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

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.

Wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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

London British Japenes wedding

Anglo-Japanese wedding London

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

Wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Mother of the groom st Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Wedding filming St Pancras Hotel

Bride walking down the aisle St Pancras London Hotel

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Wedding film bride and groom St Pancras

Anglo- Japanese wedding London

Beautiful bride Anglo-Japanese wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Civil wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Civil wedding vows St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Anglo Japanese wedding video London

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

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Anglo Japanese wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Anglo Japanese wedding civil wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Anglo Japanese civil wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London wedding

Married at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London wedding ring

The wedding ring St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London wedding

Wedding St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Signing wedding register

Groom signing the wedding register St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Wedding videography still frame

Videographer St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

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

Oct 082014
 

Nigerian wedding reception video filmed in Barking London by one of our videographers using a Sony HVR Z7 camera

1st dance nigerian wedding reception

Nigerian wedding reception 1st dance Portobello Films

Nigerian wedding photographer Portobello Films

Nigerian wedding reception Videography Portobello Films

Filming nigerian wedding reception Portobello Films

Nigerian wedding reception filming Portobello films

Nigerian wedding recption videographer london

Nigerian wedding reception London filmed by Portobello Films

 

 

Check out our wedding video highlights of Wedding video Shepperton

 

 

 

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.

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

Jun 072012
 

Wedding Video London from PORTOBELLO FILMS on Vimeo

We filmed this touching Church wedding video in north west London during May and we think that it is one of our most natural wedding films. Filming the unfolding day from the brides preparations right through to the wedding reception. Our wedding videographer was made to feel right at home with the wedding party and we think it shows. With natural intimate shots throughout the day we think that the videography subtly builds and builds as the wedding day continues into the night.

Wedding at St John the Evangelist Church

Wedding vows St John the Evangelist Church wedding

St John the Evangelist Church Wedding video London

Wedding videography from St John the Evangelist Church

Our staff and not just the couple’s videographer and editor received excellent reviews. So we think that it is worth watching the wedding video London in it’s original HD. The wedding venues where St John the Evangelist Church wedding NW4 3PX and the wedding reception was held at the Palm Hotel Hendon Way

Palm Hotel Hendon weddings reception

Palm Hotel Wedding Reception Hendon

wedding receptions at the Palm Hotel Hendon Way

Wedding reception Palm Hotel Hendon Way London

Palm Hotel Wedding Reception Hendon Way

Wedding reception guests at the Palm Hotel

Palm Hotel Wedding reception Hendon

Wedding Reception guest at the Palm Hotel London

If you wish to see more of our Church wedding videography then do check out our last wedding video post also filmed by the same videographer

Thames Wedding Westminster

Sep 092011
 

Church Wedding Video London, filmed at St James Norlands Churchand Debenham House in Holland Park which was some wedding venue in London

Wedding video London from on Vimeo.

Catching up with some blogging so this wedding highlights video is from way back in October Filmed in HD and delivered over 2 wedding dvds. The wedding video was shot at St James in Holland Park. Then we went onto the quite spectacular Debenham House just a short walk away. Our wedding videographer who went to meet the couple prior to the wedding at Debenham House just could not wait to get back in there. Especially so as Debenham House often doubles as a film location. In fact the increadible golden artium and balcony that is shown in the wedding video doubled as a north African location in an episode of Spooks.

Filmed by one of our wedding videographer London it really was a day to remember taking in the hidden treasure that is St James Norlands Church follow by the wonderful Debenham House Debenham House

If you have a moment do check out our previous post Wedding Lords Cricket Ground

Feb 232011
 

Wedding video London from Portobello Films on Vimeo.

With the wedding reception venue at the impressive Stationers Hall and the main ceremony venue in the splendor of St Pauls Cathedral. Everybody and the most amazing day with all the excitement of being right in the very heart of historic London.
Our wedding videographer (in house of course no hiring of outsourced staff for our client’s wedding videos) being London based arrived in good time and as fresh as a daisy. With the reception just a short walk from the wedding at St Pauls the day could not be easier. Leaving our videographer all the time to discreetly pick his shots. We hope you agree that it does look quite splendid. All filmed in HD 1080 25p (non of that 1080i nonsence) and delivered as 8 widescreen wedding DVDs with an additional wedding speeches DVD

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Mar 072010
 

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. 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 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

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 on a more technical 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).

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. Check out our video

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. We hope that the above helps you in finding the right videography service.