I'll let you guys decide, but the Huffington Post asks: “The Best Wedding Video Of All Time?” I've seen a bit of chatter this morning on twitter about it so I thought I'd put it to you. The vast majority of it was shot on the Canon EOS 60D and the Canon EOS 7D (reviews).
joya and emre | wedding music video
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Now featured on the famous junebug weddings blog:
junebugweddings.com/blogs/what_junebug_loves/archive/2011/05/06/joya-emre-wedding-music-video-black-eyed-peas.aspx For the story behind the video!
This was filmed on the wedding day, with the exception of a couple of scenes shot at the rehearsal dinner.
Joya and Emre wanted to be in their own music video, and we decided that the Black Eyed Peas song “The Time (dirty bit)” would be a great choice.
Directed, filmed and edited by david robin
Additional cameras by:
Aldo Valadez (stedicam)
Miles Dahl-Canon 60D
Jack Winch-Canon 7D
Yuda Hagwell-Sony Ex1 on jib
Callaway Gable-Photo Credit
Christina Haggerty-Choreography mikechristina.com
Buy the original BEP song here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-time-dirty-bit/id403881301?i=403881319
from the story linked in the vimeo description, we find a bit about the making of the video:
Tell us all about your wedding music video! Initially we wanted to do a concept video that we planned to show at our reception but our ideas required a lot of resources and time, neither of which we had in the final months leading up to our wedding. So we brainstormed with our videographer David Robin and the idea of a music video shot on our wedding day came up.
The bar for participation would be low since we just needed people to lip-synch a few lyrics and/or dance to to the song. We knew our friends and family would love the idea, and it would a great gift to give back to them as a unique memory of our day. We had very specific criteria for choosing the music: 1. Big song with lots of energy, and a fun and easy chorus, 2. Singing parts for girls and guys, 3. Relevant lyrics fitting with a wedding, and not R-rated, and, 4. Timeless song that won't be dated when we watch this 10 years from now. The Time (Dirty Bit) by The Black Eyed Peas met all these conditions, in addition to being a newly released song and one we didn’t tire of listening to again and again.
We divided up the lyrics amongst our bridal party, family and friends so they were manageable, we hired a choreographer to teach us some simple moves that our bridal party could perform at our reception, and we informed all our guests beforehand about the plan to film on the day. We shot all day leading up to the wedding, immediately after the ceremony (in fact, we recreated our recessional so we could lip-synch to the song!), and all throughout the reception. We assigned all the spoken word “dirty bits” to those individuals who would be the unlikeliest of stars: JP Reynolds (our officiant), John Reynolds (our hot jazz guitarist and friend), Emre’s father Ziya, and finally my father Gordon (who filmed his part at a urinal!).
We couldn’t have been more thrilled with the outcome thanks to David Robin and his team, and the 100% support we got from our wedding coordinator Amber Gustafson and the staff at Terranea Resort.
ok, if you made it this far, I'll say that tho I think it is very good, it sure isn't the ‘best'. I'd pick just about any of the @stillmotion videos over this – tho they don't do a coordinated wedding song like this one.
I congratulate @davidrobin for creating a video that is going viral!
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)