Thursday, December 24, 2009

Congratulations Emilie and David!

A few weeks ago, Emilie and Dave had their outdoor ceremony and indoor reception on a gorgeous sunny day at the American River Resort. This was my first time at that location and it was an awesome site surrounded by nature. This was also my first venture into Super 8 filming. I must tell you that I'm addicted to the vintage chic look and I can't wait to shoot my next one! I even purchased a better super 8 camera with more manual control and a better lens.
Emilie and Dave were so great to work with. All I needed to do was just sit back and observe. Not much direction needed, they were naturals in front of the camera! All the younger kids were wondering what I was holding in my hands and why my camera is making all that noise! The older crowd on the other hand, told me some pretty cool stories on how they used to film their kids back in the day and it was refreshing to see that old cameras are still being used today.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Chinese/Vietnamese Wedding

This is it. It's been a long time coming, one of my favorite weddings of 2009. Thu and Reagan sure know how to party! Even though it was a long day for everyone with a tea ceremony, 100 degree weather, a catholic ceremony, and a kick ass reception at a local Chinese restaurant, The newlyweds were such awesome troopers through it all.... just to get the shot! There were so much good footage that I could've easily make their summary 5 minutes long (my summaries are usually 3-4 minutes). But this one's even better, it's five minutes and 1 second! Thank you Thu and Reagan for letting us into your lives on this wonderful day. Here's their wedding summary, Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sheila and Ari's Wedding Film Summary

I can't believe the year's almost over and what a great way to end it with Sheila and Ari's wedding at the gorgeous Saint Francis Church in downtown Sacramento and the Marriott Hotel on Sunrise Blvd. Sheila and Ari definitely had an awesome wedding complete with a live band, dove release, a church choir and traditional Filipino Folk Dances to top off the evening. Less talking and more watching! Here's Sheila and Ari's wedding summary:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jen and Terry's Wedding Summary

Alan here, I'm not really much of a country music fan, but Jen and Terry's first dance, a country song, fit the bill for their wedding summary! These two lovebirds got married in the beautiful Silverado Resort in Napa. An easy going couple with a beautiful and laid back wedding, a perfect blend for an artistic imagery film. Enjoy!

Vierra Family Portrait

Yesterday, Amber and I braved the cold weather with the Vierra Family of West Sacramento. If any of the background scenes look familiar, they were taken at Dave's Pumpkin Patch and during the month of December, it transforms into a Christmas Tree Farm! If you haven't gotten your Christmas Tree already, this is the place to get a great quality tree!

I seriously wanted to spend more time with them but the cold am winter weather called for spending more time indoors rather than outside. I could barely feel the trigger on my camera! Luckily, Erin was able to lend me her gloves for the last part of the shoot. I'm so glad the pics didn't come out blurry from my sh sh shakiness. Thanks Erin! I hope everyone out there is staying warm this winter. Here are the faves from the shoot....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Julie and Joe's Director's Cut

Alan here, it wasn't too long ago when I got an email from Julie about asking me to film her Hollywood Style inspired wedding. As I was sitting there as she was describing to me the details and the location of her wedding, I immediately thought to myself, "I hope she books me, I hope she books me." I mean, who couldn't resist the challenge of creating a movie poster with an instant gratification short that blends with their pre-filmed love story? On top of that, the love story will be projected at the Crest Theatre! This was truly one of the best Artistic Imagery weddings of the year and I hope everyone will enjoy the director's cut version of "The Perfect Catch".

The Perfect Catch, starring Julie and Joe from alan silva on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jennifer and Kelly Kent's Napa Wedding Film

It's very rare that I never meet the couple before their big day. I always try to at least personally meet with them 2 weeks prior their wedding day to go over their schedule. Going into this wedding, I didn't know what to expect, there were a lot of rules to follow at the reception site and Kelly, the groom wasn't too keen about having a camera following him around. As I arrived at the place where the bride and her family were getting ready, I immediately clicked with all of them. (whew!) Jennifer and Kelly were very easy going and a lot of fun to film and the video truly shows how much they care for each other. Special thanks goes out to Ken Viale, their wedding photographer for making my job easier and to their wedding coordinator, Traci of Napa Valley Celebrations for keeping us on the loop throughout the day. Congratulations Jen and Kelly!

