Archive for the ‘Same Day Edits’ Category

Dream A Little Dream… Within A Dream | Making An INCEPTION Concept Video for a Wedding

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Due to the overwhelming response to the film, this post will be updated to address all the questions that are being asked about it. The answers are coming soon…











Check out the film below then watch the wild audience reaction at the premiere!

Aira + Dave | Same Day Edit

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Read more about this wedding on our new site, Loyd Calomay Films!

Katherine + Terence | The SDE Premiere

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

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Gina + Jay | Same Day Edit

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Gina + Jay | Same Day Edit from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

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Laura + Brian | Same Day Edit (Extended Cut)

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Laura + Brian | Same Day Edit (Extended) from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

Read more about this wedding on our new site, Loyd Calomay Films

Crystal + Jed | A Love Story

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Crystal + Jed | A Love Story from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

When Crystal and Jed approached me to create a Love Story video for their wedding I knew it would be an opportunity to do something special. Our concept was not only to tell the story of how they “got together” but we wanted to relay the message that you can trace God’s fingerprints at every moment of the courtship (and even years before that). We wanted an entertaining piece and at the same time let it be a testimony of God’s love.

The process began by tagging along during their engagement portrait session with our friends John and Lauren at John Lauren Photography knowing we would use some of this footage in their film. Plus it was a great excuse to run around the Orange County Fair sampling all kinds of deep fried goodies.

Next, I took Jed and Crystal to the Newport Back Bay area and interviewed them separately, each telling their story from their perspective. It didn’t help that we were in a direct path of John Wayne Airport. Note to self: no interviews near airport runways. During this session I began formulating ways to involve others they mentioned in their story (close friends, mentors and pastor) so that we would be able to cut away to other (and sometimes funny) points of view. It wasn’t until I started editing that I added our Red 5 spin on the film (using movie titles to define each chapter) and finding the Facebook thread that tied everything together.

Our final piece to the puzzle was to add footage from the day of the wedding. And what a beautiful day it turned out to be. It was a joy to present the film in front of all their guests and to see them laugh and cry as they watched the story of Crystal & Jed unfold before their eyes.

I want to take this time to praise and thank God for this opportunity to be a part of Crystal and Jed’s wedding and to be able to use the talent He has given me for His glory.

Above is their film (minus a short photo montage intro). It’s a lengthy piece but enjoyable from beginning to end. Thanks for watching!

Photo by John Lauren

Christine + Johneric | Same Day Edit

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Christine + Johneric | Same Day Edit from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

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Vannessa + Ben | The SDE Premiere

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Vannessa + Ben | The SDE Premiere from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

Read more about this couple on our new site, Loyd Calomay Films

Dez + Eric | The Same Day Edit Premiere

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Desiree + Eric | The SDE Premiere from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

Read more about this couple on our new site, Loyd Calomay Films

Robbin + Ryan | The Sweetest Love

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

As I was putting together this blog post for Robbin & Ryan, one of the sweetest couples I’ve met, I came across this poem and thought of them.

There is a shyness that we have
Only with those whom we most love.

…Love which cries out,
And wants the world to understand,
Is love that holds itself in doubt.
For love is quiet, and love is kind.

by Elizabeth Jennings

Congrats Robbin & Ryan!

Robbin + Ryan | Same Day Edit from Red 5 Studios on Vimeo.

Photographers: John Lauren Photography

Peichi & Sothea | Eastern Promises

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Peichi & Sothea | Same Day Edit from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

Peichi and Sothea exchanged their wedding vows in a teahouse that overlooked a beautiful Japanese garden. It was a hidden gem located in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, which is where I grew up. I didn’t even know it was there. But it was the perfect setting. A Western ceremony amidst Far East traditions. For their Same Day Edit, Peichi & Sothea thought it would be nice to separate their two ceremonies, their morning tea ceremony and afternoon western ceremony, with two different songs. The first song, a Chinese ballad, and the second song recorded by, appropriately enough, an American Idol. Check out their two-part SDE by clicking the photo above. Congrats Peichi and Sothea!A huge THANK YOU to my good friend Mon Villacorta, for helping me capture the day and for coming through in a pinch to help pull off the SDE presentation.

Event Planner: Sandy Liang, Aquafuzion
Photography: Kim Le Photography
Make Up: Angelina T, AT Makeup Pro
Officiant: Alan Katz

Rocelle & Sonny | West Side Story

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Rocelle & Sonny | Same Day Edit from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.

