Category archives: Blog

  • Nikko & Darell // Destination Wedding Film // Mayan Riviera

  • We recently had a fantastic time with Nikko and Darell, filming their wedding and other fun activities from the week. It was clear right from the get-go that this wedding would have tons of energy and it was important for us to reflect this in their wedding film. We wanted to capture lots of genuine happy moments and intercut with some more epic romantic and scenic shots to give the film a more dynamic feel. When it came to editing we decided to mix up the speed of the shots, ramping up and down from slow to fast and complimenting that with sound effects. Finally we added a nice punchy colour grade and a pumping sound track!  When we film destination weddings we often spend several days or even a week with the couple, family and friends. This gives us the opportunity to film some extra tidbits such as a pre wedding event, a day out or other important moments. Nikko and Darell asked [...]
  • Two features in two weeks! Thank you Style Me Pretty

  • We've had a great couple of weeks here at Kismet HQ.  A new edit suite, a string of bookings (2 slots left for 2015 folks, book fast!) and two features in Style Me Pretty! First up was our New Year Vancouver wedding with Sasha and Chris. Sasha actually submitted the film we made herself and Style Me Pretty decided to feature it along with photographs from Blush Wedding Photography.  You can take a look at the feature here. Our second wedding to be submitted was Brie and Adam's from the summer of 2014. Taryn Baxter very kindly submitted her photos of the say along with our film which can be seen here.   And finally here's a pic of the edit suite! We especially love the mountain and ocean views (you'll have to believe us).  Right! Back to Wedding films....
  • Nikko and Darell // Mayan Riviera // Destination Wedding!!

  • We love filming weddings in Vancouver, but at this time of year we gotta get out! Nikko and Darell invited us to join them in Mexico for the week and we had a blast! We shot a bunch of footage with them for a pre-wedding film for them to play at their wedding and then a whooooole lot more for their wedding day. You can just imagine how an East Indian wedding on a beach in Mexico would be full of colour and celebration......well check out this teaser for their upcoming films and you'll  get an idea.   Oh, and we've also snuck in a cheeky pick of our very own baby Isla who we brought along for the ride : )
  • Sasha & Chris // New Year Wedding Film // Coast Hotel Vancouver

  •   Directed by Mark Relf Additional Cinematography by Alvin Keung Planning by Epic Events Photography by Blush Wedding Photography Make up and hair by Mink  Officient Darian Kovacs We love it when a wedding comes together with all the right elements; a great couple, awesome location, beautiful weather, touching speeches and an energetic crowd! And its even better when a wedding has a little something that sets it apart from others. We started 2015 with a bang, or more specifically Sasha and Chris. They invited us to film their new year wedding at Coal Harbour, Vancouver and what a day it was. Not only did the sun shine brightly but we got to work with possibly the easiest going couple in the world. Plus we were joined by Kristy and Ken from Blush photography who are good friends of ours (you’ll see several of their pics across our website) and Briar from Epic Events who we have w[...]
  • When we're not filming weddings..........

  • ......we film other stuff! We are a team of creative individuals who thrive on new challenges and interesting ideas so it should come as no surprise that we love to spread our wings a little and dabble in some other projects. For example did you know that Alvin is currently compositing shots for Hollywood features? (this last year he worked on Thor 2, Transformers 4, Into the Storm and the Maze (amongst a few). Cool huh? Our Creative Director Mark writes , directs, shoots and edits for a whole range of clients (including the BBC, Warner Brothers, Disney, EA and Eidos Montreal). Whilst shooting weddings over the weekend many of Marks weekdays this year were taken up in Seattle and SanDiego directing and co-producing a documentary web series for Warner Brothers about the making of "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor". Not only was this great fun but an awesome opportunity to work with a[...]
  • Hello 2015!!

  • Happy new year to all our friends, family and wonderful clients! We started 2015 with a bang, or more specifically Sasha and Chris. They invited us to film their new year wedding at Coal Harbour, Vancouver and what a day it was. Not only did the sun shine brightly but we got to work with possibly the easiest going couple in the world. Plus we were joined by Kristy and Ken from Blush photography who are good friends of ours (you'll see several of their pics across our website). We were so excited to check out their footage that we accidentally put together a short teaser just a few hours later. We're full on board with Instagram now so this went straight there too - especially great as Sasha had set up a hashtag for their wedding. Isn't is awesome that everyone can share their media as the night progresses? Check it out! So what are our plans for the next 12 months? Well we already h[...]
  • 2014 BC Wedding Award Winners!! "Best Videography/Cinematography"

  •  We're so proud to be given a "Best Wedding Videography/Cinematography"Award at the BC Wedding Awards in Vancouver! We submitted Jo and Matts destination wedding and to our delight it came out on top against some seriously some stiff competition from some really beautiful films. Brides and Grooms you really are spoiled for choice in this city. And we love how the healthy competition drives us all to be more creative and strive for perfection.  We've worked with some amazing vendors throughout 2014 but we have to give a special shout out to Blush Wedding Photography and All Dolled Up Make Up and Hair. You guys were truly wonderful to work with on this film in particular, so thank you. And of course, Matt and Jo. A beautiful couple.
  • Jen and Mike's Van Dusan Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

  • We're so proud of J+M's rock n' roll wedding film and now it's been featured on Style Me Pretty! Thanks to all the amazing vendors that helped make this wedding so amazing: Epic Events, All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair Studio andWhitney Lane Photography. Check out the feature here:http://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-blog/2014/10/31/rock-romance-skull-detailed-vancouver-wedding/   In case you missed their film here it is! Hair and Make Up: Danielle West @ All Dolled Up Make Up and Hair Studio Photographer: Whitney Lane Photography Planner: Epic Events
  • Jen & Mike // Vancouver Wedding Film // Granville Island & Van Dusen Gardens

  • Hair and Make Up: Danielle West @ All Dolled Up Make Up and Hair Studio Photographer: Whitney Lane Photography Planner: Epic Events We always love it when we get to shoot at iconic Vancouver locations and Granville Island is definitely up there at the top of our list. Great ambience, scenery and the place just glows as the sun goes down. We've known Jen and Mike for several years and it was an honour to be asked to film their big day. Its clear to see how much Jen and Mike adore each other and the day really was a series of tender and beautiful moments, one after the other. Whitney picked some great locations for the photo shoot around Van Dusen Gardens and Jen looked absolutely stunning with the hair and make up by Danielle. We were stoked to have such a great team on the day, made even better by the fact that we had all known the couple and their friends for a long time. Congrats [...]
  • Best Destination Wedding Cinematography | Casa Felix, Sitges Spain | Jo and Matt

  •  We won "Best Destination Wedding Cinematography" at the BC Wedding Awards!! Winning "Best Destination Wedding Cinematography" was totally unexpected. We came up against some amazing films from other BC Wedding Videographers and it was an honour to stand beside them. We put a huge amount of effort into our wedding films but so much of what makes this video great is down to the couple: Jo and Matt. They were the ones who picked Casa Felix and decorated the venue. They picked their outfits, wrote their vows and invited lifelong friends and family. This wedding is a perfect expression of themselves and all we had to do was point, shoot and put it all together.  Casa Felix, Sitges, near Barcelona - A Perfect Wedding Venue Jo and Matt decided to get married at Casa Felix in a village called Oliviella, near to Sitges in Spain. It is somewhere they have visited regularly and it m[...]