Idaho Digital Productions is ramping up for the 2010 wedding season and dates are starting to fall into place. A new trend we are noticing this year is that many couples are more interested in a Hollywood style cinematic wedding movie than ever before, as opposed to the older style of wedding video their parents might have used. Also many couples seem to be looking to book a bit more in advance to make sure they get their choice wedding cinematographer, as opposed to waiting a month or two before their big day.
We are proud to be one of the two leading companies in Idaho that are bringing the cinematic wedding film style to Idaho, one happy couple at a time.
We are incredibly pleased to present out first ever wedding SDE (Same Day Edit, aka Wedding Day Edit). A same day edit is where the cinematographer presents footage shot earlier in the day in a short format highlight by managing to edit the footage some time between the ceremony and the wedding reception (while still filming the reception & photo session). Special thanks to Jon & Krystal our Bride & Groom for putting their entire wedding day in our hands and trusting us to wow their guests with this surprise production. No one saw it coming and it brought down the house!
This video is dedicated to Jon's dad, Ron "Elvis" Keen, who loved The King and I'm told was a dead ringer behind the mic. Frequently Ron could be heard at work busting out some jail house rock or getting all shook up.
We just returned from an amazing trip to the top of Idaho for Tom & Jennifer's wedding shoot on the slopes of the Sawtooth mountains at the Galena Lodge's Senate Meadows (footage soon to follow). If you haven't seen a true mountain wedding, then this is exactly what you are looking for. The staff at the Galena Lodge set up the wedding ceremony in the nearby Senate Meadow which overlooked the 10,000+ foot tall Galena Peak to the northeast. The small Senate creek meanders through the meadow providing the perfect accompaniment to the birds and wind in the trees.
At the reception, we had the pleasure of dancing (even while holding my camera!) to the Ben Burdick Trio who Tom & Jennifer also brought in from Boise. Ben Burdick plays a fretless guitar and his band provides a fantastic setting for a wedding celebration. Check out the Ben Burdick Trio every Tuesday night at the Game Keeper in downtown Boise.
So stay tuned for some fantastic footage from Tom & Jennifer's scenic mountain meadow wedding.
Idaho Digital Productions is pleased to offer the latest in our line of wedding videography services aimed at the budget conscious couple. Our "No Edit" productions gives you the following benefits:
Low pre-wedding cost - just $800
Two 3CCD professional cameras
Two camera operators*
ALL DAY coverage with no hourly over time fees
All the raw footage on a USB hard drive for you to keep FOREVER
Our "No Edit" coverage is designed to capture all of your wedding day with all of our high end equipment with our experienced videographers, which are the most important requirements for a high quality wedding video.
Then, when you have additional money, you can get your wedding video fully edited just like every other full package we offer. But the most important thing is to get the wedding captured. If you are operating on a tight budget, then skip the fully catered meal (will your guests remember the difference any way) and get your wedding professional recorded with two (or more!) professional cameras. Then you never have to look back and say "I wish I had that on video."
With "No Edit"coverage you can even try your own hand at editing your wedding video, or you can send the footage to friends / relatives for them to edit. You can even send the footage to some other company for post-production. It is entirely up to you.
Call today (208-724-7600) to schedule a free consultation and to see samples of our work.
According to some sources, this weekend marks the official start to the wedding season, and here at Idaho Digital Productions we are starting BIG with our first ever double shoot weekend with Josh & Rachel on Saturday and Bob & Erika on Sunday. What a busy weekend this will be!
The 2009 wedding season also marks our full time entry into the Hollywood Steadicam production family. Last summer we tested out the Glidecam4000 with David & Melinda in Nampa. Then we got a second opportunity to refine our hybrid stationary + moving camera techniques with Preston & Jodi at our Riggins destination wedding.
We are excited to take our 3 cams to the next step with a brand new wireless audio system guaranteed to catch the groom sniffling as he says his vows. You know he will even if he insists he won't cry! That is the beautiy and unique advantage of professional wedding videography. We can be in several places at once, and catch the whispers, the giggles, and the nervous joking around when no one else is around.
Stay tuned for a lot of updates and some exciting new wedding video techniques, shots, and angles.
Jon & Ann asked me to come out to Seattle to film their wedding and the bachelor party. The unique thing about the bachelor party is that the Penny Arcade Expo was the party! So I found Jon at the expo as he and his groomsmen had fun in the board games building of the Washington Convention Center.
I knew I had to give them something completely unique to fit the classic Big Band & ballroom theme of their reception music so I dug out some archive footage from several old films, combined it with some stock video clips and came up with this unique vintage introduction for Jon & Ann. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed trying something completely unique!
Congratulations to Jon & KayCee! Their December 2005 wedding video blooper (with more than 277,000 views on YouTube alone) was picked up by TLC's show "Wild Weddings." Jon & KayCee get a little bit of cash from the show and they get to share their moment on national TV! Below is the version of the video I made for the couple over 4 years ago which caught the show producer's attention.
I always like the chance to shoot a wedding in a new city. Ben & Christine found me for their wedding in Gooding, a small farming town between Twin Falls & Boise. Ben was a little shy of the camera (apparently he always has been) but he warmed up by the end of the day (or he put up with my camera well!).
This is the introduction to Ben & Christine's wedding video. Enjoy!
Several people have asked me to explain some of the terms commonly used in the wedding videography industry, so I have launched a new "Wedding Video FAQ" section of the web site!
If you have questions about what "NTSC" means, or what is interlacing, or what is the difference between SD and HD, or what is 16:9 vs 4:3..... then Just Ask Me. I'll put the answers in the FAQ section for others to read as well.
Recently I asked some of my previous customers to submit any thoughts they had about our wedding videos, photo movies, save the date video shoots, & wedding day highlight productions. Well the comments are flooding in! Check out the "Comments From Customers" section to see what real clients have to say about our work.