele­ments. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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Shealyn + Michael — Between the shadow and the soul.

The first time we met Shea, we were run­ning around the AGO in Toron­to putting togeth­er a same-day edit for Kali and Edward. She had stopped by to help with the decor and we briefly talked about all the amaz­ing­ness she had in store for Blake and Corey’s day the fol­low­ing year. It would prob­a­bly make sense to add that Shea is a crazy tal­ent­ed wed­ding plan­ner and design­er with an eye for the rus­tic and roman­tic.

Michael Getting ready Groom's Bowtie Groom getting ready Bride's Prep Bride's hair and makeup

Being big fans of her work, and hit­ting it off on a few dif­fer­ent indus­try nights and galas since then, we were absolute­ly thrilled when she reached out to us to be their wed­ding cin­e­matog­ra­phers. con­tin­ue read­ing »

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Sarah + Robert — You’ve ignited my soul.

Sarah and Robert shared an incred­i­ble week­end of wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions at the JW Mar­riott in Musko­ka and, as much as we could talk about the beau­ti­ful land­scapes car­pet­ed with lush forests and rock for­ma­tions, or the glass-like water and how it reflect­ed the sub­dued dusk colours before tran­si­tion­ing into a deep black, or how the cou­ple, along with their friends and fam­i­lies, made each breath­tak­ing scene a lit­tle more vibrant with their glow­ing hap­pi­ness, our words wouldn’t even come close to doing this beau­ti­ful film jus­tice. So we’re going to save you from any more ridicu­lous­ly long run-on sen­tences and keep it short.

Our cer­e­mo­ny will be held on an old church that sits on top of a hill over­look­ing Lake Rosseau.”

We instant­ly knew, from our very first meet­ing with Sarah and Robert, that their day would make for a stun­ning film. Their love and excite­ment was so evi­dent, their laugh­ter infec­tious, and their plans so cin­e­mat­ic. Let’s just say that they had us at “our cer­e­mo­ny will be held on an old church that sits on top of a hill over­look­ing Lake Rosseau”, and when they told us a few weeks before the wed­ding that they’d be hop­ping on a boat direct­ly after the cer­e­mo­ny for a scenic ride to their recep­tion, we were com­plete­ly over the moon.

This is a film of beau­ti­ful peo­ple, beau­ti­ful moments and beau­ti­ful land­scapes, each play­ing off each oth­er to ele­vate the whole. And also, slow-mo. 🐢✨

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