A little video I put together for our future kids. Had the whole family from both sides fly over for the big event. Couldn't have asked for a better day.
For anyone interested in the setup, my brother Remi and I set up a projector to project the video on a huge wall outside the acting studio she has classes in (about a 20' foot screen), we set up some DJ gear we own for the audio. I caught her as she came out of her acting class. Our families were off-screen to the right hiding and her acting class was all off-screen to the left. The people you see in the background are just bystanders who just happened to stop and watch. Only about 4 people were aware that I was going to propose. Everyone else that knew of the video beforehand thought it was just a birthday video.
I got into cinematography this year so I figured I'd give the surprise video proposal a try. Since film is both our passion, I figured it was fitting. Big thanks to my brother Remi. I showed him how to shoot all the shots and he did an awesome job. We shot all the footage with a Canon t2i over a few hours on the weekend leading up to the proposal and I edited it a few nights before while she was at another acting class. Maybe I'll release the blooper reel sometime in the future.
Release by Deborah Lurie and Danny Elfman
Raising Your Voice...Trying to Stop an Echo by Hammock