Christmas season is upon us and it’s time to come up with ultimate gift for the holidays. There’s nothing more meaningful than giving the gift of classic family movie. I’m not referring to It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. I’m referring to the classic movies you recorded through the years of your family. The holidays, birthdays and all the special occasions that make up your history.
Family Documentaries is a local Boise, Idaho business that transfers videos and film to digital formats, including DVD. Since 1999, Jim Reidenbaugh has helped thousands of families preserve their memories to DVD. For further information contact Jim at (208) 331‑3456, or visit Family Documentaries at www.familydocumentaries.com .
A Family Documentary can take on all kinds of shapes and sizes.The following video I produced for Randy Hopkins, a long time friend and client. Randy dropped off his video tapes and digital photos that he captured in New Delhi and asked me to produce something that would commemorate his journey. I had no idea where to begin, so I asked Randy to drop by the studio the following day for an interview.
This is a segment from a wedding video I produced a while back. Andy Anderson is the photographer. Andy is amazing! I have to give him all the credit for bringing the very best out of the bride. Watch at the end of the video. I managed to play off of the natural reflection in the window, as the soon to be bride an groom saw each other for the first time that day. This was filmed at the Arid Club in Boise, Idaho.
When selecting vendors for your event, good chemistry will make a huge difference on your wedding day. It’s not as critical as the love you have for your husband-to-be, but if you really like and get along with your key vendors; you’re off to a great wedding day.
I have seen many wedding days unfold over the past 10 years, and the one’s that go smoothly have one thing in common, good people! It doesn’t matter how awesome the DJs speakers are, or how advanced the photographer’s camera is, if you don’t like the people behind them, it will affect your overall experience. Let’s be honest here, the wedding day is all about the bride (you know what I’m talking about grooms-to-be). True professionals will provide services that put the bride at ease. You don’t want to hire a family member to provide services for your wedding, but you do want to hire a professional that feels like they are part of the family (not the crazy aunt, of course).
Now this doesn’t necessarily apply to all of your wedding vendors. I’m talking primarily about the vendors that you will engage with on the day of your wedding. This includes wedding coordinators, photographers, videographers, DJs, and to a lessor extent caterers.
Wedding season is about to begin and brides are seriously looking and booking. When sampling the wares of the local videographer, watch out of the loaded demo. What is the loaded demo? A loaded demo is a wedding video that is produced for the sole purpose of enticing the bride and closing the sale. Not that videographers shouldn’t show their best work, just make sure that the work you see represents the quality of video you can expect from your special day. If they spent 40 hours editing the demo wedding, make sure that they intent to put a at least that much time into editing yours.
What’s the best way to approach this? Ask to see 2 or 3 complete DVDs that the videographer produced for clients. If the videographer is reputable, they should have no problem lending you copies to take home so you can get a good look and make sure what they produce is what you want for your wedding.