There is no better weekend for sharing a Kilkenny Wedding Video than now, the Tipperary Kilkenny All Ireland reply is the the topic of conversation in both counties today as
we start the countdown to another epic battle on Saturday next. Pamela Ireland & Joe Sinnott were married in Danesfort Church on suuny warm day in June 2014. Pamela is the the third member of the Ireland family to avail of my services as their wedding videographer and I am looking forward to Gillian’s wedding in 2015, its always great to be asked back to film weddings for other members of the same¬† family.
Danesfort is a small rural area in County Kilkenny, Ireland, located approximately 6 km from Kilkenny City on the N10. the Ireland family are well known in the area Pamela’s Dad Billy Ireland is FG Counselor and is popular in political circles, Minister Phil Hogan was one of the many guests who has attended all the family weddings.¬† The video begins with bridal preps at Pam & Joe’s house¬† just off the main Callan Kilkenny road. John Delaney was the photographer for the day and he is also booked for Gillian’s wedding next year, John is an up and coming photographer and is making quite a name as a wedding photographer in Kilkenny and Tipperary, he also provides an open Photo Booth which is great fun on the night.¬† We stopped off at Burnchurch Castle for some photos before heading to the reception.
Burnchurch Castle is situated about 4 miles south west of Kilkenny and 6km from Ballybur, off the Clonmel Road.¬† Burnchurch is a six storey tower house. The castle was originally attached to a walled courtyard, most of which has now disappeared, apart from a 40 foot high tower at one corner.¬† The castle has an unusual complexity of passages and chambers inside the walls, including a hidden room in the wall of the fourth floor.. There used to be great hall attached to an outside wall of the tower which has now gone. There is a vault under the castle above which is the main chamber. Access to the upper three floors is via an outside staircase. Other notable features include mullioned windows, a fine carved fireplace and a round chimney which may have been a later addition. The video features lovely shots of Pam & Joe strolling around the grounds with acres of golden corn fields in the background, the weather on the day was just perfect warm dry and sunny.
Pam & Joe enjoyed a fab reception in Lanton House Hotel which is the number one wedding venue in Kilkenny and the south east, its always a pleasure working there, we enjoyed our own daughter’s wedding there last year, for anyone who is shopping for wedding venues just check out Langtons its top class.¬† I have already shared this highlights clip on my Drangan Video Facebook Page and Pam and Joe have shred it with their many friends both home and abroad.
Wishing Pam & Joe all the best and thanks for choosing Drangan Video .
Here are a few wedding day tips which I will be sharing over the coming weeks :¬†¬† log onto this link for full list¬† Weddings.about.com
As your wedding day approaches you might be starting to fret about all the little things that could possibly go wrong on the big day. ¬† One thing that can help minor issues become major drags is a Wedding Day Emergency Kit. ¬†While there are plenty of pre-packaged emergency kits that you can purchase, we want to share with you what wedding pro’s keep in their kits so that you can potentially build your own either for your big day or for a friend or relative who might be getting married.
Beauty Items: ¬†Unless you are a Kardashian, or some other kind of celebrity, you’ll most likely be photographed more on your wedding day than at any other point in your life. ¬† Whether you are having professional hair and makeup or going DIY, the following beauty essentials are emergency kit musts: ¬†Blotting tissues to control shine, small hairspray for flyaways, bobby pins that match both you and your bridesmaids hair color, clear nail polish, spray deodorant, lip gloss and as a bonus, a Benetint- you never know if your nerves might make you go pale and you want a boost of color on your lips or cheeks.
Fashion Items:¬†Of course, it’s not every day that you find yourself wearing a gown and sometimes small things can happen like bustles un-bustling or a clumsy relative who accidentally steps on your pristine dress. ¬†No fear- with the following items in your kit, you’ll be prepared for anything: Clorox Stain Removing Pen, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, A White Cotton Napkin (which is perfect for rubbing out general dirt stains),¬†a sewing kit (better than just a white needle and thread since your bridesmaids may have wardrobe emergencies too!), fashion tape, static guard, lint brush and last, but certainly not least, safety pins. ¬†A well placed safety pin can alter any number of emergencies.
General Usage Items: ¬†Your emergency kit can also hold items to help with minor, but common, wedding day snags as well. ¬†Always be sure to have some crazy glue, some toupee tape (perfect for holding together more things than one can imagine), some thin Sharpee pens,¬†a long lighter for candles and practical first aid items like band aids and Advil.
This is a short highlights clip from the wedding of Louise Corbett & Brian O’ Shea who were married in Knocklong, Co Limerick on March 21st 2014. The recording began with
Bridal Preps at Louises’s house, Trish Fitzpatrick was the photographer and as always it was a pleasure working with her, I meet her on many wedding shoots and we share recommendations between us, she screened a lovely slide show of pics from the day on a big screen just before the first dance, she dose this at all weddings which is a nice touch.
