August 26, 2015 at 2:26PM, Edited August 26, 3:22PM

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First Wedding video with the GH4

I just finished editing my very first wedding video, and I am very excited about it. I shot the video in it's entirety on the GH4 with the Rokinon 12mm Cine, and the Rokinon 35mm Cinema lens, both with the Micro Four Thirds mount. I used a combination of handheld (shoulder rig) and shots on the Glidecam HD-2000. For this shoot I decided NOT to shoot in Cine D, I've found that it seems to give weird colours to skintones, so I opted to use the natural Setting. I did all my grading in the Film convert plug-in for Premiere Pro. I shot mostly in 1080p VFR at 60fps, and a few shots here and there in 4K:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwvMVOYqf_g

Let me know what you think! What can I improve on?

Thanks, Alex.

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Nice looking video, man. In my opinion, I would like to see the events leading up to the ceremony. Maybe they didn't book you for that, but in my wedding videos, that first quarter of the video is where I can show the bride and groom in a more natural setting (i.e. their home, yard, etc.) I believe it adds a lot to the narrative of the video; it allows you to personalize the story a bit more. Great job overall, especially considering you're a one man band.

August 26, 2015 at 4:15PM

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Gabe Reuben
Director of Photography
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Thanks! I'm not quite set up for audio yet, but when I am, I'm definitely going to give that a shot!

August 27, 2015 at 8:05AM

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Alex Kaldeway
Director of Photography / Editor
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You have a very good eye. That opening shot was beautiful. Where you have the bride walking down the stairs with her dad, then the whole party from the view of the crowd...amazing. I think a couple of the shots in the shade, the paper signing and whatnot, were a little dark...but that's personal preference. You are well on your way to being a very solid wedding videographer.

August 28, 2015 at 3:12PM

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Jay Kilburn
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Thank you, I thought the shady shots were a bit dark as well, I didn't want to over expose anything, I rather have a bit darker of a shot then get the gross blown out highlights that DSLR's produce.

August 31, 2015 at 9:42AM

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Alex Kaldeway
Director of Photography / Editor
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I agree that the shots in the shade were a bit too dark, in comparison with everything else. Don't worry too much about overexposing the highlights. In my opinion, well exposed skin is better than underexposed. Many of your other shots looked really good, though!

September 4, 2015 at 10:30AM

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Gareth Ng
Cinematographer
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Nice work Alex — could you share what Filmconvert profile you used as a baseline in your footage? Looks great! Many thanks -George

September 13, 2015 at 5:40PM, Edited September 13, 5:47PM

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George Mihaly
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