Francesca & James – Cyprus

Francesca & James – July / August 2013

What an amazing wedding; well amazing two weddings to be precise!

Fran and James approached us as they wanted a specialist film production company to produce not just an epic wedding film but an epic film to mark a truly historic occasion.

This was the first wedding to be held in their home village of Kormakitis, the biggest maronite village in Cyprus, for nearly 40 years since the Turkish invasion of 1974.

It was an immense event with practically the entire village, well over 1,000 people in attendance. The village ‘green’ had been converted into an outdoor rustic wedding reception venue with a local band and amazing food enjoyed by all those there.

We had a blast in Cyprus and really appreciated chilling out at their beach party the following day!

A couple of weeks previously we had captured a fairytale of a wedding at the majestic Oratory Church Hagley Road Birmingham and the phenomenal reception at The Great Hall Birmingham University.

Entertainment came courtesy of the Gilev Showband with an 18 piece band providing an electric atmosphere.

It was awe inspiring to see how much effort Fran and James had put into their wedding all the way from hanging wedding pictures of their families at the entrance to venue to the intricate details on their cake to having an old style typewriter for guests to leave their messages.

Must also give huge shout out to Dan and David from Melgiovanni Photography absolute pleasure working alongside these guys throughout and look forward to the next time.

This will always live with those of us at FilmAM involved and we hope you enjoy this epic film for two truly epic events.
• Filmed using Canon EOS C100 Cinema & Canon 5D MK3’s (all full 1080p High Definition)
• Lenses (Canon) – 24mm F1.4L, 50mm F1.2L, 135mm F2.0L, 8-15mm F4L, 16-35mm F2.8L, 24-70mm F2.8L, 70-200mm F2.8L II
• 15 foot Crane with Kessler Revolution Pan & Tilt Head
• Camera Support – Miller DS20 Fluid Head Tripods, Manfrotto Monopods & Cinevate Camera Sliders
• Hand-held Steadicam Stabilisation System
• Audio Capture – Rode NTG3 Shotgun Microphones, Sennheiser Wireless Microphones & Zoom H4N Mobile Audio Recorders
• Edited using Apple Final Cut Pro 7

• Church Wedding – Oratory Birmingham – birmingham-oratory.org.uk
• Reception Venue – The Great Hall Birmingham University – venuebirmingham.com
• Entertainment – The Gilev Showband – thegilevshowband.com
• Photographer – Dan Melgiovanni – melgiovanni.com

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