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May + Dominic – Same Day Edit (Honolulu, HI)

Annnndddd….we’re back.

After a few months of shooting hiatus, CCm is back on the scene with this year’s first SDE. May and Dominic had their wedding ceremony at St. Elizabeth in Aiea, HI. What I love about this church is it’s long aisle. Lots of room and time for steadicam fun ;). Photosession madness was at kaka’ako park and we finished off the night at the beautiful Halekulani hotel for the reception.

I’m currently flying back and forward from mainland USA and I originally wasn’t able to be the wedding cinematographer for May and Dom. Luckily, a good friend of mine from the industry was able to step in and help out with shooting that day. Big thanks to Joel, Gabe, and Mario for their assist on this shoot. This was the first time I was actually an hour AHEAD of schedule for SDE showing. Gave me extra time to polish and cinescope the clip ;).

Much thanks to all the great vendors and especially to Taryn from a Touch of You event planning. Always a true pleasure working with such a professional :).

List of awesome vendors that helped make this wedding possible :

Photography – Jaymie Castro // J Castro Photography
jcastrophotography.com

Florist – Sue Yamaguchi // Su-V Expressions
suvexpressionshawaii.com

MUA – Naomi Lee // Les Saison
www.les-saison.net

Sound + DJ – Randy Fernandez // DJ Nite Beat
thenitebeat [at] yahoo.com

Banquet Captain + Venue – Loren Petroski // Halekulani Banquet/Catering Manager

Blog being refreshed!

My apologies for the privatizing of all the films as well as the blog not being updated frequently! CCm has been working hard at updating the blog with a fresh new look as well as our website. We will be very soon be re-launching the blog with a brand new face. If you’d like to see sample’s of our films, please feel free to email thru the contact section or thru 411 [at] colourcraftmedia [dot] com. Head down and editing like a madman right now so please be patient when waiting for a reply. If your wedding day is fast approaching, feel free to pick up the phone and dial us up, the number can be found on our website ;).

For all of the couples inquiring, I’ve been getting back to you folks on by one via telephone or email so please check your voicemails and spam boxes just in case. 2012 is almost filled, however with a few select dates left we may be still available for your wedding day.

New blog post coming soon right after this, yowza.

Cheers

“At a loss for words..” // Pamela ‘ Bronson – Same Day Edit (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Ok, ok….I confess. I’ve been holding out on this one. It’s been up on vimeo hiding for almost 2 months. Why? I’ve been at a loss for words. I couldn’t figure out anything clever to say to match how epic I felt this piece was…so I’ll just stick to the story :). I had the pleasure of shooting alongside my personal mentor in the wedding cinematography world, Michael Y. Wong and arguably one of the best editors/storytellers in Hawaii, Joel Campos. This team was put together the last minute and was the personification of a “clutch team”. They both pulled thru for me and I wouldn’t have been able to get this same day edit out to the level that I was able to push it without their lightning fast rough cutting, skilled shooting + story telling, and my 100% peace of mind that the reception was being shot perfectly while I chopped away at the computer. Please visit the vimeo page if you’d like to read more on how I put the edit together.

Now on to the lovely couple!

Pamela and Bronson were originally from Hawaii and now reside on the mainland. From the moment I met them, I was happy to discover that “aloha” had never left their hearts. The thing I really loved about this couple was that they had ZERO pretension. Very down to Earth and laid back…epitome of Hawaii :). They wanted to do a first look…but not the “cheesy type” as Pam put it. After some quick brainstorming during the rehearsal, I asked her if they were doing cards to which she affirmed. Logistically, it was going to be tough shooting the exchange as once I leave the groom’s room, I stick with the bride until first look / ceremony time. We came up with the brilliant idea of exchanging the cards during the 1st look and killed two birds with one stone. Gotta love MYW’s EPIC wide shot during the approach ;).

WIthout further delay….It is with great pleasure I share this piece with the world.

Enjoy!

Suppliers :
Photography – Frank “Da Man” Amodo
Venue – Lanikohonua
Planner – Merryl Iraha / Vows in Paradise

“Even in Hogwarts…” – Melody ‘ Joel – SDE (Honolulu, HI)

I’ve known Melody for over 15 years. We attended intermediate and high school together. And not only is she a great friend and fellow Mililani Trojan (w00t!), she has been following my work since I started Colour Craft and is a fan. Needless to say, there was quite the pressure to perform when she contacted me to be her wedding cinematographer ;).

Melody and Joel tied the knot at the intimate Ocean Crystal Chapel and celebrated their reception at Aloha Tower Water Front. I’m a huge fan of non traditional venues (as you can only shoot a hotel so many times) and I was quite excited to shoot at the water front. The bridal party was pretty style’d out, a reflection of Melody and Joel’s own abundance of swag and stylish tastes…gotta love them socks. From the comedic story telling of Greg Hammer to the great 90s beats played by Dj Yogurt, I was glad to have been able to film my fellow Harry Potter lovers’ special day. Love you guys!

Enjoy!!

Suppliers :

Photographer – L’Amour Photography
MC – Greg Hammer (HILARIOUS dude…seriously.)
DJ – Dj Yogurt
Ceremony Site – Ocean Crystal Chapel
Reception Site – Aloha Tower Water Front

ps. 10 POINTS TO GRYFFINDOR!!!!!!! ;D

Back in Action! // Heidi ‘ Sean – Same Day Edit (Honolulu, HI)

*blows the dust off the blog*

WHEW! What a hiatus from posting! I’ve got a good excuse, really..I do. :) CCm has been shooting. Alot. lol. With that said, a flurry of posts will be coming up in the next few days. Sumimasen for the absence!!!! Alrighty, on to business!
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First off, these guys REALLY know how to party, haha. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was boogie’ing and shaking it on the dance floor during the reception. If I wasn’t so busy editing the SDE, I woulda jumped out and busted a move also. ;)

The scene of their wedding was at a breathtaking location at the Koolau Ballrooms. I’ve never filmed at this particular area before and I was pretty excited to see it after Pastor Alice Inouye hyped it up so much :). Safe to say, she did not exaggerate on how beautiful the spot was. It gave us quite the majestic backdrop with the mountains and the perfect cloud cover gave us excellent lighting :). What I REALLY love about this couple is that they were so down to do whatever was needed in order to get great imagery. They made it very easy for the photographers and my team to do our duties without hinderance, so thanks so much H+S :). BTW, the photographers were the fine husband and wife team of John and Lauren, who also flew in from California. It was a pleasure working with you two and thanks for being such great team players! Special shoutout to Michelle and LanAnh from Mele Amore who did a fantastic job coordinating the event, true pros :)!

Heidi and Sean have such great personalities and it translates so well into the film. If there is one word I can use to describe this couple and their love for each other, it would be “genuine”. The groomsmen were also quite the lively bunch. In fact, if you stay past the credits of the film, you’ll see a special performance by one of them ;).

Enjoy their Same Day Edit film!

http://vimeo.com/25586812

Supplier information :
Wedding Planner & Coordinator || Mele Amore www.meleamore.com
Photography || John Lauren Photography www.johnlauren.com
Venue || Ko’Olau Ballroom
Music || DJ Kool Productions w/ Rick Rock as the MC
Florist || Watanabe
Makeup/Hair || Kiss and Makeup
Rentals || Accel Party Rentals

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