Kelli+Rich = JP // 2 legs in 1, an SDE
A Production by Kinema Group
Kelli+Rich // This a very different wedding. They booked early August, which almost didn’t happen because we fere already loaded with weddings. But after seeing our SDE for Sheila+Russ, they pushed until we gave in. Well, we didn’t really give in—truth is, that’s the kind of couple we love to work with. Those that love and admire our cinema, not just the final product but all the work behind it. We let them know it wasn’t going to be easy and planning would be rough but it happened.
Truth be told, only Jimmy met up with them, my only encounter was when kelli came up to me after Sheila+Russ’ saying “If you’re free on the 14th, we want you!”
And we couldn’t have been happier to have said “yes” to their proposal =)
When we arrive, Rich was a nervous wreck, very talkative and pacing every other direction. He even called every one of his groomsmen to let them know the cinema team was there and they were running on time.
Kelly, on the otherhand (from the clips) looked ready and content with the day. It could be that she had little JP, aka John Paul, with her. That would be the adorable little boy you see throughout the film. He turned out to be the star of the show, even the title—Rich being his daddy and Kelli his mommy. That said, we named it “2 legs in 1”, not only because one of the grandmas said it, but because that’s what it was—Kelli and rich are the legs and little JP is their 1. On thing that rivals the beauty of marriage, is the blessing of a child.
Forgive my sappiness, but that’s them, Kelli+Rich = JP.
Cinema // It was a rough day shooting—windy, cloudy and tad bit nippy (english accent, ok, I’m weird). But we used it to our advantage.
We definitely wanted show the colors of fall, hence the intro and the blowing leaves ring shot.
There were 4 shooters in the morning, Jimmy, Jon, Hoang and myself—but I cut out after the ceremony to being the SDE.
Lighting was amazing at points and difficult at others. Both locations had beautiful windows, but because of the ever-shifting clouds, the white balance was changing (see and ).
Now for the main characters. They a huge bridal party and you will definitely see more in the revised highlight, but our focus was on the family for the SDE. It was beautiful seeing them all get together.
For audio, not much was utilized outside of ambient sounds, as they wanted to play it during their first dance.
The color was a custom grade, blacks had a blue tint, mids had a reddish tint and whites had a warm yellow-orange tint. We thought it would play well with the season of fall.
Anyhow, I rambled a lot, hope you enjoy!