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falling for film: cine reportage

May 9th, 2018 | Julia Braime

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Pure, simple and spellbindingly beautiful is how we would describe the stunning work of our fabulous Sponsor Cine Reportage, with whom we are catching up with on the blog today.

A wedding videographer with a difference, William who owns the business captures a couple’s big day on real film using Super 8 and 16mm cameras. The outcome? Utterly gorgeous footage with a charming, nostalgic grainy edge which only further boosts the romantic feels.

Having covered varying styles of weddings across the UK and overseas, William is now keen to shoot some celebrations closer to his home in rural West Yorkshire having recently become a dad to baby son Percy (talk about a cute name!) As such, William is offering a £150 discount for weddings within a 75-mile drive of Holmfirth – so be sure to get on Google maps to see if you fall into said radius for a little extra saving!

But for now, join us as we take a look at William’s incredible work – be warned, this could trigger an emotional tear or two!

Ciné Reportage – Super 8 & 16mm Wedding Films from Cine Reportage on Vimeo.

Images by Zara of Ginger Veil.

Can you tell us a little about your style of videography and why you think it’s so important for weddings to be captured on film?

william says: We love the photos of our wedding, but every year on our anniversary it’s our wedding film that we watch. It transports us back to the day, the place and the people in a way that photos can’t. I love it more every year and I look younger and slimmer every year!

What would you say to camera-shy couples who feel that having a videographer present on their wedding day would make them nervous?

I shoot as unobtrusively as possible and a lot of the time you won’t even know you’re on camera. It’s worth remembering that the film won’t just be about you; you’ll be surrounded by your favourite people and they’ll all be there to celebrate your love – it’s worth recording!

What is it that couples love about your approach and particular style of videography?

Unlike almost any other wedding filmmakers, we shoot on real film. It’s more romantic, more beautiful and more permanent than digital mediums. The films we make are fairly simple, and free from gimmicky production. We just record the day, as it happens, in a beautiful way. It’s not for everyone, but people that get it, love it.

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What have you been up to since we last spoke to you? Where have you been shooting and what styles of weddings have you captured?

I’ve shot a crazy variety of weddings since we were last in touch – from fields, to beaches, to a private chateau in the South of France. The most unusual was a 1940s themed wedding at a 1940s weekend in Sheringham, Norfolk. The whole town dressed up and I shot it entirely in grainy black and white film with a period soundtrack.

You’ve just launched your new website. What’s changed and what can couples see on there?

Our new website is simpler and has more films on it than the last one; it’s easier to show you what we do than to talk on about how we do it. I’m going to add a blog page on there too – I’ve just got to find the time to write some posts!

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What was your highlight of 2017 and what are you most looking forward to this year?

My highlight of the year was the arrival of Percy, our son. With him around I’m really keen to do more local work so that we can enjoy more time together.

If you could shoot a celebrity’s wedding whose would it be and why?

Hmm, that’s tricky! Maybe Martin Freeman. I just watched the first series of Fargo on Netfilx and he’s awesome in it. And my wife once saw him taking his mum to tea at Ladurée in Paris, which make me think he’s a good egg. I’ve no idea if he has any plans to get married. Otherwise maybe a great designer, director, photographer, or artist – it’s always a massive compliment when you’re asked to work for someone whose work you love.

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Is there anywhere in particular you would love the opportunity to shoot, that you’ve not yet visited, or an area you enjoying shooting that you would like to shoot in more often?

I live in Holmfirth, on the edge of the Peak District. It’s an incredibly beautiful part of the world and I’d love shoot some weddings around here. There’s a vineyard just up the hill from our house – the view from there is immense and the wine is pretty good too! I’d love to shoot a wedding there.

Can you give us an idea on price/packages and are you able to offer our readers a special discount?

Our prices usually start from £1,650, but for 2018-2019 I’m offering a £150 discount for weddings within a 75-mile drive of Holmfirth. With a young family, it’s becoming more important for me to spend time at home and living in such a beautiful part of the country it seems a shame not to do more, more locally.

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press play. supplier showcase: love two film videography

January 16th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Nikki & Aidan from Bruce Marshall on Vimeo.

