This is a post dedicated to my friend, Joanna who got married last Saturday and graciously invited me to her wedding reception at her church and dinner banquet at Novotel Singapore. I knew her when I was in Secondary School / High School and we were in the same class for the first 2 years. Even after high school, we kept in touch and I am glad she found her partner in life, Marcus. I wish them all the best in their marriage life and a great adventure ahead.
photo credit to One Sweet Affair Production
Here is a lovely video of the morning events done up by one of the teams at Alanmitchi which was played during the dinner banquet:
I was also delighted to meet my other friends who were the bridesmaids for Joanna.
Jacqueline, Me and Kaiyun
Me and Lee Wah
All four of my pretty friends have found their partners in life and 2 of them, have already tied the knot. As a wedding filmmaker myself, I am glad that they have gotten wedding videography or have engaged a filmmaker to document their wedding as it is something that they could look back when they grow old and something that their kids and grandchildren will watch together with them. To me, having any form of video capture for a wedding, be it good or bad capture, is better than no capture at all.
I met Kelvin at Boracay at our trip to Mayad Academy 5 more than a year ago and he was trying to carve out a niche in the wedding industry in Singapore. Fast forward to today, he has been creating pre-wedding videos like no other with the fanciful special forces uniforms, gun effects, explosions, heroes and a fair share of zombies in them. In his latest edition, he has Marvel super heroes and a handful of X-men mutants fighting for the ring of the Green Lantern.
A pretty lengthy video to be played at the banquet I must say. Love the effects and effort done up by Kelvin and his team. For the bloopers, do catch the below.
If creating wedding videos with effects is what that interest you, do find him at https://www.facebook.com/alanmitchi. Vfx is something that I like and creating wedding videos with them will definitely add to the entertainment value to the banquet. It needs alot of effort and a dedicated team of vfx team to do a very good hollywood blockbuster kind of effects.
For me, incorporating effects into video would be only be used for the added story telling function. Every scene, every cut and every effect needs to tell the audience something. If there isn’t any new information or if it feels like an excess, it may not be as good as omitting it out. If I were to get married (I’m currently single though), I would like to have a film that gives a message to my guests and generations who watches it. Something that may be thought provoking and not necessarily be about how I met my wife to be and got lovey dovey and such. After all, that is what I feel a video should be. To convey a message.