The big story of 2011 in our shop started a week before Rachel and John’s wedding last year. By now, if you’re in Kentucky, you’ve probably seen an image or two from their wedding in some of our advertising. Well, a week before their wedding, I had one of my camera bodies die on literally the last shot of a wedding. The camera went off to Canon for service, and I rented an extra body from Murphy’s Camera in Lexington for Rachel and John’s ceremony. Well, the body I rented, it had HD video capability, so I figured, why not shoot a little test footage while I’m shooting the wedding in my normal fashion?
I have a secret weapon here. My brother Tim, who you might have seen in the music photos from Buster’s last year, his primary work is film editing– he’s worked on things like the Ben Stiller movie Keeping the Faith, the first season of Dog The Bounty Hunter, the front half of the PBS series Carrier and he does a lot of work on internet video for people like Unicef and Pepsi. Despite my inability to keep the camera stable, he made something pretty decent out of the above.
Flash forward a little. Since Tim put this together for me, he’s acquired a broadcast quality HD camera that’s approved for use by the BBC, significantly better than using a DSLR camera like mine, and the microphone equipment to make the audio sound as good as the camera makes the visual look.
So Tim and I have been talking a lot about weddings as a result. Like me, he values a non-intrusive documentary style, and we think that short, concise films of about 15-25 minutes say more about the look and feel of your wedding than a long, drawn out video that shows every single moment of ceremony and reception. Let’s face it, that gets tedious on multiple viewings– just try and get your husband to sit through the whole thing on your second anniversary.
If you haven’t guessed by now, Tim and I are going to be forming a second business, Lozada Visuals, which is going to be doing HD wedding films (also vintage style Super 8 films) and film/stills fusion pieces. For the present, that’s going to be specific to the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metro area . If you’re interested in hearing more about that, give us a call at 888.577.6355. We’d love to explore the possibilities with you.