This is a wedding video I made for 2 dear friends in Bangladesh. I lugged my new 5d mark III, lenses and an assortment of heavy film gear through several airports and 30 hours of flying until I arrived in Dhaka, the capital city. The culture and their weddings were both completely new to me, and I purposely didn't research much as I wanted to see it all from fresh eyes. Almost every aspect of the culture and the wedding rituals fascinated me, as they were all things I was seeing for the first time, and there's something about seeing things for the first time that made me keenly aware of every difference and detail and want to capture it all. The wedding took place over the course of two days with two very unique, elaborate and film-worthy ceremonies: "Holud" which contained vibrant colors, gift-giving and dancing, and the Wedding ceremony that also had some very interesting rituals. I didn't watch too many Bangladeshi wedding videos beforehand as I wanted to make sure I was filming it as I saw it in my own style, and not in some standard format. Because of the length of the wedding and the "inside look" I got by being a close friend of the bride and groom, it's become my longest video yet weighing in at nearly 10 minutes long. In that time it moves from slow moving scenes and music to an upbeat dance routine at the Holud festival and then back to a slower paced song to cover the wedding ceremony and the following celebrations. I would describe it as the "Bollywood movie" of my wedding videos, the most 'complete' wedding I've ever covered and quite possibly one of the best things I've created with my camera and eyesight to date :). I'm very proud of it and I hope you enjoy as well!