Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wedding Films as Heirloom & History

When you get your wedding filmed, you're not just doing it for you and your spouse, or even your parents or friends. Ultimately, you're doing it for your kids, and their kids, and so on. It not only helps you relive your big day, it shows future generations what you, and your big day, were like. Think about it: what would you give to be able to watch your grandparents' wedding video- to see grandma putting on her dress with her mother, and hear grandpa joking around with his groomsmen? What a priceless treasure that would be!

Did you know that that film reels can last at least a century? For example, check out this 105 year old wedding film!

It's not very often that we get to watch a snippet of real life from 1905, much less a royal wedding! The above video clip was included in an interesting article by BBC News about the value of seemingly-mundane family films and the clues they give us about our collective and individual history. Whenever you get your wedding filmed in Super 8, in addition to your edited DVD's we also give you your actual film reels. So if you store them in a safe, cool, dry place, your grandkids and great grandkids, etc. will potentially be able to watch it.

And speaking of kids, I'd like to share again my parent's 1975 wedding film. This was shot by a family friend, and for their anniversary my dad hired me to have it digitized and then edit it. As you can imagine it was an incredibly fun and rewarding project for me.

I don't want to get all sales-y on you here, but I do want to encourage you to consider the long-term value of having your wedding beautifully filmed. You're not just having the event documented, you're creating a family heirloom.

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