Trending: top-notch wedding videography  for discerning brides.

If you want to know  the difference between videography and cinematography, here it is:  A videographer shoots video, while a cinematographer lights a scene to be filmed with a film camera or cinema resolution video recorder.  Another way of saying this is: videography requires less set-up time, cinematography requires more setup time. Cinematic also implies that the film/video is or was fashioned from a blueprint/script.  See, now you know.

Aloha! I’m Difraser. If you want an imaginative and stylish wedding video deserved of being called wedding cinematography, then I invite you to take a look at my portfolio.

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Once upon a time, in rainy old England, I entered the cutting rooms at Pinewood Film Studios to begin my film production/post production career. My world turned into a blaze of trim bins, Moviolas, synchronizers, and Kems. I found myself with strips of 35mm film stringing around my neck like dangling spaghetti.  Once my training was complete—it took several years—I moved to the States, into the emerging world of digital film production. With an experimental chip camera on loan from Sony Corporation, I produced and directed a digital feature film called “The Lords of Magick.” I post produced the film on a revolutionary NLE (non-linear editing system) known as EditDroid, pioneered by George’s Lucas’ film team at  Sprocket Systems.  That was the real begining. Over the years I’ve written for film,  TV,  shot commercials, documentaries, retired early, un-retired, wrote a novel. photographed a celebrity wedding, photographed another, wrote another book, got too busy, moved to Kauai for a quieter life. Only I suddenly find myself as busy as I’ve ever been.

I offer my clients the option of choosing a journalistic wedding video approach, or a designer crafted wedding video.  Such as the video of the couple in the image below.

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Backstory about the video: I was approached to make a romantic life story video that the wedding couple could play on a projection screen at their wedding reception. They didn’t want it sappy. Definitely didn’t want it boring, such as a bunch of shots of friends and relatives congratulating them. But they did want to see glimpses of their life in the video, including family and friends, such as their close relatives who had passed on. They wanted their 10-year old in the video. The couple love Country music, vintage and retro looks. So, after conversing with them, I had a good understanding of what was needed. When I relayed my vision, they thought that it would be impossible to pull off, especially at their budget. Well, I proved them wrong. When they watched the finished film for the first time, they wept with joy. Just so you know, it was filmed entirely in Kauai, over 2 days. We shot much of the footage inside a church hall that we turned into a green screen stage. I did the post-production in just 3 days. This type of film would typically fall under the category: Life story video. Although it is very much a wedding video—a different kind of wedding video. You can watch it here: love story wedding video

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