Katie Harrison became one with Shawn Melvin on April 20th, 2013 at The Allan House in downtown Austin. Their friends and family joined them on this beautiful day and came from all over Texas, especially their hometown – Houston.
“Now that I’ve seen my wedding video you created I feel like I relived that day! You captured it in a way that represented us! To the music choices and the way you told a story!
The people that spoke at my wedding mean the world to me and for that I am so thankful you presented it so beautifully. You balanced the heartfelt moments and comical relief effortlessly.
Shawn and I will have a keep sake that will be treasured for years! Thank you for the amazing job!”
A couple weeks ago, Kelsie Gibson of Green Alley Salon invited Miss United States 2012 Whitney Miller to showcase the salon’s new line of extensions, Ron King’s Invisi-Tab. Alli Wilkinson, the owner of Green Alley, invited me to film the process of applying this top-of-the-line product and Sherry Hammonds photographed the experience from start to finish.
Kristen Coleman, a stylist at Green Alley Salon, worked with Kelsie as they colored Whitney’s hair, washed it, dried it, then applied the Invisi-Tab extensions. Russell Vargo also captured behind-the-scenes footage and photos of the technique demonstrated at Green Alley that day. Here is the video of Kelsie Gibson applying the Ron King Invisi-Tab Hair Extensions:
Austin, Texas is a great place to tie the knot – Rosalie and Zuber did not hesitate to use the city as the background for their wedding. I was fortunate to be able to videotape their monumental experience at the south-of-downtown location called Green Pastures. With massive live oaks, (and like the name refers to) green pastures, and peacocks, the venue paints a colorful setting with powerful accents of white. That Saturday afternoon, Zuber asked Rosalie to change her name to his family’s: Patel. A small but important crowd of friends and family came to witness their exchange of vows.
I created a video for the two that ran through the day at Green Pastures: the bride gets ready while guests arrive, the ceremony takes place, and the reception is catered with speeches from the family. This is followed by the inevitable send off complete with bubbles and the scent of lavender.
With that said, here is the video in its complete form,
an item I will burn to DVD for the couple.
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October was a great month for travel as Philip Becker brought a group of his closest friends Southeast to the British Virgin Islands. We stayed on a charted catamaran for 7 nights and finished the trip with a few land days on St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Naturally, I had to take photos and film the entire adventure and I am just now beginning to sift through 48 Gbs of footage to construct a couple different concepts I had thought of while at sea.
Devil's Bay on Virgin Gorda near The Baths
The first video will be a collage of our sea excursion, almost a “best of” complete with original music and voice over that compliments the visuals. The first step is laying out my favorite shots in a comprehensive order with a song I’ve selected to give the video some life. Next, we’ll rerecord the music – in fact, a close friend, Sean Renaghan, wants to record some of his own stuff which I’ll carefully adjust the shots to match the new rhythm (we’ll try to keep the tempo similar to the first temporary song).
At Sea in the BVIs
The next step will be to finish writing the voice over script that Philip and myself are working on drawing from our experiences in the islands and our own perspectives on the trip. We’ll record the sound of a voice talent reading the text and lay it into the video project. This will complete the overall feel of the travel video. My favorite part usually falls last but I’ve already started this process: color correction. This step solidifies the vibrance of the video and gives some character to the images.
Earlier I mentioned two different video concepts. The second video will actually be broken down into 3 episodes and will be constructed chronologically. They will be a bit longer and will feature more content primarily intended for viewing by the crew that went on the trip but I’ll most likely upload it to YouTube so we can all share it with friends and family.
Look for the first video soon, I’ve been juggling this with wedding videos, real estate and everything else I’ve been working on – I like to mix up the projects so I keep it interesting and it helps to dive back into a video with a fresh perspective. I look forward to finishing the British Virgin Islands video and hope you can find some interest in it too!
Finally wrapped up a video shot by a handful of Austinites and friends that got together to explore the Southern world of Peru and Bolivia. 90% of the footage was captured on a GoPro Alexa Muraida carried across borders to record memories that will be shared with the world. As their explorations showed no boundaries, they formed a tight bond that will last the rest of their lives; this was apparent when I met all of them for the first time (although I’ve known Alexa for quite some time) when we screened the video at Margaret Ann‘s house for the travelers, friends, and family.
I want to share with you guys their experience and what they saw as they discovered a new land of adventure. It was a fun time sifting through the footage and understanding how close they were throughout the trip – I could definitely see the group’s growth from the first clip to the last. The video is almost fifteen minutes long so I decided to break it into episodes. PLEASE WATCH IN HD – Here is the first:
The other two will be coming to YouTube soon and I’ll update this page.