Jennifer and Kelly Kent's Wedding at Auberge du Soleil from alan silva on Vimeo.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Downtown Affair, Gwen and Randolph Style!

We had the utmost pleasure of shooting one of the loudest and most awesome bridal party of the year. Gwen and Randolph were married at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Downtown Sac and had their reception at the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento. Randolph sure did rock his white tux and Gwen had no problems with her top model moves during the photo session. I had a great time editing this wedding, I sure did miss an awesome party!

Gwen and Randolph's Wedding Summary from alan silva on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stephanie and Chris' Director's Cut

I've been shooting weddings since 2001 and since then, I've listened to what brides enjoy the most out of their wedding videos, how often they watch them, etc. etc. It turns out, most of the brides and grooms use my chapter menus and just watch the exciting parts of their day. They also watch their five minute summary over and over again. So this year, we've introduced the director's cut in our a la carte items. In a nutshell, it's a shortened version of the entire wedding day but a lot longer than the 5 minute summary. Only the best highlights are shown and edited in a faster and more entertaining manner. This wedding was shot in April of 2009 and Artistic Imagery's first director's cut (running time: 15 minutes). Enjoy!

Stephanie and Chris' Director's Cut from alan silva on Vimeo.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Congratulations Tom and Bethany!

Hi guys, Alan here! It's been a while since I've posted a video here on the blog. I've been crazy busy this past month with insanely huge projects and a lot of traveling. To make up for it, there will be a string of director's cut edits, wedding and event summaries on the blog in the next few weeks. This first one is Tom and Bethany's wedding in the gorgeous Monte Verde Inn in Forest Hill, CA. This one was beautifully filmed by Travis and Adriel. They have been working with artistic imagery for several years now and I can't be anymore prouder. I sure did miss an awesome wedding! Pay close attention to the officiant's little shimmy during the first kiss as husband and wife. I think he wanted them to get a room. Congrats you two!

Tom and Bethany's Wedding Summary from alan silva on Vimeo.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Congratulations Wendy and Rick!

Alan here, Adriel and I had the pleasure of filming Wendy and Rick's wedding a few weeks ago in the city of San Francisco. Wendy and Rick met in college and fell in love instantly. This is actually my first edit where I wanted to incorporate the vows and made sure the song I picked flowed with what they said to each other. It was also a wedding with familiar faces, I saw a past bride and groom, Ken and Vicki and the entire side of Vicki's family! It was great seeing them again. No more talking, and more watching... here's the video, enjoy!

Rick and Wendy's Wedding Film Summary from alan silva on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Destined, a Love Story

I love my job. What's even better is if the people you are filming are naturals at what they do. Tom and Bethany are the type of couple that truly show how much they care for each other. I had a blast filming this with Amber and Travis. We can't wait to film and edit your wedding! Here's they're short and sweet love story film, hope y'all like it!

Destined, Tom & Bethany's Love Story Film from alan silva on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cheryl and Derrick, ENGAGED!

Alan here! Amber and I headed out to old town sac and the State Capitol to shoot Cheryl and Derrick's engagement photo session the other day. We haven't shot in this location in forever! The couple was a lot of fun and a duck almost ate Cheryl's toe while we were down in the docks. It made them lighten up a little bit and it was smooth sailing from that point on. There were too many awesome shots to pick from and it was so hard to keep it under ten faves.... so here's 12! I could've pushed it to 20 pics but I don't want to spoil you guys too much!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mike and Tina's Love Story Film and Instant Gratification Short

By far, this has been the most ambitious Love Story edit that I've shot. Filmed at several locations and shot in three separate days, Mike and Tina were willing to do anything to get the perfect shot! This has also been the quickest same day editing job that I've undertaken since everything was running behind that day but I still want myself to be on time. 1 hour to edit, 30 minutes to render. Whew! Props to Adriel, Kimi, Amber, Sarah, Mary and Chris for doing anything and everything for me that day to get this same day edit shown on time.

