Sunday, June 6, 2010

Congratulations Prety and Shak!

An awesome 4 day event deserves an instant gratification short in the end!

Prety and Shakti's Instant Gratification Short Film from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Congratulations Esther and Derek!

This past Saturday, we filmed Esther and Derek's gorgeous wedding in San Francisco, CA. The getting ready portion was filmed at the Ritz Carlton in Downtown SF. I have to tell you, I've never seen a hotel bathroom toilet each adorned with a chandelier. So yeah, the hotel was awesome! I've never met the bride and groom prior to their wedding day. I was referred to them by Stephanie and Chris from our Biltmore Hotel Wedding in Los Angeles. Esther was so easy going and great to work with that it made my life a lot easier. Her bridesmaids were so camera shy that whenever I pointed our cameras at them, they would walk away. Well, I had a solution for that... I just left my cameras on tripods and let them roll. I had some great candids out of it just wait and see! Derek was also a pleasure to work with. Very calm and collected and he was willing to do anything you asked.

The ceremony was held at Saint Cecilia's Church and the reception was celebrated at the exclusive Olympic Club where everywhere you turned is a photo opportunity. My team of Rob and Travis made my job of editing this same day edit so much smoother. So thanks you two!

I hope you guys enjoy this instant gratification short, partially edited in a moving car while zipping through the traffic in city.

Esther and Derek's Instant Gratification Short Film from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rosie and Patrick's Citizen Wedding Instant Gratification Short

This past Saturday, Adriel, Jessie and I pulled off a 6-hour long wedding day instant gratification short for Rosie and Patrick at Sacramento's Citizen Hotel and Saint John's Lutheran Church. Both places provided such beautiful settings for the lovely couple that it made my editing job a breeze. For your viewing pleasure, here is Rosie and Patrick's instant gratification short edited in 2 hours and immediately shown at their reception.

Rosanna and Patrick's Instant Gratification Short from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Angela and Cuong's Save the Date Movie Trailer

A few days ago, I spent the afternoon with Angela and Cuong filming their engagement session with Sarah Dawson Photography. The result? An awesome save the date trailer for their upcoming September wedding! A Save the Date Wedding Video Trailer is a great green alternative from shipping save the date cards to your family and friends. You can email a link to the video or embed the video on your own wedding website!

Angela and Cuong's Save The Date Movie Trailer from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Congratulations Cheryl and Derrick!

We had a fun time shooting Cheryl and Derrick's wedding at the beautiful Lake Natoma Inn back in April. All I have to say is they must've felt so much love that day since everyone wanted to say such nice (and some funny & embarrassing ) stories about the couple during open toasts. What a way to officially kick off our wedding season! Congratulations Cheryl and Derrick!

Cheryl and Derrick's Wedding Film Summary from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jocelyn and Mark's Love Story Film

This was two days in the making. We went through some crazy hot weather, trying to run away from a crazy drunk guy and some really fast melting ice cream... but it was all worth it in the end. We now bring to you, Jocelyn and Mark's love story. Technically 11 years in the making since that's when they first met!

Special thanks goes out to Practical Cycle of Old Town Sacramento for the usage of their cool bike rentals with electronic assist. Trust me, you need to get one for those hilly rides next to the river.

Jocelyn and Mark's Love Story Film from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Becky and Isaac's Engagement Session Part 1

Amber and I had the pleasure of shooting Becky and Isaac the other day at the beautiful William Land Park area before it started pouring! Yes, we barely covered a half hour before mother nature decided that we were done for the day. But hey, we got some pretty fun pics and we can't wait to shoot them some more!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hellen and Johnny's Instant Gratification Short

2010 has been the year of same day edits! It looks like almost every other wedding film I shoot has one. Johnny and Hellen's is number 4 for this year. And I would have to say, theirs has been the most stress free wedding I've shot so far! Why? Because of my new and awesome Macbook Pro! I don't have to wait as long to render and the files are being saved to my hard drive a lot faster. Johnny and Hellen's was also a record breaking 16 hour day for me since I arrived earlier than everyone else to capture establishing shots and to make sure that I get everyone getting ready from start to finish. Don't worry ladies, I make sure that everyone has at least their foundation on! He he he. The best thing about this same day edit? I had three hours to spare before showtime and that's never happened before! Special thanks goes out to my crew that day, Shirley Corpuz and Sharon De Castro. Here's the 4th Artistic Imagery Instant Gratification Short Film of the year... Enjoy!

Johnny and Hellen's Instant Gratification Short from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Surprise Wedding Thriller Dance!

Alan here. Not everyone considers wedding films a necessity for his or her wedding. Whether it's because they remember watching their friend's sub-par wedding video from a so called professional or because the budget just doesn’t allow for it. All valid. People may have a dozen reasons why they shouldn’t have a video but sometimes they fail to remember why they should…

… Even the very best photographer can't capture the sound of your laugh or your wedding vows (except for Amber. She's that good! Ahem.) A picture of your maid of honor holding a champagne glass pales in comparison to hearing her toast, don't you think?

… A grandparent smiling at you and your new spouse as you begin your new life together.

… Your parents’ heartfelt toast telling you how they’ve never been prouder.

... Chances are, your future children and grandchildren would rather see video footage over pictures in an album of your big day.

... In a recent survey, 98% of newlyweds who did NOT hire a wedding filmmaker urge brides to include a wedding filmmaker in their plans

Why is it sooo important to hire a wedding filmmaker for your big day? Well, it's for moments like this....

