Category Archives: Feature Film Clips

 

Jenny and Geoff almost didn’t hire us to film their wedding, because Geoff sent the wrong wedding date in his original inquiry. Fortunately, in my reply him, I told him we were not available for his Saturday wedding. In the end, we were available for his Friday night wedding date. So, after a few laughs and a great consultation at our office, Jenny and Geoff added their name to our 2013 Boston wedding film schedule.

Jenny and Geoff were married on the Connecticut shoreline as they hopped between Groton and Norwich, Connecticut for their wedding day festivities. After a getting ready at the Mystic Marriott, and getting married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the evening finished off at the beautiful Branford House on the Groton campus of UCONN. The mansion-styled building neighbors the Atlantic Ocean and a light house on the rocks, which provides tremendous views and a plethora of photo session opportunities.

The following wedding film clip features Jenny and Geoff’s photo session, reception details and cocktail hour. It’s always an upbeat section in our feature film, as it brings out the excitement and energy on the wedding day at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. We shared the time with Katie Slater Photography, who was a treat to work with throughout the day. Katie’s pictures were published in the Oh Lovely Day blog last month and you can view those pictures HERE. But first, enjoy our most recent Boston wedding video clip:

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major, Jamie Podworski of JPod Productions

Editors: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Katie Slater Photography

DJ + Lighting: James Shanahan – Happy Entertainment

Event Planner: Jessie English of Gourmet Galley Catering

Prep Location: Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT

Church: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Norwich, CT

Reception: Branford House, Groton, CT

Flowers: Louise Pastermelo of the Flowersmith

Wedding Cake: Cakeology

Transportation: Premiere Limousine

Hair: Melissa Coleman of Stylist Studios, Norwich, CT

Make-Up: Laura Siragusa

Dress: Maggie Sottero, “Karena Royal”

Dress Shop: The Trinket Shop, Danielson, CT

Shoes: Nine West

Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew

Music License: Songfreedom

 

 

I still remember the first phone conversation I had with Deirdre, as her energy and infectious personality were clearly evident when talking about her and Tom’s upcoming wedding in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. They were planning their wedding at the Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, MA, which was going to be a new venue for us. We were also excited because this would be a military wedding. Tom is a marine and the tight bond of the groomsman was a key element in this wedding film.

Our Berkshire weddings always take on a different feel than a traditional Boston wedding video and this ceremony was no different, as it was held in the gorgeous backyard of the Seven Hills Inn. A long walk from the Inn down to a shaded ceremony space makes for a grand entrance for the bride and the rural feel of the venue was simply gorgeous. The couple included a military exit from the ceremony, which included the arch of swords and a sword tap on the behind of the newly married Mrs. Duff. Welcome to the Marine Corps family Deirdre. The feature film clip below includes the final four minutes of the prep that lead up to the ceremony including an emotional speech from the groom, and excited set of bridesmaids as the Deirdre’s dress was going on and a personality-filled first look to cap it off. I loved Tom for his thoughtfulness throughout the day and beyond as he was the planner of the honeymoon. Tom wowed Deirdre with the surprise honeymoon location of Italy, as Deirdre was able to visit the actual location where her extended family was located. The newly married couple actually had dinner with some of Deirdre’s relatives that she had never met before. Deirdre was ecstatic when she returned, as shared the details of the honeymoon with us.

We were also lucky to work with one of my favorite photographers in Eric Limon from Eric Limon Photography. His style matches ours to a tee, as he is so relaxed and fun throughout the day. Without further ado, enjoy our most recent Boston wedding video…

 

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Anne Newman, Jamie Podworski of JPod Productions

Editor: Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Eric Limon Photography

Florist: Pamela Hardcastle

Band: Swinging Johnsons

Caterer: Castle Street Cafe

Wedding Dress: Ulla-Maija Couture

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Make-up: Sherry Ross of Face Haven

 

 

 

A few months back we posted the Boston wedding highlight film of Miriam and Dan Tevet. Today, we release a clip from their finished Feature Film. Although this couple was living in New York City when they were married, Miriam’s Beantown roots came through in this Iconic Boston-themed wedding. The weekend started with an emotional rehearsal dinner at Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall in Quincy Market. The Royal Sonesta Boston, neighboring the Charles River, was the setting for most of the wedding day events.

In the following feature film clip, many of the iconic elements of Boston came out in the photo session, which was a fun filled 90 minutes of traveling on the Original Party Trolley. With the music pumping, everyone on the trolley, as well as many of people we passed on the streets, were dancing like nobody was watching. As we shot along the super talented Randall + Theresa from Garnick-Moore Photography, the photo session made stops at the Boston Seaport, Fenway Park and the famed Public Gardens for pictures. It was one of the most fun times we’ve had for a photo session, and it helped make this a quintessential Boston Wedding Video. Also in the first part of the film clip are many of the details from the day, including a T-stop place card table for the reception. All of the details from this elegant wedding were meticulously planned by the the awesome wedding planning duo of Paula Marrero and Courtney Graham of Marrero Events.

