Wedding Cinematography by Elysium, III
September 2, 2008

Here are a final thoughts from the amazingly talented Julie Hill at Elysium Productions...

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One of the hottest trends for wedding receptions this year is the Same Day Edit. Guests have seen photo montages, love stories, etc. at other weddings, but this style of video is so new & so cinematic, that it simply leaves the wedding guests speechless! We started producing them two years ago when, on a whim, I decided to bring my computer to a wedding that I was scheduled to finish shooting after the ceremony, and try to edit a quick highlights piece in a matter of hours. It was such a hit that now about half of our couples request this.

It's one thing to experience the wedding, and then another to watch a cinematic piece displayed from earlier that day right before your eyes! So imagine these two highlights played on a big screen right around cake cutting time with the music blaring... I'd say that's the icing on the cake :) What's really cool is that immediate streaming on the web allows the couple to share their wedding with family and friends who couldn't make the event almost immediately. Isn't the internet so cool?

Here are two Same Day Edits. Both of these weddings were coordinated by our good friends (and fellow SMP Little Black Book members) Details Details.

Christy & Chris

Christy & Chris's Fabulous Montecito Wedding from Julie Hill on Vimeo.

Cari & Stephen:

Cari & Stephen's Same Day Edit from Julie Hill on Vimeo.

Thank you so much to Julie Hill at Elysium Productions for sharing some behind the scenes ideas and inspirations with us! The videos were absolutely gorgeous!