Monday, February 25, 2008

Re:Frame Officially Launches!!!

The Re:Frame Collective (a combination of 6 award-winning studios from across North America, including Bliss*) officially launched today, announcing plans for a conference in New Orleans in October of this year. If you are a budding event filmmaker or an existing studio interested in getting hands-on experience in an intimate setting of no more than 50 attendees visit Re:Frame for more information.

EventDV Magazine also released a great article today which explains the concept in greater detail.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Giraffe + Zebra = LOVE : SaddleRock Style :

Malibu Madness from bliss productions on Vimeo.

Marni and Eric's wedding just plain rocked!

Crafted by designer Michael Willms and gorgeously photographed (look at these amazing photos!) by uber-talented Los Angeles photographer Susan Bordelon this wedding was non-stop laughter and emotion the whole day through.

Both Marni & Eric are no strangers to the camera (she's an actress, he's a documentary director whose film Word Wars we love) so together they became a super force which included hours up on hours of great footage.

Since candid with lots of natural sound bytes was Marni & Erics vibe, we shot their wedding on video using just a few rolls of reversal Super 8mm. This is the opening trailer for their feature-length film. Enjoy!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Dreamy Dress Boutique

Couture. Elegant and Intimate.
Gabrielle's is all this and so much more. Whether you've dreamed of your wedding dress since you were a little girl, or found yourself suddenly engaged and thought "Oh crap! Where am I gonna to get a killer dress!?" there's a great chance Gabrielle's will have what you're looking for.

Shopping for a wedding dress can be overwhelming and it's just as much about the experience of 'finding the right investment fit' as it is about the dress itself. Here you will not find a herd of zilla's and their mom's sitting around critiquing and sampling. This is a one-on-one experience between you and Gabrielle. The shop is appointment only and located in the charming and quaint downtown of Los Gatos, Ca. So grab mom and the girls, and call it a shopping day!
She carries a variety of designers like Anne Barge, Melissa Sweet, Junko Yoshioka, Ulla Maija, La Sposa, Renella De Fina and Vera Wang as well as others.
Truly, we cannot sing her praises enough. If you want that magical and personalized "Bridal" experience, this is the place for you.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Amore Eterno.... Italy on Super 8mm

Italy Wedding Trailer from bliss productions on Vimeo.

This past September we had the great pleasure of getting a last minute call and traveling to Siena Italy to film an intimate vintage inspired wedding weekend for Danielle and Paul. What an AMAZING experience it was! LA/NY planner Linda Pittelli from Eventful Designing created the magical and luxurious event at The Borgo San Felice Hotel.

Danielle and Paul could not have been more fabulous both in personality and in style. A breathtaking rehearsal dinner in the vineyards of the Villa Arceno Winery with a classic Tuscan sunset welcomed guests and kicked off our weekend. The couple chose to have a classic Italian 'civil ceremony' at the Piazza del Campo in the morning, almost like an elopement out of 1955. As you can see from the trailer, Danielle has impeccable style and wore an exquisite Jackie-O inspired suit complete with fab sunglasses and a white vintage Jaguar to boot! Filming their event predominantly on Super 8mm was the perfect choice for them and we were in HEAVEN!!!

Later in the day Danielle and Paul exchanged vows in a rustic monastic chapel on the hotel property and dined by candlelight with family and friends while an Opera singer performed Italian classics. An unforgettable moment occurred when the sky lit up with an amazing fireworks display over a full moon surprising family and friends. It was truly a night that we will never forget.

We created this "Coming Soon" trailer to evoke the senses of the Chianti countryside and bring back those feelings of warmth, love and passion yet again..... Enjoy!