This is a video I made for our wedding on September 18th, 2010. It was projected during the reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
I wanted to do something a little bit different and more dynamic than the traditional wedding slideshow. While looking at the old photos strewn across our office floor, I was inspired with an idea to create the effect of a camera panning around different surfaces in the same way that I was picking through the old photos. I also finally got to incorporate an idea from college, a compositing effect, adding video to photo frames and newspaper clippings.
It was completed using Photoshop and After Effects.
Took a stab editing together small clips from our Aruba trip in an interesting way. Used Premiere for editing and grading and After Effects for stabilization.
I was pleasantly surprised with how much footage salvation was possible through stabilization in After Effects. The video was shot in 1080p 30fps on a Canon 60D with a 50mm f1.4 lens (no image stabilization functionality).
Song: Infinite Arms by Band of Horses
For Christmas of 2008, my then girlfriend now wife Lucia, had the idea to superimpose some images into a recent family photo. Her grandparents and aunt who have passed on, were composited into the shot using Photoshop. She printed it out, framed it, and gave it to her father as a gift. I look at it now and see some hard edge issues, but it still looks pretty good considering how crazy the lighting differences and picture quality is between the source photos.
Will you be my bridesmaid?
It’s not the greatest quality, but this needs to be shown. When Lucia and I finally narrowed down our bridal party, she wanted to ask them in a not so traditional way. After digging around for bridesmaids pictures, we stumbled across a hilarious pic that looked as though it was taken in 1983 given the large manes of fluffed hair. We then found some photos of the girls that roughly matched the angle and I attempted to comp their faces on. The image of my sister still gives me chuckle.