How to build a love story!
Betty & Don!
I got a phone call from a past client asking if I would be willing to do a video for her wedding. She was marrying her high school sweetheart 60 years on.
I was reluctant as I’ve pretty much put wedding videos in my rear view mirror. I still make Life Story and Memorial Videos but haven’t done a wedding montage in a couple of years.
She was one of my first clients, I did a Life story for her mother back in 2004 and I couldn’t say no. She had a very interesting story to tell but had no video or film, just photos.
No one wants to watch 15 minutes of photos to music on a screen. I wanted to build a real story, something that would hold the rooms attention from beginning to end.
I had a puzzle made from some of their photos and filmed them putting it together. I recorded them telling their life stories. I shot drone footage moving through their neighborhood. I wanted the drone footage to represent time.
I always draw out my story ideas on a whiteboard in a linear drawing. I can move the pieces around till it’s just right. I was amazed that my story followed my first storyboard almost without any changes.
I even had the video pre-loaded on my Youtube channel and had a poster taped around the reception with a QR code taking them right to the video. The poster was neatly designed as Homecoming Dance poster.
The newlyweds sent this nice thank you card.
Let me know if I can help you tell your story!
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