The second part of this Boston wedding video features Miriam and Dan’s first Dance, which was romantically lit by Paul and Fritz Bosch from Boston Event Lighting. The choreographed dance was flawlessly executed by the couple in what was the beginning a very fun evening including a photo booth, espresso station and dessert bar.

Other vendors:

Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski + Anne Newman

Editor: Jamie Podworski

Flowers: the Tangled Web

Dress: Tara Keely (Jim Hjelm)

Band: Groove Authority

Ceremony Music: Klezmer Conservatory Band

We met Allyson and Jacob through a bridesmaid who was in Lauren and Jay’s Boston Wedding Video, which you can also see on our blog just below. Allyson is the daughter of former Washington Redskin’s Linebacker Pete Cronan, who has been the color commentator for Boston College Football since 1988. The wedding day was one that saw the rain come and go, but a break in the clouds allowed us to get outside for a short photo session before the skies opened up again. Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Shields were married at St. Jude Catholic Parish in Watertown, Massachusetts with a tented reception right up the road at Gore Place.

One of the reason’s I chose to post this wedding clip was because of the personal touches that Allyson put into three separate gifts for two aunts and her Mom. The three gifts are the backbone of the first part of the wedding film and they really set the tone for the wedding day. The personal touches are what makes the personality of this film different from many of the other ones we have edited in recent months. The film also opens up with a part of the speech given by the Father-of-the-Bride, Pete Cronan. I am a strong proponent of a welcome speech from the father-of the-bride, as the fathers always seem to speak from the heart and this day was no different. Other great vendors we worked with were the awesome Boston band Men in Black, Alicia Schneider Photography, and one of my favorite Boston caterers, the Catered Affair. Enjoy the first few minutes of this Boston wedding video…

 

 

 

JPod Productions was honored to be one of five video production companies who won multiple awards at the annual VISTA awards of New England on February 25, 2013 in Dedham, MA. Even though we consider ourselves a Boston Wedding video company, JPod Production’s top award came in the “Other” category for our short film “Meet Hannah”, as it received the coveted Gold Award. This film captures an emotional journey that a family enjoys while welcoming a new baby girl into their lives. It is a feature piece on the family films section of our website and the short film can be seen HERE.

Boston Wedding Video Award WinnersBoston Award Winning Video Panel

 

JPod Productions also took home a bronze award for the second straight year in the “Full Wedding” category, which is the category that showcases our feature films. The Boston wedding video “Lauren + Jay” was one of our favorite films of all-time as the couples personality was a fun one to tell. The ceremony took place in Littleton, MA with the reception at the Barn at Gibbett Hill in Groton, Massachusetts. In addition to personally written vows, the couple took their “golden eggs” with them throughout the wedding day. The end of the ceremony and post-ceremony section of the feature film are featured in the video clip below.

The VISTA awards are a New England-based competition run by the New England Professional Videographer’s Association (NPVA). The NPVA is an organization of not only Boston wedding videographers and corporate producers, but companies across New England who meet once a month to learn from regional and national speakers who specialize in the film making industry. Awards in the VISTA competition are presented in four categories including “Full Wedding”, “Wedding Highlight”, “Corporate”, and “Other”. The “Full Wedding” category is comprised of longer videos that creatively document a couple’s complete wedding day. The “Other” category is designed for videos that do not fit into the other three categories of the competition.

We had yet to post a wedding video clip from Lauren Wiley and Jay Pisano’s Boston wedding from last December, so I decided to post one on their one-year anniversary. The Christmas-themed wedding was one of our favorites of the year, as Lauren and Jay were such an easy couple to work with all day long.

I loved the way this wedding film came together as the couple’s personalities really shined through. We loved their “golden eggs”, which had become a mainstay for Lauren and Jay as they traveled together or apart. The eggs, which Lauren uses like a rattle to shake out to good music, were present from the bridal preparations to the reception dance floor.  Their fun-loving personalities are present in the following wedding clip, which shows the end of the ceremony and the pre-reception activities. This upbeat section included a trolley bus ride, the photo session, cocktail hour and some of the reception details.

The Boston Wedding video started at First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA, with the reception at the beautiful Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. Some of the other personal touches included the bride forgoing the father-daughter dance for a father-daughter unplugged duet with the groom and DJ Gary Jones on the guitar. The cake was simply gorgeous and the micro-brew beer was a hit as well. The piece ends with a Christmas-style photo session as the bride and groom are wrapped in Christmas lights for some awesome cool white light pictures. As a Boston Wedding Videographer, we enjoy seeing these details.

