March 16, 2008

Tim Alan website redesigned and launched

Tim Alan has undergone a major redesign of the website after years with the old look and feel.

Much of the content is the same, but the style has changed to better fit company's brand and image.

We are excited about the new website and hope our clients enjoy the new look as well as the user-friendly interface that makes navigating the site for specific content much easier with the extra menu buttons that were added.

Again, Jason from Net Fusion Studios did amazing work with a quick turn around time. Please contact him for your own web redesign and/or creation.

March 13, 2008

Tim Speaking at NYC Junior League's 'A Wedding Affair' on Saturday: 12:30-1:00

The Junior League's Wedding Affair will be this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 130 E. 80th Street, with Tim Alan Studios listed as one of the sponsors.

In addition to manning a table for the day to meet with former, future and potential clients, I will be amongst a diverse group of speakers on a wide range of wedding-related subjects.

I plan to speak about new trends in wedding video including full wedding videos on your IPod, today's unobtrusive equipment, the emergence of HD filming and more.

Other speakers include wedding planner Kate Edmonds (Tim Alan client from September 2007- see blog video), photographer Daphne Borowski and more.

The speakers will be going on continuously from 11 TO 3 for a half hour each. It's a good way to take a break from the show and to learn about a specific part of the wedding process you might not be so familiar with.

I will be speaking from 12:30 to 1:00. Hope to see you there!

March 07, 2008

Super 8 Video Clip

A lot of clients ask us about Super 8 film because they like the timeless, classic look of it. While we shoot most of our weddings strictly with our HD/Widescreen cameras, we do incorporate some Super 8 footage as well if desired.

The appeals of Super 8 are many: it has a nostalgic look, the camera looks and sounds cool, and it makes your wedding stand out from the rest because it's so unique.

There are also not-so-great things about Super 8 that you should think about: film is very expensive, there is no audio, and it is VERY hard to shoot in low light situations.

With the video clip below, you will notice the indoor shots are a bit dark while the outdoor shots came out much better. You will also note both color and black and white footage as super 8 film can be shot with both.

A lot of couples have been opting for our engagement shoot Super 8 option in which we hit a bunch of their favorite NYC spots months before the wedding to create an artsy film for them to show at the rehearsal dinner or reception. This allows us to focus on Super 8 by itself and to do it on a day that's less stressful for both Tim Alan videographers and the couple.

A clip from one of the engagement shoots will be appearing in this space soon, so stay tuned!

March 05, 2008

ISES Northeast Regional Seminar: Providence

I had the opportunity to travel to Providence for last weekend's northeast regional conference for ISES (International Special Events Society) at the Westin in Providence, Rhode Island.

The weekend was packed with seminars, networking events and great meals. Some of the highlights for me were learning some new trends emerging in the event world, meeting some great new people and attending the amazing Sunday night 'Fire & Ice' party.

Many of the participants were wedding and event planners from up and down the east coast but members of ISES also include photographers, caterers, designers, videographers and just about anyone that works in the event field.

All and all, it was definitely worth the trip!