Carlos and Victoria initially did not want to have video for their wedding. All wedding videos they saw before made them not want one for their wedding, but seeing a Same Day Edit on a friends wedding, they realized that they wanted it too. So they booked me 4 weeks before the wedding with a Same Day Edit. I was excited to do a Same Day Edit for them. I met up with the lovely couple at Starbucks where we talked a little and got to know each other. Listening to their funny story, I realized that their wedding is simply going to be fun and energetic. It was exactly that.
I love doing Same Day Edits. They are stressful, they are hard, you get headaches, you barely eat, but best of all – the reactions from the bride, groom and the guests are totally worth it.
Because the the morning prep, ceremony and reception were in different location, I was worried that I might not have enough time to edit. I left in the middle of the ceremony to the reception venue – copying cards to my MacBook on my way. Arriving at the beautiful Venue, I got straight to work. I knew that show time was at 9pm and I had less than 4 hours to edit. I simply spent the first 45 min. organizing all the footage. I usually get straight to editing, but I knew that organization will allow me to find shots 4x faster. I was editing away in Final Cut Pro X ( I love FCP X – It did not crash once!).
At 8:15, my edit was completed. I set the Same Day Edit to Export, grabbed a camera and helped my team film fire dancers and fireworks.
I was excited for show time!
At 9:00pm, we dimmed the lights and pressed play! A few seconds into the film, I knew everyone loved it. Especially the bride and groom.
I hope you also enjoy it! Remember that this was edited on the wedding day and shown on the wedding reception. It’s an awesome experience! ENJOY!