Photographer: Summer Street Photography

DJ: Gary Jones

Flowers: The Flowering Vine

Photobooth: Sonic DJ

Trolley Bus: A Limo Affair

Dress Shop: Mariella’s

Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm

Every year we get to shoot at a lot of new and beautiful wedding venues, and recently many of those have been in the heart of Boston. Earlier this year, that venue was the Four Seasons. It was an elegant, winter wedding that that brought Emily Glenn and Andrew Cleary together in a ceremony that had a ton of personality, thanks to officiant Elly Jackson. The couple and their wedding party were just a pleasure to work with, as we had a great time from the bride’s preparations right through to late night dancing. The classic, winter white decor was breathtaking from start to finish and every detail of this wedding were perfect. As a Boston wedding videographer, this had all of the elements of a wedding we love to film!

In this feature film clip, the focus is on the bride and groom’s prep’s leading up to the ceremony. We start with the exchange of gifts as Andrew blew away Emily with his choice of jewelry. Emily’s gift for Andrew showed up at a less opportune time, but it made for a fun moment in the wedding film. Nonetheless, the personality within the preparations demonstrates how every wedding film tells a different story. The video clip ends with a great first look on the staircase of the Four Seasons Boston. It’s definitely a classic Boston Wedding video.

 

Photography: Lisa Rigby Photography

DJ: 5-Star Events

Flowers: Lotus Designs

Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design

Cake: Icing on the Cake

Make-up: Dani Wagener

Hair: Jorgo Salon

Dress: Kenneth Pool

Jewelry; Alex and Ani

How is love like a Big Mac? Well, John Fleming answered that question when his daughter, Stephanie, married Mike Montessi. The back story is that John was trying to relate to his daughter when she was a teenager about breaking up with a boyfriend. That’s where the Bic Mac story started and the wedding day is where it ends. Most of John’s speech ended up in the first 10 minutes of the feature film, but the punchline came in the final minutes of the cinematic wedding film. Therefore, this blog post has two clips – the first 10 minutes of a wedding film, and a clip that helped close out the film.

What can I stay about Stephanie and Mike? Simply put, I love them! They are the ideal JPod Productions couple as they came with California style back to their hometown of Agawam, Massachusetts. This is the longest clip we have posted on our blog from one wedding film. It takes you from the Bellucci Salon & Day Spa to the Springfield Sheraton, and continues on to Stephanie’s parents’ house for the final bridal preparations before finishing with the processional of the ceremony. The feature film wedding clip really shows how the personalities of the couple and their families are captured within the final feature film.

Stephanie and Mike, who now call Los Angeles home, were married at Hope Community Church with the reception at nearby Oak Ridge Golf Club. We teamed with Schaler Photography for the second time this wedding season and CJC Event Lighting did a wonderful job uplighting the reception venue. I also must thank Stephanie, as she was one of our top cheerleaders in the recent Best Videographer of Boston contest that we just participated in. Music is licensed through Songfreedom and the Music Bed.

This one has been on the website for a while, but we thought we’d share it on the blog on Katie and Shaun’s one-year anniversary. I consider it one of the best storytelling wedding films of 2011. The story of a two people, who lived in Boston but came from different backgrounds, coming together to make an awesome couple was a truly fun wedding to film and edit together.

The wedding ceremony was in Kate’s hometown of Ludlow, MA with a bus ride taking us to the reception at the Salem Cross Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The following wedding feature film clip starts during the bridal prep and continues through the ceremony and Kate’s vows. The clip shows the high energy and romantic swings within our wedding films, as the second half of the bridal preps has an energetic feel before the wedding film slows down for the beautiful ceremony.

We were fortunate to work with some great professionals with Jennifer Corridan from Jennifer Corridan Photography, while Greg Bedard from Greg Bedard DJ Entertainement kept one of the best dancing crowds we’ve seen in a while on their feet all night long. Katie’s flowers were from Carey’s Flowers in South Hadley, while her dress came from Manhattan Bridal in Dedham, Massachusetts.

We met Tarryn through a referral from another bride who mentioned us on the Knot forums. Tarryn was a sweetheart from the start and her wedding brought us to the Connecticut Shore, which is always a fun place to film a wedding. After Tarryn and I met for coffee in late June at It’s a Grind Coffee Shop in West Hartford, I knew this wedding was going to be awesome.

This Connecticut wedding video started with two awesome preparations with the boys having breakfast and playing bocce, while the girls just had a fun, energetic vibe throughout the morning of make-up and hair in Monroe, CT. The clip below starts at the end of the ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Stamford, CT and takes us to the Surf Club in New Rochelle, NY for the next part of the wedding video. Although rain was around for much of the day, we caught a break for a quick photo shoot by the ocean in New Rochelle during cocktail hour.  The ceremony section demonstrates how we overlap portions (homily and unity candle in this case) of the ceremony to make the film more entertaining to watch. The post-ceremony segment of the film captures the receiving line at St. Mary’s, and the cocktail hour, reception details and the photo session at the Surf Club in a fun, re-energizing style.

The day was a breeze, as we got to work with some great vendors including Image Photography and Top Notch Music Productions DJ Service.