i was once told that a good image shouldn’t need explaining. at the time, it inspired me to create images with stronger messages. but as our work evolved, i realized the power of hidden secrets – little messages embedded in our imagery that only the couple, friends, family, or “client” really understood. you have to be on the “inside” to really get.
we were interviewed a few days ago by Junebug Weddings about how we incorporate what we know about our couples into our imagery. i explained to Blair that while it’s important to get to know couples so everyone feels comfortable together, we take it a step beyond that: we take the things we find out about our couples and make those things a part of their visual story.
i believe it’s why our stories are so powerful. it’s not just an account of what happened on the wedding day, or even how the day felt. it’s about who the people are – the couple, their friends, their family… and all the things that are important to them.
here’s an example of an image that was inspired by something we found out in passing. more examples and stories can be found on the Junebug blog.
This series of images is meant to represent two things…
let’s talk about codecs.
if you shoot video, edit video or even just watch video you might have heard the names of some codecs, things like ProRes, AVCHD, XDCAM, or H.264 and it seems like these days the list of codecs goes on, and on, and on. codecs are something a lot of people get pretty confused about so I’m going to attempt to clear the air on this topic and help you wade through all this codec mumbo jumbo.
so let’s get down to brass tacks.
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it’s really hard to say which day it is today, after working hard, flying long, and eating little. but we’re getting our bearings. today, after a little bit of catching up on work, we went out for a stroll around downtown Budapest. we got a cheese plate or two, espressos, gelatos, and headed to the Danube. on the way, we took some shots.
here are a few of my favs…
hey. i’m Amina. also known as Aminabot, Waaaaamina, A-Mean-Woodchuk (my maiden name is Wojcik), Amino Acid, Amoeba, Meeners, Mean Dawg, and many many more.
i’m an only child, so i’m pretty used to getting my way. plus, i’m my father’s daughter, so i’m stubborn. working in a team hasn’t always been my forte, but as stillmotion has grown and matured over the years, i’ve discovered what a privilege it is and how much of an advantage i have, knowing there are really good people out there who have my back, no matter what.
as P. said in his intro post, we both have a background in Psychology. we met in 3F07 – Experiential Psychology class actually, a course that opened our eyes to some very different ways of looking at things. our work is very much about the experience people have, and how they’re able to connect with each other and the topic at hand…