Archive for November, 2008

Starstruck! Red 5 Studios in WEVA magazine

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Thanks to David Robin, we’re in the latest issue of WEVA’s magazine (Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide). Remember those photos of me with Paris Hilton? Well David wrote a great article about that entire movie-making experience. Click here to see the virtual copy of the magazine!

Watch the “Entourage” video in HD here!




Wednesday, November 26th, 2008


Now that the 2008 wedding season is over, I can finally take the time now to look back and see where we’ve been. It’s been one heck of a year. All I can say is “Thanks”. Thanks to all our brides and grooms. Thanks to to all our colleagues in the industry who’ve helped us become better filmmakers. Thanks to all of you who have supported us and cheered us on. We are so grateful. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Red 5 Studios Part of Wedding Photographer Reality Competition!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008


Ron Dawson, of Cinematic Studios, one of Event DV’s Top 25, asked me, along with David Robin (another Top 25er), if we would like to be part of a reality TV series that he was producing. Whatever it was… I was in! Here was the idea for the show: Take 24 of the top wedding photographers in the industry, invite them to get together at one location (without telling them why) and when they get there, reveal to them that they would be split in two teams and that each team would have to write, shoot, and edit a short film that has to be about photography… in just 24 hours! Wow!

Well, on Monday (and the early part of Tuesday), it all happened. David and I were brought on board as creative consultants (we were each assigned to one of the two teams), to help shoot and edit the films and act as field reporters to the reality TV cameras. Appropriately, the show will be called “The Longest Day” and it’s a buzz builder that will lead up to the WPPI convention in February. The teams played for two great causes, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and Thirst Relief International. And on top of shooting the short film, each team had to do a PSA for the charity that they were playing for. Double wow!

Here’s a list of who was there:

Dane Sanders
David Jay
Bronson Pate
Brook & Alisha Todd
Steve & Jenn Bebb
Jules Bianchi
Kenny Kim
Kevin Kubota
Rob Evans
Chris & Katie Humphreys
Bambi Cantrell
Jim Garner
Jasmine Star
Gene Higa
Ann Hamilton
Amber Holritz
Catherine Hall
Michele Celentano
Joe Photo
Jessica Claire


Photos by Kenny Kim

The series will premiere very soon and you will get to see the drama and incredibly funny moments unfold. The short films will then be posted for the viewers to watch and vote for! After the votes are in, the winning team will be announced at the WPPI Convention.

It was one of the most rewarding and challenging projects I’ve ever been a part of (I was up and moving around for over 30 hours). Stay tuned for more updates!



Photos by Gustavo Fernandez

Photo by Joy Bianchi Brown. Courtesy of Jules Bianchi

Melissa & Neil’s Wedding | Same Day Edit | Inn Of The Seventh Ray

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Here it is! The Same Day Edit from Melissa & Neil’s wedding, our last wedding of the year! More about the wedding day soon… Check out their video below!


Photography: Blue Lights Photography
Reception: Inn Of The Seventh Ray

Watch it in HD on vimeo!

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Lien & Allen’s Wedding | Same Day Edit | Pacific Palms Resort

Monday, November 3rd, 2008



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

As Hazel and I headed out to the wedding gazebo for Lien and Allen’s ceremony at the Pacific Palms Resort, we made a quick stop at the golf store. It looked like it was going to rain, so we asked if they had any umbrellas. “They’re 38 dollars,” the guy at the counter said. 38 dollars?!!! But sure enough, a downpour came along right before the wedding started… and Hazel and our Macbook Pro were safe under what turned out to be the best investment we made all year. Thanks, Nike… a bit pricey for an umbrella… but it was worth it! (Check out the photo above of my wife working on the Same Day Edit in the rain. She’s awesome!)

The rain was definitely good luck on this day. Check out the SDE of their memorable wedding day below (umbrella not included).

Watch it in HD on vimeo!

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