the first full wedding we have shot exclusively with the Canon EOS 7D.
// one cinematographer
// two Canon 7D cams
// four lenses; 50 f1.2, 24 f1.4, 100 macro f2.8, 70-200 f4 non-IS
// one tripod, one monopod, one cinevate pegasus heavy lifter (slider)
// audio was through a tascam and zoom h4n paired with sennheiser ew g2 wireless lavs
//no external lighting was utilized in any of the shots in the final piece. everything was working with what was there.
total cost of all the gear used that day was approx $10k.
we didn't know about the surprise engagement book (unfortunately), so all of that was very improv shooting.
we have a longer writeup on the couple (the lovely jc + esther) and their day on our blog stillmotionblog.com
Chris came to us with an idea to propose to his girlfriend, Danielle, with a unique video. He wanted to shoot it at Penn State (where they met) and do it in a style similar to the infamous Love Actually scene with the posters. How could we refuse?
On the night of the proposal, Chris arranged a limo to pick up Danielle at her house. She was under the impression Chris was stuck at work late, so she got in the limo that took her to Longwood Gardens. Here, Chris coordinated with the parking staff to park the limo in a remote parking lot away from the crowds. The driver then told Danielle to open the present (an ipad) and play the video. When she stepped out of the limo, Chris was down on one knee. She, of course, said yes.
This was an amazing experience for moho! We're so happy we could be a part of such a great love story.
Happy Engagement Chris & Danielle!
Song: Until We Meet Again - Jordan Critz
Music licensed via themusicbed.com