A few days ago Merck Barrios, a wedding artist from the Philippines, posted the following on Facebook Wedding Photographers:
"It's always a good thing when we become friends with our couples right after their wedding, but it's even better if we become friends before. After long hours of pre-wedding shoots, we just can't help but be close with these guys and hopefully it shows on the video. Lots of love and laughter during the pre-wedding and wedding day. What more can a cinematographer want?"
Merck is part of the team at My Revery, an imaging company in the Philippines and when I watched this video, it was such a great example of the importance of being a good storyteller. It's also a great demonstration of passion for the craft. Merck is on the other side of the world, but the passion and enthusiasm for documenting a wedding is universal.
One more thing to think about - the lines between still imaging and cinematography are getting more and more blurred. The common denominators for success are about building great relationships with the clients and being able to tell the story with video/hybrid technology. Our industry and technology are bringing together so many different skill sets.
A big thanks to Merck and the crew at My Revery for sharing their work and reminding us that the world is getting smaller and smaller!
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