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“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

Eunice ‘ Prince – E-session Teaser Film (Brooklyn, NY)

With E&P’s wedding day fast approaching, we wanted to put out a nice teaser film for their guests to build more anticipation for their big day. They wanted to incorporate things that happened in their daily lives. The section in which she showcases her dance skills was one of my favorite scenes to shoot, being a fellow dancer myself. A few of her dance troupe members from isa[dance] were cool enough to dance with Eunice the night we arrived (despite it being SUPER late) and bust out a special dance routine made especially for this film.

This was my first time in the big apple and I was happy to spend it creating this piece. Got to explore the city briefly as well as visit B&H photo video. 2 huge store levels of photo/video gear….I’m proud to say I walked out doing minimal damage to my bank account ;). Thanks for James Pizarro from red Bicycle Media for the assist and Brian Jones from iDream Images for his help. It was a LONG 7 hour drive for us and we turned around a day after and made the same drive back to Ohio. Then, the next day after we got back, I made the drive back with Brian Marks to Staten Island to film another wedding. I’ll share that one as soon as it’s done :). Brian Jones shot the engagement photos, you can see them here : Eunice & Prince – Engagement Session Photos

Enjoy:

Water works // Mel ‘ Justin – Love Story + Same Day Edit (Honolulu, HI)

Mel and Justin..hmm..where to start? Well first, Mel came to me about 6 months ago saying that she felt she found a diamond in the rough. She was searching and searching for the right cinematographer but everywhere she turned, everybody was booked. After looking at everyone’s work, she learned that there was a difference between wedding videography and wedding cinematography. She finally decided to search for ” Hawaii Wedding Cinematography ” and ended up on this site. Noted below is part of her original correspondence with me after checking our availability :

“Hi Randy,

Thanks for getting back to me fast, I’m so scared because most of the videographers that I inquired so far are all booked! I only have 7 more months to plan my wedding and I couldn’t be more concerned about anything else, but my videographer! My fiancee Justin and I are two fun loving people that want to really give a twist from the traditional slideshow to a love story w/ ceremony highlights! We enjoy a playful and modern style and I got the chance to look at your work and I am very impressed! ”

Needless to say, working with her and Justin was nothing but an awesome experience. The love story posted below was pretty much all their idea. VERY creative couple :). Now the title of this blog post will be apparent after watching their same day edit. It was one of the most emotional weddings I’ve ever attended and I must say, the vows got me very close to shedding a tear ;). I sincerely want to say THANK YOU to Mel + Justin for putting their full trust and support behind CCm during this whole project, it was our pleasure being your wedding cinematographers. Special shoutout to Brian from red Bicycle Media (his first time visiting our beautiful islands) as well as Princeton and Erin for their help throughout the day.

As usual, please feel free to comment if you dig the films! Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/14320532

1,000 Paper Cranes // Brandi ‘ Reid – Same Day Edit (Honolulu, HI)

It’s Japanese legend that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish. Be it long life, healing, or success. In regards to weddings, it is said that the folder (or folders in this case) is wishing 1,000 years of happiness and prosperity to the couple. Needless to say, I’m always impressed and taken aback by the site of the paper cranes as I just imagine of how much time was spent as a labor of love folding all those birds.

Brandi and Reid were fantastic to work with. Knowing them and how gracious they are, it’s no surprise that they had a quite a number of people show up in support of their union, around 300+ at their reception! I wish I had more time to fit all the amazing things that happened during the reception in the same day edit, such as Reid’s surprise performance to Brandi with a song that brought the house down as well as the words of wisdom from their friend Jen who was a great officiant :). Her UH football to a wedding analogy was very well received, lol. To Brandi and Reid, from the team and myself, thank you for your hospitality throughout the day and for choosing us for your Hawaii Wedding Cinematography needs :). This was also another collaboration with James Pizarro from my sister studio on the east coast, redbicyclemedia.com. Always a pleasure having you.

Without further delay, here’s their same day edit that we displayed for them at their reception. ENJOY!

http://vimeo.com/13501626