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Save the Date!

29 Sep

If you have been thinking about Super 8 film or HD videography for your wedding, and you want to come meet us in person, we’ll be at the Austin Bridal Expo on November 6th, booth 121. Pre-registered brides get in free, too!

Toll Free 512-691-9089
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500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701-4121

Sunday, November 6, 2011 • 1-5pm
Austin Convention Center [map]
Ballroom A

Favorite Wedding DIY Tutorials Part II

26 Sep

Welcome to my second in a series of my favorite DIY wedding decor and ideas culled from Pinterest. You can see Part I here.

DIY flower crown from Honestly…WTF:

Mason jars may have had their 15 minutes already, but I still love them, and they are so multi-purpose, and they are better any color you want them (I did this for my wedding last year–beware Vitreous paint in the stove can be really fume-y!). Tutorial at julie ann art:

A new take… Gorgeous Mason Jar & Doily Luminaries by Crafts by Amanda at Sparkle & Hay:

I have been dying to make these since I saw this tutorial on etsy!

Paper carnations are a simple, inexpensive DIY decor piece that can go a long way… At Oh Hello Friend courtesy of the Gilded Bee.

Perfect for a laid-back bridal shower, at Richellephant:

Love the idea of re-using old T-shirts and making poms at Craftaholics Anonymous!

Some sweet mood lighting at Free Pretty Things for You:

Such a pretty idea at Glamour & Grace:

This snowflake wedding DIY would be so fun for a winter wedding, from Ohdeedoh:

Summertime | The August Break

30 Aug

beach texas coast port aransas photography

beach texas coast port aransas photography

flower beach texas coast port aransas photography

cabin beach texas coast port aransas photography

beach texas coast port aransas photography

beach texas coast port aransas photography

beach texas coast port aransas photography

We took a quick trip down to Port Aransas on the Texas coast a couple weekends ago. I took along my Holga camera.

Nostalgia Film on The Boho Wedding Blog

19 Jul

I love Kelly’s blog, The Boho Wedding Blog, a whole lot as I think she has fantastic taste and insight and is really nice person to boot. We were lucky enough to be featured there recently:

Saturday Cinema Texas wedding videography

Nostalgia Film on Style Me Pretty Texas

18 Jul

The wonderful couple’s wedding we shot on Super 8 film in the spring and featured on our blog, is featured on Style Me Pretty Texas today! We are so thrilled to be featured alongside the super-talented Nichols on one of my most favorite wedding blogs!

nostalgia film on style me pretty

style me pretty nostalgia film feature

Fun Wedding Film Intro: Reservoir Dogs

9 Jun

We lucked out getting to shoot Matt & Liisa’s wedding! They were a perfect match for Nostalgia Film with their creative and fun-loving spirit, and that allowed us to get some really special Super 8  film. While the groom and his groomsmen were doing their photography shoot with the uber-talented Nichols, the groom caught my eye, and asked what I thought about getting a little footage inspired by Reservoir Dogs.

I am a Quentin Tarantino fan–I must have watched an analyzed Pulp Fiction 800 times for one course during film school–so I jumped at the chance! It was one of those spontaneous moments that you couldn’t plan if you tried, and I love the results. When Mike was finishing up editing their full-length film, we just couldn’t let this film sit unfeatured. So we gathered my film and his HD video, and put together the following, after lovingly watching the Reservoir Dogs many times!We added it to the intro of their DVD to surprise the groom.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

Liisa & Matt’s Wedding Super 8 Film

11 May




We were so thrilled that we got to capture Super 8 film and HD video of Liisa and Matt’s wedding.  Such a sweet and fun couple, they hail from Chicago, Illinois, and had their wedding at the gorgeous Star Hill Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. This wedding was full of love and happiness and had such a comfortable and creative vibe. Liisa even letterpressed her own stunning invitations!

As if I didn’t like this couple enough already, during the toasts, I found out Liisa and I share a favorite holiday–Halloween. The couple met at a Halloween party. In the same spirit of fun, the groom and his groomsmen enacted a classic movie scene with me, that you’ll see for yourself above. And this is the only wedding I’ve been to where someone broke out the worm on the dance floor!

Liisa and Matt, we feel so lucky to have been a part of your wedding, and we wish you a lifetime of fun and happiness together!


