Over at Cincy Chic, we’ve recently started doing some work with my friend Shane at True Artist Studio. He’s been so kind as to do the video for all of our fashion shows so fans and followers online can feel like they were there! Shane also has a film fest that he’s been working on and it’s great for brides and brides-to-be! It’s definitely a neat concept, so I recommend you check it out!
First, you should know more about True Artist Studio. The business is a full-service video production company specializing in storytelling through visuals, dramatic voiceovers and cinematic music. Shane and his team are a group of Filmmakers with real filmmaking experience.
They all hold degrees in film and video with real world experience in production. So they know how to tell a story. They aren’t just wedding videographers, they also product commercials, music, videos, corporate videos, creative advertising, documentaries and have even worked on Hollywood films.
The group got into the wedding business in 2006 as a division of Michael Bambino Studios. Then, they were shooting strictly with Bambino photographers and after significant success and growth, they decided to branch out and start shooting a few weddings with other photography companies.
The growth and success helped them realize it was time to make the filmmaking department its own company, and it was then the journey of True Artists Studio began.
What makes this group different from other studios is that they’re filmmakers posing as wedding videographers.
“Brides tell us time after time that our work is ‘completely different’ and ‘tells an emotional but fun story,'” Shane says. “But the best one we’ve heard is ‘all the other films we saw from other videographers all looked the same, I couldn’t tell one company from another.'”
Shane says you can’t compare True Artist Studio to another wedding videographer in town because what they do is so totally different.
Did you have a video made for your wedding? Then you should consider checking out The Cincinnati Wedding Film Festival. It’s set up in a format similar to Sundance and is the first and only film festival that caters to weddings.
“Brides have the opportunity to see their big day on the big screen,” Shane explains. “We take a handful of Cincinnati’s top wedding films and cast an online voting poll.”
If you’re lucky enough to make the one of the top six films, your video will screen at the festival.
This year, the festival will be held at the Kenwood Theatre, across the street from the Kenwood Town Centre. Full concessions and a bar will be available for those who attend. You can purchase tickets on True Artist Studio’s website for only $5.
You can currently check out this year’s nominees and even place a vote of your own. Short clips from each nominated film will be posted and the film with the most online votes will win a special anniversary package!
You can learn more about the film festival by visiting www.cincinnatiweddingfilmfestival.com.
If you’re a bride-to-be, fear not. The festival is an alternative bridal show for brides-to-be as well. You can gather some of your closest friends and sit back with popcorn and experience real wedding films on the big screen. This will be your opportunity to see how all the planning comes together, get some ideas and get inspired for your own wedding.
You should keep in mind that limited seating is available so get your tickets now because you don’t want to miss out on this type of bridal experience.
Check out Shane’s work for yourself – click here to view this Vimeo reel!