Capturing The Essence

After some relaxing holidays and putting my wedding planning on the side for awhile, it’s time to get back to the planning. With just about 6 months left, there are tonnes of things to do.

An important element for my wedding is video. Like my photographer, I’m having issues when it comes to choosing the right company. Being a graphic designer, there are many things that I can do myself like editing and the final montage of the video in the comfort of my own home with the right software. Of course, to be honest, I also don’t want to pay a company for something I could assemble myself. I want someone who can do something that I can’t do. I want to have something different… something along the lines of a movie trailer. Short, sweet, yet packed with emotion.

Here is an example of a super 8 video – thanks to youtube.com

A while back, I was introduced to Super 8 video – the same type of film Mrs. Onion used for her wedding video. It is becoming more and more popular and I knew it was what I wanted. The company which made me discover this type of footage is Fifty Foot Films. I adore their artistic style, the fact that each video has such warmth and romance, and I love the fact that they use music that is ‘unconventional’ and unexpected, yet so perfect.

What is great is that there are more and more companies which offer this service (at affordable prices), but it has not made its way to Canada yet – or should I say to Montreal. I don’t know whether it will ever make it here before my wedding day, so for now I am looking for companies who might be able to make their way to Montreal. I really want super 8 for my wedding… and I hope I can find someone before it is too late.

I’ve visited and called every company here in Montreal. I even called film universities… and no luck… not to mention that when I inquire about Super 8 they all think I am crazy… no joke. But then again, I am used to it. (You’ve all read my Vendorzilla stories) I’ve contacted several companies in the States to inquire about their rates and see if they would travel to Montreal… I’m certain I don’t have all the companies out there. So if you know of any… please share. :)

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Mrs. Flamingo

Location:
Montreal, Canada
Wedding Date:
June 21, 2008
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    reilabird 207 posts, Helper bee @ 2:49 pm

    what an awesome video. it reminds of the wonders years! :)

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    Sarah, Guest @ 2:54 pm

    I think that Mimmo and Naz (www.mimmoandnaz.om) based out of Toronto film Super 8. Maybe the could make the journey east to Montreal?

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    Melissa at Masterpiece Weddings, Guest @ 3:01 pm

    You might want to try The CVP Experience or Stone Video – they are both Florida based, but affordable and travel…

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    chinglish, Guest @ 3:03 pm

    I love super8 as well! Our photographer will be shooting a few rolls for us at our wedding – can’t wait!

    There are quite a few here in toronto that do super8mm – maybe they can make it to Montreal for you!
    - Justin DeMers (our wedding photographer!)
    - Mimmo & Naz
    - Stillmotion

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    Mrs. Onion 711 posts, Busy bee @ 3:20 pm

    Miss Flamingo — I hope you find what you’re looking for. I’d search in the New York/Boston area because it’s not a huge trip to Montreal from there.

    I’d look at the New York Magazine’s wedding guide listings — it was very helpful for me. http://nymag.com/weddings/listings/videographers

    I took a quick look and here are the folks who indicate they shoot super 8 film:
    1) http://www.blueshoeproduction.com
    2) http://www.robertallenvideo.com
    3) http://www.valeriebarnesvideo.com
    4) http://www.workerbeedesigns.com

    I can’t speak from experience about any of these companies, but at least it’s a place to start. HTH!

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    Danielle, Guest @ 3:55 pm

    hmm- as soon as you said you wanted a cinematic quality and something like a movie trailer… I IMMEDIATELY thought of http://www.cinematicbride.com … he is SOOO talented. Not sure what your budget is but he will definately travel to your location! (If for nothing else… visit the site and swoon over his work…)

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    Capturing The Essence-how to download free mp3 music, Guest @ 3:58 pm

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    JCM9608, Guest @ 4:56 pm

    I believe http://www.still-motion.ca (www.stillmotionblog) does Super 8 and they are located in Ontario, Canada (Niagara region) but they are relocating to Mississauga soon.

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    mrs.p to be, Guest @ 6:28 am

    Hi Miss Flamingo… I was wondering if you could possibly recommend a free or cheap/ easy to use editing software. I’m attempting to create a video / photo slide show… and I’m extremely lost.

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    Mrs. Flamingo 1365 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:50 pm

    Hi mrs.p… first off I would need to know what computer platform you are using. I would say though if using a MAC i suggest iMovie which is very basic yet user friendly.

    I on the other hand would opt for the more professional softwares such as final cut express. For pc users… i wouldnt be able to help you out. Maybe do a search in google… best of luck to u

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    Out of Towner, Guest @ 7:37 pm

    stillmotion.ca did our super8 video as well as our wedding “film”. you can also contact justin demers, who i believe they often work with. as someone may have mentioned before, they are based out of ontario, travel…and of course, they’re stuff is awesome!

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    Mrs. Milkshake 52 posts, Worker bee @ 4:31 am

    i’m going to give still-motion another vote. i’m using them to do a super8 for me – and i think the key is to have someone combine super8 footage with digital footage JUST in case the 30+ year old technology decides to crap out or not film properly.

    i’m pretty sure the famous new york videographer combines both vintaged-up digital footage and super8 (if that’s been mentioned, sorry i didn’t read everything here close enough)

    have you thought about buying an older version of adobe premiere off ebay? i haven’t looked into it at all, but i know the pro one runs almost $500-1000, but i’m not sure what the difference is between that and the $100 “premiere elements” is….

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    Mrs. Milkshake 52 posts, Worker bee @ 4:37 am

    also – the photo people from seattle that i’m considering on booking also do super8, although i don’t think they have samples on their website. i have no idea what their prices are for video coverage sans editing, but they might be pretty affordable: http://mindcastle.wordpress.com/

    i think there are a few videographers that do super8, but they have very little evidence that they do it on their websites. i think also that there are probably 10% as many videographers as there are photographers

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    Mrs. Flamingo 1365 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:55 am

    Thanks Miss Milkshake. Honestly I had a very long email conversation from Still-motion. Very friendly…. :)

    I would of loved to hire them, but with travel they were still over my budget. ( a good 1k)

    Theres a bridal show here in montreal this weekend. Im keeping my fingers crossed and hopefully someone will turn out and say ‘yeah, i do super 8′ if ever i get that response… im gonna hug the guy or girl :)

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    Naz, Guest @ 12:45 am

    Hi there,

    We offer Super 8mm and rest assured we have shot quite a few weddings in Montreal, Ottawa and all over! Visit us on our website, we recently updated our site: http://www.mimmoandnaz.com

    Shout me an email and i would be happy to discuss further.

    Wishing you the best,

    Naz

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    Bridget Redmond, Guest @ 2:15 pm

    Hi,

    I’m a cinematographer with 15 years experience producing short films. My company, { First Kiss Films } is based in Ottawa (less than two hours away from Montreal) and we specialize in creating short, artistic wedding films using 16mm and Super 8mm film.

    Please check out our website at http://www.firstkissfilms.com

    Best,
    Bridget

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