What we’re gonna do is go back. Way back. Back into time.

I met Sonny, a close friend of my cousin AJ, during my college years. That was in the 90’s. Before cellphones, facebook, iPads, digital video editing and way before any of us were married. We were both part of the same brotherhood, Theta Delta Beta… me from the original UC Irvine chapter and Sonny part of the newly created UCLA chapter.

So when Rocelle & Sonny asked me to capture their wedding day on video and be a part of a new “chapter” in their life , it came with great anticipation. A chance to serve one of my brothers and also an opportunity to shoot back in the town I was born in, Santa Monica.

Click the photo above to watch their Same Day Edit wedding film, which was shown at their reception, our first using footage entirely shot with Canon DSLRs (yup, they look like the cameras that the photographers use but we’re now shooting spectacular looking video on them).

A big thanks to my wife, Hazel, for shooting alongside with me, my assistant Marcus “Beantown” Brian (yes, Lakers and Celtics fans can work together), and my brother-in-law Bobby for taking some cool behind-the-scenes photos. Check them out below.

Congrats, Rocelle & Sonny! WESTSIDE!!!

Ceremony: St. Monica Catholic Church, Santa Monica
Prep & Reception: Marina Del Rey Marriott, Marina Del Rey
Photography: Tara Rochelle Photography
Entertainment: Dennis de Castro, Audio FX Productions




Desiree & Manny | No November Rain

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

“How can the weatherman predict the weather, let alone the future.” - Marty McFly, Back To The Future

Well, the forecast for November 28, Desiree and Manny’s wedding day, was rain. But the showers came in the early hours of the morning and the rest of the day was perfect. Though they never had to use one, I used the the love song “Umbrella”, a cool acoustic cover by Boyce Avenue, for their Same Day Edit. Congrats, Desiree and Manny!

Be sure to also check out their concept video, a movie trailer spoof of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”!

Kat & Don | Wonderful As Loving Goes

Friday, October 30th, 2009

When Kat and Don found me they had to go half way around the world.  Well, not literally.  But with the help of the internet. They came across a brief mention of our studio on the Weddings At Work site, a website dedicated to helping brides and grooms plan weddings… in the Philippines! Thankfully, the wedding was right here in Southern California but Kat & Don’s wedding had all the charm of a celebration “back home”.

I always enjoy a ceremony that openly invites God to be a part of it. It is a reminder of how blessed I am in my own marriage. And if you see me hiding behind the viewfinder of my camera, it’s probably because I’m shedding a tear. Ya, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for weddings.

Kat & Don, God bless you in your new life together. Praise Him in the good times, praise Him in the tough times and always look to Him for strength and wisdom.

Check out their fun and fast paced Same Day Edit set to Dashboard Confessional’s “As Lovers Go”.

Watch it  in HD here!

Joanna & Alan | A True L.A. Wedding

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The blog-a-thon continues!

I love shooting in Downtown Los Angeles.  Sure there’s lots of traffic.  But I love it when we get to shoot in locations that remind me of how cool L.A. is. Joanna and Alan’s wedding was one of those days.

Location #1: The Standard Hotel. After Joanna opened up the door for us, I scanned the room and thought: This place was made for rock stars. The guest rooms looked like they were designed for partying not sleeping. Strangest piece of furniture: The bathroom had a giant foot statue (and for you LOST fans, it was almost big enough for someone to live in. Just kidding). We also got a quick shot on the legendary rooftop lounge before security told us to move on. Wow… a breathtaking 360 degree view of Downtown L.A.!

Location #2: St. Brendan Catholic Church. Still my favorite church to shoot in in all of SoCal. I could have swam in the rose petals laid out in the center aisle! Beautiful.

Location #3: The Bank (and Neon Museum). Very L.A. chic. Whoever thought of converting an old bank lobby into an art museum/event venue is genius. Very, very cool.

This was the first wedding shoot after my “new daddy” hiatus and it was so much fun to be back. Thank you Joanna and Alan for a memorable wedding! You guys rocked the dance floor.

You can also watch their Same Day Edit in HD here!

PS - Check out (500) Days of Summer for very cool L.A. cinematography. One of my favorite movies of the year.

Photography: Evoke Photography
Event Coordinator: Skybox Event Productions

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