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Behind the scenes of a Same-day-edit (SDE) Wedding Video by VIVIDA

Posted on May 21, 2012 in Cinematography

Behind the scenes of a Same-day-edit (SDE) Wedding Video by VIVIDA

Fuuuuuuuuuu… this video really makes me nervous as I’m watching it progress.┬áSimeon Quarrie and the guys from VIVIDA Photo and Cinema were hired to recording a wedding video, and they promised to deliver the content same-day edited. You’ll see that there are a lot of factors that go into a wedding that anything could potential go wrong. Change in itinerary, computer crashing, equipment not working, etc… At the end of the day, you clients will only see and/or care about the final product, they wouldn’t have any idea what really goes on behind the scenes to create a SDE, and how stressful it is to get the job done.

The production video is incredible. Kudos to the all the guys who put it all together and made it happen.

Filmed some months ago, this video follows myself and members of the VIVIDA team as we create a SAME DAY EDIT. Doing this was truly terrifying. At one point I really wanted to curl up into the fetal position in the middle of the dance floor.

We had to film and edit the video to played before the bride and grooms (Sundeep & Diana’s) entrance.The day wasn’t all smooth and easy sailing due to losing a lot of time because of the complications that come with Asian Weddings! Our day would feature a Hindu ceremony and a Church ceremony. We would need to film and edit simultaneously. This is hard, but even harder when we have 2 ceremonies and a change of location.

Our team work with Canon DSLRs (Canon 5D MKIIs) and a number of supporting pieces of equipment. We used a Steadicam Pilot, a glidetrack, monopods and a Hero.

For the Same Day Edit (SDE) we used Final Cut Pro 7. Though we would now use FCPX for speed. Transcoding added another unnecessary step to the workflow. FCPX is just great for skimming clips and using them right away.

My heart was pumping so hard at some points, that I thought I was going to need to call on one of the many doctors present as guests. We survived!

By the way, Simeon Quarrie and his team really have some amazing videos, so be sure to check them out on Vimeo HERE and HERE.

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