Stunning Wedding Video Stills – Katrina & Billy Britt

videographer Marc Gold with camera

Marc Gold, 24KT Sound & Video

I’ve known Katrina practically her entire life, but she’s never looked more radiant than on her wedding day! Here’s a gallery of wedding day images I made from her video. Katrina is the daughter of my long time friend, Jazzy Jackson, AKA DJ Jazzy, so it was a special pleasure for me to produce the wedding video. See if you can find the picture of the people looking for the noisy parrots in the trees above them during the ceremony. It’s in there twice, as are a couple of others. Also couldn’t figure out how to get the full width of the pics into the word press gallery; it cropped all of them. Comment if you know how.

The beauty of extracting stills from a wedding video is in the number of available images to select from, literally thousands of possibilities all of which can be cropped and color corrected to perfection. Coming from HD video, nice looking 4×6’s and even 5×7’s can be printed. Anything larger than that benefits greatly from the much larger files from the still photographer’s camera. It was a pleasure to work again with Lana and Sal of Caught in the Moment Photography, Long Beach, CA, who posed many of the images below as I recorded the photo shoot to video. Catering was by Critic’s Choice and the decor was embellished by Royal Elegance Designs, all of us members of the Wedding & Special Events Assoc. in San Pedro. CONGRATS Katrina and Billy! Thanks for inviting me to produce your wedding video! – Marc-

Contact me directly by phone: 310 547-4702 or email: marc@24ktsound.com if I can assist you with videography for an event for yourself or a client, or a commercial for your website.

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Torrance Marriott South Bay Open House – Video Highlights

Wanna see who attended the Torrance Marriott Open House?

videographer Marc Gold with camera

Marc Gold, 24KT Sound & Video

I’ve been a South Bay Videographer for three decades now, and still enjoy helping out my friends and fellow business people whenever I can. It’s not uncommon for me to help out a fellow vendor with whom I find myself working side by side at an event by recording a bit of their work while I’m there. Producing a little video demo for them is no trouble at all. If it creates some good will between us and brings us together again in the future, it’s time well spent.

The Torrance Marriott open house in September was a great chance to record and highlight not only the Marriott, our gracious host for this event, but the other vendors like myself who came to display their products and services. It was a great opportunity to do some one-on-one networking and create some good will among the local people I frequently find myself working with at weddings and other special events. Carla and Jennifer who manage events at the hotel, made the rounds helping everyone feel at home, myself included, and so I created this two minute video highlight for them and the other vendors in attendance to refer to and use as they might wish to help them with their own respective businesses. Enjoy the video!

Contact me directly if I can help you with anything related to videography for your event or business: 310 547-4702, or marc@24ktsound.com

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Video Highlight of “Tardeada Mexicana” Mexican Folkloric Dance

This is the kind of note you want to receive from all your clients:

mexican folkloric dance

Scene from “Tardeada Mexicana”

“They want to know if you take reservations a year in advance. We want you for next year. They loved it. Can wait to get the Blue Ray. I am sure you will get a lot of business. Will have the rest of the  pictures and word doc ready for you on Sunday. Your work is awesome.” – Gilberto Aceves,  September 20, 2014

mexican folkloric dance

Scene from “Tardeada Mexicana”

Nuestras Raíces, a community-based non-profit organization, produces an annual Mexican Folkloric Dance program at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, (highlight video below) rich in tradition and as colorful as can be.  I recorded this year’s event called “Tardeada Mexicana”. The dances featured awesome live music by professionals Hermanos Herrera, Mariachi Los Reyes, Banda Sinaloense Huejoteños.

The group educates children, youth and neighboring communities about the Mexican and Latin-American culture through dance, music and other art forms while promoting higher education. They’re based in Gardena, California, and number over 150 members. The organization serves children in many south bay communities including Gardena, Culver City, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Redondo Beach, Torrance, South Gate, Compton, Carson, Wilmington, Lomita, San Pedro and Long Beach. Visit nuestrasraices.org; text: 310 339-9679

Here’s a 3 minute highlight from “Tardeada Mexicana” 2014

VIDEOGRAFÍA PROFESIONAL para BAILES, BAUTIZOS, BODAS, TEATRO, ANIVERSARIOS, QUINCEAÑERAS y CUALQUIER EVENTO ESPECIAL.

Marc Gold with video camera

Marc Gold: Owner – 24KT Sound & Video

CONTACT 24KT Sound & Video: Marc is an established Los Angeles videographer, bilingual (English & Spanish), with a studio in the South Bay city of San Pedro, Ca.

(310) 547-4702; email: marc@24ktsound.com; website: www.24ktsound.com

Aquí estamos para servirles en inglés y en español.

 

 

 

 

 




Strictly For Brides – Five New Wedding Video Tips

“Strictly for Brides” is a series of tips and videos designed to help couples plan their wedding videography.

The one thing every bride wishes for on her wedding day is that everything go exactly as planned, and that none of the wedding nightmares she’s probably heard about happen to her: the unexpected storm, the AWOL vendor, the collapsing wedding cake, the wrong flowers, mom’s missing corsage, the lost wedding ring. She’s planned for months, maybe years, and dreamed about her wedding for a lifetime. The right decisions in the planning and hiring stages of the wedding can make a big difference in her stress level on the day of.

Katrina and Billy's wedding

Our beautiful bride, Katrina

The self-imposed trap: It’s often the shortcuts and shortsighted efforts to save some money that short-circuit months of planning.

Tip: Require a written contract that spells out all the services to be provided in detail. Don’t get into word-of-mouth agreements with a vendor no matter how good the offer sounds. At least with a written agreement you have some recourse if someone important doesn’t make it to the wedding or if the work is not up to par.

