Tag Archives: hawaii weddings

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!
________

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

Currently in the Batcave…editing.

Hey true believers (it’s a Stan Lee quote if you’re not a comic book reader :P ),

Super short update.

We’re still alive, don’t worry ;).

I’ve been getting emails upon emails wondering why the blog hasn’t been updated. Simply put, been buried under a pile of footage :). Working hard to get these final edits out to couples as well as continue to service new ones. In this industry, it’s always a balancing act between editing, shooting, signing new clients, and keeping the previous ones informed/happy. I do my best to personally answer all the emails and inquiries within 24 hours, except for the days when we’re off island shooting, so for those waiting for an email, it’s coming! Just returned from the outer islands so playing catch up again with the pile of emails in the inbox. In regards to blog updates, stay tuned for some new wedding films in the coming days as well as some industry insight into what gear I use and recommend. I also have a few corporate films that I’ve shot in collaboration with a california based ad agency that has finally been cleared for display. (woohoo!)

In the meantime, I’d like to share with you an article I wrote for the event filmmaking industry’s leading magazine, EventDV! Here’s the link!

Enjoy!

Grace ‘ Jason – Same Day Edit (Honolulu, HI)

What a crazy fun day! :)

Short back story : Grace was referred to me by a wedding cinematography colleague who was unavailable to film her wedding. After replying to the initial consultation email, I get a reply that said, “RANDY?!??”. I was a bit taken back and was like, “Uhh…yeah?”. LOL. It turns out that Grace was a friend of mine that I met during her graduation from trade school and only realized after I emailed her back who I was. I didn’t know it was her either as all this time I thought she had a different last name, haha. I told her in passing that I shot weddings and this was my career, but seeing as how we didn’t talk very often, she forgot my website address and didn’t know how to get in contact with me. Errrrrr….. Well after catching up, meeting her fiance Jason, and talking about what she was looking for in a wedding film, the rest is history.

Grace and Jason tied the knot overlooking Waikiki Beach at the Hyatt. The wedding was a well executed affair thanks to the tireless efforts of Taryn Magalianes from “A Touch of You” Event planning and Grace’s brother Brandon, who makes a cameo during the same day edit film preparing the centerpieces for the gorgeous looking reception. I want to say publicly to Taryn : THANK YOU for all the help in the months leading up to the wedding and especially on the wedding day! I’ve worked with great planners and not so great planners and Taryn is definitely in the GREAT category :). Great job to Erin and Brian who pulled thru and helped me pull off this super time constrained SDE as well as the photographer Brian Jones from iDream Images for always being a class act to work with. Here’s the photo from the wedding : Grace + Jason Wedding Photos

Back to the wedding info, the girls are all in the beauty field and are very knowledgeable in Hair and Makeup. So naturally they would all end up being each others makeup artist. It was quite a site seeing Grace play both vendor and bride at the same time. She actually said that she felt like she was working rather than feel like she was getting married. And of course I couldn’t put her doing makeup and hair into the SDE as she wasn’t wearing any at the time. I’m also sure she would kill me if I did, LOL. To make the day more stressful interesting for this time constrained editor, she was also fashionably late to the 1st look + photosession ;). Thanks Grace, haha.

Well enough babbling, here’s Grace and Jason’s Same Day Edit :

Sombreros and Prank Jokes // Eunice ‘ Prince – Premium Same Day Edit (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

Home sweet home..Touched down back home in Honolulu a few days ago. Whew…what a whirlwind of a wedding season! It’s been 20k miles of driving + flying in the past 2 months, it’s great to have a bit of time to catch my breath :).

Now onto details about the film!

Eunice and Prince got married at the beautiful Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It was a nice, intimate event with about 30 of their closest friends and family. They had a number of unique elements to their wedding : From Eunice’s stylish veil and Prince’s “Tiger Woods” performance on the links, to the epic processional on a..well, I won’t spoil it ;)…this wedding will definitely be one for the record books. My favorite part of the wedding was the music. A departure from the usual wedding cinematography musical choices, Eunice requested for some deep, soulful house as the backdrop for the P.SDE. It was a little different editing to this type of genre yet refreshing as it presented a fun challenge to still hit the usual high points and pacing but still keep the vibe that house music generates : chill, relaxed, and fun.

Although this wedding film flies under the Colour Craft Media banner, it is actually a joint venture between red Bicycle Media and CCm. James and Brian took the long journey to Mexico with me and it was quite the adventure. Brian Jones from iDream Images was also part of our crazy entourage. Here’s the wedding photos : Eunice + Prince Wedding Photos. We had quite the fun time traveling back from Cancun with the 4 hour layover in Mexico City. All I’ll say is sombreros & prank jokes and I’ll leave it at that. lol

Enjoy Eunice and Prince’s Premium Same Day Edit!

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: