I want my blog to be a place where visual artists can get inspiration and encouragement for their work and their business. I also use it as a place to showcase some of the latest work I’ve done, whether for business or pleasure. Today I’m going to showcase the work of a colleague. I’m not going to write much because I think the film will speak for itself.
The video below is a trailer for a wedding video. Yes, a wedding video. Now, I’m almost certain the guy who created it, my friend and colleague Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures (he’s the good lookin’ dude in the photo on the right) would hate me calling it a wedding “video.” In fact, I normally try NOT to use that term because it carries with it all sorts of negative stereotypes and connotations. But that is PRECISELY why I’m using that term now. I want you to take every last negative stereotype that term “wedding video” conjures up, and throw all out the freaking window. For years I and many in this industry have worked hard to elevate what can actually be done in the process of capturing the once in a lifetime memories of a wedding day. Kevin has taken this genre to a whole nother level (and yes, I know there’s no such word as “nother” but I don’t care). The video below is a trailer for a wedding “video” that is a combination of a scripted story woven into an actual wedding documentary of real events. It is purported (albeit by the filmmaker) to be the first one of its kind on this scale. (It was shot with five Canon 7Ds and two 5D Mark II’s). I think he’s right. Words cannot express how amazing this wedding “video” is. You have to see it to believe it.
Congratulations Kevin (and team) on an amazing accomplishment. Now, I hope the final film lives up to the hype I know this trailer is already creating.🙂
I also wanted to say, watching this piece almost brought tears to my eyes. In the current issue of EventDV magazine, I write about my passion as a filmmaker being awakened in large part due to my interaction with Kevin and the DP on this film Patrick Moreau of StillMotion fame. Seeing this work has greatly inspired me again and I’m proud to call him friend and inspiration.
NOTE: I had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin about the making of this film on my filmmakers podcast, “Crossing the 180.” You can read about it and listen to the podcast here. For now, enjoy this amazing FILM!