The location was a pig? it was a beautiful old church, no lighting allowed, no moving of historical stuff? it was a pig. The groom was tall, the priest was short, they did a reading over here, they did the vows over there, the signing way back there, the rings around the front and as I watched the rehearsal I found myself drifting around to get the shot? hmm this would look better on steadicam.
So I talked to everyone. I warned them that if I used it, it would be distracting and? well, intrusive. They didn?t mind. She was ex-tv. So I did it.
I?m very happy with the way it looks, very happy but during the rehearsal the priest had somewhat glossed over his sermon.
Given the captive audience he seemed compelled to make the most of it. The half hour stretched a bit longer? a lot longer.
Why is it the freebies always end up the most work?
Note to self ?I don?t do weddings. I especially don?t do steadicam weddings.?
Edited by Stephen Press, 11 May 2008 - 05:04 AM.