05.05.12 Kirim & David’s Engagement Shoot

I just got back from a full day with Kirim and David, starting with an interview session at Kirim’s apartment and ending with a session at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens in Ringwood State Park, NJ.

Boy, I’m tired, but otherwise it was another awesome day that reminded me of how much I enjoy doing what I do. 🙂

If I can describe Kirim and David in one word, it would be“chillin'”– that’s because they turned out to be one of the coolest couples I’ve ever worked with. I’ve become accustomed to a bit of formality within a vendor-client relationship, but with these guys it was just different. The entire time I was with them, I was pretty relaxed. The second word would probably be “sexy”, and that’s because I just heard that word so much today – mostly when they were describing each other. And obviously as you can tell, they are one good-looking couple. Again, chillin’.

For the interview, I had the chance to test out my new Tascam DR-05, a mini audio recorder similar to the Zoom H1. Its downsides are that it does not have XLR inputs and accepts only MicroSD cards, however, for its price, I was decently surprised to find that the audio quality I got from it was indistinguishable with the level of quality found in the Zoom H4n or the Tascam DR-100. All in all, I got good footage and good audio to work with.

Now, I always get a bit nervous when working with a photographer I don’t know for a wedding, because fighting for the good angles naturally destines videographers and photographers to butt heads – especially if they are strangers. But I ended up having a great time with – and therefore wanted to give props to – the photographer Billy Kim of Tae Photography. We had great conversations while moving between locations about dollies, sliders, timelapsing, audio options, helicopters for cameras, etc.; and during shots we were able to rotate and communicate to avoid being in each other’s shots. The shoot was as smooth as butter. I must say I’m actually looking forward to working with Billy Kim again for Kirim and David’s wedding in two weeks!

Stay tuned for more info on the editing process of the interview/engagement shoot!

Congratulations again, to Kirim and David on their engagement and upcoming wedding!

– James