Apr 112015
 

Wedding preparations at the magnificent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London

The full wedding preparations chapter of an amazing Anglo Indian wedding film. Filmed at the jaw dropping St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London with the civil wedding ceremony and wedding reception held at BMA House. One of our wedding videographer filmed with; Nikon D600 camera, Nikon and Pentacon lenses, NanoFlash recording unit, Tascam DR 60D audio recorder and a Sennheiser MKH 416 microphone.

We have been fortunate enough to have filmed at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London before. Check out our Anglo Japanese civil wedding London

Wedding dresses can be a big deal. They’re just too sexy not to have a lot of thought put into them. We look at the different fabrics, and how much we can squeeze, make them look better. You’re wearing something special! You need something cool to wear, someone who inspires you, something that makes you stand out. You need someone who knows how to wear it. You need a designer who will love it. These wedding dress alterations are some of the best around so make sure you have a look at them.

“For me, it depends on what I’m trying to wear,” I said. “Is it an interesting shirt, or a sexy dress? Sometimes it doesn’t matter what is underneath, because you have to have a really good foundation to be able to feel good, so it’s about having that really good fabric.”

Apr 072015
 

Anglo Japanese civil wedding video filmed at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. Our wedding videographer from London filmed the wedding video with a Sony EX3 camera and a NanoFlash recording unit Filming the DocuLuxe package at 50mb/s in 4:2:2 colour space.

Wedding video still frames from the actual wedding videography HD footage.

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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Wedding guests laughing at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Wedding guest at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Interior St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Bride’s family admire the interior of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Civil wedding guest St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Brides wedding guest st Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Bride walking down the aisle St Pancras London Hotel

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Anglo Japanese civil wedding video frame filmed St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Anglo Japanese wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Anglo Japanese civil wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Married at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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The wedding ring St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Groom signing the wedding register St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London Videographer

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Declared married at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Sprial staircase St Pancras Hotel

Sprial staircase St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

St Pancras wedding breakfast

Wedding breakfast St Pancras

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel wedding filming

Wedding filming at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Check out our Nigerian wedding video London filmed at Langtons House in Hornchurch London

Apr 032015
 

Nigerian wedding vows renewal service filmed at Langtons House Hornchurch London Our wedding videographer filmed the Documentary package with a Sony HVR Z7 camera on a lovely summer’s day
in leafy North London.

 

Below are stills taken from the original HD videography

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Bride’s hair and make up London

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Bride arrives at Langtons House

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Wedding renewal vows videography

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Wedding vows Langtons House

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Bride’s family entrance

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Special wedding guest Langtons House

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Wedding guest Langtons House

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Nigerian wedding money spray

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Wedding guest laughing at Langtons House

Throwing the bouquet

Throwing the bouquet at Langtons House London

 

Watch our Russian wedding video filmed at Spencer House London

Nov 282014
 

At this time of year we have many people enquire as to best working practices for videographers or videography in general. If we are fully booked for a date we are frequently asked to provide information or recommend another videography service.
So we have decided to compile a 5 top tips list for selecting a wedding videographer or videography service from companies like www.julianvoigtweddingfilms.co.uk. We do hope you find this list useful when googling through the thousands of videographers and events filming companies that are out there.

01) You are the Producer.

It’s important to set a realistic videography budget before you talk to a videograher.
Then once this is set, contact your shortlisted videographers and tell them your budget and see if the videographer or their representative tries to sell you up. For example if you have decided on a 1 camera documentary feel but the videographer suggests a 2 sewer camera filmic style instead. It would strongly suggest that they are not receptive to your wishes but rather overerly concentrated on upping the budget.
We would suggest moving straight to the next name on your videographer shortlist.

