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Lopez Wedding Movie


I have known Nate Lopez for many years. We met at church and I have also had the privilege working alongside him for his event lighting company, Lightheaded designs. He is the type of guy you would probably want around if you were stuck on an island or in some remote location and need to survive. Fortunately for Karrie, she will always have someone who can rescue her or create a contraption in a time of need. Nate is MacGyver. Nate and Karrie were married at Koinonia Conference Center in the Santa Cruz mountains on August 11, 2013. The location was probably the most beautiful setting I have scene for a wedding ceremony. It was perfect. Nate added his signature lighting touches and Karrie provided comic relief throughout the day. They are a fun couple, which made shooting quite easy.

As an aside, their photographer Phil had a Phantom DJI (helicopter) that we got to shoot with. The forest shots are quite epic.

Details:

DJI Phantom footage: Philip Lima
Venue – Koinonia Conference Center, Watsonville, CA
Photographer(s) – Philip Lima and Meghan Marell

Music (as chosen by the couple): “Little Bit of Love” – Katie Herzig; “Life in Technicolor ii” – Coldplay; “Starry Eyed” – Ellie Goulding

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Phantom DJI & GoPro Hero 3, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam


Have you noticed the red cups at Starbucks? The Christmas music in the grocery stores? Santa in the mall (no joke)? That means Christmas is but weeks away! That said, you should check out this music video I shot with Jadon Lavik this summer. Jadon (and other So-Cal artists) will be hitting the road this winter for The Christmas Together Tour. We shot this video at a cabin near Saddleback Church in OC. The cabin was actually owned by one of the writers from the High School Musical movies and other Disney Channel gems. The  cabin was a perfect backdrop for Jadon’s nostalgic yuletide serenade. The video features footage from Jadon’s childhood and also recent clips from his family. The song is about reminiscing and holding on to memories of Christmas past. Merry Christmas!

I just got back from shooting in Orange County for the 2012 A Christmas Together Tour, featuring Jadon Lavik, Paul Wright, Evan Wickham, PawnShop kings, Molly Jenson, Tim Timmons and Dominic Balli. I also shot a separate music video for Jadon Lavik. It was a lot of fun to shoot with them and it’s always interesting shooting a Christmas music video in Orange County…in July. We shoot everywhere from San Clemente to Hollywood. The video will be fun to edit. The tour kicks off right after Thanksgiving and will hit most of the West Coast, from SoCal to Washington. Here are some pics from the shoots:

Here are the videos I shot last summer.

“Little Drummer Boy” – Jadon Lavik from matter video on Vimeo.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland from matter video on Vimeo.

Haiti


2 years ago today a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. Prior to the disaster Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. There is no telling how far the country has fallen since the quake, but the facts are quite sobering. Haiti is still a country in need. I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti a few weeks after the earthquake. The video I made can be seen at the top of this post (here is a link to a shorter version of my video).  There is also a powerful slideshow at this link.

If you are interested in joining in the Haiti relief efforts, check out World Vision and Compassion. Join us in praying for Haiti today.

A Christmas (Together) in Fresno

Molly Jenson

Tim Timmons, PawnShop Kings & Drew Bray

Yesterday my family and I drove to Fresno so I could shoot a concert and so my wife could visit some of her extended family. Back in June I shot some promo videos in Orange County for “A Christmas Tour,” and it worked out for me to drive down to Fresno to shoot one of the tour dates. The tour featured Tyrone Wells, Jadon Lavik, Evan Wickham, Tim Timmons, PawnShop Kings, Molly Jenson, Roy Schenkenberger, and Drew Bray. The concert was great as all of the musicians on the tour are freakishly talented. The venue, Northpointe Church, went all out for the sold out show by decorating the stage with all things wintery (fake snow, trees, lights). The setting, stage lights and musicians made for great shooting. I am going to be putting together a tour video and backstage footage. Stay tuned.