Speaking at The Video Show: inspiring budding cinematographers

by | Mar 6, 2019

I am in love with storytelling and beautiful cinematography. As well as using this passion to film and produce gorgeous wedding, proposal and elopement films, I am also a videography trainer and mentor.

This month, I will be at the NEC in Birmingham sharing insight, opinion, tips and tricks on videography, storytelling and cinematography.

It’s my second year attending The Photography Show – an annual event for anyone passionate about getting creative, whether you’re a budding filmmaker, a professional videographer, a vlogger or an online content creator.

Storytelling through cinematic videography

On Saturday 16 March – and again on Tuesday 19 March – I will be in the In Motion Theatre running my ‘Storytelling through cinematic videography’ sessions. I will be sharing my ethos of practicing discreet filming techniques and focusing on following a story.

I am an audio-visual storyteller. So, it’s not about what gear you use but how you use it. I don’t chase the action but instead focus on following a story, creative and artistic framing with a little patience in order to capture the special moments that unfold naturally.

One film I will be sharing in my sessions, is that of Brittany and Ryan. A gorgeous couple who travelled from Texas in the USA to Davos in Switzerland. Brittany, you see, had always wanted to get married in Davos’s little white church – the Reformed Church of Davos Frauenkirch (Reformierte Kirche Davos Frauenkirch).

The very same church where Brittany’s grandparents, Tootsie and Pops, married in July 1946, shortly after World War II.

I am sure you can quite imagine why this was just the perfect wedding story to capture on film.

You can read more on Brittany and Ryan’s Switzerland elopement wedding here.

Women Who Photo

In Birmingham, I will also be acting as an ambassador for the Women Who Photo campaign, launched by The Photography Show and The Video Show 2019 to shine a light on some amazing female photographers and filmmakers in a male-dominated industry.

I join a brilliant collection of 15 women who all come from different backgrounds, are at different stages of their careers and cover various aspects of photography and film-making / videography.

As part of the Women Who Photo campaign, I will be ‘exhibiting’ one of my favourite wedding films from the 2018 season.

Katie and Harold also enjoyed a destination wedding – they left their home in New York and travelled to the South of France for their special day.

They tied the knot at Château du Puits es Pratx, a beautiful and tranquil boutique hotel in Ginestas in the Cathare Country region.

I firmly believe that as a filmmaker you’re only as good as your last film and that’s one of the reasons I’ll be talking about their wedding. I love this wedding so much … the vows were such a gift in terms of audio and made for a truly beautiful film.

You can read more on Katie and Harold’s destination wedding here.

Find out more about my appearance at The Video Show, as well as my videography training business – Evolve Videography Training – here.

Or, if you are interested in chatting about how I can tell your wedding story on film, please get in touch.

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