We are excited about our new camera that arrived last Friday. The 5D Mark iii is not only known for it’s beautiful photographs, but many videographers use it for events such as weddings. The small and compact size make it perfect for moving around crowded areas and travelling with a smaller tripod or monopod.
The 5D Mark iii is known for shooting beautiful video in low light situations, which often happens at receptions at most weddings. We have tested it out over the weekend and we are ecstatic about it. The issues we’ve had in the past with noise in low light has been completely eliminated. This also helps us capture more moments at a wedding instead of having to lug around clunky lighting equipment that takes time to set up.
The 5D Mark iii is a big investment but we have a hunch that our clients are going to love having their day filmed with one of the most sought after camera’s on the planet. This is just another reason to put on the list as to why you will want Memorywalk filming your wedding day!
On June 1st, 2013 we filmed an event that was filled with even more emotion than a big wedding day. The city of Saint John opened a new “Peace Park” in David Greenslade and his comrades honour. The 6 brave soldiers were a part of 22 bravo landing based out of CFB Gagetown. They were tragically killed on Easter Sunday, April 8th, 2007 from a road side bomb in Afghanistan.
We were asked by members of the military to film the opening of the park. It was a beautiful morning and was filled with tons of people showing their support. If you would like to visit the park yourself we have created a map below that shows direction. We’ve also posted the video we made for the effected families.
“We will remember them.”
Videographers tend to be a bit on the shy side, hiding behind a camera and a computer most of the time. However, most, including us, are not afraid to praise or give credit to those who do amazing work. We’ve been chasing the dream for the past few years learning from the industries best. @stillmotion has guided thousands of videographers to create better videos. They’ve taken the DSLR creative style of shooting weddings to an entire new level.
StillMotion has an app called SMAPP. It features tutorials of the many different aspects of videography, from tips on lighting, what gear to buy, how to shoot based on mood, the list goes on. I actually received a tweet earlier this week from them regarding an update to their app;
@jeremymclean Brand new launch, complete redesign, new tools, all this week!
— Stillmotion (@stillmotion) May 21, 2013
They’ve recently did a learning series sponsored by Canon that again helps videographers like us simply make our videos much better. You can find one of their most useful videos about which lenses to use at weddings below. If you browse around their Vimeo account you will see all the other Canon learning series videos as well.
Our Vision at Memorywalk is to create stunning wedding videos from inspiration and creative new ideas. We know we’re on the right track, its just where the train stops from here on out.
For those of you who knew Memorywalk before May 30th, 2013, welcome to the new facelift. Our website has taken on a complete overhaul and we’re super excited about it. Our logo is so fresh and so clean, we are now completely focused on wedding highlight films, and our site is directly catered to bride and grooms to be. We hope you like the changes as much as we do!
Our newest piece of equipement couldn’t have come in at a better time; right before wedding season! We took StillMotion’s advice on purchasing a Manfrotto 561HDV monopod. In the past we stuck to the old fashioned tripod. It’s a well built tripod and enables us to get professional shots. What we were missing and what the monopod gives us is movement. We can now quickly take the camera off of the tripod and put it on the monopod in a matter of seconds so we can get that up close shot or different angle that we’re looking for. This is a must have for wedding shooters that go solo.
It’s that time of year where we hear bells ringing in the churches, tin cans hitting the pavement, and cars honking their horns in celebration. From late Spring through the gorgeous summer the wedding season will be in full swing.
Memorywalk is excited to announce its new partnership with the Lily Lake Pavilion. The Pavilion has been a staple in the Saint John community for many years. It’s known for its hospitality, it’s beautiful location, the lily lake cafe, and of course weddings! Memorywalk is taking its modern wedding videography to the Pavilion to offer a one of a kind service in the greater Saint John area.
We are so excited about our newest piece of equipement that we decided to write a blog post about it! The Zoom H4n is a portable recorder that enables us to capture many of our clients big moments in extremely high quality audio. When trying to capture speeches, music, sounds, and just about anything throughout a wedding day, its very difficult to capture pro quality audio from a mic built into a videocamera or in our case DSLR. The Zoom H4n changes everything and will definitely be a big boost in the overall quality of our Memorywalk wedding videos.
It was our pleasure to do the videography for Josh & Kate’s wedding this August. Weddings can often be a stressful time when they should always be an exciting and joyful celebration, and that’s what Josh and Kate did. It was a fun wedding to be at and I’m sure they will enjoy this keepsake 25 years down the road when they look back at one of the best days of their lives.
I am a big fan of Hemmings House and the work they do. They consistently produce beautiful high end videos and the new TV commercial for Saint John didn’t disappoint one bit. If you’re a local Saint John resident like myself you may have seen the new Saint John commercial while watching the local news. I’ve posted it below if you haven’t had the chance to see it yet.