Louise & Brian availed of the Drangan Video Diamond package which provides coverage of the full day from bridal preps up to 11pm, details and pricing can be found on the wedding page on my website, the diamond package is¬† most¬† popular choice of wedding video package by brides in Tipperary and Limerick.
Just a few lines about an issue that comes up in conversation when couples contact me about booking their wedding video in Tipperary.¬† It is surprising that not all Wedding videographers are¬† prepared to display their prices online, couples have commented on this and were asking the question, if a company is selling a product why is the price not on their website, ?¬† when shopping on line I would¬† have very little interest in a product that dose not have a price tag on it. I have been showing my prices on the website for many years and couples say that it makes the job of researching a wedding videographer much more straightforward. It also cuts down on unnecessary inquiries because the potential customer has their home work done and are aware that my wedding video packages are either within their budget or not.¬† I had this discussion with Bride to be as late as today who said that she definitely had no interest in suppliers that were not showing prices on their websites or Facebook, she had checked my packages and prices and¬† then got in contact about booking her¬† wedding video for 2015.
I enjoyed working with Louise & Brian they were lovely and easygoing and were more than happy to let me do my own thing in a discreet and quit way. After the ceremony we stopped off at Koockainey Church for some photos and and video footage with the bridal party, its a beautiful old church which has been restored to perfection
Louise & Brian enjoyed a wonderful wedding reception in the Fitzgerald Woodlands Hotel Adare,¬† I often comment on this leading wedding venue in Limerick its the perfect wedding venue , on arrival the Bridal Party will always receive a warm and friendly welcome from the the Fitzgerald family and as a wedding videographer its also a pleasure dealing with them, they are always tuned into the needs of both the videographer and photographer which makes our job easy.¬†¬† They also¬† offer two venues for civil cermonies, The Fitzgerald suite can host a civil wedding ceremony for larger wedding numbers and smaller more intimate gatherings in the Treaty suite. Decorative packages available including chair covers & bows, flowers, and candles.
A big congrats to Louise & Brian on what was a wonderful day it was a pleasure for me to have been their Wedding Videographer, Louise has already asked me to share this highlights clip on the Drangan Video Facebook page.
More wedding news soon.
Another local wedding video !!!!¬† this time its in Killenaule Co. Tipperary, which is¬† more or less on my doorstep. Noelle Croke & Eamonn Fogarty were married in St. Mary’s
Church, Killenaule¬† in August 2013. It was a great wedding in spite of some very heavy thunder showers, just as the bride & groom were exchanging rings there was a mighty clap of thunder which got a great laugh from the¬† Bide & Groom¬† and guests in the church.
As usual the recording began with Noelle and the girls preparing for the big day, Noelle’s parents house is in St. Mary’s Killenuale only about 3 mins from the church,¬† Breda O’ Connor was bridesmaid and believe it or not I recorded her Wedding Video in Killenaule 15 years ago, when i think of the old cams from that era and how much equipment has changed and evolved¬† in those short few years, when Noelle was collecting her wedding DVDS she dropped off¬† Breda’s wedding Video Tape to have it converted to DVD, 17 years ago tapes were the main media that weddings were recorded on, just wondering what will be the order of the day in another 17 years no dough all productions will be shared on line and stored some where in space.
The wedding video turned out very good considering the inclement weather that we had on the day, I always say that good weather is not as important as couples might think, it is crazy to let a few drops of rain upset your wedding day just be happy enjoy each others company and have fun and lots of laughter. Noelle & Eamonn really enjoyed the day they actually saw the funny side as huge claps of thunder¬† rang out over Killenuale during the¬† exchange of vows.
The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Canon Liam Ryan he is a really sound priest who always helps to make the bride & groom relaxed on the day he spent many years in the parish of Drangan and Cloneen which is my home parish and where Drangan Video is based. I have recorded many Wedding Videos in Killenaule¬† over the years St. Mary’s Church is one of the finest churches in Munster it is very well maintained its a popular choice for Brides in Tipperary.
More about Killenaule :¬†
The Hills of Killenaule Festival provides entertainment cultural, sporting and musical around mid-summer and has been growing in popularity since its inception three years ago. There are at least four local historians in the locality and much activity surrounds the now restored Church of Ireland in River Street, which houses the Slieveardagh Rural Development Co. Ltd, administrative centre, and is also the local Cultural and Enterprise Centre. All of the data from headstones from the ten local cemeteries have been logged and computed and also available to visitors are the complete list of death records for Killenaule, dating back to when these records were first logged.
