Wedding Videography in Newfoundland

Wedding videography in Newfoundland is something that has taken off in the past few years. Back in the 80s and 90s wedding videos were pretty popular in Newfoundland and everywhere else. The problem was that people found that they were left with a really long 8-hour tape that they simply never had the time to sit down and watch. Who does, really? Just imagine having a video like this one except it’s 8 hours long… This type of wedding video was the bees knees back in the 90s though, tenor sax and all!

Not only were the videos quite long, they were put on VHS tapes. With technology changing at such a fast rate, after some time, most people couldn’t even play their videos anymore as they had thrown out their old VHS players and replaced them with DVD and Blueray players. So things died down for a little while for wedding videographers, which made sense really when you think about it. A wedding is expensive enough and why would you pay so much for something that you may never watch and will one day be outdated to the point you won’t even have anything to play it on?

That’s when advances in technology struck again, but this time to help videographers! You could now all of a sudden buy cheaper cameras with a much higher resolution. Mind you, the really good ones are still pretty pricey, but compared to the prices of professional cameras in the 90s they are pretty affordable. Not only that but for a low cost, videographers could also burn their own DVDs and Bluerays, put videos on flash drives or even upload them online for clients to download themselves, using no physical medium that would ever become outdated.

Things changed pretty fast. Videographers in bigger cities such as Montreal, London and New York started doing “video trailers” and treating wedding videos as more of an art form. Now instead of wedding videos that are like long movies, couples could get something shorter but with a personalized style that was easier to share with their friends and family. When was the last time you watched a full wedding video from the 90s? Did you enjoy it? How about a 5-10 minute video summarizing someone’s whole day? Chances are you are more likely to watch and enjoy the shorter video if a friend or family member showed it to you.

Wedding videos are now catching up with our interactive online lifestyles through social media. Most people now have friends and family that live away and can’t always make it to their wedding so these new online videos are a perfect way to make them feel bad about not being able to come! (Just kidding). But all in all, wedding videography in Newfoundland is making a come back just like everywhere else. Hiring a professional videographer is a great way to capture the essential moments that made up your day. Paired with great photos (and there are a lot of extremely talented photographers in Newfoundland), you’ll be able to have something that you will be able to keep forever that will be a reflection of how you felt on your wedding day. Contact us today to book your videography package for your wedding in Newfoundland!

 

Elvis is in the house!

I had the pleasure of attending Thane Dunn’s concert at Holy Heart Auditorium last week to shoot some promotional footage of his act. For anyone that doesn’t know who Thane Dunn is, he is a professional Elvis impersonator from Moncton, New Brunswick. Thane has won multiple awards including the #1 title at the world’s largest international Elvis tribute competition in 2009 as well as the #1 spot at The Elvis Gospel Competition in 2012. If you have ever seen Elvis impersonators before, I can assure you, this guy will put them all to shame. He looks, sounds and acts like Elvis.

After the show when we were interviewing some of the audience members, a lot of big Elvis fans raved about how you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between Thane and Elvis himself. They said it’s like going back in time. I was never old enough to see Elvis perform in person but I can believe it from watching videos of Elvis perform back in the 60s. I think Thane’s act would give momentum to the “Elvis faked his death” conspiracy (outside of the fact that Elvis would be 79 if he were alive today). Just take a look at these two photos. The photo on the top is Thane and the photo on the bottom is the original king in all his blinged out glory. See what I mean?

thane dunn as elvis in nlElvis Presley.

If you are an Elvis fan, keep an eye out for Thane’s next show in your area. He is coming back to St. John’s Jan. 8 & 9, and you can buy tickets here! Thane also has a Facebook Page that is updated frequently as well as a website that lists his showtimes. Even if you aren’t a huge Elvis fan, the show is still great and most anyone can appreciate a craft as well-honed as Thane’s.

Original photo of Elvis Presley provided by Keith Alverson. To order or view Elvis originals, visit Keith’s website or email eponstage@charter.net

Tin Bird Productions very FIRST wedding video!

Well here it is the finished product! I had the opportunity to do Melissa and Blair Pelley’s wedding video and I had a great time doing so! We even got to visit some beautiful horses that work for the RCMP, although they were trying pretty hard to eat the bouquets haha

I’m really happy with the result, it’s not hard to do a good video when you’re working with a couple as in love as these two. 🙂

It’s Business Time

Take a look at our fancy new business cards hot off the press!

professional videography

 

They are printed on a textured card stock from Quik Print and the font is Copperplate, for any font fiends that might be curious to know!

I designed the cards myself on Photoshop (with the help of a few YouTube tutorials) and I was really picky about the paper but I eventually made up my mind. Maybe I will get a photo of them to post here to show the final result? The whole process reminded me a little of the business card scene from American Psycho – anyone that has seen the movie, will know exactly what I am talking about. I had fun designing the card and I am looking forward to giving them out to potential future clients!

Also, this week I will be launching my Facebook page so check back later to see the brand new page!

Presenting….. our logo!!

media production newfoundland

Well here is the final product! Thanks to Kimberly Jose Yapp, Tin Bird Productions has its very own logo! I’m so happy with the results. In case you may be wondering about the name and logo of Tin Bird Productions, it comes from my grandfather. He used to have little wind up toys and would sometimes carry them around in his pocket. A little tin bird was my favourite so when it came to picking out a name, it was the one that stuck out to me. I had other ideas that didn’t make the cut but I might write about them for another blog! One interesting fact about the logo is that the key on the back of the bird is actually 3 apertures, which are essentially mechanisms inside cameras that control the amount of light. This was something Kimberly came up with and I loved the idea. To see more of Kim’s work, visit her webpage and Facebook page here:

http://www.kimberlyjy.com
https://www.facebook.com/kimberlyjyDesigns

She is a graphic artist you will want to keep your eyes on as she is working on some really interesting projects and this is only the beginning of her career.

It’s official!

Hello! This is our first blog post! We are now officially incorporated as of this past Thursday, August 14th!! 🙂 We’re looking forward doing lots of videography in Newfoundland in the next year. This month is turning out to be a pretty busy for us and the work we have received so far has been all from word of mouth (just like Krispy Kreme), which is great. On Friday we shot our first video as an incorporated company, it is a graduation video for the Primary & Elementary class of 2014 from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Things went well and now it’s just time to edit! We are also awaiting the completion of our logo which is currently getting its final touches from Graphic Artist, Kimberly Jose Yapp. If you want to see some of her previous work, visit her website here: www.kimberlyjy.com

That’s all the news for now, check back for more updates next week!