Wedding Season is officially upon us and our crews have already had a chance to work with some unique and amazing couples! We were so thrilled when each of our recent brides personalized their CinemaCakes with a Coming Soon Trailer. They can’t get enough of the cinematic sneak-peeks, which we deliver within just a few days of their wedding celebration. Here are a few of our latest trailers!
On March 25th, Lauren and Ben said "I Do" under a whimsical canopy of pink flowers, before dancing the night away in a beautifully adorned ballroom. We shared their Coming Soon Trailer just a few days later and were thrilled to receive the happy couple's simple response:
"We loveeeeeee it!"
Nothing says spring like fresh flowers, but Amber and Sean took their spring wedding to a whole other level when they were wed in the Horticulture Center greenhouse in Fairmount Park! We couldn't wait to share their beautiful trailer with the happy couple and they responded almost instantaneously:
"Jess, Craig, Dave and Sheryl, you all did such an amazing job capturing one of the most incredible days of our lives! Not only was your team fun to work with but it seems like they are an extension of our family. Was so great to share the day with you all and even more touching to see what you all shaped from the raw material captured... Excited to see the rest as it come!
Amber & Sean"
Event Designer and Coordinator: Uncommon Events
Photography/Photo courtesy: Mary Dougherty
Venue: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Catering: Starr Events
Entertainment: Elan Artists-Nation
Bride Prep Location: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
This couple’s day was nothing short of spectacular! Christina was stunning in her classic gown and tiara as she walked down the aisle of St. Agatha and St. James church to James. After the couple exchanged vows, they were joined by over 250 guests at the Union League of Philadelphia for a night of dining and dancing to an incredible band. Check out the happy couple’s response to their trailer:
I was so excited to see your email. While watching the video I kept thinking, "Oh my gosh this trailer is absolutely amazing"! James and I are speechless. We keep watching it over and over again! Thank you so much for sending this to us. We can't wait to see the full video and relive the bet day of our lives.
Christina and James
Photography: Sarah DiCicco
Ceremony Venue: St. Agatha and St. James Parish
Reception Venue/Catering: The Union League
Event Coodinator: Gina Sole the Wedding Planner
Floral: Kremp Florist
Live Entertainment: Sid Miller Dance Band
Since 2001 CinemaCake has been bringing all of the excitement of events like weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and corporate events to life on film. But like Rome, it wasn't built in a day.
CinemaCake owner and president, Dave Williams, was recently interviewed by Christian Nachtrieb on team management and growth. In the interview, Dave discussed starting the business, how he found and manages the CinemaCake team, and some of the resources he discovered along the way.
Dave spent 11 years in pharmaceutical sales with a recreational interest in videography that started with a Super 8 camera in the late seventies. A coworker asked him to film her wedding, which eventually led Dave to discover his passion for filmmaking, and the rest is pretty much history.
Once Dave took the plunge into the world of filmmaking with his wife and CinemaCake co-owner, Sheryl, he quickly discovered that filming, editing, and production were time consuming. He learned to recruit heavily through CinemaCake's editing contests.
Managing your own business isn't always a walk in the park. Dave shared a lot of the resources and learning experiences he had while developing CinemaCake into a small business. Using cloud services like ShootQ and Basecamp organized communication between team members and clients. Holding the editors contests, having potential employees shadow on shoots, and demonstrating an overall sense of professionalism were just a few of the strategies that Dave and Sheryl implemented to establish the culture at "The Cake".
Whether its in the studio or on a shoot, you can always find Dave exploring new creative strategies and leading by example. The CinemaCake team is definitely proud to call Dave and Sheryl Williams our fearless leaders. Check out the full interview below:
There are always times when we wish that we could fast forward; waiting in lines, commercials on TV, or sitting in traffic. While we are still waiting to be able to skip over some boring parts of real life like Adam Sandler could in Click, we have a tool in filmmaking that already does it for video footage.
Time-lapses can turn days into minutes. There is a growing demand for these types of films and the fast paced business world is loving fast paced films. It is an effective and artistic technique used in famous title sequences, like House of Cards, for example.
One of our most recent corporate time-lapses was for the 250th Celebration of the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. The event was held on the upper deck of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The time-lapse ran from Sunday to Saturday and caught every moment leading up to and during the event: from the construction, to the meal prep, to the fireworks at the end of the night.
"It's a lot of work that no one can really appreciate until the film is complete. From the crew on the ground, to our drone in the air and from our editor to our graphic designer, our team worked hard to pull this vision together for all of the vendors involved.", said Dave Williams, Partner at CinemaCake Filmmakers.
Make sure to check out the time-lapse film below!