Surprise Thriller Dance at a Wedding Reception from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

When Hellen Met Johnny

Amber and I are truly lucky to be working with such amazing clients. I really don't like using the word "client" because even before their big day, we already consider them friends. Filming a story that takes 2-3 days, you really get to spend time with the couple. Johnny and Hellen's story is a fun one to re-create. Yes, they did meet at Johnny's family owned restaurant and they also met by chance in Las Vegas but I had the artistic license to stretch and twist the story a bit. Much like Hollywood does to get the story across. He he he. If you haven't met Johnny and Hellen, you will truly get to know them in their love story. He's funny as hell and she's quiet, fashionable and cute!

When Hellen Met Johnny from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Congratulations, Stacie and Ronnie!

Alan here. It was a gorgeous day in San Jose, CA and the Church of Christ and the Ranch Golf Club was the perfect setting for Stacie and Ronnie's big day. We first got started at Hotel Valencia on Santana Row where Stacie and her bridesmaids got ready. It was a neat hotel with a blend of traditional furnishings surrounded by a touch of modern flair. It was a fairly small room but we managed to fit four makeup artists and hairdressers, the bridal party, the mothers of the bride and groom, two photographers, and three videographers. Whew! The ceremony at the church went very smoothly and the reception was a blast. Ronnie and a couple of the groomsmen did a surprise choreographed dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller and it brought the house down. We topped off the evening with a video presentation of their love story video and a surprise instant gratification short that you can view here:

A Ranch Golf Club Same Day Edit from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Congratulations guys! I'll make sure to post a link to your surprise Thriller dance soon!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Bridal Party Music Video

A few weeks ago, I got an email from our groom, Johnny. He wanted me to create a music video starring his bridal party. He said it would be a great way for them to bond and to get to know each other better before the big day. Some of the bridal party from Hellen and Johnny's side were from different parts of CA so they either had to drive or fly in just to shoot this video. I had one shot, one afternoon to get it all done. All I can say is, this bridal party can get crazy in front of the camera! We had so much fun and for one brief moment, I said to myself, I can't believe I'm getting paid to do this! I was still recovering from being terribly sick when I shot this and I wonder if I could've shot it better if I was completely healthy? Special thanks goes out to Amber for helping me film this piece. I couldn't have completed it without ya! Here's the video that everyone's been waiting for and I can't wait to film your wedding this coming May!

Johnny and Hellen's Bridal Party Music Video from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ronnie + Stacie's Love Story

Alan here. I met Stacie and Ronnie last year when they booked us for their upcoming wedding on April 3rd. They fell in love with Tina and Mike's Love Story Video and Same Day Edit and wanted to do something similar. A few days after we signed them, Ronnie emails me with a script for their love story. I read it and it was amazing. I would have to say, the funnest part of the shoot was getting to apply makeup on them when they had the getting older scene. All I used was baby powder and brown eyeliner. Even though it was only up for few seconds on the final cut, the scene took 3-4 hours to prep and shoot. It was an awesome 3 days of filming with Amber's help and I can't wait to shoot their same day edit as well! Props also goes out to Arlene and John Lee for lending us their living room and Denny's for filming inside their diner for a few hours.

Stacie and Ronnie from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Wedding Movie Trailer

A year ago, a bride asked me to design a movie poster for her Hollywood themed wedding. I said to myself, "You know that's not a bad idea to offer to clients!" After creating that first movie poster design, it seems like everybody wanted one for their wedding as well. About a month ago, a bride had asked me to create a movie trailer/save the date for her upcoming wedding in June. Yes, Artistic Imagery now offers movie trailers for your upcoming wedding! Here's the first look:

Prety and Shakti's Movie Trailer from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Prety and Shak's Wedding Movie Poster Design

After weeks and weeks of ugly weather here in Sacramento, the rain finally went away the day I shot Prety and Shak's movie trailer and short photo shoot for their movie poster. I started designing the poster as soon as my schedule let me and I can't wait to show everyone the movie trailer/save the date for their upcoming wedding. That should be on the blog soon enough as well! In the meantime, enjoy this little eye candy from moi!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Artistic Imagery Promo Video

Alan here, It's that time of the year again where we do a little bit of promotion to start off the new year. We've been very fortunate to start 2010 with a record number of signings. Far more that we had ever anticipated. (Yay!) There are still a few spots available for the 2010 wedding season and 2011 is very much open.

Once again, Amber and I will be attending California's largest bridal fair at Cal Expo this coming Sunday, January 10. We usually show our promo video at the bridal showcase and during a client meeting but what's the point of showing it then since most of our brides and grooms have seen every inch of our blog and website by the time they call us! He he he. We don't want to torture them even more by making them view more work! So here it is, Artistic Imagery's 2010 Promo Video:

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Congratulations Denise and Rich!

Amber and I spent our first day of 2010 in fine Artistic Imagery fashion, we filmed a wedding! We had a blast filming our first wedding with a bonus instant gratification short that was shown during dinner. We also got to hang out with Brian Khang Photography and his wonderful crew who shot the stills for the bride and groom. Overall, it was a wonderful way to kick off the year and fortunately, this isn't the last of our 2010 Southern CA weddings. We've got quite a few lined up and being in a venue that we've never shot since we mainly shoot in Northern CA has been a great and refreshing experience. Here's Rich and Denise's same day edit, enjoy!