2013 was personally a good year in terms of video production. I was involved in three projects for friends, two of which were designed to pop the question. What's more, I'm happy to report a 100 percent success/satisfaction rate.
The first of them was this multi-clip music video. It features a friend singing The Beatles' 8 Days a Week in different avatars (as Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, etc) and ends with him presenting a sizeable rock to his fiancée. (Cue "awwwwwww!")
Next up was a spoof Bollywood trailer I produced, filmed and edited featuring the Brussels gang paying tribute to a friend celebrating her big 30th. Action, mandatory chase and fight scenes, romance, heartbreak -- the film has it all.
If you thought the bar was set high before, wait till you see this next proposal video. A friend not only composed an original song recapping six years of international adventure with his better half, he also got family and friends from around the world to send in videos of themselves singing the chorus.
And I was the lucky sod that got to weave it all together on FinalCut. The end product was well worth the effort though.
As if that weren't enough, he showed his partner the video at a picturesque location, proposed and filmed her reaction to it all. So, voila, this reaction video was born. Ladies, you may want to keep tissues handy. Gents, you will see what I mean about the proposal market being spoiled.
If all else fails, I'm going to set up a small production company that makes personalized movies for friends. Hopefully, I'll have at least three positive recommendations.