Mike and Tina's Love Story and Same Day Edit from alan silva on Vimeo.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Animation Test: Stop Motion Wedding Rings

Here's something a little different for a wedding film opening sequence that I've been working on in my head. I was finally able to film it the other day. It's still in it's infancy, when I get to shoot it again, it will be sooo much better. Here's the concept so far:

stop motion animation rings test from alan silva on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Downtown Sacramento Wedding Film

Alan here! Amber and I have been to countless weddings and we have a way of knowing how much in love the bride and groom really are. Stephanie and Conrad ranks really high up there and it truly shows in this short wedding film. From their intimate wedding at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament to their awesome Hyatt Regency reception led by Music on the Move, this couple's marriage will truly last a lifetime! Special thanks to Adriel for assisting me on this one. Congratulations Stephanie and Conrad on your timeless and gorgeous wedding!

A Downtown Sacramento Wedding Film from alan silva on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Madeeha and Toheed's Wedding Summary

Presenting an honest to goodness, all natural, no artificial flavoring with a dash of curry - video summary of Madeeha and Toheed in the beautiful Radisson Hotel here in Sacramento, CA.

Madeeha and Toheed's Bollywood Reception from alan silva on Vimeo.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hollywood Style Movie Posters is the in thing....

Alan here, I keep getting positive comments and..... orders from current, and past brides with our latest offering, Hollywood Style movie posters ($300- museum quality mat and frame ready for display) from your engagement or wedding photos! Here's the latest and greatest one that I just designed. Thanks Amber for the awesome photos that I got to pick from! Click here to see more delicious movie poster samples.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My Good Day Sacramento 5 Seconds of Fame

Alan here, I had the pleasure of doing a portrait painting of one of the news reporters and his dad who came to visit him all the way from Chicago. The TV producers called me if I could come in and paint a portrait of them as a souvenir from the Good Day Staff. Even with my super busy schedule, I had to say yes for some free TV time! Our son Michael got really excited to see my face on TV - that made it all worth it for me! Here's the final product which I only had 3 hours to complete... this normally takes me at least 5 hours or more... boy was I stressed.

Good Day Sacramento, Event Painting from alan silva on Vimeo.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Ciara and Joey's Wedding Summary

Crunk cups, his & hers custom Chucks and a choreographed fight scene are just some of the things that made this wedding wonderfully unique. Oh, and I forgot to mention a coin toss in the middle of the ceremony!

Ciara and Joey's Wedding Summary from alan silva on Vimeo.

Congratulations Ciara & Joey and thanks for choosing us to shoot your insanely cool wedding! I know you've been waiting a while for this, I'm just glad I'm catching up on my summaries, up next - a Bollywood Reception.... Stay tuned!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thu and Reagan's Tahoe E-Session

We had a blast with this couple! Tahoe has a lot of little gems and we made the most of it. Bug bites and everything! Here are the faves from the shoot:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tom and Bethany's Movie Poster

I just finished up a Love Story video for one of our October couples, Tom and Bethany! They also ordered a movie poster to go along with their awesome shoot which I can't wait to share to everyone. Their video truly shows how they're madly in love with each other. Tom and Bethany, thanks for being YOU! Props goes out to Amber for the amazing photos that I got to work with for this poster and to Travis for helping out on the first portion of the video shoot.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Luis and Corin's Wedding Video Summary

Alan here. Finally, my workload has eased up a bit and I finally got to sit down and edit the much awaited wedding summary of Mr. and Mrs. Herrera! I've known Luis since my early years in the Sacramento area. He's one of my very first airbrush clients here in Sac town. He called asking me to airbrush his three parrots on his drums....and the rest is history. Since then, I've created countless artworks for his several business and for 2-3 years, I've been waiting for him to ask Corin the big question so I can shoot and film their wedding already. Well, the wedding finally came and went last May. You may remember them from our previous blog on their wedding photos. Special thanks to Sharon and Travis for assisting me on this one. Now without further adieu, the wedding summary of Corin and Luis!

Luis and Corin's Wedding from alan silva on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Fun!

Last night, Amber, Michael and I spent the latter part of the evening having dinner and watching fireworks at Amber's parents house. Lucky us, the neighbors rolled in with two boxes of extra special fireworks. The kind you have to get south of the border. He he he. Michael was amazed! He kept wanting to see more of it every time. Everyone had a blast. Good thing we still have all our fingers and toes! Here's some video footage from last night, enjoy!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Animated Wedding Shoes

I couldn't help myself. I haven't done any stop motion in a while and Ciara's awesome custom shoes deserves some unique and cool footage. I still have to edit her summary together but I thought I'd give everyone a sneak peak at what's to come. I had fun at this wedding and I can't wait to show what I have in store!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Julie and Joe's Instant Gratification Short!

