May & Laith – Same Day Edit

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Weddings | No Comments

May and Laith are the type of clientele we absolutely love! They have a love affair with film and planned their entire event with us in mind.

The day started with the Civil Ceremony at the fabulous Hever Castle & Gardens under the beautiful arched columns of the Italian Loggia overlooking the 38 acre lake.

If we were to set build for a wedding I think we would struggle to produce anything as beautiful as this.

Some days are special and this was one of those days. It was also very stressful as after the Civil Ceremony the next phase of the day kicked into gear – a SAME DAY EDIT to be shown at an evening reception at the swanky The Landmark, London.

Tom was in charge of the SDE and started at approximately 1pm whilst Manjas & Tim finished off getting some jib, glidetrack and steadicam shots with May and Laith.

The SDE was to be played before the couple’s entrance at 6.45pm therefore we had to have it ready for 6pm to allow enough time to export the project, encode it for DVD and burn the disc! That meant we ONLY HAD 5 HOURS to pull it off!

We had made our way from Hever Castle at 2.30pm with Tom editing non-stop in the Film AM van with the finishing touches made at the Landmark whilst we were setting up our 15 foot crane and getting venue shots!

It was our first “big fat Iraqi wedding” and walking into the Grand Ballroom quite simply took out breath away. We were amazed by how beautiful the room looked. The Kudos Music team are truly the leaders in their field – we wouldn’t have expected anything else.

Back to the Same Day Edit and WE HIT OUR DEADLINE (JUST!)

We couldn’t have done it without the input of our lovely bride, May. May was instrumental in the shot list and had bags of creative ideas in the weeks and months leading up to the event.

The finishing touch was watching our film played on a massive video wall (the same one X-factor have) to an audience half of whom were in tears – or that could have been just us!

Great club set by the one and only Jas Johal and we were really feeling the sounds of Sammi and his Arabic band too!

We have uploaded the exact film shown on the day so there has been minimal colour grading or post production work.

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