They say that audio is half of everything that you see in a film. that couldn’t be truer with a film like Andrae and Cherisse’s. Take a moment to watch it with this in mind, see how long it takes before you feel like you know them or care about them. Personally I don’t last very long. Admittedly I am a quite biased – not only because I produced the video, but because Andrae + Cherisse are two of the nicest people I have ever met. Cherisse’s mother described Andrae in her speech as “…the man every mother dreams about their daughters finding and falling in love with …” Preceded by “You have not only won my daughters heart, but you have won my own” – In a business centred around LOVE – its rare to find two people who are more in it than Andrae and Cherisse!
My big question this season; how does each film I 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 the narrative more determined by the flow of events and where they take place? Location Audio has become a microcosm of a larger philosophy I have become to embrace. A desire to tell real and relevant stories. Over the years I have come to learn that instead of manipulating compositions (such as the ever popular hanging dress in window shot) its best to actively search for how they (dress, rings etc) are involved throughout the day and seek to cover that in a natural way, in real-time as it happened. Avoiding these traps as a cinematographer – is the difference between purposeful storytelling – and luck. The latter of which should never have anything to do with a live event.
Ceremony: The Grand Baccus Banquet Hall – Scarborough ON
Reception: Grand Baccus Event and Conference Centre – Scarborough ON
Photography: Sky Photo Group
1st Shooter: Jazz
Photography Session Location: Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens – Toronto
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