One Step Closer / Jerome & Monica

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in same day edit | One Comment
One Step Closer / Jerome & Monica

A thousand times before I’ve seen same day edits using Christina Perri’s hit single A Thousand Years. I’ve done quite a few myself and truth be told, I have another handful of weddings with which this ear candy is the music of choice for SDE. As a visual story-teller, using the same song for the second or third or fourth time even is a lot more challenging but, as an artist this should not be an excuse but an opportunity to think out of the box; to push one’s imagination to come up with an entirely different film.

Jerome and Monica’s theme song just happened to be, well, Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years and it was no surprise that they wanted it used for their SDE. Since I was invited to the couple’s pre-wedding dinner rehearsal, being served with free dinner in addition to the chocolates I received a few days ago during our meeting, I was totally down with them using their theme song for their SDE, no questions asked! =) Kidding aside, the rehearsals helped me a lot on visualizing what kind of characters I should expect during the actual wedding. This group was a very interesting bunch to say the least. I knew then and there that it was going to be an emotional ceremony but as always, there were a lot of surprises on the day itself. First, there’s Jerome who may have been the sweetest groom I have ever filmed, giving everyone and anyone he meets a peck on the cheek: women, children, men, strangers…I’ve seen different kinds of anxiety and this one was by far the most beautifully bizarre. Monica’s boudoir pictorials during her wedding preps was also something. As a matter of fact, it gave me the idea for their film’s introduction. =) The crazy after-party conundrum
may not have happened and perhaps effects of one two many tequila shots from the open bar but I better start getting used to it as the peak season enters the first stage!

This five-minuter ends with a glass-shattering first kiss! Enjoy!

Jerome Revilla & Monica Sacasas – Same Day Edit | Ceremony: NSDG | Reception: Oceana Events Place | Photography: Benjie Tiongco | Coordinator: Joanne Co

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  1. Carlo & Carmela/The Cars – Phoeben Teocson – Philippine Wedding Videographer
    January 10, 2014

    […] It’s been a while since my wife last shot a wedding and frankly, with the surprisingly quick development of our second team, I find myself missing her talents in the field quite often. Then came one of the hottest dates of December and a mix up with my team personnel find us in an interesting conundrum. To make the story short, Gen made her unscheduled return. The best wedding videographer of teamPTV’s return couldn’t have had better timing as her first wedding back was Carlo and Carmela’s wedding, sister of one of our best couple friends Jerome and Monica! […]


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