02) Beware the static camera

In Wall Surround Sound Speaker and 2 cameras 1 videographer means one person has 2 tripods, 2 tripod bags, 2 cameras, 2 camera bags, endless batteries and 2 cameras to change tapes in. Mr Bean springs to mind rather an image of calm discretion.
The main issue is that the videographer will need to spend valuable time at important moments shuttling cameras around and may well actually loose a lot of important shots.
Then the audio visual production company will note the static camera footage has an odd effect in edit. The editor will use the footage to cut to when the operated camera is being moved or refocused. The effect produced is rather a strange one because the static camera footage feels rather a lot like cctv. Something that the eye is just not familiar with.

03) Who is actually filming

If you are considering using a high turn over videography service. (One that can cater for over 2 events on the same day). An important thing to note is who is actually filming your special day. There is nothing inherently wrong with a close group of videographers working in conjuction. However what it is best to avoid is videographers beginning hired in for the day, through a high turn over videography service. A good question to ask is for the name of the videographer several months in advance. If they are a close group then they should know who will be filming on your day. If not then maybe a far smaller company would be able to supply you with a more personal and skillful film.

04) How old is the equipment

Is a really good question for cutting through the dead wood. Ask for the name of the camera directly. If what follows from the videographer is a lot of guff about this and that format and the latest mahoosey-what thing-a-me, move on. If you do get the name of the camera which should include the brand and its number (for eg. Sony HVR Z7) then give it a google. Age really matters in this business and more than 6 years is pretty old. Popular cameras for videographers are as follows. Sony PD 150 or 170 (way way too old) Sony Z1 or FX1 or A1 or V1 (too old). The Sony Z5 and the Sony Z7 are both very good cameras (we use the latter) and the Sony EX1 and EX3 are excellent cameras (we use both), the recordings are big but we can cover the storage of any event, remember we work with In the case of HDD vs SDD storage life span, it’s helpful to know which lasts longer so you can work better..

05) Style or fashion

In videography terms the shear volume of shots gathered is key to a truly stylish film. The videographer needs to shoot a huge varity of establishing, mid, and close up shots, as well as what are called transitional and 1, 2, 3, and group shots. Then once the footage is in post production the editor is able to select the shots which edit together seamlessly.
However if the editor is struggling to match shots then there is a propensity to reach for the latest fashion in transitions software, to cover the lack of shots. Typically at the moment this would be the, white flash disolve, or the colour burn out. Which may divert your attention now, but in 5 years time it will look tired and cheesey and off course you will notice the mistakes it is designed to cover.
While the carefully implemented and infrequent use of dissolves can look great, if you see more than 2 in a 3 minute showreel it does not bode well for the longevity of your film.

We understand that videography is just a part of the many different services you will be using for your wedding day. However a well made film of your special day should be a treasured possession with the ability to entertant for many a year to come, also the pictures if wee take your wedding pictures we do custom photograph frames, that way you can keep them safe. We hope that the above helps you in finding the right videography service.

Russian civil wedding videography filmed at Spencer House in London using two Nikon D600 DSLR cameras with NanoFlash recording units filming at 100mb/s and 4:2:2 colour space. The wedding photographs are stills taken from the HD footage

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Civil wedding filmed at Spencer House London

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Wedding videography Spencer House

Russian wedding photo London

Russian wedding London

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Wedding videography Spencer House

Spencer House wedding

Best man’s speech at Spencer House

Check out more of the wedding photographs and videography shot with our Nikon D600 at Spencer House videography

Oct 182012
 

Very glamorous civil wedding video filmed by one of our wedding videographers at the absolutly stunning Kensington Roof Gardens civil wedding venue. right on Kensington High Street at number 99 This central London location (W8 5SA) has had a long and fashionable history.

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Entrance to Kensington Roof Gardens

Commisioned in 1935 as a show piece for the Derry and Toms department store the roof gardens cover some 1 and a half arces on the 6th floor. Over 1 hundred feet up with spectacular views over west London. So as you can imagine our wedding videographer was quite simply as happy as a wedding videographer can be. With the gardens protected by a Grade 2 heritage site status and  the impresive trees (that’s right trees) protected by preservation orders. The spectacular gardens are split into 3 main areas. The Moor Spanish garden, English woodland complete with stream, pond and ducks and the Tudor garden. There is always something wonderful to film a dream location for wedding videography.

