There is nothing better than capturing the precious moments of your wedding day in film. Your wedding video provides you with the best highlights of your big day to look back on for years to come. So it’s important to choose a videographer who intuitively understands which moments to capture and how to record them. Cameron Allen is the founder and lead videographer of Twisted Film Works, a wedding videography company highly experienced in shooting wedding videos in Banff, Canmore, and beyond.
Twisted Film Works is made up of a passionate team of professionals that specialize in weddings. Their inspiration is your unique love story, so they capture footage and present it in such a way that is true to you as a couple and highlights what makes you special.
The company is based out of Calgary but are available all throughout the Banff region for your dream Rocky Mountain wedding video. Renowned for their “fly on the wall” style, Twisted Film Works will deliver a creative, cinematic piece that captures your personality and individuality.
We spoke with Cameron, founder and lead videographer, to learn more about the story behind Twisted Film Works and what makes the perfect wedding video.
Tell us a little about yourself!
I have called Calgary home for 15 years now, and I’m super passionate about telling stories. Weddings give me the perfect opportunity to do so!
How did you get started in wedding videography?
I have always had a camera in my hand since a very young age. But a passion for film, specifically in high school, led to the creation of the company.
We’ve been filming weddings at Twisted Film Works for over five years. During that time, we’ve documented over 100 weddings and earned recognition from Chic and Stylish Weddings, WedLuxe, and Style Inspired Weddings.
What services/packages do you offer?
I like to be as flexible as possible with package options. I offer three different film packages, and a “build your own package” as well. But we do require a 30% holding deposit to secure your date.
Where is your favourite spot to shoot wedding videos around Banff + Canmore?
I love shooting around Lake Minnewanka and little areas leading to the lake.
How would you describe your philosophy when it comes to shooting wedding videos and working with couples on the day?
I love raw candid moments. I work discreetly in a “fly on the wall” style with a focus on fun and creativity rather than formality.
How would you describe your aesthetic?
Cinematic, Intimate, Timeless.
What are the most frequently asked questions you hear from couples?
Do you work well with “insert photographers name here”? It is super important that your videographer and photographer are on the same page. Communication is key, and it’s always a priority at every wedding I am a part of.
What is the most important advice you would give to couples when it comes to their wedding videos/choosing a wedding videographer?
Make sure you jive with the videographer because just like your photographer, you are spending the whole day with them.
When thinking back over your videography career, are there any particularly funny moments, stories, or couples that stand out to you?
At one wedding, the open dance had begun, and all the groomsmen decided to strip down and run towards a small lake in view of the reception! In sync, they jump into the lake then proceed to reclothe. The entire wedding loved the show and the dance continued on!
Any final thoughts to add?
I understand how stressful planning an event can be. Couples can rest assured that I’ll provide as much help and guidance as you need while planning your dream wedding.
“Wow wow wow, this video is absolutely amazing!!! We can’t thank you enough for everything, We couldn’t be happier with this amazing memory of our wedding day. Thank you soooo much!!”
– Julie + Brandon
While you should definitely have a chat about your likes/dislikes when it comes to music, you should give your videographer the creative freedom to choose the music that suits your video best. They will have edited your video to reflect your personality and the atmosphere of the day, so the finished product will ultimately be better for it.
Try to ignore the camera as much as possible! The best videographers will capture special moments candidly, so all you have to do is enjoy the day.
You want all the most important moments captured, therefore, it’s vital to provide your videographer with your wedding day schedule and keep them posted on any changes.
One of the most touching moments that you’ll want to remember forever is your vows and the ceremony itself. To avoid any confusion, poor shots, or inaudible vows, make sure your videographer can coordinate with your officiant before the ceremony. As long as everyone is standing in the right spots and has proper access to a microphone.
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