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Ann + Bryce – Same Day Edit (Honolulu, HI // The Modern Hotel)

The same day edit film of a long time friend and his brand new wife.  I’ve known Bryce since the 7th grade and the reality has been hitting me more and more as I film each of my friends’ weddings….we’re grown ups.  haha.

Bryce used to hang out at the “Mauka bench” with all of the other kids from Mililani Mauka Elementary, such as myself, in intermediate school (junior high to all you mainlanders ;P).  We all shared common friends, much of whom I’ve known since the 6th grade, so we grew pretty close all the way thru high school.  A fond memory I have of our group was when we all used to wrestle at our friend Sean’s house after school.  A fun tidbit about their reception grand entrance, Bryce + Ann walked out to wrestling theme music and did the DX chop / “suck it” gesture, hahaha.  Too awesome.  It was like a mini high school reunion at their wedding and  It was great catching up with old friends. :)   I only got to meet Ann for the first time a few months ago (about a week prior to the wedding) and I was truly, truly happy that Bryce found such a wonderful woman as his partner in life.  Outgoing and beautiful with a bubbly personality, it was pretty apparent why Bryce fell in love with her.

Imagine my excitement, and admittedly a bit of nervousness, when it came time to film their wedding.  I’ve never been one to worry about my couples’ expectation when it comes to their wedding film and same day edits as I have full confidence in my team and I’s ability, however there’s a small (well ok…HUGE) level of expectation to perform when it’s a childhood friend.  I watched intently as Ann + Bryce saw their SDE at the reception and a big sigh of relief came over me when Bryce + Ann emote with joy as the film finished.

Congrats Bryce + Ann!  It was truly my pleasure being your Hawaii wedding cinematographer :)

The team that made it all happen :

Photographer – Aaron Rideout
DJ – Tony So
Coordination – Finishing Touch (Sandra Williams + KathE Garcia)
MUA – Flaunt
Venue – The Modern Honolulu (Renee Suzuki)
Special shout out to Joel from Studio Red for all his help during the shoot!

Enjoy!!

Aloha Kia x Hawaii Food Bank // Holiday Commercial

The holidays are upon us.  I do my best to be thankful at all times for what I’ve been blessed with, however it seems that more so during the holiday months, the feeling of thankfulness is magnified thru the sad realization that not everyone is as fortunate.  I had the pleasure of being the director of photography for a television commercial shot for the Hawaii Food Bank in association with Aloha Kia.  I really dug the fact that Aloha Kia was doing a promotion for Hawaii Food Bank that by donating cans, you can get credit towards a purchase of a car.  A nice win-win situation.  ER marketing directed the piece while Daniel B. did the editing. The hamsters hijinks in the background were a nice touch.  In the next coming weeks, I’ll be adding more commercial projects as well as a few wedding same day edits that I’ve been holding back for the launch of the site.

Enjoy!

Mr. Spock, Set phasers to STUN! // New website + blog!

A quick ZAP to announce the new attire of Colour Craft Media’s online presence!

After many months of design, performance, and editorial decisions, I was able to find someone that I could trust with the update and refresh of Colour Craft Media’s website + blog.  Check out my awesome designer at 5eleven.net. Thanks to Eddie for an amazing job on the refresh!  His plate is full until early 2013 but if you need a website, give him a shout!

Slowly but surely, a lot of the archived content will be made available again as I clear what I’m able to display.  Some of the reviews have images still being migrated so please bear with us as we’re optimizing live.

Now comes the fun part : Updates :)

Stay tuned as in the next few days you’ll see a myriad of new content.  For starters, one post containing a world famous artist’s SDE + Love Story and another one of my childhood friends’ SDE so check back daily.

Hold onto your hats…CCm is looking to blow you away.  ENERGIZE!

“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

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