Tip: I understand that there’s a strong temptation to accept a freebie from a friend, especially when the budget is a bit lean, but it defies logic to let someone with little experience be responsible for any of the key services, particularly photography and video, which capture the memories.

Bride and Groom

Katrina and Billy

TIP: See the work before buying, then discus, discus, discus, and firm everything up in writing. A day or two before the event check up on all your vendors with an email or phone call to go over all the relevant details. This last task can be delegated to a responsible wedding attendant. After that, RELAX. Treat yourself to a nice massage.

TIP: Work with vendors who are willing to listen to your ideas and run with them instead of trying to impose their own ideas upon you. Be wary of vendors that try to convince you that they know it all. Inflexibility on a vendor’s part early in the game can foreshadow other problems once you’ve hired them.

Tip: Having all the technical skills and specialized equipment, the dedication to the craft and the passion for what they do isn’t always enough. A track record is also important. It speaks to stability and dependability. You can rely to some extent on reviews and trusted referrals, though the validity of reviews is sometimes questionable. Keep in mind, also, that a referral from a friend may be someone they liked, but not necessarily a good fit for you. Do the legwork yourself if you can.

Making Your Vision a Reality: When it comes to photography and videography if you’re not one who enjoys a lot of direction from your media pros, don’t select someone whose style involves a lot of posing. On the other hand, if you do enjoy the classic look of formal poses in your photography and would appreciate some direction from your videographer to compose a unique video segment, then look for that style in the vendors you hire. Not all photographers and videographers are the same and the results of their work vary widely.

Bride and her dad

Katrina and her dad, DJ. Jazzy Jackson

Wedding videography is about relationships and the feelings that underlie them. In my own videography business, my promise is to make sure that the emotional part of your story is not overlooked, and I’m very attentive to the little details that help tell that part of your story. It’s an approach that takes experience, insight and a deep love of people. That’s the challenge and the reward of creating truly compelling video. You’ll see that in the videos on display in our wedding video gallery.

Contact me directly for more great wedding video ideas! Call (310) 547-4702 or use our easy contact form.

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videographer Marc Gold with camera (Marc, a former public school teacher, is a long time Los Angeles and Orange County wedding videographer working out of his South Bay studio for the past 35 years).

 

 




Strictly For Brides – “Do I Really Need More Than One Camera?”

“Strictly for Brides” is a series of tips and videos designed to help couples plan their wedding videography.

TIP: Having more than one camera to record your wedding video, particularly the ceremony, is not only more pleasing to watch, but that second camera can be a lifesaver in the event someone unexpectedly stands up and blocks a camera during an important part of the ceremony.” That’s exactly what happened in the video below taken from Derrick and Cherrie’s outdoor wedding reception at the Westin LAX Hotel. I’ll show you the problem, and the solution in this short clip:

The second camera and some B-roll made the difference between a success and a fail.

ANALYSIS:  Did the guest do this on purpose? No. He only wanted to take a few snap shots with his point-and-shoot camera. He just wasn’t very observant and didn’t realize that he placed himself directly in the aisle in front of the video camera. Now, if it were just going to be a matter of one quick picture and back to his seat, that wouldn’t have been so bad, but he stayed there for quite a while. Fortunately there was a 2nd camera up front that was recording the event.

TIP: In addition to having the security of a 2nd camera during your wedding ceremony, plan to have one of the ushers be on the lookout for situations like this one and alert guests quickly when they’re in the way. There’s only one chance to get this right. No re-do’s.

Contact me directly for more great wedding video ideas! Call (310) 547-4702 or use our easy contact form.

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videographer Marc Gold with camera(Marc, a former public school teacher, is a long time Los Angeles and Orange County wedding videographer working out of his South Bay studio for the past 35 years).

 

 




Strictly For Brides – “Should I Have Guests Speak on my Wedding Video?”

“Strictly for Brides” is a series of tips and videos designed to help couples plan their wedding videography.

TIP: If you like the idea of having guests, including the kids, leave congratulatory messages for you on your wedding video, select a videographer with the right equipment to acquire good audio so that the messages can be heard over the crowd or even loud music. Minimum equipment: hand-held wireless mic for guests to speak into. A friendly demeanor, a bit of charm, and good people skills helps guests feel comfortable with the videographer who can also guide them through the interview with appropriate questions. Experience counts!

TIP: A good editor will be able to weave guests’ messages into the video creating some very memorable scenes for you. (Our video gallery has several examples of this video style).

With parents cheering on the sidelines, veteran L.A. videographer, Marc Gold, directs a memorable shot of the kids (and adults) for bride and groom Derrick and Cherrie James at their Westin LAX Hotel wedding reception. Watch the 1 min. behind-the-scenes clip showing how the shot is produced (permission to publish the children’s images has been granted by their parents):

Tip: A videographer who works equally well with children and adults might be just the ticket for your wedding video if you’re planning to have kids at your event just because there’s nothing quite as entertaining as looking back 10 and 20 years at your family and friends when they were very young.

Contact me directly for more great wedding video ideas! Call (310) 547-4702 or use our easy contact form.

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videographer Marc Gold with camera(Marc, a former public school teacher, is a long time Los Angeles and Orange County wedding videographer working out of his South Bay studio for the past 35 years).

 

 

 

 

 




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24KT is based in San Pedro, CA, where we’ve provided expert video production services since 1979. We produce commercial videos for businesses and websites and document weddings and special events and can assisit you in English or Spanish by calling (310) 547 - 4702 or by email. We gladly collaborate with out-of-town production companies and agencies.

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