Destination Wedding Videos. Or Destination Wedding Films rather. I prefer using the F-word because it connotes something crafted... something... cinematic.
redsheep short films are generally characterized by the following:
mood & treatment: natural, candid, not overly directed (or not directed at al!), nothing too contrived; having overtones of intimacy and authenticity; camera movement: handheld as much as possible. Drones? Only upon request. But if it were up to me, I'd do it entirely handheld. minimalist gear setup: the less that it feels like a shoot, the better. content: People-people-place-people-place. No ring shots, gown shots, make up shots since 2011.
look & feel: filmic, cinematic. lighting: natural light song choice: timeless, preferably nothing too mainstream unless it gives a faithful representation of the couple or the day itself.
And so, here’s a handful of our wedding highlight films, same day edits and engagement save the date short films that accurately represent our brand of filmmaking. That’s ten of my personal favorites. (Wooohoo! redsheep binge-watching for beginners!)
Thanks and happy viewing!
I haven't seen anything like it. And I'm not talking about Seiya & Zynn's traditional Japanese wedding ceremony at Kushida Shrine - visually appealing kimonos, utmost silence and all. Or how the food was prepared in such an artisanal way, with all the intricacy and none of the Andersonity of the sushi scene from Isle of Dogs. It wasn't that super amusing voice-controlled sumo game during the after-party even. I'm talking about 02:28. And I was at a loss on how to articulately and artistically describe it, I defaulted to something as straightforward as a situational meme: When your husband is a hairstylist and he gives you an entirely new haircut for your second look at the reception.
Seiya & Zynn's Japanese wedding in Fukuoka, Japan. Filmed on location: 櫛田神社 Kushida Shrine, 日本の料理屋 Imuri and ルーリー Luree, 福岡市 Fukuoka, Japan. redsheep original music. "Discovery 103-2-1" (Our first full length track!) (c) 2018 redsheepphotocinemusic Sony A7S II. VSCO frame x frame grading. Final Cut Pro. HolyGrain 4K Grain. https://redsheepphotocinema.com/originalmusic/
One of the shots in my bucket list is a photo of someone on an empty street in New York City: think "I Am Legend" but a lot less apocalyptic, "Vanilla Sky" but a lot less Tom Cruise-ey. In order to achieve that, you have to be in a Universal Studios backlot with matching green screen, CGI and all as in the former, or you would have to be a hotshot Academy Award-winning Hollywood director with enough calibre to be given the privilege to *actually* shutdown not a few New York City blocks on a particular weekend -- the latter. It's either those two or you have to be the POTUS himself, or perhaps just have him in the same hotel as where you are on the morning of your wedding day. And that's exactly what happened: President Trump was attending a Republican event at The Pierre, and, as protocol would dictate, they had to shut down a few city blocks within the vicinity. (Sorry Carissa, but when you called me up the night before, I was actually stoked!) And good thing Pao and Carissa were perfectly cool, calm and collect with it, not sulking over walking a few blocks up instead of getting picked up by the bridal car directly at The Pierre's driveway. You guys are awesome.
Pao & Carissa's New York City Wedding. Preparations: The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York Ceremony: St. Ignatius Loyola Church Reception: La Grenouille & Restaurant DANIEL (Michelin Starred Cuisine by Chef Daniel Boulud) Makeup: Lilian Yeung Hair: Jay Wee Gown: Vera Wang Soundtrack licensed under the Music Bed. Instagram soundtrack by redsheep. That was our 6th original music track and the first one featuring the Roli Seaboard Block (the intro's very [very!] subtle steady glissando part) and the Korg nanoKEY2 (the intro's arpeggio pattern). "Untitled redsheep track no. 6", or, as I fondly call it, "Metropolis pt. 3". Best enjoyed with headphones. But that's already asking too much from you guys. *chuckles*
A seemingly relentless tropical downpour. Just two hours left before your beach wedding. What will you do? For Janis & Zane, it's as simple as this: #suckitup. After all, "RAIN" is "R-A-I-N", not "R-U-I-N." Cheesy and preachy as it may sound, what spells the difference between the two is "U".
Destination wedding in El Nido. Janis & Zane’s intimate beach wedding photos & video x destination wedding photographer & cinematographer @redsheepphotocinema. Shot & filmed on location: Stunning Republic Resort & Papaya Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Janis & Zane (LHR > MNL/ENI). Imagery & original music for the Instagram video by redsheep. Leica M + Sony A7S. VSCO. September 2016. Color remastered July 2018.
Aside from the fact that their wedding date is a numeric palindrome - that’s 07102017 - and that the music in their wedding film was done by a local band, here’s one more thing that made this wedding noteworthy: there’s this air of excitement, joy and “first-time” anticipation as if they didn’t already have their wedding solemnization a couple of months ago!