Killenaule is also the home of Derrynaflan Island, where on a dark February Sunday evening in 1980, Mr. Webb and his son unearthed the priceless Derrynaflan Hoard, consisting of an 8th century chalice, a strainer or ladle, a stand ‚ÄĒ all enclosed in a bronze basin, buried eighteen inches below ground, and found about 20 yards from the main church ruin. This priceless archaeological find continues to bring many students of history, historians and interested tourists to our area to view the exact location of the find. Derrynaflan Island is situated approximately 4 miles north west of Killenaule Town.
Bord Na Mona at its former works at Littleton and more recently at Killeens briquette factory provides a national fuel resource and also valuable local employment.
Local traditions of cheese making can be found at the home of Mr. Louis Grubb, Silverfort, home of the famous ‚ÄúCashel Blue Cheese‚ÄĚ. Also cheese is made at Sullivans Ballinure, home of Derrynaflan variety. A number of local people are involved in the craft industry, mainly in needlework, Art, and Hurley making. Scoil Ruain is the base of Derrynaflan School of furniture & design, where post Leaving Cert students study the craft of designing once off furniture pieces.
We traveled to the Abbeycourt Hotel Nenagh for Noelle & Eamonn’s wedding reception, it was a fab wedding celebration as is normal for the Abbeycourt.¬†¬†¬† Ray the manager is so helpful and attentive to everyone, I really like working¬† there the food is always up to the very highest standards and the little things like for instance freshly cut sandwiches on arrival at the hotel, nice touch.¬† I would like to wish Noelle & Eamonn all the very best for the future, it was nice to have been part of their big day.
Thanks for reading my latest blog news.
Best regards Eamon.
This has been a busy week and an exciting one, on Monday I set off to Dublin to pick up my new Cameras¬† which¬† I put on order last June, both cameras are the very latest
addition to the XD range of Broadcast Cameras on offer from Sony, I suppose leaving the huge investment to one side I certainly had a spring in my step not unlike a child waiting to get his hands on new toys. Most of the day on Tuesday was dedicated to setting the new cameras, matching picture profiles and audio settings to my requirements and making sure that they are set up to record to very highest level of performance.¬†¬† My first outing with the new cameras was a wedding video in Ardmayle Cashel.¬† Corinne Mulcahy &¬† Patrick Halley¬† celebrated their wedding ceremony in the historic Ardmayle Church which is a very popular wedding reception for weddings in Cashel and surrounding parishes. Yesterday was a¬† beautiful sunny day and the church and grounds looked beautiful, its was a perfect setting for a country wedding. Corinne and Pat are well know in sporting circles, Corrine for show jumping and Pat for hurling and football both families are well known in Cashel, and Ardmayle.¬† There was allot of talk about the big match on Sunday Tipperary Vs Kilkenny all Tipp supporters are in a positive¬† mood, hopefully Liam McCarthy will come back home to Tipperary.¬† I was looking forward to getting home last night and uploading the wedding footage, I am more than happy with the high quality video that these cameras are capable of recording.¬† Looking forward to many more weddings in Cashel and surrounding areas¬† during 2015/2016.
Here are a few pieces of information about the beautiful and famous¬† Historic Town of Cashel¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Cashel.IE
Cashel is home to the iconic Rock of Cashel. One of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited. Cashel‚Äôs rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric raths to medieval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library (which holds regular exhibitions, workshops and concerts). The Georgian quarter also boasts the Bolton Library where you can find the smallest book in Ireland.
The Bolton Library contains a unique collection of antiquarian books and is the finest collection outside of Dublin. The books were collected by Archbishop Theophilis Bolton, Archbishop of Cashel from 1730 to 1744. The library is now housed in the Chapter House situated in the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick’s Rock and St. John the Baptist in John Street, Cashel.
The unique Br√ļ Bor√ļ performing group have achieved international recognition on five continents. They are in constant demand throughout the world because of their performance of Irish authentic traditional music, song and dance.¬† The group have accompanied President Mary McAleese to Oman where they performed for the Sultan of Oman. They also represented Ireland at the World Expo on four occasions in Osaka Japan, Seville in Spain, Nagoya Japan and a group of 30 artists accompanied President Mary McAleese to Shanghai, China for the 2010 World Expo, where they presented their show for President Mary McAleese and her Chinese hosts on Ireland‚Äôs National Day. Most recently members of the group travelled to Lesotho where they performed for St. Patricks Day 2012 and had the honour of performing for the King of Lesotho. This group comprises the very best and most talented of musicians, singers and dancers. Enjoy an evening of live traditional entertainment with renowned accordion player Bobby Gardner, the delightful airs of fiddler Eileen O‚ÄôBrien and Tipperary‚Äôs finest singers Nora Butler and Tadhg Maher, just to name a few.
My next wedding this weekend is in Dungarvan, Co. Kilkenny, I have my Tippeerary blue and gold fags flying at full mast on my van,¬† looking forward to the comments.
More news soon.
