The 2017 Wedding Season is coming to a close, but that doesn't mean wedding vendors, like myself, are off the hook. There's tons of planning, preparations, and anticipation for ENGAGMENT SEASON!!! Which is pretty much the block of time between Thanksgiving and Valentines Day, that huge numbers of couples become engaged. Shooting marriage proposals is one of my absolute favorite things to do! I love the fast paced, high octane, nature of marriage proposals (check out my proposal channel here!).
I felt like the best place to start in creating this engagement season parody was actually looking at other parody videos. What made them funny, what made other not, and how could I put my own unique twist on creating a parody. I instantly gravitated towards the idea of a "training camp" as if we were NFL or NBA athletes and the "season"was our "game time." But, we as wedding vendors thought it was just a cute little Groupon class, something to kill time doing.
I had a fun time with the ladies of Color Pop Events, Brooklyn Blooms, Cookies for a Cause, and Callie Exas Fitness. This was my first time ever trying my hand at a parody video, and I was crazy nervous when I agreed to take on the project. Being a filmmaker that predominantly shoots events and real people I definitely felt like a fish out of water creating a script and assigning the other ladies lines. But boy was it FUN! Also, Callie Exas' vendor specific exercises left us all pretty sore the next day, having shot take after take repeating the motions over and over again, man, I could stand to get a little fit, lol .
Big thanks to The Knot Pro, for challenging my creative know how, I think I've been bitten by the parody bug, and I don't think this will be the last you see of me trying my hand at this silly genre! Below are some of our behind the scenes outtakes and blooper, enjoy!