Weekly Update

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. I know it’s been both fun and very busy in our family household. I wanted to take this moment to go over a bunch of what’s been happening over the last week.

First we had a great time shooting Maggie & Jeff’s wedding this weekend. Everything was just so beautiful from the day. Although it was one of the hottest days we’ve filmed a wedding each member of the wedding party and guest had a wonderful attitude. We feel so grateful to have celebrated this day with them.

Here are some quick frame grabs from the day:

One of the next things that happened this that weekend was going to the Manitoba Museum for some pickup shots from a wedding earlier this year. It was such a busy day during the wedding that I decided to grab those later to maximize the live coverage and activities. This shots are going to be important to the final creation of the highlight film and cinematic feature.

This weekend we did have an issue with our raid storage. This caused issues with both importing this weekends footage to Final Cut Pro. But more critically, after a regular restart Monday morning, I was greeted with a message saying that I needed to reformat the drive before continuing to use it. So rather then working on Monday, the rest of the day was spent transferring footage, backing up data, and rebuilding my raid drive.

At his time we have at least three copies of all active clients data. One of these backups are backed up to LTO4 tapes, which we keep securely at a offsite out of town location. So do not worry about your wedding footage. We take of time with these issues to make sure that nothing of value is lost.

Right now we plan on getting all of out edit request done by the end of this coming weekend. With the issues we’d had with this drives we’ll likely see K & R’s wedding sent out by Saturday afternoon the latest. Then aim to be back to our regular schedule.

As always I appreciate all of you. Thank you for your patience, positive comments and enthusiasm. You really all are the best! Be chatting with you soon, and see you again this FRIDAY for our weekly stream on Twitch. Should be starting around 8:30-9pm, depending on when the kiddo’s go to bed.

End of the month progress update

Hello everyone!

Since my initial blog post on July 3rd, lots of work has been accomplished. Couples of LOVING their wedding films and I’m excited for everyone else to get theirs soon! Here’s a quick status update on these July delivery date weddings:

M & G: Ready for physical delivery
K & L: 2nd edit sent
D & K: Ready for physical delivery
J & J: 2nd edit sent
J & S: 1st cut sent

Some of these film experienced slight delay then I originally estimated. To be consistent in the work I’m delivery and conscious of our August 2019 wedding films, I’ll be revising the delivery dates of our August weddings and delaying them by about an additional week. Here are our new 1st cut delivery dates:

K & R: Aug 8th
A & M: Aug 15th
C & M: Aug 21st
J & R: Aug 30th
B & K: Sept 6th

Also due to a wedding I’ll be preparing for this Friday, our Friday night stream will be moved to this Thursday at 9PM. Feel free to watch to see the behind the scenes of how we make these films, as well as ask questions you might have.

That about wraps it up this this update! See yah!

Weekly Progress Update

Hello everyone, here’s our weekly update!

J & S Wedding: (Current Edit)

Progress is going well. One of the biggest challenges has been determining some of the clips order but primary the order of events. Also how much time to give each section. This is a bit of the storyboard we’ve got in place so far:

The first 30 seconds will commence with foliage shots of the first look location and will begin to show the bride walk in as she approaches the groom In slow motion. There is a voice over from Father Sam in which he’s welcoming everyone to the wedding day.

The music quickly fades and th next begin’s as we journey through the getting ready moments of the day. This section is accompanied by and instruments and a condensed version of the letter ready. Do to the recording from the bride being un optimal, (it was windy outside) and the noice it was causing, I will be asking the bride to do a quick ADR to include with the film.

Approximately after 3 to 3:30 mins into the film, we go back to the first look when we finally see for the first time the bride and groom seeing each others face-to-face. A compilation of shots of the couple and their bridal party ensues including photo’s with their close family.

About 6 minutes in and we begin the ceremony aa the bridal part walk down the Aisle. The target amount of time to spend here at the ceremony is 6 minutes. With the vows from the ceremony quite short, picking the moments to include has been a little more challenging. Still something I’m working out right now. After the ceremony we see another compilation of the bridal party at the Ledge.

At about 14 minutes into the film we look at the decor and trimming of the reception hall and see the bridal party walking in the the first time. We get a short glimpse into their first dance. We then spend about 12 minutes with the condensed speeches (which will be edited after I finish with the ceremony edit) and launch into a highlights compilation, which adds another 3-4 minutes to the film, featuring dancing and fun found in the rest of the evening.

Right now I’m hoping to complete this for Saturday afternoon, but this film might not be delivered until Sunday evening.

Other wedding status:

  • M & G: 2nd cut comments received. Minor adjustment need to make. Next step will be to make that change and begin process for physical delivery.

  • K & D: 2nd cut comments received. Everything is great. Next step will be to move onto psychical delivery.

  • K & L: 1st cut comments received. Many of the changes will be quite easy to make. One of the request will need a just a little more discussion before the 2nd cut is made.

Next editing stream:

The next editing stream is on time for this Friday starting between 8:30 and 9pm. Really depends on when the kiddo’s go the bed. Feel free to come in a watch to see the behind the scenes for making these films. You’ll be able to watch that stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/bowtiefilms


That about wraps things up for these weeks update. I’ll be back here again next week with more details and info on how things are going here behind the scenes. This is always going to be the primary place to come and see updates, so be sure to come and checkout this page regularly.

All the best!