One of fun things about doing the movie trailer spoofs for the video presentation is getting friends to be part of the cast. A perfect movie (at least for the guys) is Ocean’s Eleven. Check out this version done for Mark and Natasha’s wedding. I don’t make a cameo in this video but my wife, Hazel, does lend her voiceover talent. Trivia: she’s also the voice in our “Mission: Impossible 2″ and “Lord Of The Rings” videos. Enjoy!
Archive for May, 2008
Jennifer and Danny have traveled the world. Their final destination before becoming husband and wife was the one place where the world comes together on one street… Las Vegas! Their reception took place at the beautiful Four Seasons hotel next to the Mandalay Bay. After their grand entrance, Jennifer and Danny showcased their fancy footwork with a lively first dance (they’re big fans of Dancing With The Stars and we must admit… we are, too). It was an awesome celebration! Here is a glimpse of their wedding day from their mini-Same Day Edit that appears as the finale of their photo montage.
Photographers: Gino & Heather from Story By Photo - Great working with you both (and Floyd, too)! Got a destination wedding? Check them out!
Reception: The Four Seasons, Las Vegas - The Four Seasons has best service, anywhere! Thanks, Tony, for your help with the A/V!
Darren & Vicky wanted to surprise their wedding guests with a movie trailer spoof. They wanted a movie that had action, adventure and romance so they chose to do “Spider-Man”! We had a great time making the movie with their friends and family. Darren and Vicky played it right before their grand entrance and it was a wonderful way to start off their reception! The film was dedicated to Darren’s grandfather who starred in the film. Get well Mr. Ching, it was a pleasure working with you. Watch Darren & Vicky’s “Spider-Man” video below.
If you want to meet “Spider-Man” or would like to Try-Before-You-Buy the latest video games, visit Darren at his Play-N-Trade store in Irvine (on Jeffrey and Alton) which is seen in the video.
Joel and Armenia are good friends from our church. It was very special to witness how God has worked in their lives and then bring them together as one. Their wedding was on a beautiful sunny day in Southern Cali (probably the hottest day of the year, so far) and we celebrated (and danced) into the evening. Here is their mini-Same Day Edit which appeared at the end of their photo montage.
Engagement photos courtesy of Tiny Bella Photography
Hot bride. Cool guy. Beautiful wedding.
Janelle is an investigative reporter for CNN but looks more like America’s Next Top Model. Nelson is an orthopedic surgeon who is the coolest guy you’ll ever meet… always has a smile on his face. Their wedding reception was at the beautiful Four Seasons Aviara in northern San Diego, a perfect setting for their celebration.We first met them at Kristine & Raymond’s wedding. Funny thing is, we realized later that we’ve known Nelson’s dad, Benji, forever! (He’s a good a friend of Hazel’s aunt and uncle and we see him all the time at family parties). We were destined to do their video. Here’s some highlights from the wedding.
One of my favorite parts of our trip was finding spots in Paris used in some of our favorite movies. Here are some of them:
“Amelie” - We watched this little gem of a foreign film right before we went to Paris. A lot of Paris is seen in the movie but most takes place in Montmartre. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly suggest watching it.
“Ronin” - A fan of this movie for many years, Ronin has some great action scenes and some of the best car chases in cinema. The late John Frankenheimer, director of the film, lived in Montmartre and it’s where he starts and ends the film. The cast is awesome, too, with Robert De Niro and French movie star Jean Reno (The Professional).
“Moulin Rouge!” - I don’t know if it was filmed anywhere near Paris but we got to see the real thing. It was cool to see the red windmill but I thought it was going to be much bigger. Still love the Baz Luhrmann movie and still believed it got robbed of some Oscars.
“The Da Vinci Code” - Okay, I’m not a fan of the book or the movie, but seeing the Louvre in person was cool. The museum is massive. Tip for visitors if you want to enjoy the Mona Lisa by yourself: (1) Be one of the first in line when it opens. (2) Grab a map (in English) then go to the Denon wing and take the elevator (Ascenseur K) to the First Floor. You’ll end up right next the Mona Lisa and you’ll get to see it without the crowds that will show up later (see photo).
“Before Sunset” - One of my favorite indie films (it’s the sequel to Before Sunrise), the movie begins on the Left Bank of Paris in a famous bookstore called Shakespeare and Company (across from Notre Dame). When I was in the bookstore, I didn’t realize that it was the same location in the movie until I found the movie poster hidden behind some books. I was so excited! A great rental for all you romantics out there.
There are plenty of movies set in Paris (recently “The Bourne Identity”, “Something’s Gotta Give”, “Ratatouille”) but if you want to really get a feel for the city before you go, rent “Paris Je T’aime”. It’s a film comprised of 18 short stories each with a different director and each focusing on a particular section of Paris. Great movie for a great city.
We’re back! Hazel and I spent this last week celebrating our wedding anniversary in Paris, France. We had such a great time. Here are some photos from our latest adventure!