Here it is! Julie and Joe's short film that was shown at the Crest Theatre this past weekend. I'm only showing the the second part of the film since I blogged the first part a few months ago. To see the entire film, you can view it here. Special thanks to the Artistic Imagery film crew (Amber, Travis, Sharon, Fay) and Gary (Jerry!!) from the Crest Theatre for making the same day edit possible! Yes Julie, you only hired one cinematographer for your wedding day but since you also booked us for a same day edit, I brought some extra guns for the show cuz that's just how we roll!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Event Painting by Alan Silva

Live Event Painting is a truly unique way to capture your special day on canvas. Your guests will be fascinated by how the painting quickly evolves into the finished artwork. Each painting takes approximately 3-5 hours to complete and it will be ready for you to take home at the end of the event. Alan is also available to capture any moment on canvas even after your special event has passed. Just send us a photograph of the moment you want immortalized as a painting and we’ll take care of the rest. Below is the latest event painting I just completed... let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Congratulations Luis and Corin!

Alan here. Team Artistic Imagery recently shot Luis and Corin's wonderful, jam packed wedding this past weekend at Saint Francis Catholic Church and Arden Hills Resort and Spa. Luis owns a sound company along with his best man and brother, Ramon so you know that the music is gonna be out of this world! Well, let's just say the live bands they hired, ranging from a mariachi band, to a local cover band that entertained the guests during the reception did not disappoint! I will especially enjoy editing their video incorporating the live music during the entire event. Look out for a summary of their awesome day in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the awesome imagery from Greg, Amber, and our super duper intern, Olivia!

Friday, April 24, 2009

We're Published!

Alan here, I was browsing through the internet to see where Artistic Imagery has made their mark locally and found that the articles that were recently published in Our Wedding Magazine can now be viewed online! We have three articles in there. Woohoo!

You can check out the links here:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stephanie and Chris' Same Day Video Edit

This past weekend, Amber, Sarah (Sarah Dawson Photography), Greg (Greg Allen Photographers) and I drove down to Los Angeles to capture Stephanie and Chris' wedding at the Biltmore Hotel. Amber, Sarah and Greg were all photographers and I was the only one doing the videography for that day. One of my guys was unable to come due to some circumstances beyond his control but I was glad that I was able to make it work. My little brother, Carlo also came to the rescue at the ceremony site. Thanks for the chips and water too! Greg was gracious enough to assist me in capturing some video coverage during the reception when I was frantically editing the footage captured earlier. I was about half an hour late on my delivery but judging from the reaction of the guests, all my sweat and running around the hotel was worth it! Without further ado, here's the very first, instant gratification video of the year.... Enjoy!

Stephanie and Chris Same Day Edit Wedding Video from alan silva on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"The Perfect Catch", showing at the Crest Theatre, May 30, 2009

Here's the much awaited Love Story Short of Julie and Joe...

The Perfect Catch from alan silva on Vimeo.

Big ups to Jen and Chris of Jen Stewart Photography for those AMAZING e-session shots!!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Lysette Davis Photo Session

This afternoon, Amber, Olivia (our new and awesome intern) and I shot Lysette's Photo Session in Old Town Sacramento. We had such a great time that we didn't realize we were shooting for much longer than we should have. Hey, if you love what you do... besides, Lysette was all smiles on this shoot! I tried to make her show me an angry face, but it ended up being a cute grrr followed by a big laugh from everyone. There's just not one single ounce of angry girl in her! Here are the faves! (Olivia, yes, your first photo shoot with us and one of your photos made it on the blog, yay!)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Class of 2009 Senior Photo Shoot

Alan here, I had the pleasure of photographing Ryan Bard of La Entrada High School in Yorba Linda, CA the other day. My sister, Kristine is home for spring break and she helped me a lot on lighting this shoot. We spent most of the time cracking up at Ryan's jokes so I couldn't help it but steer part of the shoot towards his fun and quirky side.... with some "normal and safe" poses thrown in the mix for mom and dad. I had a fun session with this one... thanks Ryan for making us laugh and Amber and I will see you on your graduation day!

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