winnie's favorite cookie is anything fresh baked. she loves to bake. jerry loves peanut butter, he'd eat almost anything with peanut butter on it.
together they describe themselves as kids that never grew up. they love stuffed animals and their collection of numerous versions miffy and mr bee is both a way to be silly and play games together as well a celebration of their relationship.
we've used winnie + jerry's film for several talks as it really exemplifies the power and value in getting to know your couples.
knowing of the long history of miffy and mr bee in winnie and jerry's relationship meant we as a team were all prepared to included them in our compositions as much as possible. instead of manipulating them (such as ever popular ring shot by the window) we actively searched for how they were involved throughout the day and sought to cover that in a natural way, in real-time as it happened. had we not known the history and how relevant these characters were to their story, they likely would have been included at times simply by chance, but that isn't purposeful storytelling - that's luck.
the example of miffy and mr bee is really just a microcosm of the larger philosophy we embrace and the desire to tell real and relevant stories. here is the big question; how does each film you shoot change as the characters within it change, or are all of the people somewhat interchangeable? does it REALLY matter who is getting married, or is your narrative more determined by the flow of events and where they take place?
if your interested in hearing more about the idea of getting to know your couples/clients and how you can interpret them in your work, join us for a free ustream chat may 31st at 3PMCST, 4PM EST here:
this will be a question and answer type format so come and join us if you have time and we'll be happy to chat about anything you'de like to throw at us.