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Richard & Nicola

After hours of searching through wedding videos online, we settled up-on Curious Robin Films to video our wedding in December 2016 and we could not be more happy with our choice! Rob is an absolute professional and takes serious pride in what he does. From our initial meeting, the relaxed way he and the other videographer made us feel on the day, right through to receiving the end product (which was wonderfully packaged!), things could not have been better!

The production quality of the final product far surpassed our hopes and expectations, Rob really managed to capture the day and every emotion. We watched so many other wedding videographers videos that just seem to offer ‘generic’ videos. You can really tell the difference when it comes to Curious Robin Films, just watch some and see.

Again, thanks so much to Rob and his team, we loved re-watching our special day and will cherish our wedding video for years to come.

- Richard & Nicola

Cyprus | Destination Wedding Films

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Weddings | No Comments

Last week we had the honour of flying out to Cyprus to film the destination wedding of Linzi and Ben at the Olympic Lagoon Resort near Paphos.

Destination Wedding Videography Olympic Lagoon Resort Cyprus

It’s a different kettle of fish in many ways to filming a UK wedding, not least in terms of trying to get all the kit to the destination in one piece. The other factors which are less of an issue in the UK are heat and bright sunlight. It was often hard to see the built in camera monitors when filming and such was the hectic “run n’ gun” nature of shooting weddings that setting up an HDMI fed external monitor was impractical. The heat also meant that when running (literally at times) between locations carrying heavy kit you would sweat more. However, the experience of many years working in hot countries means that my camera bag was well stocked with water to keep me hydrated. Dehydration affects the ability to concentrate and in such an all action environment as a wedding, you can’t afford to switch off.

Planning for the shoot got started way in advance. Unlike a typical UK wedding where the venue is the location you are trying to reflect, in a destination wedding we felt like the whole country is at the essence of the event. So the aim would be to capture a sense of Cyprus. There are limitations but allowing more time in country than just the wedding day allowed for shooting establishing shots and B-roll which we could have in the bag and backed up prior to the wedding day, which took some pressure off.

On the day itself, we had the great pleasure of working with Christine Constantine as the photographer. She is from the UK but has lived and worked in Cyprus for the past seven years. She was a delight to work with, very friendly, very professional and very considerate in terms of working in partnership with the tripod/slider/steadicam wielding videographer.

Kit wise, I took most of my equipment and bought a bit of extra baggage allowance. The one thing I didn’t take but should have is my small toolkit, to ensure that all the bolts and screws on kit were tightened up after the trauma of the flight.

But every job is a massive opportunity to learn and we look forward to the next overseas wedding.

Filming a timelapse of sunset over Paphos Harbour in Cyprus for a destination wedding film