2013 Demo Reel from {LIFE STAGE FILMS}

 

 

We film weddings in churches, and we film them in gardens. We travel down the road to the beach, and we travel up to the mountains. We film moms zipping up their daughter’s wedding dress, and we film grandmas watching. We film dad tearing up, and the flower girl picking her nose. We document the groomsmen taking shots, and the bridesmaids laughing hysterically with mimosas in hand. We capture words spoken, that will never be spoken again. We film joy, laughter, excitement and nervousness. But most importantly, we capture LIFE. As you watch our new creation, we hope you feel and experience what these families are feeling. And we hope you imagine the moments we would in turn be able to capture for you. We don’t make wedding videos. We can refer you to folks that do. We don’t just press “record”. We dig deeper into the most important day of someone’s life, and tell a story that would otherwise go untold with JUST photos. Enjoy our new 2013 demo reel. We enjoy what we do, and would be honored to serve you…

***You’ll notice the Facebook banner above. We are OVERWHELMED at the response we recently got on Facebook for when we posted this demo reel a few weeks ago. We are even more overwhelmed at what resulted in sharing, liking and spreading this demo reel around. With over 300 shares and over 50,000 people seeing this, we were able to donate $3000 to a local safe house for pregnant teenage girls rescued from sex trafficking. It’s called “The Centre of Redemption”. Thank YOU, our fans for getting involved and making a difference with us.

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{Mark & Elise} Transatlantic Love in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC
Filmed by Matt. Edited by Kara.
Runtime: 4:40
Song licensed by themusicbed.com. ‘Stories to Tell’ by Dave Barnes

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Things we LOVED about this wedding (in no particular order):

  1. The customized sign outside the church
  2. The extremely supportive group of family & friends.
    Elise’s Sister was the most helpful awesome sister I have ever seen on a wedding day.
  3. Flags everywhere! Flags and an emphasis on where both Mark & Elise come from were
    a huge part of the wedding.  Everyone had small US & UK flags during the send off.
  4. Elise’s dress, make up, & hair were frickin’ awesome!
  5. The best man’s speech was hilarious and heartfelt (and long).

The Proposal: How did it happen?

I was arriving home from a teacher conference in Chapel Hill, NC. I planned to go home and watch Kim Kardashian’s wedding (HA!) with my sister before she “caught a flight later that evening.” When I got home, I saw my sister’s car in front of my house and fully anticipated seeing her sitting on my couch ready to watch that infamous wedding that had just happened….but there he was! Mark! Tricking me! With so many amazing, beautiful candles, beautiful white hydrangeas, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne…everything romantic you can name! And guess what?…I FINALLY got to say YES! :)

 

Creativity By:

Designer/Coordinator- Becca Rose Atchison (Rebecca Rose Events)
Ceremony Location – Myers Park United Methodist Church
Reception Venue – Quail Hollow Country Club
Photographer – Elizabeth Scott Photography
Caterer – Quail Hollow Country Club
Florist – The Blossom Shop
Band  – Risse – Jaisun McMillian

 

Stacey & Mallory – the Newest LSF Interns!!

After what seemed like years of interviews (ok so it was only about 3 weeks) we finally found the pick of the litter, Stacey and Mallory!!
They were both so impressive that we couldn’t pick just one.  Having Stacey, a senior, and Mallory, a sophomore, on our team we are able to pull from their different skill sets while helping them strengthen their workplace experiences. Both are current Film Studies Students at UNCW.

Stacey is on the top, Mallory is underneath.

So that you can get to know them a bit more, we had Stacey and Mallory answer a few questions. Get to know them here:

Stacey:
1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Sweating. Get it off me.
2. Who is your hero?   
My parents, of course, but Beyonce is close behind.
3. What would we find in your refrigerator right now? Eggs, hummus, and leftovers. Standard.
4. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want to have with you? ….A satellite phone…Vera, the blanket my grandma made for me, and puppies.
5.  5. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Chelsea Handler. 
6. If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you have? Teleportation bye.
7. If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
Travel with friends and family.
8. If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would first pay off my student loans. Then all of my friends student loans. Donate. Then take my friends and family on a huge trip while simultaneously making it rain on them. Post trip, I would buy everyone the car of their choice.
9. What do you do for Life Stage Films?
I edit!
10. What is your favorite thing about your job? The complimentary mints around the office. And the great work environment.
11. Name 3 Things you LOVE:
Music, movies, guacamole.
12. Name 3 Things you HATE:
politicians, mushrooms, and ugly shoes.

Mallory:
1. What is your biggest pet peeve? People who pronounce the word “especially” as if its spelled “expecially”
2. Who is your hero? It’s a tie between Amy Poehler and Ghandi
3. What would we find in your refrigerator right now? Pickles, leftover curry and a gallon of salsa
4. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want to have with you? An old Vietnamese lady who could cook for me, a copy of “Nine Stories” and my awesome roommates
5. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Gwyneth Paltrow, because we’re twins.
6. If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you have? Mind-reading
7. If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time? Skydive and go to India
8. If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money? Travel
9. What do you do for Life Stage Films? I’m an editing intern
10. What is your favorite thing about your job? All the cool people I get to work with of course!
11. Name 3 Things you LOVE:  Food, movies, and sailing
12. Name 3 Things you HATE:  Intolerance, Tyler Perry movies and my dishwasher