If you are someone who is just diving into the world of websites and thinking about making one yourself or having one built for you, you may have come across terms like “dynamic” or “static website” or “responsive websites” and “content management systems”. You may even be starting to grasp the differences between them. However, you may not yet realize the implications and differences when it comes to what happens after the website is built.
Not all wedding videos are created equally. I don’t necessarily mean some are so much better than others from a technical or creative standpoint, but rather that different approaches and techniques require different levels of planning and execution.
“I can build the website myself!” and other famous last words…
Nowadays, with so many do-it-yourself services like Wix, Squarespace, Websitebuilder and a host of others, it’s easy to think “hey I can save a few bucks and build it myself.” This is an easy trap to fall into, and there are some serious things to consider before you commit to doing it yourself.
The internet is filled with millions of “dead” websites that the owners have given up on or failed to maintain. Everybody starts with good intentions, but to rise to the top you need to be committed to a long term plan and know how to implement it. Read on for a reality check on building your own website.
We recently did a mini-documentary about the lobster conservation and study efforts being undertaken off the east coast of Newfoundland in the area of the Eastport Peninsula. The study takes place in the Eastport Marine Protected area (or EMPA ) and is a joint project between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Eastport Lobster Protection Committee.
We went up for 5 days in total over two trips, with the first trip being to scout locations and take aerial drone footage of the area, and the second trip we went out on the boat with members of DFO to film lobster harvesters at work and get more aerial footage from out on the ocean.
We recently shot a wedding for a couple in Flatrock Newfoundland. It was an all day affair, with us showing up at the brides staging area at 8 a.m. and finishing at the reception around midnight. It really is a marathon shooting a wedding. We didn’t even really stop for food! However, we had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the vibe and being surrounded by all those happy people. One thing I didn’t realize was just how much of a window into these persons lives you really are peering into as a wedding videographer.