by Brian Johnston from Monkeybrush Films
-Cinematic Video Producer of Monkeybrush Films
-Undertook Training in the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) for Cert II in 3D Animation
-Took Wedding Cinematography and Editing in CreativeLIVE
Should We Meet Videographers Before We Choose Their Services?
Before you meet your prospective videographer, have a look at his work online. Find out if you like his style and work. Look at a few of his short videos online and if you like what he does then meet up with him at his business or a cafe to discuss your wedding with him. You may have lots of questions and he may have questions too. During this process... Read More »
What Is the Most Popular Wedding Delivery Method Nowadays? Dvd, Blu-ray, Usb or Online?
We hardly use DVD anymore. The reason being is the definition is poor compared to what people are now viewing on their devices, computer monitors or TVs. DVD is known as Standard Definition which is good resolution only for a postcard size screen. We skip the Blu Ray discs and just deliver Full HD for online download or on USB stick. The advantage of online download or presentation is the... Read More »
Can a Couple Select the Music for Their Wedding Video?
I can answer this for wedding film and possibly for video as well. If you are having a short film of your wedding then generally the editor will choose suitable music for the footage and mood he sees in the potential of the film. He can consult with you on this and you can approve his choices. This is really the field of cinematography or cinematic wedding video. The wedding... Read More »
How Will You Coordinate the Shooting of the Wedding With a Videographer?
Give your videographer a running sheet for the reception and a schedule for the whole day starting with hair and makeup. If you don't they are likely to ask you all the questions necessary regarding times and locations before the wedding day so they can organize the different shoots for the wedding. At least have a running sheet for the reception and they can fill in the holes for the... Read More »
Can a Couple Make Changes to the Video if They Wish?
Small changes to a video are usual. I give my clients an online preview of their wedding film before I finalize it and do any minor changes for them per the contract we have with them. However, detailed changes in a video can take a lot of time and it is best to settle on style and content of the video before the contract is signed. You can avoid disappointments... Read More »
What Are the Moments That Must Be Captured in a Wedding? (Cinematography)
We make wedding film which is a story telling short film about your wedding as opposed to straight documentary shooting and editing of the wedding event. Wedding film and the use of story telling is more like a movie. We produce a short engaging film about your wedding. In order to do this, we shoot hundreds of short cinematic clips in addition to documentary footage of the ceremony vows and... Read More »
What Is a Wedding Highlight Film?
We do a 3-4 min highlights film that uses storytelling dialogue from the wedding. This is but one style of highlight film. Most always highlight films have a music background and some will have selected dialogue that highlights the wedding. Short cinematic highlight shots of the wedding are also shown often in a montage arrangement. Sample of our highlight films Brian Johnston