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A Day in The Life of Wedding Filmmaker

Welcome to a day in my life. As a wedding filmmaker, I am invited into my clients lives on a magical day, and it is my job to harness that magic for them to keep forever. This behind the scenes film features the wedding of Shaynee and Kiran, our clients who entrusted us with telling the story of their 10 year relationship and how it all started at an intersection during their undergraduate years. This film was shot on a perfect summer day in late August at a beautiful estate in Caledon, a rural township just north of Toronto, Canada. A gazebo situated next to a beautiful lake, bordering a green forest served as the perfect setting for the couple’s Hindu wedding ceremony. A visual treat indeed!

Bringing in the Big Guns - Drones!

Initially, filming this wedding was not part of either the couple’s or our plan. It was only after realizing how beautiful their wedding location was that we decided we couldn't pass up the opportunity to film our 1st outdoor wedding. Our inspiration lay in several things, we wanted to capture the grace and majesty of the venue, the incredible fashion and full spectrum of colors worn on that day, the customs and rituals held dear by the families, and finally the music and the sounds that gave life to the wedding as a whole. The only way to adequately capture this grand location was to call in our aerials expert. Capturing colors is always a challenge on a bright and sunny day. The use of 9 stop ND filters helped us to soften the natural light and achieve this goal. In order to highlight the importance of ceremonial rituals and the culture, we made it our mission to film like ninjas and remain as unobtrusive as possible! We used and extensive mixture of audio equipment including shotgun mics and lavs to capture the live musicians, the priest, and family speeches.

Our Gear

We filmed this wedding with a team of 4 people with one person dedicated to capturing the BTS footage and another for the aerials. The list of gear used on this project is as follows: Cameras: Canon 5d Mark III, 6d, 70d (BTS camera) Lens: Canon L 50 f/1.2, L 135 f/2, 24-105 f/4, 70-200 f/2.8, 18-135 STM(BTS lens) & a Rokinon 14 T3.1 Cine Audio: 2x Rode VideoMic Pro for ambient & Rode smartlavs w/ Zoom H1n for speeches Stabilization: Benro Monopod & Tripod, Konova Slider, Zacuto Marauder, Zacuto Z-Finder Pro Aerials: DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro 3 Special thanks to Zacuto for offering us some state-of-art gear that allowed us get into some really tight spots with a minimum set-up time. Music courtesy: "Fairyland" by Zebrat #withmycamera
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