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Merlin Video Productions Animated Ident & Fanfare

Well, you do want everyone to know you have a professionally produced video!

Every wedding is different: the people, the venue, the service, what we are allowed to do.  We obviously have to be discreet during the formal proceedings, and sometime we have little or no control over camera positions.  But if you follow the video clips below, imagine that these are of your wedding, at your location(s), with your guests, you should gain some idea of how your wedding video will look.

Please note, these clips have been reduced in size and heavily compressed to make them quick to view over the Internet.  You will need broadband to view them, and of course they do not show the full digital quality of the originals.

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Opening Title and Sequence

The opening title dissolves into a scene-setting sequence of stills from the video, 
each of which starts as a monochrome sketch, and then blends into a full colour still.  
This sequence is accompanied by your favourite love song or music
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As an alternative opening, we can if you wish use any still photographs provided by you from your family archives, perhaps of the couple at various ages in their childhood.
And we can create your own unique theme tune!

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Opening Scenes

The story then starts at the bride's home, and/or with the arrivals of the wedding party,
family and guests at the church or other wedding venue.

We will also shoot footage as the bride enters the church, register office, or wherever,
subject to the rules of the establishment.

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The Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony itself is, of course the highlight of the whole story!

The pledging of vows, the exchange of rings, these are the magic moments
you will want to re-live forever.
We provide documentary style coverage (subject to the rules of the establishment) 
to capture this big event as it happens.  The moment can live on forever.

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The Formalities

And of course, the formal signing of the register is covered.  You are now man and wife!

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The First Public Appearance

The first thing you do together as a married couple is to take a walk down the aisle, 
watched and well-wished by all the important people in your lives....

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Greeting the Outside World

....and emerge into the remains of the day to greet the world as married couple.

We then start shooting the more relaxed events of the day, including any scenes 
requested by you.

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Friends and Family, and the Photographer too

Your family and friends will be milling around, mingling, chatting, laughing, taking photographs, 
and being photographed.  This is where we capture those candid shots that will 
bring back the day every time you watch the video.

We combine fly-on-the-wall techniques to get candid footage, as well as involving people in shots where appropriate.

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And of course, the Stars of the Show

But this production has two super-stars, and we don't take our eyes off them for a moment.  
We may be capturing the antics of your guests, but we keep in touch with the principals, too!


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The Jesters and the Antics

But look out!  There is bound to be a gang lying in wait with the confetti.  
Well, a wedding wouldn't be a wedding without it, and it can make for fun footage.

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That First Journey

At last, it's into your automobile and off to the reception, which has been planned lovingly and carefully.  Much fun to be had, and maybe a few tears to be shed.....

Your wedding video will be a combination of serious events, plus all the fun of the day.

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The Fun and Tears of the Reception

Of course, the remaining ceremonials have to be performed.  The cake has to be cut, toasts must be proposed, a kiss may be given.  And those unforgettable speeches have to be delivered.  The five minutes of fame has arrived, and they won't be forgotten so long as you hold the video evidence!

We stay on to record the fun and frivolity of the party.  This is where we get to know your friends and family, interact with them to capture you fun and happiness of the day.

And finally capture the departure of the happy, and no doubt exhausted, couple

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Tributes and Closing Credits

The closing credits will acknowledge anybody and everybody you consider appropriate or 
don't want forgotten (from a list provided by you), and will roll over an appropriate 
still selected from the video footage.

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Stills courtesy of Guy & Katie Thomas, from their wedding video shot  by Merlin Video Productions


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