This morning I might be spending my train ride North sleeping off a light hangover, after last night’s The Wedding Industry Awards at Cafe De Paris in London. As a member of the judging panel and one of the #officialbloggers for last night’s star spangled ceremony, you would hope that I managed to stay away from the Jaegerbombs, wouldn’t you?

However, I’m not one for tempting fate, so it’s lucky that I scheduled this lovely little interview for you this morning, isn’t it? Make the most of this not being a blank space, and give a warm welcome to Brides Up North Sponsor Bruce of Love Two Film Videography.

He’s got the credentials to make sure that your big day is captured just the way it should be, he’s offering the first 5 brides who quote Brides Up North when booking a whopping 10% off his services, and rumour has it he’s a pretty good dad dancer too… not that you need many more of those at weddings!

Let’s meet the man himself, as I run for that train home… I’m never drinking again.

Likely story.

Ben & Jody from Bruce Marshall on Vimeo.

How did you get into wedding videography? 

bruce says: For as long as I can remember filmmaking has been part of my life, as a child my Dad would wield his trusty 8mm film camera and cast my brother, sister, cousins and myself as the various heroes and villains of his holiday masterpiece. Later on we installed a darkroom in my old bedroom  and I would spend hours working out how to best develop black and white film whilst crashing around in the gloom. At school in the early days of home video my friends and I would spend hours making skateboard videos with questionable production values but we had loads of fun.

As a graduate I got my first jobs as a junior video editor and loved the dynamic of seeing hours of rushes shaped into a coherent product. My break came when I applied for a runners job with Hot Animation, producers of Pingu and Bob the Builder. Here I became a series editor and really learnt the craft of editing. At this time many of my friends and family were getting married and I often got asked to film their weddings. What this experience taught me was how not to approach wedding videography, don’t ask a friend unless it’s their job, you’re paying them and they are not a guest.

As my career progressed I got more interested in filming and my editing experience taught me loads and has helped inform my camera work. I have invested time and money in the latest video and sound kit and love experimenting and seeing what is creatively possible. For me the expensive technology is secondary, telling a story well and capturing a moment is my primary motivation it does of course make all the difference if image and sound quality is the best it can be.

In the last few years I have been aware of a shift in the wedding videography business that is for the better in my opinion. Well crafted wedding films are far more, cinematic, inventive and inspiring in style borrowing from indi film and music videos rather than news gathering.

Why should a couple have a wedding video?

A friend said to me just the other day, “ I wish we had asked you to film our wedding” it was a nice compliment but more than that it expressed her regret for not getting a record of the day.

I have produced many videos for a range of clients but the best feedback I have ever had was when I was able to show the bride her edited highlight video, she burst into tears of joy and hugged me! A video is more than moving pictures and a record of the day, it is a creative endeavour that when executed well expresses something about the Bride and Groom and captures a precious part of their life. Have a wedding video, you can share it online, watch it again and again, show your family, your future children, cherish and relive all the effort, all the detail all the fun and the special moments you may have missed on the day.

What is your favourite thing about being a wedding videographer?

Weddings are special no doubt about it, I like to tell epic stories and a wedding gives me that opportunity, real people in an often fantastic venue, expressing their deepest emotions for one another it would be impossible to script. Each wedding is of course unique  but I enjoy the tweaks and quirks each couple bring, one week I can be filming in a castle the next a tipi tent, it is an awesome responsibility and privilege to be asked to film a wedding.

Joel & Katie from Bruce Marshall on Vimeo.

How do you get couples to relax on the day?

I could just say my winning smile and I would be half joking, I believe if I try and maintain a relaxed professional attitude it will translate to my clients. I have seen more than a few tense Brides whilst shooting a Bridal Prep sequence and I just try and chat asking about them their day whilst I work.

Which celebrity wedding would you most like to capture and why?

Without realising it I ended up covering a wedding that had several production crew, including the Producer and Anchor of ITV news in attendance, it was my first professional wedding shoot and I am glad I didn’t know before hand, it was pressured, but I got what I needed and the couple were very happy. I have always wanted to film a destination wedding and as a keen cyclist and traveller I would have loved to film the wedding of Michelle Cound and Chris Froome, who married late last year in South Africa, having met on the Tour de France and living in Monaco, Nice!

