Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wedding Videography cake cutting scene

Here's an example of a real time cake cutting sequence shot as part of a wedding video, wedding cinema.

You see, we shoot scenes like this in real time to give the viewer a sense of being at the actual wedding. With this style of cinematography, the clip can be used without having to add music or make cuts in the sequence. This makes for a more fluid and organic style wedding cinema experience.

Note that the shooting style is hand held but with minimal shake added. Any camera shake was intentional as we utilize the handheld style to heighten realism. Also, we do not use any lights in this situation as natural light always yields the most organic results.

This wedding reception cake cutting video was filmed at Dominics Restaurant in South San Francisco, CA.

The DJ you hear in the background is Woody from Big Fun DJ's.

The photographer for this wedding was wedding photographer Michael Soo.

But keep in mind we offer both photo and cinema so please contact us for a package that includes both photo and cinema.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto Wedding Photos

Here are some nice photos taken at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. If you are having a wedding there please contact me. I have shot a few weddings there and it's a really nice property.

Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto Wedding Photos 

Stanford University Wedding Photos

Robert Valdes Photography is proud to have shot many weddings at the Stanford University campus and Memorial Church [a.k.a. MemChu] in Palo Alto, CA. Here are some recent wedding photos from Erica and Ben's wedding album.

Let me know what you think! and if you want to take wedding photos or engagement photos on the Stanford University campus, please contact me.

Stanford University Wedding Photos

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bride Wedding Behind the Scenes Pre-Ceremony

Check out this behind the scenes wedding video. Moments before the ceremony, the bride expresses concern about her wedding dress. It seems that the fabric of her dress is too loose and the bride does not like how it looks. Bridesmaids chime in and give their two cents with support and comments.

It's these realtime moments that make a wedding video a must have. At Robert Valdes Photo~Cinema, we specialize in capturing those real time moments, with a director's flair. Real Moments, Real Emotion.

Cinematic Wedding Videos

Robert Valdes


This particular wedding video recaps only the ceremony. As there was no reception to film for this event. The video is mostly slow motion footage of the ceremony, with the exception of a handful of pre ceremony shots. It did help that some of the pre shots were quick action cinematography.

So how do I successfully marry a fast, upbeat pop song to slow motion footage? By how the clips cut together! You see, cutting [or editing as most commonly referred to] is my forte and I consider myself quite good at it. Having produced more than 1000 wedding films, I better be good!

The above wedding video was shot at the Stanford Memorial Church. Also known as MemChu for your Alumni. I have shot many weddings here and really know the layout

 If you are having your wedding ceremony at MemChu please contact me so I can tell you the church’s requirements. For example, Stanford Church does not allow the videographer to use any wireless mics. Also, videographers must use the elevated balconies

 I will tell you much more when we speak.

Until then,

Robert Valdes
HD Wedding Videographer
San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Napa, Marin, Sonoma

Author: Robert Valdes