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The Seamless Look of Birdman

For a few weeks now I have been posting in tribute to the extended take, with many of the posts being about major Oscar contender Birdman.  This post continues that tradition with a video from Variety interviewing a colorist on the Birdman film.  The short video offers some insight into the level of detail that went into getting Birdman to look seamless with its extended takes.  Check it out below:

Exclusive Clip from Birdman

Birdman is this year's Gravity.  A technical achievement that is sure to wow audiences while also winning awards during Oscar season.  Here is a clip showcasing the one take style that Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu uses throughout the film, much like Alfonso Cuaron did with the aforementioned Gravity.

9 Wedding Ideas for the Alternative Bride

As a wedding videographer, it's always fun to see the small ways in which some weddings differ from the standard we are all used to seeing.  One of the more relaxed weddings I filmed was outdoors in a backyard and instead of a big, expensive cake many of the guests brought different varieties of delicious pie.  See video below.

Highlights from a lovely outdoor wedding in Olathe, Kansas. Includes delicious shots of pie. They were originally not going to have a videographer but brought me in at the last minute to shoot the entire ceremony and reception on a single Canon T2i.

This article includes 9 ideas you may want to use for a unique wedding experience.