Any really memorable weddings that you have captured?

Although I am there to do a job I am always captivated by the heart and soul couples and families exhibit on their wedding day, it could be a young page boy struggling with his poem and the Bride and Groom stop to help him, priceless, or when the Groom is so moved during his speech all 6ft 10 of professional basketball player breaks down and sobs with joy, sometimes it’s when I look out a an informal gathering of friends and family enjoying a summers day and the joy they collectively feel no doubt helped by the complementary cider or ice cream and the infectious happiness of the Bride. Finally there are those quiet moments during the vows when even the baby has stopped crying and two people in love say, I do.

Pete & Lauren from Bruce Marshall on Vimeo.

What sets you apart from other wedding videographers?

I hope it is me. I believe I have the skills but more importantly the vision, empathy and discretion to capture your day without being intrusive or demanding.

What can a couple who book you expect on the day?

It depends what package they have booked but they can expect me to be there on time and ready to capture their day. I either work alone or with a small well trained team of trusted videographers. I make it a policy to speak in person to the Minister of a Church or Wedding planner at a venue and I always email or message the photographer to see how we can best serve each other.

This year we would also love to trial filming short, informal, interview style pieces with the Bride and Groom, the video equivalent of an engagement shoot, depending on location of course.

O’Hara Wedding Reception from Bruce Marshall on Vimeo.

Are you prepared to travel? Is there an additional cost for this?

Yes we are, last year we got all the way to the big smoke, filming at the Thames Rowing Club, London, ooh get us! This year we would love the Big Apple. Yes we would charge for travel and accommodation. And if you’re happy to feed us at some point on your wedding day, even better.

What is included in your “package”? Can you give us an idea on price?

We are launching two new packages for every budget this year and we are always happy to tweak packages to suit. The Classic will cover the Service and Reception (6hrs coverage), £895, with one camera. The Blockbuster, £1295, is 9hrs of coverage from Bride Prep to Speeches with two cameras. The Epic, £1895, is Bride prep to first dance. With each package we will use a number of gadgets to aid creativity and coverage and with the epic we can include camera sliders, rigs and cranes if the venue allows.

For each package we will provide a deluxe DVD with menu and printed disc and sleeve.For the Blockbuster and Epic you get files for upload to social media if you choose and additional DVD’s more of which can be ordered.

Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

I would be happy to do a discount on all my packages of up to 10% for Brides Up North readers for the first 5 bookings through the site. Quote Brides Up North when booking. 

Nikki& & Aidan Prep from Bruce Marshall on Vimeo.

How can Brides Up North get in touch with you or see more examples of your work?

Please check my site at www.lovetwofilm.co.uk.

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Lights, Camera, Action! A Real Wedding, Kate & Martin

June 25th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Featured Supplier, the lovely Anthony from Total Memories, who create gorgeous wedding and event videos, sent me this beauty of a wedding highlights video from Kate and Martin’s Real Wedding at St Mary’s Church with a reception at Wynyard Hall on 6th June 2011.

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Grab some popcorn/ tissues, and enjoy the show!

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Have you seen Total Memories’ fabulous new website yet Brides Up North?  I love it. Check it out here.

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This wedding blogger better get her beauty sleep as something rather exciting is happening tomorrow!  Tune in to the wedding blog tomorrow to find out more…

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Have a great Saturday night!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Video images © 2011 Total Memories

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Poetry In Motion, Supplier Showcase: Deneemotion

April 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Wedding videos – you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em right?  Wrong.  Brides Up North can guarantee that there will be a whole lot of love in the air for this Featured Supplier’s work. 

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Brides Up North talks to the man capturing the magic, Denis of Deneemotion Wedding Videography.

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How did Deneemotion Wedding Videography begin?

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It all started with filming and producing couple of documentaries that had nothing to do with the wedding industry. However, one fine morning I was asked to assist my college friend with filming a small wedding in my home country. Unbeknownst to me, it appeared to be a huge wedding and I was the only operator there!

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Luckily, I used my creative eye and the newlyweds were happy with the outcome. Obviously, I got hooked, did another one and realized there is so much potential, but not much innovation yet. So I began filming here and there and 7 years later I am a full-time wedding videographer doing 30 weddings a year and am totally happy about all this.

