About a year ago Canon released a camera that promised to revolutionize the photography industry. The Canon 5D Mk II takes high definition video, in addition to exceptional still photographs. I picked up two of the cameras, and it changed the way I photograph weddings — opening me up to whole new realms of possibility with low light photography and industry-leading image quality across the board. However, it took some time to warm up to the idea of video. Videography is a completely different genre, requiring different equipment, software, and a honed eye. With these new cameras anyone can take high definition video, but doing it well is another story completely.
After working with my associate Peter H. Chang for the past two years, we finally decided to give wedding videography a try. Peter is a well-known television and movie producer, and he is an expert at making video as good as it can be. After working together for so much time, we have been able to sync up with my approach to weddings: anticipating moments, and working with people and light in a creative and artistic way. We are proud to present our first wedding fusion production, blending my still photographs with Peter’s video coverage from Alex and Giselle’s wedding. In addition to careful editing, our approach to wedding fusion attempts to be world class. This video goes beyond your average wedding coverage with a technique called color grading, adjusting the tones of each clip for a color-balanced cinematic look. Combined with the shallow depth of field unique to DSLR video recording and outstanding low-light image capture, this video is something that I’m very excited about.
This is a first iteration video shot by Peter alone, as he also helped out with still photography for the wedding day. Future video coverage will now be available for my upcoming clients, and will include more advanced sound recording, and an extended video crew. Pricing for video coverage will be released shortly.
Feel free to click on the full screen option on the video below. Also, since this is an HD file, playback may be a bit jerky on some computers. To optimize playback, allow for the player to download the entire video stream before watching. Enjoy!