I am in love with storytelling and beautiful cinematography. As well as using this passion to film and produce gorgeous wedding, proposal and elopement films, I am also a videography trainer and mentor.
This month, I will be at the NEC in Birmingham sharing insight, opinion, tips and tricks on videography, storytelling and cinematography.
It’s my second year attending The Photography Show – an annual event for anyone passionate about getting creative, whether you’re a budding filmmaker, a professional videographer, a vlogger or an online content creator.
Storytelling through cinematic videography
On Saturday 16 March – and again on Tuesday 19 March – I will be in the In Motion Theatre running my ‘Storytelling through cinematic videography’ sessions. I will be sharing my ethos of practicing discreet filming techniques and focusing on following a story.
I am an audio-visual storyteller. So, it’s not about what gear you use but how you use it. I don’t chase the action but instead focus on following a story, creative and artistic framing with a little patience in order to capture the special moments that unfold naturally.
One film I will be sharing in my sessions, is that of Brittany and Ryan. A gorgeous couple who travelled from Texas in the USA to Davos in Switzerland. Brittany, you see, had always wanted to get married in Davos’s little white church – the Reformed Church of Davos Frauenkirch (Reformierte Kirche Davos Frauenkirch).
The very same church where Brittany’s grandparents, Tootsie and Pops, married in July 1946, shortly after World War II.
I am sure you can quite imagine why this was just the perfect wedding story to capture on film.
Women Who Photo
In Birmingham, I will also be acting as an ambassador for the Women Who Photo campaign, launched by The Photography Show and The Video Show 2019 to shine a light on some amazing female photographers and filmmakers in a male-dominated industry.
I join a brilliant collection of 15 women who all come from different backgrounds, are at different stages of their careers and cover various aspects of photography and film-making / videography.
As part of the Women Who Photo campaign, I will be ‘exhibiting’ one of my favourite wedding films from the 2018 season.
Katie and Harold also enjoyed a destination wedding – they left their home in New York and travelled to the South of France for their special day.
They tied the knot at Château du Puits es Pratx, a beautiful and tranquil boutique hotel in Ginestas in the Cathare Country region.
I firmly believe that as a filmmaker you’re only as good as your last film and that’s one of the reasons I’ll be talking about their wedding. I love this wedding so much … the vows were such a gift in terms of audio and made for a truly beautiful film.
Or, if you are interested in chatting about how I can tell your wedding story on film, please get in touch.