December 19, 2007

Knot Vendor Party Video Launched

In November, we mentioned in this blog that Tim Alan Studios was asked to film the Knot party at Slate on 21st Street held for advertisers and others working in the wedding industry in NYC.

The party- planned by Christine Paul Events- was a huge success. Much fun was had as old acquaintances reconnected and new friends were made. We put the video recap together soon after and it will be featured on the Knot.Com soon via a link that will be provided in the January issue of the New York Metro Issue. You can also find it at Tim Alan Studios in both the 'demos' and 'about' section.

For the highlight below, we essentially put some of the best shots of the night together in a fast-paced manner to emulate the feel of the night set to the music of the steel drum band provided by Jason from Signature Events.

Tim Alan videographer, Adam, filmed most of the night so I could talk with friends, meet new people and even dance. If you look carefully, you can see a quick shot of me on the dance floor with a move that will definitely not win me any contests!

Shari & Neil; December 15, Commack

Shari and Neil didn't let the cold December evening get in the way of a great time last Saturday in Commack, Long Island at the Hamlet Golf & Country Club.

The couple got ready in separate rooms but saw each beforehand as they wanted to take photos and sign the Ketubah before the wedding ceremony. There was a little drama before they saw each other as Neil popped out from around a corner as Shari approached with cameras from Beth Keiser and Tim Alan Studios videographer, Lu K., poised to capture the moment.

The traditional Jewish ceremony under the Chuppah followed the Ketubah signing. It concluded with Neil breaking the glass and giving his new bride a kiss on the lips. The bride and groom enjoyed cocktail hour before heading in for the reception whose highlights included spirited dancing, the Horah, a few toasts and the traditional Mezinka dance to end the night.

December 14, 2007

Engagement on Ice: Ricardo & Ana Miguel

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail inquiring whether or not we could film an engagement at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. I have never filmed an engagement and was excited by the request. Now all I had to do was work out the logistics.

The logistics with this one were a little tricky because Ricardo was writing me from Portugal and he wouldn't be arriving until a day before the proposal! We had to plan everything through e-mail with limited room for error. Forecasts called for rain storms, so we were prepared to reschedule for the next night if it was a downpour.

Ricardo and I planned to meet in the bathroom at the Rockefeller Skatehouse at 9:30 on Tuesday along with Peter, the manager of the rink. Ricardo left his unsuspecting girlfriend, Ana Miguel, to wait in line for skates while he snuck off to meet us. While Peter quickly gave him instructions as to what would happen, I hid a wireless microphone on his jacket so we could record every word of the proposal. Peter took a CD from Ricardo which would play two songs of his choice (one of which is used on the video below) during and after the proposal.

As soon as Ricardo left, we waited a few moments and discretely made our way to the steps overlooking the rink to get a good view. Ricardo and Ana Miguel eventually came out of the Skatehouse and joined the hundreds of skaters circling the rink. At ten, an announcement was made that the skaters must clear the ice. After the last few stragglers left, Ricardo delayed and handed his camera to a rink employee asking him to 'take as many photos as you can."

He then took Ana Miguel to the side and told her how much he loved her before getting on one knee and proposing. All eyes from the restaurant, the side of the rink and the tourists above were on the couple. A cheer erupted from all when Ricardo and Ana Miguel hugged, a sure sign that she said yes!

Peter made sure they did the ceremonial lap around the rink to celebrate and they said a few words on camera for posterity before heading off in to the night, which will be one they won't soon forget!

December 11, 2007

Tim Alan Studios Website Updated

As 2007 comes to a close, we have just finished updates on all facets of the Tim Alan Studios website.

The website should now be a little easier to navigate and the demo videos easier to view. A major part of the update was adding new video demos from some amazing 2007 weddings. All of the wedding demos along with the NYC Knot Vendor part can be seen on the 'demos' page.

In addition, we created a page of NYC wedding vendors we recommend so that brides who like our style will be able find like-minded artists in other fields.

I would like to thank and endorse my web designer, Jason Roberts of Net Fusion Studios. In addition to his skill designing impressive websites, he also possesses a tremendous work ethic. When many web designers take weeks and even months to get back to you on updates, Jason turns things around in a few days or even hours.

If you need a new website, web programmer or just some advice on an internet-related topic, don't hesitate to contact Jason and Net Fusion Studios.