Summer 2014 has been been¬† amazing with lots of warm¬† sunshine shining¬† on the the Premier County of Tipperary, it is almost September so we are heading into Autumn ¬† with
lovely memories of a long hot Summer.¬† As a wedding Videographer in Tipperary it has been a busy year for me with an ever increasing amount of¬† local Weddings in Clonmel, Fetahrd, Cashel and Thurles coming my way ” Local Is Best”.¬† This weeks featured Wedding Video Clip is that of Emer & Niall who were married in Powerstown Church, Clonmel in May of this year, it is a smashing wedding video and I am delighted to share this highlights clip in my latest Drangan Video blog post.
Emer & Niall are both from the scenic area of Powerstown in Clonmel.¬†¬† The parish of Powerstown Lisronagh is situated just outside Clonmel. It is a scattered parish, stretching from the river Anner on the east, to Rathkeevin on the west, encroaching up to Drumdeel near Fethard, Castleblake to the north, Two mile bridge and Silversprings to the south and skirting Clonmel on the north to Cahir road.¬† It is a growing parish with 850 households. It has two churches Powerstown and Lisronagh. Powerstown Church was built in 1810 during the pastorate of Fr. Felix Cleary and is the sixth oldest in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore.Lisronagh Church was built in 1831 during the pastorate of Fr. Michael Wall.The Patron Saint of both churches is St. John the Baptist.¬†¬† I am a frequent visitor to Powerstown Church for wedding videos in and around Clonmel.
This entertaining highlights clip begins with two gentlemen in disguise, wishing the bride and groom all the best for the future, they quickly remove there disguise to reveal their real identity, very funny stuff.¬† Emer got ready from her parents house which is just off the Fethard road on route to Clonmel, Emer¬† has a really bubbly personality and a beautiful¬† warm broad smile ” a very happy bride ”¬† I stopped off at the house on my way to Powerstown Church two hours before the ceremony and recorded¬† some great bridal preps footage, I was back at the church in time to grab footage of the Niall and the boys arriving, they arrived in good time. Niall is also a bubbly guy and very easygoing, not a bother on him he just took the day in his stride.
Emer arrived just about 10 mins late which of coarse is the tradition in ireland and Tipperary brides are no exception to that rule, one lovely feature of wedding videos in Powerstown Church is to capture the bride and her dad walking up the pathway from the church gate, always looks great on video. Fr. Anthony O’ Connor was the wedding celebrant he always provides an interesting wedding ceremony, which dose not go on for too long.¬† After the ceremony the sun was splitting the stones and the guests were not in any particular hurry to leave the church grounds, and ice cream stand was set up at the church gate and it was in great demand, the clip shows Emer & Niall enjoying a cone, before heading off for photos. We went back to Niall’s parents house in Powerstown for the photo call.
The wonderful¬† 5 star Castlemartyr Resort was the reception venue, its about an hour from Clonmel.¬†¬† It is not only the elegant 18th century manor house and the 13th century castle ruins that make Castlemartyr stand out from the crowd, but the meticulous attention to detail that our experienced team of wedding planners provide.¬†¬† Nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, the manor house is indeed the heart of this unique resort, having been restored and extended to offer perfectly styled accommodation, an award-winning Restaurant, a Spa and Leisure Centre, as well as an 18 hole inland links-style Golf course.¬†¬† From the traditional to the informal, all celebrations are a challenge to ignore the mundane and create the original. Our promise is to host one wedding per day giving you that undivided attention.¬†¬† Castlemartyr Resort can cater for weddings of up to 220 in the Capel Suite.¬† The Capel Suite is unlike any other ballroom in Ireland‚Ä¶. With its floor to ceiling windows, giant chandeliers, mood lighting and magnificent drapes, the Suite is a magical setting for your wedding celebration.¬† Castlemartyr Resort is an HSE registered venue for Civil Ceremonies and is the perfect location to celebrate your Civil Partnership. Other smaller rooms are also available so that your celebration is tailor-made just for you.¬†¬† Whether you require an intimate gathering or a large celebration, our dedicated team is on hand from the initial enquiry to the day itself to assist you in planning a personal and memorable occasion which is tailor-made to reflect you ideas and individual style.¬† True 5 star service and accommodation is the hallmark of Castlemartyr Resort.
So once again a big congrats to Emer & Niall on what was a fab wedding in Tipperary, they were both so easy to work with and it was a very happy and enjoyable day for everyone including wedding suppliers and guests.¬† This highlights clip has already been shared on facebook, all Drangan Wedding packages include sharing on facebook.
More Tipperary wedding News soon.
