The Documentist had the pleasure of attending the CreativeLIVE Wedding Cinematography with Rob Adams and Vanessa Joy workshop in Seattle, WA. I auditioned to be one of the students during the live online class and was selected.
Rob Adams is a wedding cinematographer based out of New Jersey and Vanessa Joy is a wedding photographer. They are married and are a husband and wife dynamic duo. Sorry I couldn’t resist. You can find them at VanessaAndRob.com.
They delivered a three day workshop on how to film a wedding and also how to market your business.
Is this CreativeLIVE course worth buying? ABSOLUTELY!
Rob delivered what basically amounted to “wedding cinema in a box”. He discussed which cameras to use, what lenses to have, what to make your settings, where your team should place their cameras and why, how to do a first look, how to shoot the ceremony and the reception. He discussed audio. Let me say it again. He talked about the importance of good clean audio and how to get it. Which microphones to buy, which recorders to use. He basically spelled out what to do from start to finish. He even edited the film that was shot on location, not in the CreativeLIVE studio. He basically did it all.
If you already film weddings there are still some tips and tricks to pick up. For example, you may not market like Rob and Vanessa, but after watching that section maybe you will. Are you doing film posters?? If you have questions about if you should buy the course, just email me. I’d be happy to give you the truth about this course.
And last but not least, even if you don’t care about how Rob and Vanessa do things, you are just wondering if you should book them for your wedding… I can say this, if you do book them you will have some talented hardworking individuals on your special day. Rob is known for over delivering and Vanessa is incredibly passionate. They are truly professional: contracts, gear, performance, schedules, etc… but also fun, as you can see with one of the photos I took with my cellphone while I was on set.
Happy Holidays and we hope to hear from you in the new year if not sooner.