Contemporary Short Film
The Short Story: A Joseph Edwards signature, the Contemporary Short Film artfully weaves together the elements of the day in a short piece with magnetic effect and powerful emotional resonance. Taking creative license with the order of events, we blend evocative moments and poignant expressions of the celebration with dynamic, avant-garde imagery of the couple that captures their special uniqueness in various settings – to produce a vibrant cinematic fusion that is as moving as it is electric. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, our Contemporary Short Film has greater impact than a longer film, while the latest production equipment creates a genuine cinematic look and feel. Optional Super 8 or 8-mm can add a nostalgic, retro element to the finished product, which is often an eclectic mix of diverse styles that tell the story of the event and couple in an imaginative and original way. And so as not to sacrifice a comprehensive wedding memento for art, clients who request a Contemporary Short Film also receive a full-length two-hour film of carefully edited video that includes the entire ceremony, along with speeches, toasts, dancing and highlights from the cocktail, reception and after party.
Nostalgic Feature Film
The Epic Love Story: A client favorite, the Joseph Edwards Nostalgic Feature Film is a vibrant 45 to 60 minute cinematic experience that provides a wonderfully dynamic vehicle for telling the couple’s story. A fluid expression of sound, motion and color, the Feature Film incorporates more content than our Short Film, detailing the sequential flow of events with dramatic movement and seamless, artful editing. An array of film styles can create a feel and effect that is the most authentic expression of the bride and groom, but most of our Feature Film clients opt for Super 8 filming, which infuses the film with an incomparably romantic “vintage feel” and a deeper emotional intensity. Fuller speeches and longer excerpts from the ceremony are included, which allow for a wider chronicling of the event within this exquisite cinematic framework.
The Chronicles of Wedding: The Life Story
The Story of Us: Eloquent and expressive, our Life Story Film can be featured at a rehearsal dinner, used as an chic, engaging backdrop during the wedding cocktail or reception or simply taken home as a cherished, one-of-a-kind keepsake. We do plenty of off-site homework for this one…..becoming avid journalists as we seek to tell the couple’s personal story and capture their joy though many different eyes! We ask questions and record opinions and reactions, interview the bride, groom, parents, siblings and close chosen friends, chronicling vivid character descriptions and quirky, heartfelt expressions. Blending in poignantly crafted video of the couple shot at another location to enhance the story, our Life Story Film can be produced in a wide range of styles, from edgy minimalist, to journalistic, to romantic with a twist of comic, even to "art house" vogue. For added effect, photos and video of the bride and groom with family and friends throughout their lives are also incorporated into the finished product.