This is a clip from a recent Wedding Video in Hospital Co. Limerick, I have been looking forward to sharing this one, because as well as been a fantastic wedding there is an
amazing story about a ring that went missing on the morning and turned up late that evening.¬† A big congrats to Eimear¬† Quinn & Tom√°s Tiernan,¬† Eimear is a native of Hospital and Tom√°s is proud Tipperary man and a keen Tipperary Hurling supporter, he was¬† very impressed by the fact that Drangan Video has Filmed the weddings of no less than six famous Tipperary Hurlers over the past 3 years,¬† Lar Corbett & Eoin Kelly & Paul Curran are on the present panel and will face Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling Final on September 7th next. ” Up Tipp ”
The wedding video begins with Eimear and the girls getting ready at Eimear’s parent’s house just a short distance from¬† the John the Baptist Church Hospital, this highlights clip has already been shared on my dranganvideo facebook page which has no less than 2500 likes. Facebook is a wonderful means by which a wedding supplier can share their work with potential brides to be, sometimes the facebook wedding video highlights clip is the first look for the bride & groom, the wedding dvds then will arrive by post over the following couple of days. Not all couples are happy to share their big day on line that is¬† understandable¬† also.
I¬† enjoy filming¬† wedding videos in Limerick¬†¬† a one hour drive will get me there and it is such a friendly county, just like Tipperary.¬† There was a great sense¬† of fun during the bridal preps, I really like this highlights clip it captures the fun and excitement of the preparations, it is always good to get loads of footage from the Brides house on the morning¬† and then with the help of creative editing skills a wonderful entertaining¬† and emotional production will come together.¬† On our way to the Woodlands Hotel in Adare we stopped off in a wooded area for some great wedding photos and video footage,¬† Selina O’ Meara was the photographer for the day, she is a joy to work with her easygoing and creative style makes her stand out as a truly professional Tipperary¬† Wedding Photographer, her photos are different and that what makes her work exciting and new, she is based in Nenagh Tipperary.
The Woodlands Hotel in Adare is one of the top wedding venues in limerick,¬†¬† Located in the Splendour of Adare Ireland’s “Prettiest Village” Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Wedding Hotel Limerick is the perfect location for a wedding day.¬†¬† After your red carpet arrival and a glass of bubbly, you and your guests can enjoy your welcome reception drinks and canapes in our mature Gardens or in the spacious hotel lobby to the resounding harmonies of a String Quartet. Magnificent arrival receptions featuring a variety of ice sculptures and a 5ft chocolate fountain also available.
Choose from the grand Fitzgerald suite, or the more intimate Laccabawn suite. Upgraded table decoration, linen and candle packages also available. We are delighted to announce that we have an in-house Flower Arranging Service for ceremonies & wedding receptions¬† You will be spoiled for choice with our wide array of sumptuous, personalised menus prepared by our Executive Head Chef. All our ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and our beef is all Irish reared Angus. Our wine expert will be able to advise you from our carefully chosen wines and champagnes from our Cellar 77 wine list
Civil ceremonies are a speciality and the Woodlands Hotel is one of the finest locations for civil weddings Limerick. We have hosted many wedding rehearsal dinners, post wedding celebrations and after wedding barbecues
THE MISSING RING :¬† This is a short true story about an engagement ring that went missing on the morning of¬† Eimear’s¬† wedding and turned up 6 hours later on the ground outside the door of wedding reception
The wedding ceremony was in Hospital, Co. Limerick and reception in the Fitzgerarld Woodlands Hotel Adare, Limerick. As usual my video recording began at the brides house which was a 20 min. drive from the church in Hospital on arrival at the brides house the girls were in the usual excited mode, the sun was shining and everyone looking forward to the big event. During the morning the photographer and myself were busy capturing bits and bobs including jewelry and rings which were treasured by the Bride, her engagement ring was a particular beautiful and expensive one and of coarse very close to her heart. Bridal preps went very well everyone happy, Bride slightly nervous but looking forward to the day.
The wedding Ceremony was set for 1pm, we were a little bit surprised by the late arrival of the Bride and bridesmaids because they were all ready to go when the photographer and myself finished up at the house. When the Bridesmaids arrived they announced that the Bride‚Äôs engagement ring had gone missing and after lots of frustrating searching it failed to turn up. The Bride was upset on arrival at the church but she decided to put it out her mind and get on with the day hopefully the ring would be found in due time. After the ceremony some of the family returned to the house to search for the missing ring but alas no sign of it, in the meantime Bride & Groom photographer and myself stopped off at a wood on the way to Adare for photos and video footage, we also stopped off at another location where the couple were standing on a grassy bank, at this stage the Bride had put the missing ring more or less to back of her mind and anyway we were very busy with the photo and video shoot.
