February 12, 2010

Are outtakes just for Hollywood? No Way!

We really try to capture ALL of the important moments of the day, which are not limited to just the big ones such as vows, toasts, first dance etc. As a NYC wedding videographer, I have had plenty of experience capturing the planned moments of the wedding day but it's the off-the-cuff moments that make your day unique that we have a knack for capturing as well. Many of these shots make it into the regular part of the video but the funny/quirky ones make it into my signature outtakes sequence at the end of the film. Below is excerpt from a wedding at Saint Pius X in Scarsdale and Trump National in Westchester last June. Enjoy!

February 05, 2010

Two Cameras? Should we film getting ready? Why is getting great audio so important?

For most of brides, this will be the first and only time you have to worry about hiring a NYC wedding videographer. It's OK if you don't know what to ask about video or even if you're not really sure what you want. A lot of times I get asked if two cameras are needed or if it's important to film the getting ready time. I'm also asked how we capture audio- especially during the vows- so not one important word is missed.

In the short clip below you will see a NYC wedding video excerpt from a wedding we filmed in 2009 at NYC's famed St. Regis Hotel and St. Ignatius Loyola Church NYC on the upper east side. While I don't always think 2 cameras are necessary, you will see why having 2 at a Catholic ceremony is important. Also, you will hear the great dialogue between bride and friends getting ready that photos won't do justice. My favorite part, though, is the emotional vows and how- even 40 to 50 feet away- we capture every word and whisper with the discreetly placed wireless microphone in the groom's coat pocket. Enjoy!

A few more e-mails from happy brides

It's always nice to hear from the couples after watching their videos. Here are a few more recent e-mail....

Hi Tim!

We just watched the video and it is AMAZING! Absolutely fabulous thank you so much! I've already watched the whole thing 2x, love the end with the recap and outtakes, and the clip of the dance you put at the end. Thanks again... if we ever need videography again you can be sure we'll call you.. was great working with you. Thanks!!

Romita & Wilson
Westbury Manor, Westbury, NY

Hi Tim!

We watched the video last night...so fun to see! Love it!

Alicia & Rich, St. Regis; NYC

Super 8 Video....It never seems to get old!

Many clients looking for a NYC Wedding Videographer want something different than what they think of as a traditional video. Many of these clients ask about Super 8 film, which is something we can do at Tim Alan Smith. We use Super 8 on your wedding day as a supplement to your full video, and many clients love the nostalgic look the film proves for their NYC Wedding. Below is a wedding we filmed last summer at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Weddings are fun! (Put your kleenex away!)

Sometimes people assume because it's a wedding, the video will be sappy and romantic. Sure it's romantic when the couple exchange their vows and kiss in front of all their family and friends, but the rest of the day is FUN! We specialize in capturing this fun and letting the couple enjoy watching it later on their video. Below is a quick, fun recap of a wedding we filmed at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC in November.