This location is very beautiful, apart from all the different colors the place was huge! It reminded me of a wedding I attended at this indoor wedding venue in middletown ri, the place was absolutely amazing.

Civil wedding Kensigton Roof Gardens

Kensington Roof Gardens wedding venue

wedding videography from Kesington Roof Gardens

Bride’s prep at 99 Kensington High Street

Kensington Roof Gardens really became ingrained in London’s fashion identity once Biba took over the premises in the mid 1970’s with rock star and the glitteratti frequenting the Rainbow Resturant on the 5th floor just below the gardens

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Confetti on Kensington Roof Gardens

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The start of the wedding reception in Kensington filmed by Portobello Films

Today this exclusive civil wedding venue in Kensington is now part of Virgin’s Limited Edition portfolio of locations. With the added addition of the Babylon restaurant on the 7th floor. This quickly became the videographer’s top civil wedding venue in London. (Especially with her being based just around corner).

Kensington Roof Gardens sunset

Sunset at the wedding reception Kensington Roof Gardens

We think that this wedding video is one of the most glamorous civil weddings filmed by us.

Clock face Kensington High Street

Kensington High Street as night falls

We really hope you enjoy the videography and if so maybe check out another of our wedding videos London

Apr 282011
 

Wedding video London, filmed at the Wedding Venue Lord’s cricket ground Videographer London. Civil wedding video.

Wedding video London from Portobello Films on Vimeo.

Filmed by one of our wedding videographer London at the really impressive wedding venue London Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood London NW8 8QN

The day was amazing and this wedding video shows a whole chapter straight from the actual wedding DVD. Shot as part of the “Documentary” package. The wedding videographer used one of our Sony Z7 cameras with the really brilliant Manfrotto 501 fluid head tripod for the picture. Then to record the audio our wedding videographer used a Sennheiser MKH 416 (which is the standard for film and TV) and then a rather clever gizmo called a Sennheiser SKP which plugs into the back of a remote gun mic and then sends the single back to the camera with no wires.

We hope that this glimps into the snow covered wedding venue gives some indication of what a magical day is was for eveybody involved

If you have the time do check out our previous post Wedding at The Lansdowne Club

Feb 022011
 

Wedding Video London Lanesborough Hotel from Portobello Films on Vimeo.

Definatly one of our favorite wedding videos an absolutly lovely and naturally civil wedding video made possible by just the perfect bride and groom. Everything was filmed within the quite spectacular wedding venue The Lanesborough Hotel (civil wedding). Which is situated right on the very corner of Hyde Park Corner in the heart of the world famous Knightsbridge district of London. A 5 star hotel in a totally 5 star location.
We used two of our London based wedding videographer to do the whole occasion justice. (All filmed with our brand new properly professional Sony cameras. All shot and edited in HD). The wedding venue and hotel was originally the St George Hospital dating back to 1827. Built on the excisting Hospital which in turn was actually Lanesborough House so that is pre 1733. (some history) The whole place was refurbished in 1991 becoming the Michelin stared spectacular that it is today. (you can tell we like it).
We would also like to mention Eva Dutton the then wedding planner at the Lanesborough. We often work a long day yet Eva matched us minute for minute. Always a few moments ahead of everything you can tell see used to work in Beverly Hills. We wish her the best of luck as Operations Manager Eva Dutton

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Jan 192011
 

Wedding Video London Landmark Hotel from Portobello Films on Vimeo.

Check out our Chinese civil wedding video shot in the amazing civil wedding venue Landmark Hotel. Filmed by just one London videographer and shooting everything in stunning HD and delivering to 8 high quality SD wedding DVD. We really hope that the footage does justice to such a lovely couple and their choice of wedding venue. Watch the wedding video here in it’s original HD buy clicking the HD symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the wedding video
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