The Bride & Groom and bridal party arrived at the Woodlands Hotel Adare, Co.Limerick at 4:15pm, they had done a car change outside the gates of the Woodlands, the Volkswagen Beatle that was used to transport the bride and her dad to church was already waiting when the arrived at the hotel gates. After pulling up at the door of the hotel the couple enjoyed a glass of bubbly and then made their way through the main doors to the reception lobby. As we were doing the family and friends photos out in front of the hotel a family member walked over to the bride with an engagement ring in her hand and asked the bride ‚ÄĚ is this your missing ring I found it on the ground just outside the front door of the hotel ‚ÄĚ the happy bride was was united with her engagement ring and she was over the moon with excitement.
The most likely explanation is that the ring had got attached to the brides dress in the morning as she was getting dressed, and it just happened to fall off the dress right outside the hotel door. What an amazing narrow escape of ever finding the ring again, just thinks of all getting in and out of cars, the photo shoot in the woods, walking along that grassy bank and it was also a pretty breezy day. The ring did not budge until arrival at the hotel door some 6 hours later. ¬† A Very Happy Ending
Thanks to Eimear & Tom√°s for allowing me to share their wedding day highlights and the ring story, it was a fun wedding, they were a delighfull couple to meet and work with, thanks also for the lovely comments on my facebook page
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I recently had a chat with another very well know professional wedding videographer in Tipperary, we were discussing wedding videography in general and the latest new
technology and equipment that is constantly been upgraded and replaced. We both agreed that the average couple that are are researching wedding videographers are not really interested in the technology¬† that is involved in producing their wedding film/DVD,¬† if they like¬† a particular style of wedding video production and have checked out the videographer on his/her website and checked out comments on facebook, not forgetting word of mouth which is probably the real decider on making the final decision.
I am patiently awaiting the arrival of two new cameras, which I put on order in June 2014, both cameras¬† are part of the very successful XDCAM range and are a new edition of the older PMW 200 which is still the benchmark for picture quality and reliability in professional film making over the last 4 years.¬† I am really looking forward to getting my hands on my new cams, which have some exciting new features which are aimed very much at wedding video production.
Here are a few chapters regarding styles of wedding video production,¬† it might help you to understand some of the common buzz words that are sometimes part of a wedding videographers lingo.
To create a cinematic wedding video, your videographer will cut and edit your wedding footage to make scenes flow together like a real movie (except, unlike in Hollywood, this love story is real). The events won‚Äôt necessarily be in sequential order (scenes of the vows might be interspersed with dance floor shots), making for a more artful depiction of the day‚Äôs events than you would get with a documentary-style film.
This common style of wedding videography, which is sometimes known as video journalism, simply shows all of the day‚Äôs events in the order that they occurred and is edited in a straightforward, no-nonsense way.
This is a more organic style, where the videographer often shoots solo and with only a small handheld camera in order to blend in with the other wedding guests and obtain a more natural and realistic portrayal of the day. The results are intentionally less polished, with a greater focus on the emotions and general ambience of the day. Imagine reality TV footage with lots of surprising candid moments.
Popular for wedding videos, this style has an old-school grainy vibe with vintage-looking color grading (an effect that makes hues look softer), a sepia tone or a black-and-white effect (that would look like a movie from the ‚Äô40s). There are two ways to achieve this: with filters, which are digital treatments added later during the editing phase (so you actually end up with two versions: an original clean copy and a stylized one), or using Super 8 mm film, an old-fashioned film from the ‚Äô60s that requires a specialized camera.
A feature-length video is edited to include all of the day‚Äôs important moments in their entirety. The exact length of a ‚Äúfeature‚ÄĚ wedding video varies from videographer to videographer, but it usually ends up being about two hours long.
A highlight reel is a 5- to 15-minute flick that includes — yep, you guessed it — just the highlights from your wedding day (think: the vows, the cake cutting, the toasts and the dances).
Similar to photo booths, video confessional booths entertain your guests and make fun keepsakes. A camera is set up in a quiet area in or outside the reception, and guests stop by throughout the night to record well wishes (or, even better, funny stories) on camera. Many videographers will also create highlight reels from all the clips guests make so you can share them later.
Also known as a short wedding film, a wedding trailer is a three- to five-minute-long motion picture that wraps up the day in one pretty, shareable package. Similar to a cinematic feature-length video, different scenes from the day mixed with music (and sometimes interviews with your family and wedding party) come together to create a short, emotional clip. Most videographers will provide a link so you can share your trailer online.
Shots of the scenery, guests milling around or anything that isn‚Äôt a specific wedding moment qualifies as B-roll. Videographers can use this background scenery in wedding videos to help set the scene.
Many videographers use high-definition DSLR cameras (it stands for digital single-lens reflex) to achieve a sharp, high-quality look. It‚Äôs likely the same type of digital camera your photographer will use for your still photos.
Also known as editing, this is everything that your videographer (or a specific editor) does between when the cameras stop rolling and when you receive your completed video package. It‚Äôs the process of cutting together scenes and adding music, titles and special effects to create the type of video(s) you want.
