Nicola & Malcolm

We booked Curious Robin Films to capture our wedding day after watching just one of their wedding’s highlight reels. In fact, it was before we had even set our wedding date, we loved the film so much! An excellent service was provided by all from start to finish, so easy to work with pre and post wedding (and a joy to be with on the big day itself!). We met Rob in the build up to the wedding to enable him to get a feel for what we were looking for and he captured it perfectly, with the final product being delivered in a wonderfully unique wooden box.

Professional (but personable) throughout the whole process, you can tell Rob takes great pride in what he does, keeping in regular contact during the editing process post wedding to ensure we were happy, with even minor edits catered for. Thoroughly recommend using Curious Robin Films to anyone who is considering using a videographer for their wedding, you will not be disappointed. We couldn’t sing Rob’s praises more.

- Nicola & Malcolm

Getting technical with wedding film aesthetics

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in General Chat | No Comments

This week we’ve been diving into the technicalities of our wedding film aesthetics. As you’ll know from our previous post, we’ve just upgraded to a new camera. The Sony a7sii is more capable than the Canon DSLRs we shot with in many areas but one novel one is its dynamic range and picture profiles.

We like to think we’ve got a fairly recognisable aesthetic already but we’re always looking to learn more. So we’ve been playing with colour grading.

Shooting some test clips, of a cat and two sprogs, in SLog 2 we had a play about with basic grading. SLog basically retains as much information as possible about the image it captures, including shadows and highlights. The image out of camera is a milky nothing, but bang a LUT on, or play with colour profiles and ping, you’ve got whatever look you want. In the examples below, I was just trying to get a reasonably representative image, with some warmth in the shadows, but the possibilities are endless, especially for wedding films.

Getting the right aesthetic, the right visual feel, for our films is just as important a part of story telling as the composition or music choices. You don’t need to know the work that goes on behind the scenes but if it helps to reassure you that we will leave no stone unturned to do justice to your precious memories then all well and good. If you are thus reassured, get in touch to book us today.