Here's a little story. Mine. It's from the heart and it's in glorious IMAX 3D Dolby Surround web font format. As a child, the creative side and tech geek in me reared its colorful little head and got her claws deep into me, i.e. legos, computers and a video camera. Oh, and drums too but that's another story. Battling between being who I really was — a young man who created with passion and drive (we'll call him Jim), and an idea of who the world at large wanted me to be (we'll call him John) — I tried being both but alas, inexperience stated there could only be one. So naturally that one was the the creative one — Jim — all heart and no head. The other? Well, he scurried away with his head and no heart attitude to a distant land living off the sea and coconuts only to return years later and stir the pot up again...but in a good way this time. Really? You ask yourself. Well, read on to find out more.
In the early 2000s, I learned Directing, Editing, Shooting and Writing. John (remember how he would come back) saw an opportunity and seized it. Now was his chance. He puckered up, wiped the snot of his face, stood tall and joined the human race again. Believe it or not, he moved in next door to Jim. Yup, there was vacancy. Much to the neighborhood's surprise, Jim welcomed John with open arms and together, they agreed to be the best neighbors they could be. Today they harmoniously co-inhabit the domain that is Daniel's mind. The left and right. The yin and yang. The peanut butter and jam. Together, they and you can tell your story.
Wedding film philosophy
It's said that story is the retelling of events from a single perspective. And that perspective is yours. Therefore I aim to tell YOUR story.
I truly believe that one of the best ways people connect with others on a personal level is through story — the heart and people of that story. The viewers grow fond of a story because it resonates with them and they can identify with it. He or she is immersed into that story and they're connected with it on an emotional level. And again, that connection.......is you. This is why I approach wedding films through story. I tell your new journey as husband and wife in a unique way, bringing a creative approach to your cinematic wedding film. My two main goals are always to find out and weave into the film who you are and to capture the love and beauty you have for eachother.
What I do
This is a brief overview of what I offer.
After deciding on a package you would like, I will send you 2 questionnaires. One is simply to get to know you better which helps refine the wedding film and the second deals with the logistics of the ceremony and reception.
Everything is filmed with professional gear from the cameras and lighting to audio and editing. Filming may take place over several days depending on what package you choose. In addition, crew size is also determined by what package is chosen below.
The editing process begins after the last day of shooting and is delivered via a downloadable link online as a digital copy along with DVDs within two weeks. All music is legally licensed and included in all packages.