Shooting Mike and Julie’s wedding was one of those dream days. Everyone got along, the wedding party and I hit it off, and the footage I was getting was just fantastic. Then it came time for the reception and things went a little long… to the point where I realized I needed to get all of my guest interviews and dance footage in only an hour (the usual allotted time for such a task is around three hours).
Did I pull it off? Yes I did, and without having the company who hired me needing to charge them any extra cash, which is always a nice touch. Then the editing began and this one will forever live in infamy for one specific reason: I had finished editing what I knew in my heart to be one of the finest wedding films I had ever done, and as I was preparing to finalize the transfers to DVD, I tripped over a cable that was attached to my external hard drive. The drive flipped off the table it was on and landed on the tile floor. To this day, the hard drive won’t spin and holds on it many locked away treasures, not the least of which is the original HD edit sequence for Amber Alert. Through some fancy footwork and a miracle of tape capture, I was able to restore the wedding with minimal work and deliver the product on time, but I almost cried when that hard drive hit the floor… As it stands today, the only ones crying were Mike and Julie when they saw this masterpiece. Here’s a snippet of their party.