“City of Lakes” – amazing wedding movie filmed with Canon HDSLRs

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You've got to watch this trailer – really – I insist. I've not seen a wedding filmed with five Canon 7Ds and two 5D Mark IIs quite like this before! The scale of this film is amazing.


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From the Pacific Pictures blog: “There are so many ways to tell a story… And so much a marriage symbolizes. So many questions it tends to raise: What is love? What is faith? It was our hope to explore these themes in a far more dramatically engaging way than we felt possible in a traditional documentary… Perhaps there is more within this story then meets the eye.

In the fall of 2009, Melissa & Samir embarked on an incredible journey to Udaipur, India, to fulfill a lifelong dream of having their wedding in the country of their ancestry. This transcendent place, affectionately called the “CITY OF LAKES,” located in the breathtaking region of Rajasthan, would be the setting for their extravagant, three-day marriage celebration, and the backdrop of our unprecedented film production – shot entirely on-location. We believe this to be the first ever live event/scripted concept production ‘hybrid’ film produced on this scale.

We hope you enjoy the trailer for “CITY OF LAKES” and look forward to sharing the film with you soon.”

“CITY OF LAKES” The Official Trailer from PACIFIC PICTURES on Vimeo.

There are so many ways to tell a story…

And so much a wedding symbolizes. So many questions it tends to raise: What is love? What is faith? It was our hope to explore these themes in a far more dramatically engaging way than we felt possible in a traditional documentary… Perhaps there is more within this story then meets the eye.

In the fall of 2009, Melissa & Samir embarked on an incredible journey to Udaipur, India, to fulfill a lifelong dream of having their wedding in the country of their ancestry. This transcendent place, affectionately called the “CITY OF LAKES,” located in the breathtaking region of Rajasthan, would be the setting for their extravagant, three-day marriage celebration, and the backdrop of our unprecedented film production – shot entirely on-location. We believe this to be the first ever live event/scripted concept production ‘hybrid' film ever produced on this scale. It was shot entirely on DSLRs, the Canon 5D Mark2 and 7D.

We hope you enjoy the trailer for “CITY OF LAKES” and look forward to sharing the film with you soon.

A complete list of cast & crew credits is viewable at PacificPicturesblog.com/blog

Pacific Pictures presents “CITY OF LAKES”
Starring Melissa Kumar, Samir Shah, Anubhab Saha, Sharon Chawda & Rushad Rana
Written & Directed by Kevin Shahinian
Produced by Kevin Shahinian & Patrick Moreau
Line Producer Pravin Thakur
Director of Photography Patrick Moreau
2nd Unit Director Joe Simon
2nd Unit Steadicam Casey Warren
Film Editor Kevin Shahinian
Jib Operator Chris Geiger
Set Photographer Amish Solanki

With special thanks to Canon & Tiffen/Steadicam… And a very special thanks to Dennis Wood and the entire www.Cinevate.com team for their support. We couldn't have done it without you. For more behind the scenes, be sure to check out cinevate.com/website/index.php/city_of_lakes


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There are some amazing behind the scenes photos on their blog as well – I insist you look at them!

There's also an interview with Kevin (from Pacific Pictures) on the Blade Ronner site.

(Photo credit: snap from the behind the scenes pix)


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