Shannon & Adam’s wedding video // A great love story!

We recently had the privilege to film Shannon and Adam’s wedding in Lafayette, Indiana. Shannon first contacted me during the pandemic lockdown back in May. She and her then fiancé Adam were gracious and took plenty of time to call and talk with me. I noted right away they were a great team! Two kind and thoughtful people. We talked over the challenges of doing life and planning a wedding during a lockdown and about how they met at their work both being engineers for a company in Lafayette, Indiana. It’s really neat to hear how God’s hand in providence brought them together from far apart. Adam coming from Texas and Shannon from her study abroad in Germany both to Lafayette, Indiana where they both felt comfortable settling in and starting a life together. Long story short Shannon and Adam had been planning their wedding for awhile and were a bit ruffled by the pandemic but not deterred from their plans to be married! They kept their date but did need to scale back. This is where we the videographers came into the picture, to help tell their story for those who weren’t able to attend. I loved Shannon and Adam’s attitude and positivity. Rather than being beat down about the circumstances they wanted to make the best of it, enjoy the day and enjoy getting married to each other. It’s that attitude that made their day a great success and I know will serve them well in their married life together! Our best to Adam and Shannon, may all your dreams come true and have many happy years together!

Vendors

Cinematographer Vibrant Video Productions

Photography Katie Osborn Photography

Reception Venue Double Tree by Hilton Lafayette East

Ceremony Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Emily and Dan – Wedding at Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Ind.

I love the way this film tells the story of Dan and Emily’s day and describes their wonderful individuality. At Vibe Productions we place a premium on storytelling in our films, not just telling the story of the wedding day but the stories of the people involved. In this film trailer you learn about Emily and Dan as individuals by the things their friends and family say about them while we also seeing who they are as a couple. Side note, Emily should be applauded for her toughness as she slipped and cut her lip the night before the wedding but pulled through the next day with a fantastic attitude! Our very best to the happy couple!

Key Vendors:

Photography Navy Blue Photography Event Planner/Designer Cathy Teeters Catering The Union Band Zannadoo! Florist Artful Blooms Cinematography Vibe Video Productions 

Filming for non-profit group

Vibe Video was privileged to recently film for VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision insurance company in the U.S. They were looking for a professional videographer for their event this past Friday, Nov 5 and found me online. I was there to get interviews with patients and to get b-roll of their process.

I did most of the shoot in a 45-foot mobile clinic they parked outside the Raphael Health Clinic in Indianapolis to provide free eye exams, eye wear and diabetes screenings to low-income, non insured Indianapolis residents.

Its great to see an organization helping out the community the way they did. Thanks VSP.

Find a videographer (equipment)

Last post I began explaining the way to go about looking for your wedding videographer and would like to add some more to that.

3.  Equipment:  Does your videographer have the equipment to do the job right?  This is something you may be able to tell by watching some  video or by simply asking.  A professional wedding video should be shot with a professional camera.  This means not one of those handy little point and shoot models you can find at any super store  also no cameras  without 3 chip technology.  The 3 chip camera’s get much better contrast and color than do older 1 chip cameras.  Now though the newest cameras have gone back to 1 chip cmos technology which is as good or better than the 3chip.  Also a good thing to ask about is wether the video will include a wireless microphone placed either on the groom or the pastor.  A good wireless microphone is crucial to picking up the ministers sermon and the bride and grooms wedding vows.  Another thing you can ask about is what type of tripod will the videographer be placing his cameras on or will they be using  a tripod at all?  If not I would say that is a definite warning sign anyone attempting to shoot a wedding without a tripod is amature.  Also all tripods are not created equal a cheap one will leave you with jerky out of level shots while a nice fluid head tripod or two when used correctly will leave you with nice steady pans and tilts which will make your video have more movie quality.

Vibe Productions,