Monday, July 7, 2008

Film Facts FAQ's

Every now and then I get asked, "what is the difference between "Film and Video"? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I love to try to keep it simple, so here is one picture of film....1. Film gets loaded into a very cool vintage camera, 2. artistically composed, hopefully, 3. shot, then 4. developed at a specialty lab for 5. color correction and then 6. telecine transferred to digital tape for 7. editing.

A lot of important factors and steps in there!

Sooooo it's real important that you make sure that you as , "the Producer", or in this case, "the Bride", hire a very good and well established "Cinematographer" to shoot your film along with a very good and well established "editor" to tell your story for you. I think it's further helpful if your cinematographer and editor think along the same lines for cohesiveness. Stellar Films weddings are all shot and edited by me, Russell Fowler. However, Bon Vivant Cinema being my associate company, has well established crews of shooters and editors who handle those weddings. What's the difference? Well, the Bon Vivant Cinema weddings are shot mostly with video with incredible attention to detail as with Stellar Films and I personally review each wedding before it goes out to ensure consistant quality. What you see on the website clips should be what your own wedding video looks like. I'd be glad to make a separate post on this topic, just ask and I'll fill you in.

(SIDEBAR NOTE)...MY SCREEN NAME ON MY CELL PHONE IS "STORYTELLER" - Can anybody figure out why?

Cheers,

Russell
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