Brighter Lights Media: Christian and Chris
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Our first impression of these guys was wow, they’re so patient for answering all of the crazy questions we threw at them! Our second was wow, these guys are seriously talented and also pretty fun! The fact that they managed to shoot footage of the entire day and still avoid getting in the way of the photographer’s shots is a skill in and of itself.
To give you an idea of just how fun these guys are, we asked them to tell us a little more about themselves!
Where did you grow up?
How long have you been in business and how did you get started?
We’ve been in the wedding industry since 2011, but we’ve been professional videographers for 6 years with work ranging from commercial to corporate clients.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
There’s a ton of things we enjoy about our job so we can’t list just one. One of the best parts is being able to meet a lot of new and interesting people from all over the country. We’ve done weddings in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Pennsylvania, and later this year we’ll be heading down to Florida. We love that living in New England allows us the opportunity to experience a variety of different locations. Our other favorite part of the job is the extreme level of trust granted to us from our clients. They allow us to tell their wedding story in such a way that’s usually not perceived by them after experiencing it firsthand. Having that creative freedom is really what drives us and our work.
How would you describe your style?
We have a very clean, modern style of cinematography.
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What’s your guilty pleasure?
The Mindy Project, Coffee, Netflix and our dogs Chance and Harvey.
What’s your favorite quote?
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
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What makes you unique in your field?
Part of what makes us unique in our field is how much attention we spend on the “why.” What we mean by that, is we’re always looking for purpose in our shots, how we edit, the juxtaposition of particular scenes, etc. If the significance of a couple’s wedding day is lost in our edit, then we haven’t done our jobs correctly. Our prerogative is to always focus on quality over quantity, and so despite the fact that our films are of a shorter length, the amount of time and attention to detail that goes into the craftsmanship of them is quite great.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to a couple?
This isn’t particularly related to videography, however I think the best piece of advice I can offer is to do what you want to do. Don’t feel pressure from family, friends, magazines, blogs, etc. to derail your wedding plans. Keep it personal, forget the norm and do what feels right to you, and your guests will get behind it.
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Check out more of Chris & Christian’s work at www.brighterlightsmedia.com!
The Swank Team