If you ask your videographer for the raw footage of your wedding, you‚Äôll get every single second of video shot from the day, completely unedited. It can end up being several hours long!
A same-day edit means you can watch your wedding video at your wedding! An editor will step out mid-party with a laptop computer to turn around a brief highlight video of the prewedding prep, ceremony and even your reception entrance to share later on in the evening.
With single-event edits, a videographer will create separate highlight reels for each individual event (the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and the toasts and the spotlight dances, for example), giving each part of the day (or weekend) its own chapter on your wedding DVD. You‚Äôll get footage of the entire day, and you won‚Äôt have to fast-forward through an hour of unedited ceremony footage just to replay the best man‚Äôs toast.
Simply put, the soundtrack is the music that your edited wedding video will be set to. This can include one song or a mix of tunes of your choosing edited together, or you can skip the soundtrack altogether.
This equipment stabilizes a handheld camera onto a videographer‚Äôs shoulder and arm, allowing them to get smooth, sweeping shots.
To capture a sense of setting, videographers will set up stationary cameras to shoot one angle for about an hour; then the footage is sped up during the editing process to make a few-second clip. Time-lapse is often incorporated into different parts of the video to show the passage of time and create a smoother transition between events of the day. Sunrises, sunsets, decor prep and dance floors are commonly turned into time-lapse footage.
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I like sharing local weddings¬† and needless to say I also like shooting local weddings in around South Tipperary, it is a real bonus to be working within 30mins from home. The
following highlight clip is from the wedding video of Maeve from Ballyneale and Mark from Clonmel.
The wedding video story begins with Bridal Preps in one of the most popular wedding venues in Tipperary Hotel Minella, Clonmel.¬† The wedding ceremony was set for 1:30 pm in St. Mary’s Church Ballyneale which about 15mins from Clonmel. On arrival at the hotel I joined Bernard of New age Photography for a coffee in the bar, I was looking forward to working him once again, he is a very creative guy and a pleasure to work with, so after a relaxing chat and a coffee it was straight into work, the bridal preps were in full swing when we called up to the girls, Maeve was a stunning bride and I think this highlight clip shows how beautiful she looked on the day. It was also nice to meet Yvonne Maher once again Yvonne is an award winning bridal makeup artist, she is very busy with weddings in Tipperary and all over Munster. I normally dedicate about 40 Mins to bridal preps in order to get lots of footage of the excitement and of coarse the beauty of the bride to be.¬† I always use two cameras to record the ceremony, so the general rule of thumb would be to set up my main camera in the church and then head off with my second cam for coverage of the girls getting ready.¬† Mark and the boys arrived nice and early at St Mary’s Church Ballyneale, I was back at the church at 12:45PM in loads of time for the gusts arriving etc.
It was a lovely ceremony and one of the many highlights included beautiful music which was provided by the Carolan String Quartet, they are well known for Wedding Music in Tipperary, they have a lovely way of putting their own classical¬† twist on well know contemporary¬† songs/music. After the ceremoy we headed for Hotel Minella¬† Clonmel¬† for the wedding reception and the photo shoot.¬†¬†The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963 it is one of my favorite wedding venues in Tipperary and it always lives up and delivers on its 4 star rating.
It was a pleasure to have been part of Maeve & Mark’s big day, they wee both lovely to work with, both easy going and relaxed and they were happy to let me get on with my own particular style of wedding film production.¬† This highlights clip has already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook Page, sharing on line is included with all wedding packages from Drangan Video, please visit Drangan Video On Facebook for all the latest local Wedding News in Tipperary. Wishing Maeve & Mark all the very best for the future.
I received this beautifully scripted review from a recent Wedding Video In Fethard, thanks to Marie for taking the time to write this on my Facebook Page :
Eamon Thank you so so much for a beautiful keepsake of our wedding day. It brought back so many happy memories of the day and it is so nice to be able to relive the day. The dvd was so well put together and tastefully done. If anyone is in doubt about getting a wedding video done then please consider having it as it such a precious reminder of the day and of the people who came and shared the day with you and it so nice to be able to hear what people said on the day. We’ll never regret having the video done and am so glad we made that decision and that we had Eamon who has got to be the most patient person in the world and so so pleasant to work with. Thank you Eamon for contributing to a wonderful day for us and for capturing it so tastefully.
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2007 and was beginning to feel its age, so after consulting with our account a decision was made to trade up to a new van and benefit from some tax relief on the video business. The new logo takes a little bit of getting used to, but its modern and fresh looking. It has been another busy weekend with wedding videos in Connahy, Kilkenny, Tinryland in Carlow and a local wedding video in Clonmel.¬† Friday was a lovely sunny day for the wedding of¬† Aisling Fitzpatrick & J. P. Blanchfield who were married in Connahy, Kilkenny,¬† the reception was in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny, we stopped off at Butler House in Kilkenny for some photos and video footage it was nice working with Michelle Dixon¬† once again a lovely easygoing lady and a joy to work with. J.P. & Aisling are heading back to Austraila in the near future, but are hoping to return to Ireland at some stage.
