Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Finding a Great Videographer

When you are planning your event, you want to ensure that everything is perfect - that includes the pictures and the video. So, you go through countless hours of searching out the perfect components. If it is a wedding, that would cake, dress, rings, invitations, and so on, until you come to the videographer. How are you to find a great videographer that won’t break your budget? Well, here are some tips and ideas to help you find a great videographer cheap!

1. Talk to your photographer. If you have already hired a professional photographer, talk to them about videoing your wedding as well. Most photographers these days will also provide a video service if you only ask.

2. Talk to other friends who have recently gotten married or used a video service. If you have friends or family members who have recently gotten married, ask them who video taped their wedding. Chances are that you will find the names of a couple of great videographers in town that will provide great video of your wedding and reception that won’t be too expensive.

3. Search the yellow pages. While you might have to make several phone calls around town to find the right one, searching out the best one for the best money will be to your advantage.

4. Ask the people at the shop that supports your event in a wedding the bridal shop where you are purchasing your dress or tuxedos. Since these people deal with everyone in the bridal and wedding industry on a regular basis, they can steer you in the right direction for a videographer. You can usually find that the viedographer will have a special deal with the bridal shop and you will get a discount for mentioning that the bridal shop referred you.
Check out the URL on the left for help in finding a Videographer in your area.

Adapted from "Wedding Strategies" website.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Grandfather to the Modern Music Video?

I am including as one of the greatest music videos ever is the "Ticket to Ride" sequence from the movie Help, featuring the Beatles. Technically this is not a "music video" but it is perhaps the first that put together most of the elements of the modern color music video. Now some would argue that the sequence from "A Hard Days Night" that features the songs "I Should Have Known Better" and "Can't Buy Me Love" were music videos in the making, but the difference here was the additon of several elements of them singing the song intercut with comedic sequences. The addition of color was also a terrific bonus.

In any case, these two early Beatles films set in motion standards that were dramatically different than the typical musical up to this point. As MTV and music videos began to be displayed in the early '80s, you can see many of the whimsical elements first demonstrated here echoed in the works of others. One example of a video that may owe some heritage to "Ticket to Ride" was the "If This is It" from Huey Lewis and the News from the '80s.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mike Relm - Everytime

For my first video review, I am choosing Mike Relm's Everytime. What if you woke up to find everything normal but then you realize it isn't. What I like about this is it makes a point that without context nothing is what it seems. How many times have you stepped into a situation and you think you know what is going on, only to find out that everything you assumed to be true was not.

So Watch the video and see what I mean. Let me know when you first realize that there is more to this story than watching a beautiful woman rise in the morning.


Monday, September 15, 2008

The Party

Another Sweet Charity treat is the Party sequence. Here notice the extreme hand gestures used by the dancers. A Fosse trademark.