Tag Archives: Award Winning Wedding Films

 

We met Katie’s Mom, Sue, through several local wedding professionals who date back to our earliest days of filming in the Western Massachusetts area. Katie and Pete Pasciucco were a Boston couple who was trekking back to Katie’s hometown in Northampton, Massachusetts to get married. We were blessed to have the opportunity to share in not only the wedding day, but in the rehearsal dinner as well for our latest Boston Wedding Film.

One of the biggest storylines of this wedding was the size of the wedding party. Fifteen bridesmaids and fifteen groomsmen joined 3 flower girls on this wedding weekend. Katie’s friends spanned from her sister as the maid-of-honor, to first cousins, to soccer friends who played by her side at Williston-Northampton, Boston College and Amherst College. The bond of friendship and family was very evident for both Katie and Pete. To add to the importance of family, Katie and Pete were married at Blessed Sacrament Church in Northampton, the same church Katie’s parents were married in 33 years earlier.

The reception took place at the scenic Log Cabin in Holyoke, which rests on the side of The Mt. Tom and overlooks the Western Mass. valley. We were blessed to work with Chris Degray of And the Beat Goes On DJ. Chris works with owner Dan Cavanaugh, who are both insanely talented at what they do and my favorite names to see on the wedding information sheet each wedding season. Crystal Vazquez & Co’s team did an amazing job getting 20+ girls ready for the wedding, on time, and looking gorgeous I might add. Our old television friend Kathy Bunnell of Bunnell Photography worked alongside us throughout the day seamlessly, and the flowers were designed by the same person who created my wedding day flowers in Heather Sullivan from Durocher Florist. This Boston wedding film takes you on a fantastic ride of sentimental moments and tremendous laughter, joy and positive energy. Enjoy the show…

Wedding Professionals

Venue: The Log Cabin

Videographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Bunnell Photography

DJ: And the Beat Goes On DJ

Florist: Durocher Florist

Hair + Makeup: Crystal Vazquez & Co

Transportation: Le Limo

Photo Session Location: Wistariahurst Museum

Dress: Allure

Dress Shop: Party Dress Express

Lighting: And the Beat Goes On DJ

Invitations: Kari Elise Design

 

 

Corey Condardo made his decision to get his Boston wedding film when he was just a sophomore in high school. One of Corey’s teachers that year, Mrs. Mazzola, told her students how much she cherished her wedding video. Corey said that she was so passionate about how important a wedding video was that she encouraged her students to make sure they budgeted for it on their wedding day. It was at that moment that Corey knew that he would make sure to visually document his wedding day. Thank you Mrs. Mazzola. We’ll be sure to keep a job open for you on our marketing team to promote our Boston Wedding Films.

Skye and Corey were such a pleasure to work with, as they were so laid back and relaxed throughout the wedding day. The couple exchanged heart-felt cards that really showed the true connection between these two and I can help but to get goose bumps at the 4:58 mark of the film. I also got to enjoy my first Vernors ginger ale, as the Detroit-based soda was a requirement for the wedding weekend and was the choice of drink for the bride’s pre-wedding toast. I must admit, it is a very good little pop.

Skye and Corey’s wedding was primarily on the South Shore of Boston with the bride and groom preps taking place at the Adams Inn in Quincy and the reception taking place at Venezia on the Water. Their ceremony took place at the historic Swedenborg Chapel which sits on the edge of Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge. We truly enjoyed working alongside Audrey and Seth from MassArt Photography as well as Shawn Santanello of Viren Entertainment.

 

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major and Jamie Podworski of JPod Films

Photography: Massart Photography

DJ: Viren Entertainment

Wedding Planner: Bonnie Aunchman

Preps: Adams Inn

Ceremony: Swedenborg Chapel

Reception: Venezia

Florist: Towne & Country Florist

Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company

Limo: A + L Corporate Coach

Dress Shop: Bridal Heirlooms

Music Licensed by the MusicBed

 

 

On Monday evening, JPod Films was honored to win a New England VISTA award for the fourth consecutive year. The Boston wedding film Jen + Brandon was given the Gold Award in the ‘full wedding’ category. This was the highest honor JPod Films has received in the wedding film category. The category is one that best fits our most popular wedding film investment.

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Each year, the New England Professional Videographer’s Association (NPVA) holds the awards in March to honor the best films in New England over the past year. Jen + Brandon’s wedding was filmed in the heart of Boston at the Museum of Science, with the preparations take place at the chic Ames Hotel on Court Street.  The intimate wedding included a duck boat ride for all of the guests and a tremendous photo session that ended the day instead of beginning it.

