Sunday, February 24, 2008

The February Report

What happened to February?
Despite the ridiculous amount of snow we've had here in Boston this Winter; and the fact that we've been too busy to get away to
a warm beach somewhere ( anyone know of a destination wedding in Mexico looking for a videographer in March? ) we've been having a lot of fun this past month.

We had a blast filming Christine and Alex's wedding with Brittany and Maureen from BKB photography. DJ Dav Becker from DJPlus
does a mean Salsa ( he gets out from behind his computer and dances!) as well as adding live Sax, piano and guitar to his bag of tricks. Apparently he was a real live musician before deciding he had to grow up and pay the bills by DJ'ing. I'm glad he's figured out how to do both.
Christine and Alex burnt up the dance floor with their first dance to the classic, "Fever" by Peggy Lee. Their good friend and officiant for a day, Amy offered a short and sweet ceremony then led the evening in its real purpose of all-out celebrating of this live-laugh and love's couple's marriage. Congratulations, Christine and Alex! Thanks for letting us be a part of your fabulous party!

On a more technical note, I've been experimenting in filming in straight black and white. I can film in almost no light and get the most beautiful, true black and white images that really look like film. The image has a very different feel and look than video that's first filmed in color, than digitally manipulated into black and white. Not many video cameras can do that. I'll be posting some clips filmed in black and white soon so you can let me know what you think of the look.

Last night we filmed a beautiful wedding at the Algonquin Club on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The couple had hired us to film just the ceremony in order to show to an elderly grandmother who was unable to attend. The stunning and joyous Italian-Jewish bride, Micol, brought with her a unique European sophistication as well as some beautiful, traditional Jewish customs. The groom, Andrew, was full of humor and play. Everywhere were fragrant, white flowers and candles by Ilex turning the ceremony room into a Winter wonderland. The Chuppah (wedding canopy) was a shimmering silver-white tallit hung with suspended silver stars that cast reflected light all around the room.

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