Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tim and Amy "A wedding in reverse"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tim and Amy // A Wedding in Reverse from V E L A R E on Vimeo.

This short wedding film is just beautiful. It's just three minutes and seventeen seconds long but it captures the most unique moments and emotions. It's filmed in reverse and in slow motion. When I heard that Wes Anderson was an inspiration for this piece, it made complete sense. The Darjeeling Ltd is one of my favourite movies, with it's quirky yet dreamy slow motion scenes. Slowing things down makes you notice all the precious expressions and emotions of this beautiful wedding.

The film is the work of Velare Imaginarium - Steve and Tim bring their photography and cinematography skills together to amazing effect. Below Tim Twinem talks about his inspiration for this film.
"When Tim and Amy approached me about shooting their wedding, I was so pumped! I’ve known Tim since middle school, and was honored to be a part of their special day. Something that really was on my mind leading up to their wedding is that for a couple who’s lives are based around art (Tim is in a great band, CHURCHILL, and Amy is a fantastic artist), a normal “wedding highlight video” wasn’t going to cut it. The more time I spent searching the internet for wedding films that were doing something different, the more I came up short. So I started to put my brain power attempting to come up with something that would fit their personality, and not fit the norm. I’m a huge Wes Anderson fan, and his films have turned me into a sucker for great slow motion (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, just to name a few, all with fantastic slow motion sequences). So I decided to shoot their whole wedding at 60fps (slow motion). I think there’s powerful story telling when you pair great slow motion with great music. Then, setting my sights at something I wasn’t sure was a good idea or not, but at least was something I hadn’t seen, was doing the entire thing in reverse. Being newly married myself, I like the idea of always coming back to the love you had on your wedding day and thought doing the video in reverse would be a great way to visualize that idea. Thanks again Tim and Amy for giving me a little creative freedom to explore something new!!"
Steve and Tim - your films have such a peaceful, meditative feel to them - I think I'm going to be a lifelong fan! Thanks to Marie from Finer Details for tweeting this earlier!

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Kismet said...

I have seen alot of great videos but they never do anything to me, you know? Where you feel all tingly and in the moment types? This did that to me. Magical.Thanks Aisling for sharing this with me!

Alicia@CharityWedding said...

This is incredible! Absolutely gorgeous video and so well done!

Unknown said...

OH, this is so great! Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} said...

Absolutely captivating! What a unique video...and that music is so atmospheric!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the lovely feedback about this amazing short film. There's something so captivating and moving about it - You can also view more of Velare's work here -

Marie {Finer Details} said...

Aisling it's fantastic. I keep replaying it and see something new everytime. Just magical.

Bláithín said...

Wow amazing! Absolutely beautiful doesn't it do it justice!

Rosie The Wedding Planner said...

Wow that's so creative! Really powerful.