Matt & Liisa by The Nichols

Photography by The Nichols




Vendors

Film/Video – Nostalgia Film

Venue – Star Hill Ranch

Photographers – The Nichols

DJ – Byrne Rock

Letterpress Invitations – Liisa Schnipper

Flowers – Fabian Salcedo

Coordinator – Suzanne Court Events

Cake – Jennifer Suarez

Dress – Alice Padrul

Hair – Carlye Jayne

Make-Up – Mandy Morrison


Groom & Bride by The Nichols

Photography by The Nichols




More photos from the day are on The Nichols’ blog, Liisa + Matt {married}.

Marfa, Texas

27 Apr

Over the Easter weekend, we traveled for the first time to Marathon and Marfa, Texas. I had never been out west before, so I was super excited, and the Railroad Revival Tour was the highlight of an awesome weekend escape. We stumbled across the train rolling into Marfa to an excited crowd, and later saw the three amazing bands–Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros–perform a spirited concert at El Cosmico, the smallest and most intimate show of the tour. We stayed in a historical, haunted hotel in Marathon, soaked by the pool in Marfa, made some fun, new friends, and took in the overwhelming and chilling wildfire damage while driving through Alpine and Fort Davis (and narrowly missed the spreading fires in Balmorhea, which had just been evacuated when we arrived).

We fell in love with this part of the state, that I am sure I will visit again soon.

Before we left for the trip, I picked up a toy Holga camera to play around with (in addition to the other cameras I am usually lugging around: my Super 8 moving film camera, my Canon Powershot, and the 8 megapixel phone in my camera… as well as sometimes Mike’s Super 8 and our HD camcorder. Yeah, we travel light!). I’ve never shot with medium format film, so I have some learning to do on shot composition! Everything was much wider that I expected from the tiny viewfinder! The light leaks and vignetting of the camera are super fun though as I’d hoped. The whole set is here and most of it is below. We also shot two cartridges–100 feet–of Super 8 film while traveling through West Texas, so I will send those off to the L.A. lab this week and will share them here in the days to come…

Hi Way Cafe, Valentine, Texas

Hi Way Cafe, Valentine, Texas

Self-Portrait Prada Marfa

Self-Portrait Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa

This Train

This Train

Railroad Revival Train Arrives

Railroad Revival Train Arrives

Coca Cola

Coca Cola

TEXAS

TEXAS

Big Sky

Big Sky

Courthouseq

Courthouse

Palace

Palace

Peep

Peeps!

Power of Super 8

1 Apr

As I had mentioned, we spent last week in L.A. and got to attend the bootcamp/conference, The Power of Super 8. I’ve spoken of the experience highly, as it was an enjoyable course in this wonderful small format film. I spent two years in film school many moons ago–which is when I discovered and fell in love with Super 8–and I think this conference covered almost as much in a weekend than a couple of years of film school did… for me anyway! And it brought up a lot of latent things in my memory, too, about filmmaking–lighting, cinematography,  story development, etc.

On top of learning a lot from some really talented people in the industry, and meeting lots of cool people doing some incredible things, we walked away with a ton of inspiration and some new tricks up our sleeve. As my partner (in film and matrimony) Michael does a lot of various audio/video production work outside of wedding films, and I do webmaster work full-time as well, it was a nice treat to spend a whole week together focused on solely our love of filmmaking!

Some of the speakers and my favorite films follow. They also give you a great idea of the wide range and amazing potential of Super 8 film!

George Manzanilla

Commercial Super 8 (and HD)

Kate Headley

Washington D.C. photography and films

Branden Lower (of A Bryan Photo)

In addition  to Kentucky wedding films, they send their honeymooners out with Super 8 film cartridges, cameras, and instruction, then help get it developed and telecined. I’ve love to be able to do that for our couples when we have enough extra cameras laying around (they are quickly piling up around here now that we have four) and to be able to share the love of Super 8! Can you believe this film was shot by honeymooners?

Maximilla Lukacs

Artistic Super 8 films and music videos… this one features Zooey Deschanel circa 2006.

There were a lot more talented filmmakers and films than just the few above that we got to see. I will share them here as I come across them…

-Shanna

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