John and Julia's wedding, Friday 23.3.12
Chris and I just finished shooting today’s wedding, where we produced our 7th Same Day Edit (SDE). To produce an SDE, we shoot a wedding all day, and then edit the footage in time to screen it at the reception. The challenge is to produce a video in about 3 – 4 hours that looks and sounds as good as a video that usually takes us 8 – 12 hours… Not easy at all.
I’m so grateful for couples that book us to shoot their weddings, because this sort of work is a lot of fun and rewarding in so many ways. I usually spend 60 to 80 hours working on a wedding video project, with most of that time taken by editing. During that time I scrub through hours and hours of raw footage, looking for the strongest shots that push forward the story of the day. And having spent so much time listening to the couple, watching for the little details that define them during their wedding day, I always finish these projects feeling quite familiar and fond of them.
It was the same with John and Julia, the couple pictured above. They booked us within a few days of their wedding, having never met us in person and only knowing us by our work samples. My point isn’t to flatter us, I mean to say that even though we only met on their wedding day, after producing their Same Day Edit, I felt like they were my friends 🙂
Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production.