News: Bride & Groom Wedding Rehearsal

Last night I went to a wedding rehearsal in Didsbury Manchester, to work out the blocking of the movements, where I could be during the ceremony and what I couldn't do or where not to be. The vicar in the Didsbury church was really helpful and a top guy. He laid out that there were next to no restrictions and I wouldn't be limited to any specific place to take my pictures during the rehearsal (and the wedding shoot itself ultimately).

I never take these rehearsals for granted and is something I attend at every given opportunity. Its obviously essential for the couple a few days or more before the wedding to work the ceremony out with the vicar or whoever is leading the proceedings, but I always learning something new too. - AB

Creating My Videography Ident

With the different types of work that I create or collaborate on, I haven't had a clear identifying logo or sign that it was something from myself. So I decided to create an identifier (ident) that signals and bookends the videos that I produce. I wanted something clean, easily to adapt for different formats and resolutions, and I also wanted it to look nice (I hope you think so).

I'll be honest with you, I purchased a Adobe After Effects template to achieve this, simply because I didn't have the time when I wanted this done. It was a complete project which I manipulated (fonts, my own logo, you get the idea) and it a while for me to be happy with it.

The feedback has been positive from friends and via the Instagram post I put up recently. It has been a long time coming and it was time that I made this. It's pretty much going to be on everything that I produce now under my name. - AB

BLOG: Crown & Glory Pageant

At the weekend just gone I was working on the Crown & Glory Pageant in Wrexham in a two man team. It was a hectic but fruitful shoot with a lot of parts to it. We were shooting for over four hours and I've just begun putting the pieces together for the edit.

A copy of the Crown & Glory DVD can be ordered by contacting me directly.