Singapore same day edit wedding video. Shawn and Serene's wedding film by @redsheepphotocinema. Filmed on location: Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, The Fullerton Hotel, The Colonial @ Scotts, Singapore.
When your then boyfriend makes a song for you and eight years later, you use it for your wedding video. #relatable On a serious note, this song, "The Island" by John Hardwick - the groom himself! - is simply beautiful and we're so honored to use it for our very first elopement film.
El Nido Philippines Elopement. John & Angela's El Nido Elopement. Filmed on location: Pangulasian Island Resort & Lagen Cove 2, El Nido Resorts, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.
Here's a feel-good wedding that we shot alongside Bloc Memoire: a very intimate solemnization in Hiza & Raquel's pad a stone's throw away from Orchard Road, followed by a wholesomely crazy dinner party at The White Rabbit. That's 300++ visible instances of smiles. Give or take a few. Oh, and yes, those caricature wedding favors were nothing short of amazing.
Singapore wedding video: Hisamizu and Raquel's wedding highlights film x @redsheepphotocinema. Shot on location: The White Rabbit, Singapore. Sony A7S II. VSCO.
Em & Van's Sydney, Australia Destination Wedding. Filmed on location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney - St. Bede's Catholic Church, Pyrmont - Quay the Rocks. Destination Wedding Video (Same Day Edit) by redsheep Cinema. Engagement Session & Pre-wedding Shoot: Bondi & Tamarama Beach. Welcome Lunch: Atrium, The Grounds of Alexandria. Wedding Preparations: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney Church: St. Bede's Catholic Church, Pyrmont Reception: Quay - The Rocks Photo: Chestknots (Manila) Video (and the additional photos below): redsheep Cinema (Manila) Coordinator: Binta Hellesmans (Sydney) AV: Bombora Audio Visual (Sydney) Florist: Susan Avery (Sydney) Post-wedding Cruise: COAST Harbor Cruises "Never Wanna Grow Up" performed by Katrina Stone licensed through The Music Bed // Streaming, Internal & External Uses // Single Use | Perpetual © 2015 Katrina Stone Music themusicbed.com
When Plan B turned out to be better than Plan A. Like this practically empty but gorgeously lit platform in Shibuya Station. *pause for effect* Shibuya. Ever-busy Shibuya. Thirty minutes before rush hour. Didn’t come across this spot while I was location scouting the day before. Come to think of it, I can’t consider this as Plan B; it wasn’t even part of any plan to begin with! Like most of my Milky Way shots. Or my most picturesque sunset after the storm shots. Just going with the Flow. Flow with a capital “F”. Not aimless spontaneity, but Guided orchestration rather. * “Qarah” wrapped in a flurry of forced faux coughs * That was such an inspiring way to kick-off our three-day “as we are” shoot in Tokyo. Just Briggs being Briggs. Kim being Kim. Briggs and Kim being Briggs and Kim. Doing the things that they love doing in Tokyo: good specialty coffee, psychedelically trippy art exhibits, hole in the wall whiskey bars - a quasi-speakeasy at that, izakayas, international music festivals, and walking backwards in Shibuya Crossing. Oh. Not that one.
Briggs and Kim’s three-day “as we are” engagement session in Tokyo and Chiba, Japan x engagement photographer @redsheepphotocinema. Shot on location: EPSON #teamLabBorderless at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum; in and around Shibuya; Saturdays NYC Daikanyama; and Akihabara, Tokyo and Summer Sonic 2018 Chiba, Japan. Sony A7S II and Huawei P20 Pro. VSCO. Original score: "Untitled #3" (c) 2018 redsheepphotocinemusic All Rights Reserved.
redsheep 1:1 filmmaking workshop. Verona, Italy. Act Two: "I guess we have time for one more." And so, after a glass of iced coffee, a "no" from the couple seated next to us, and 30 minutes later, we went around again to look for another pair to shoot. [ Enter: Andrea & Anastasia ] We spotted them about 20 yards from us, in one of Verona's narrow alleyways. 'figured that they were locals, so I let Valentina do the talking this time. I didn't want to sound like Aldo Raine pulling off a "Gorlami" in front of them. After listening to Valentina's pitch in Italiano (I could infer terms like "workshop" and "filmmaker" because of hand gestures.) they said "Yes", not "Sì"; their english was spot on! And, guess what. They [also] visited Vienna a month ago. No BS. Easy icebreaker again. This time, we talked about how Italian coffee (the original espresso, of course!) is way better than Viennese coffee. I believe in Divine orchestration - "qarah" - not coincidence. And, seeing how things turned out, I'm glad that our models did that last minute cancellation. Our good Lord to the rescue. For the nth time.
An underwater session with jackfish and jellyfish just hours before Rudi & Francesca's elopement in Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Original score "Cigarette in a Garbage Can" by redsheep music. Because, you know, that’s a good ole' dc Talk reference.