Phillip & Rebecca’s Video

Tin Bird Productions had the pleasure of doing the videography for Rebecca & Phillip’s wedding in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland. We had a great day and were surrounded by wonderful people and beautiful scenery! Rebecca and Phillip are very in love and we think it shows in the video! Enjoy!

Wedding Shows in 2015

We are excited to be in our first wedding shows in Newfoundland next year! So far we are booked for the The Ultimate Bridal Show (in St. John’s Feb 15th), as well as The Devotion Wedding Show (in Mount Pearl March 8th). We will be promoting our wedding videography by playing some of our favourite videos in our own booth so if you attending the event, pop by and say hello!

Wedding shows are great for anyone that is planning on getting married in the near future. It’s the perfect way to see the different products and services wedding vendors offer in your area. Typically you will see photographers, videographers, bridal boutique owners, decorators, florists, events planners, venue representatives AND our personal favourites.. cake decorators with samples of their different flavours!! These events are super fun to bring along your mother, sister and MOH to shop around for your wedding. If you are getting married soon, we recommend coming to one of these shows in Newfoundland and see what vendors in your area have to offer you for your special day.

Our very first wedding anniversary video is here!

We had a blast filming the 10th wedding anniversary for Doug & Joanne Phillips! We even got to incorporate their old wedding video with new footage from their present lives together. It’s a great way to show how their family has grown. Since getting married on October 2nd, 2014, Doug and Joanne have added 2 new additions to their family – Maggie and Jack! The whole day was a lot of fun and we think the kids enjoyed it a lot too! Joanne put on her wedding dress (which Maggie was super excited about) and everyone dressed up and we went out for a day of family fun! Have a look at the video, featuring the song “You’re My Best Friend” by a very talented band in Newfoundland called The Once!

Famous Behind-the-Scenes Movie Tidbits

One thing is for sure, a lot of work goes into making a movie, big or small. It’s no surprise that things go on during productions that viewers would never be aware of it it weren’t for crew and cast letting the public know. While browsing on Reddit I saw a list of some of the behind-the-scenes movie facts that users submitted and I have compiled a list of my favourites to share! Enjoy 🙂

1- In Goodfellas, the spaghetti they’re eating was cooked by Scorsese’s mother. Submitted by HoboChique

2- While filming Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Bella, the Neapolitan mastiff that played Fang, got very protective of Daniel Radcliffe, and would jump in front of him whenever the animatronic spider for Aragog would come out to defend him, resulting in then having to refilm the scene multiple times. Submitted by addytude529

3- In The Shawshank Redemption, there’s a scene where a guy feeds a maggot to a crow.
The American Humane Association made them find a maggot that had died of natural causes to feed to the crow. They wouldn’t have given the “no animals were harmed in the making of this film” at the end if they hadn’t. Submitted by Noah-R

4- In Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers when Aragon, Gimli, and Legolas are approaching the pile of smoldering and dismembered corpses looking for Pipin and Mary, Vigo Mortensen kicks a helmeted Orc head and screams, thinking the hobbits are dead and gone.
It’s a really good scream and 100% authentic. When Mortensen kicked the head/helmet he broke two of his toes. He used the pain and stayed in character. They kept the scene for the movie. Submitted by UCM Coyote

5- While looking for a tattered coat for the character playing The Wizard in the Wizard of Oz, a costume assistant bought one from a second hand store. When the actor put the coat on he turned the pocket inside out – written in the pocket was the name L.Frank Baum who is the author of The Wizard of Oz books. Baum’s widow later identified the coat as actually having belonged to her husband. Submitted by Naweezy

6- In Alien Resurrection, Sigourney Weaver really did make that no look, over the shoulder basketball shot. Ron Perlman almost blew the take because he was so surprised! Submitted by ry100

7- The movie “Wayne’s World” was filmed in less than a month, because the equipment was all borrowed from someone else.
Also, Dana Carvey actually didn’t know the lyrics to the Bohemian Rhapsody. He just mouthed along as the scene was shot. Submitted by Frye the Cat

8- In Psycho, Janet Leigh’s infamous shower scene was filmed on the second take. The first, she did it and the water was average temperature. The second, the water was turned to freezing and it caught her off guard enough that her scream is real. Submitted by my_Favorite_post

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!