End of September Micro-Update!

As of midnight tonight all first cuts of our 2018 cinematic feature weddings films will have been delivered! 🎉 It’s not as early as we would have liked when we embarked on this journey on July 3rd, 2019, but this allowed us the time we needed deliver beautiful films that resonate with our couples without compromise.

A big focus over the next couple of weeks like be completing all outstanding edit requests for these films and begin moving on next to the highlight films. I anticipate early October to post an estimated timeline for delivery of the first cuts of those highlight films.

Till then, happy Fall! Enjoy the start of a brand new season. 🍂

Pumpkin Spice Season Update!

I wanted to say the “end of summer update”, but it’s technically not fall yet. But I suppose the “pumpkin spice” season is upon us.

2018 Couple’s News:

I want to give a brief update how how things have been going over the past little bit. Since our initial big update in July 3rd 2019, we have edited the first cuts of 16 films. This includes both highlight films and cinematic features. but does not include the many number of edits we’ve completed for some of these films.

We have one more first-cut of a cinematic feature from 2018 that we plan on delivering on Sept 29th. Following that we plan on finalizing all of our edit requests for these cinematic edits for the middle of Oct. Going into Oct we’ll have another outline for the delivery of all the 2018 couples.

With Stephanie returning to flying on Nov 1st, my personal goal is to do my best to wrap up as many projects in completion by that date.

Twitch news: I am longer doing any live streams on Twitch. I was hoping it would be a good tool to use to how the progress on projects and also have a dedicated time where anyone could pop in and ask any questions. The goal was transparency and accessibility. However feedback came back saying these written updates were more important to them. And so it shall be! I did do 9 streams since July 3rd, and happy that I was able to stick with it so diligently. Some also shared their concern that I might be doing that primarily to earn additional revenue. Please know that I am not a Twitch partner, meaning I make 0 revenue.

Delays: We’ve had three significant setbacks since July 3rd. One of them involved setting up a proper workflow for my editor and I to collaborate on the same projects. I primarily used Final Cut Pro X, which is especially great for a sole editor. But due to all of the custom 3rd party plug-in’s I had, would make it difficult to set up everything exactly the same on their end. As a result I’ve ended up switching over to Davinci Resolve Studio 16. There’s been some learning curves and bumps, but was quick to adapt and learn. I’m now editing these films on average 15% faster, which is a nice improvement.

As for the other 2 setbacks they are more on the personal side and don’t feel it very appropriate to mention them here. But if you’re a client of mine and would like to know, I would be happy to share it with you.

2019 Couple’s News:

As you can see we’re hard at work crafting and creating films on a weekly basis. As you may already be aware, I have an editor helping me ensure that we keep on track with all of our estimated delivery time frames. I’m hoping by December 1st, 2019 to have all of our 2019 wedding delivered to each of our couples.

Website Changes: I’ve updated the contact page to reflect that we are not booking for 2020. We have no current bookings for that year at this time. Our primary focus is completing all our outstanding projects and take some indefinite time away. All of our current and future video’s will continue to be available online for the foreseeable future.

Next Update:

I plan for my next update will be early Oct. I’ll be sharing my plan and progress for the highlight films for our 2018 couples. I will also provide a breakdown of the status of all our 2018 wedding projects.

That about wraps it up. Thanks again to everyone for their incredible patience and for those who’ve shared such kind words to me. It’s a great motivator and I want everyone to love their wedding film. I truly do, it’s why I do what I do and got into this for in the first place. ☺️

All the best,
Daniel

Website and email issues

Update: 10:42AM - Sept 13th, 2019

Both our website and email is now functioning as normal. We will be migrating our emails later today and sending a mess email to our clients and certain vendors notifying them of this issue and to send us again any emails they have not yet received a response yet to.

Original Message: 12:14AM - Sept 13 2019

Earlier this weekend we began moving out email servers from Google to Yahoo. We’ve since discovered compatibility issues which caused our website to be inaccessible. We are now moving those servers back. These changes can take up to 24 hours to revert back.

We greatly apologize for the inconvenience and concern this may have caused.

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.