The NPVA offers a fabulous outlet for JPod Films to improve our craft with many of the other best professional cinematographers in New England. See Jen + Brandon’s full film below.

 

For some couples, it’s love at first sight. For Katie and Mike, love took a little time. But, once the timing was right, Katie and Mike became an amazing match. Their wedding trailer is the quick version of their love story that started in Pelham, New Hampshire, and continued into Boston, Massachusetts. We were bummed that Katie and Mike’s chocolate lab, Bella, wasn’t able to be a part of the day. But, no worries, we found a way to include her in their upcoming feature film.

This Boston couple chose to have a destination wedding in the Bershires of Massachusetts, as they chose the gorgeous and historic Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club as their backdrop. A little rain tried to dampen their day, but great couples, like Katie and Mike, shine despite the rain. Tricia McCormack of Tricia McCormack Photography and I had a great time photographing these two around the showers. We found a great little porch area in the center of Lenox that served as the perfect place to do some of the couples photo session. Carolyn Valenti of Queen Anne’s Lace created an elegant and timeless floral display in Cranwell’s main ballroom for Katie and Mike, before they danced all night to the Boston party band, Bear Fight. We can’t wait to expand this Berkshire wedding film into a feature film in the coming months.

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski, JPod Productions

Photographer: Tricia McCormack Photography

Florist: Queen Anne’s Lace, Flowers by Carolyn Valenti

Band: Bear Fight

Ceremony Venue: Saint Ann’s Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

Cake: AW Confections

Photobooth: Tricia McCormack Photography

Bride’s Dress: Lazaro

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Dress Shop: Christina’s of Andover

Suits: Tommy Hilfiger

Transportation: King Ward

Music licensed through The Music Bed

 

 

What do you get your wife for her 40th birthday? For Brendan O’Leary, the answer was simple. A family film featuring his two children served as the perfect surprise for his wife Trystan.

Brendan secretly took his two children out for an afternoon of fun including riding their bikes, playing sports, coloring, running around on the playground, and practicing the piano.  In the process, Madeline and Jake put together a list of the top ten reasons that their Mom is awesome! These two little O’Learys were one-take wonders too, as we did all but two of the top list items in one attempt. The following clip will take you through the middle of Madeline and Jake’s list as they had some fun in the process. The O’Leary’s will now have a Boston Family Film that will provide memories for decades to come…

 

 

After a couple years of offering DVDs as one of our choices for wedding film delivery, as of March 1st, thumb drives with high-definition video will become our primary form of delivery for our Boston wedding films. We will still offer DVDs as an add-on option for those couples that would like them to have them, but the primary delivery option will be thumb drives.

Why are we making this change? First of all, it will allow us to deliver our films in the highest quality possible – high definition. We film all our weddings, events and corporate projects in high definition; therefore, we want to deliver our final product in this high quality format as well. With DVDs, the final output is converted to standard definition, which lowers the quality of our films.

Boston Wedding Filmmaker delivers on HD thumb drives

Secondly, we want to stay up to-to-date with the current trends. Just as mp3 files have replaced CDs in the music industry, videos and films are heading in the same direction. With Netflix, Hulu, and Apple and Roku TV boxes gaining in popularity, the future of video files will be in a digital format. Apple has already shown this trend as they have eliminated DVD drives from their most recent line of laptops. Any couple that meets for a consultation in our office, watches our films from an ipad in high definition through an Apple TV box.

Finally, with a digital file of your wedding film, you can share it with however many people you want. There is not just one copy for you and your parents. If your grandmother, sister, or best friend wants a copy, you have the ability to share it with them. Plus, the wedding film will play on your phone, your ipad, and your computer.

We are just excited to make this transition as the thumb drive delivery will keep our couples ahead of the current digital media trends, with a wedding video that is in a high quality format. And, that is how we want all of our Boston wedding videos to be viewed.

 

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.

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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.

In the world of wedding films, it is not legal to purchase music from Itunes and use it in a wedding film to post online. As I use the art of the wedding video to make a living, I have a lot of respect for musicians who are doing the same with their form of art. Without music, our world would move a step or two slower. Therefore, in 2012, JPod Productions is signing on with Songfreedom to bring our couples and business clients the best variety of music available for the cinematic films while supporting the musicians who are helping our industry thrive.

The reason I love SongFreedom is because of their selection – they feature a lot of popular music, such as Train, Rob Thomas, One Republic, Colbie Caillait, and many more!  The song selection is great, and this new music is going to add a whole new element to our feature films and wedding highlight films.