Monday, June 1, 2009

The Maresch Family '09 - Experimental Edit

If you're one of my regular blog readers you might remember the Maresch family's previous "Children on Film" video that we made out at their farm. They decided that they wanted to have a video made every year to chronicle the growth of their family (kind of like annual portraits, but way better), so for this year we wanted to do something different. When the carnival came to town, we knew that was ticket!

We spent several hours and way too much money riding all the rides and letting the kids have a ball. This video was shot mostly with our new Canon 5D Mark II, which is a still camera that also shoots amazing quality high definition video. It creates footage with a very filmic look and a lovely shallow depth of field. The result is a more documentary-esque video that we really like.

The video below is actually Brent's handiwork. He picked the music and did all the editing and I'm really proud of how it turned out. Since it's not quite my typical sweet, cute, gentle style of editing, I will also be crafting a video myself using a song that the Maresch's pick out. I'll be debuting that here later, and it'll be interesting to see how the two compare. In the meantime, enjoy Brent's version:

The Maresch Family '09 from Vanessa McKellar on Vimeo.

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Allen Arrick said...

I love it! Brent did a fantastic job.

Nicole said...

Nice work Brent! Those kids are so precious! And what a great setting.

brent larson said...

Very Fun!

Quel* said...

I LOVE IT!!! Fantastic work and I can't wait to have something for you guys to's driving me nuts*

texasmalinois said...

I adore it, awesome job Brent! It's fresh, fun, slightly quirky and really progressive. I so want one of these done of my little family - it's a must! I want to get on the books for this fall, let's chat soon about a date you are open. I'm totally going to give them as Christmas gifts to the parental units. :)

Georgeann said...

hi Brent,

I love it! How did you find such perfect music for it? I love yur editing, too.