KANERI FILMS

Making a Wedding Film

How do I make your wedding film? And how do I make it as distinct and unique as you? What I’ll give you is so much more than a simple chronological documentary of what happened. To give you a film that truly tells your story, I start crafting it long before your wedding day.
 

It’s not just a film but an experience that’s centered around you.

 

  • Build a Foundation of Connection. To start with, we’ll meet at least a couple of times before your wedding day, whether that’s by meeting up for coffee or over the phone. The last thing I want is to be a stranger to you on your wedding day! Instead, I want you to be so comfortable with me that I feel more of a friend to you rather than just your videographer. Feeling a connection is not only important for us being able to work well with one another. I also feel that a strong connection is essential to making a film that feels authentically you. 
  • Capture the Experience as it Naturally Unfolds. All you need to do is be present for all the fleeting moments and leave it to me to preserve them forever. With every moment I capture, it’s like I’m collecting the raw materials I’ll need to create with originality. I’ll be with you for all the major moments – from the time you’re getting ready to when the party ends. Capturing great audio from the day is also a high priority when it comes to  creating something with depth. To do this, I put a small lavalier microphone on you, your partner, as well as the officiant. They are very comfortable and discreet. I also use at least one other source as back-up audio such as getting an audio feed from the DJ’s sound board or speakers. I bring only what’s essential, nothing more. My goal is to capture with a unique perspective while avoiding being obtrusive.
  • Craft the Film with all the Memories and all the Feels. I watch and listen to every minute I captured with three cameras and many audio recorders – the best parts, multiple times. I don’t follow a formula to make your film. Rather, I think back to how your day felt as I watch the footage and filter everything through the essence of who you are. Then I start piecing everything together with intentionality. The choice of legally-licensed music, subtle sound design, tasteful transitions, and other effects are all done for the sole purpose of bringing you back to that day. 

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I’m Kelvin

for memory-makers and lovers

I make films that are honest, natural, and real. Rather than directing you to strike the perfect pose, my style focuses on artistically filming real moments as they happen. I will never ask you to fabricate a smile or fake a laugh. Instead I want you to just soak it all in and leave it to me to capture those moments full of emotion and meaning.

SEATTLE WASHINGTON WEDDING & ELOPEMENT VIDEOGRAPHER

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