Back to recapping.
My sister was married last August and again last June (it was to the same person, so it’s okay) and for the larger, more ceremonious wedding in June my sister wanted me to make a documentary of the planning process. But she didn’t want it to be like any old boring documentary, she wanted it to be interesting and a piece of their history that they can show to generations after. So, after getting less footage than I would have wanted, I made this:
The film turned out just fine, and I feel it gives an interesting portrait of these two people embarking on this strangely theatrical journey together as well as shows that beneath the stress and chaos of the planning are two people who care deeply for each other. As I stated above, I wasn’t able to go to Colorado as often as I would have wanted to and so I wasn’t able to get as much footage from the planning process, nor was I able to get all of the interviews I originally wanted. As such I had to rework what my image for the final documentary would be about three times (At one point it the audio was going to be almost exclusively the bride and grooms parents talking about how they [the parents] met and fell in love). I am, however, very excited that I was able to include the phrase “Laser Cutting Machine” in a wedding video. So I’ll cross that one off of the list.