My wedding in Tinryland on Saturday was that of Caroline Byrne & James Dunne who were also home from Australia to celebrate their special day, by coincidence the wedding reception was also in the Ormonde Hotel In Kilkenny.¬† The weather on Saturday was appalling it just rained all day, but Caroline & James¬† could not care less they just settled to the fact that the rain was down for the day and that there was nothing that could be done about it. What a wonderful attitude¬† they never stopped smiling¬† all day it was a very enjoyable day and great fun.¬† Thomas Sunderland was the photographer our pats have not crossed for a couple of years but I had two Weddings In Kilkenny with him already this year, he is a true professional and we always have a good laugh which makes the day very enjoyable, the message from this wedding is forget about the weather and just enjoy your wedding day come rain or shine.
On Sunday it was a local wedding video in Clonmel, Michelle Kennedy & Tommy Keane, the ceremony was in St. Patrick’s Church Marlfield Clonmel and was celebrated by Barbara
Fryday it was a lovely meaningful ceremony and some words of wisdom from the celebrant.¬† I have recorded many weddings in Marlfield Church it is a truely beautiful setting for a wedding.¬† Built with a grant from the Board of First Fruits this church occupies the site of an earlier eighteenth-century church and the now-destroyed twelfth-century Cistercian Abbey of Inishlounaght. The church was designed by Thomas Tinsley, father of the famous architect William Tinsley. The simple form of the building is enlivened by the attention to detailing, in such features as the decorative window tracery, red brick eaves course and the buttresses with their gabled tops. The Romanesque doorway incorporated into the west wall of the interior is a particularly striking feature, and is the best surviving evidence for the ancient abbey. This, along with the medieval grave-slab to the church interior and that in the graveyard wall, the latter thought locally to be from a crusader’s grave, adds archaeological and historical interest to the site. The church forms part of a group of related structures associated with Marlfield House demesne. Michelle & Tommy enjoyed a fab wedding reception in Kilcoran Lodge, Cahir Co. Tipperary, I always find the staff in Kilcoran to be most helpful and friendly it has always been a popular wedding reception in Tipperary.
Wishing all three couples all the very best, I am looking forward to producing their wedding DVDS in the near future.
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There is great old Irish saying that says¬† “Time Flys When You Are Busy”¬†¬† ??¬† It is almost 20 years now from when I recorded and produced my very first Wedding Video, it was a Cashel
Wedding and the couple were friends of ours¬† the reception was in Dundrum House Hotel Tipperary, as it happened we were invited guests to the wedding, they had already booked a Wedding Videographer but for some reason he canceled the booking two days before the big day. At that time I was getting into Videographery as a hobby my equipment consisted of a decent enough camcorder and some basic editing gear, well to make a long story short they asked me to bring my camcorder¬† and to grab some of the highlights of the day, I was delighted to have been asked, it was also a challenge for me to tackle my very first wedding video.¬†¬† I remember recording about 3 hours of non professional footage on the day but I had more than covered the highlights of the day.¬† Over the following days I got stuck into to editing and producing my very first Wedding Video¬† I really enjoyed the job of sitting down and going through the footage and cutting unwanted¬† ( shaky camera shots ) etc.¬† The video also included some basic special effects which looked a little over the top to say the least.¬† They were delighted with their 3 hour video tape, it was a record of their big day and they loved it, I also had caught the bug of video production the experience of recording footage and siting down to edit it and produce a video that told a story was an exciting and rewarding job.
Fast forward to today August 1st 2014,¬† Drangan Video is going from strength to strength with bookings accepted as far ahead as 2017.¬† Since starting out on the journey as a professionl Wedding Videographer I have carried 3 major equipment upgrades, one of¬† the most notable changes¬† in professional video production in recent years is the physical size of the¬† new generation of Video Cameras that are out there, gone are the days of the big heavy shoulder mount cams, broadcasters and Wedding Videographers alike¬† are now using the latest hand held file based cams for discreet and comfortable acquisition of footage.
At the moment I am in the process of researching the very latest Sony XD cams, the use of very large half inch¬† sensors in hand held
cams is a major break through in video camera design it is now possible to get a real feature film look on wedding video productions from a non shoulder mount camera,¬† Using large sensor¬† professional¬† cams is a little bit more daunting than grabbing a semi pro standard chip camera leaving it in auto mode and pressing the record button.¬† I am certainly up for the challenge and at the moment i am arranging to have a new Sony XD Cam on trial for two weeks, all the research on¬† line is very encouraging but its essential that I get my hands on the camera and use it before making a rather large¬† investment in two new high end sony cams.
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