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What sort of technology do you use and what sort of finished products do you produce for the couple?

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We try to stick to the latest technologies and sometimes I wish there were no new cameras on the market. We use Full High Definition DSLRs with multiple lenses.  This approach gives a cinematic touch to the films. The picture is sharp and rich in colours. We produce Blu-rays as a standard, but we still provide clients with DVDs if they wish. We also have our own designer Romain who creates beautiful covers and labels for the finished product.

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What is your favourite thing about being a wedding videographer?

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I would say my favourite part is making clients happy. This is an unique opportunity to fully use your potential and be creative . It is so magical capturing couple’s day! Another thing that makes us happy is an opportunity to travel around the UK and visit all these ancient castles and beautiful venues. Thus, each film is unique and different.

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How do you get couples to relax on the day?

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We usually meet couples beforehand, so on their special day they know us and feel comfortable. We ask for their preferences and ideas and try not to be in their guests’ way throughout the day. It is important to capture guests having a good time.

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Any advice to any brides who don’t like to be filmed?

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The ability to use different lenses enables us to film from a distance, so we are not in their face and they hardly notice us. When we get a nice shot (and this is one of the advantages of using DSLR), we usually show it to a bride so that she feels happy and more relaxed. They also have an opportunity to review preliminary copy and make amendments to the final version of their film.

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Why does a couple need a video as well as photographs?

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Hiring a professional photographer and a videographer is an investment in your future that helps a couple to recapture all important moments and emotions. Photos and videos are there not only for them, but also for their kids and future generations.

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If you were videographer at the Royal Wedding, what advice would you have for the couple?  What would be your "must have" frames?

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I would definitely have informal shots with them and also some backstage and getting ready. So my advice would be to allocate some time for fun!

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Any memorable weddings that you have captured?

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We had lots of stylish weddings, but my fave was the wedding of Dylan & Rebecca. It was a DIY wedding, so everything was made according to their taste (which matched mine). I loved the simplicity and creativity yet elegancy of their accessories and stationery.

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Any funny stories to share?

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Well, since we film with DSLRs, we had one wedding where the bride approached us after the ceremony and asked why we were taking photos and not filming. Luckily, she wasn’t worrying much and when I showed her footage, she was amazed at the quality and told everyone during the evening reception about this new magical “camera”!

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What sets Deneemotion Wedding Videography apart from other wedding videographers?

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We are trying to approach each wedding with creativity and have this contemporary and cinematic touch to our films. It is not a routine for us so far, so we don’t get bored filming and editing. We are still expanding our portfolio, so it is essential to make sure we work hard and treat each client equally. Oh, and we don’t use those annoying slow-motion or black & white effects. It is 21st century for goodness sake – time for new, more interesting shots!

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What can a couple who book you expect on the day?

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Two charming, relaxed professionals making the most of the job they love.

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What areas do you cover?

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We offer our services nationwide and do destination weddings. In fact we have two weddings abroad this summer!

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What is included in your "package"?

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There are three packages available and all of them include first dance and cake cutting, so we won’t disappear before these essential moments happen. Our most popular Gold Motion package includes a highlights clip (our favourite bit) and Platinum Motion – bridal and groom preparations.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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Investment in your film starts at £1050 (7hrs attendance, 2 operators). We will be increasing prices in June 2011.

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Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

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We will gladly offer your readers £150 off all packages.

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ see more examples of your work?

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There are plenty of ways:

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Our website: Deneemotion Wedding Videography

Our email (info@deneemotion.com)

Twitter (http://twitter.com/deneemotion)

Facebook Fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deneemotion-Contemporary-Wedding-Videography/185826913364).

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Our best work can be found here: www.vimeo.com/deneemotion/videos

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Bollywood Romance, A Real Wedding – Marjorie & Goher

February 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Denis from Deneemotion Wedding HD Videography got in touch to share this gorgeous Real Wedding footage.  With photographs by Mat Quaeck of Substance Photography, this beautiful Real Wedding is full of vibrant colour and sparkling touches.  Feel the joy!
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Brides – contact Brides Up North to share your Real Wedding photographs today!

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