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It’s a wonderful life

24 Dec

reelsAs we look back on 2012, we are reminded how wonderful this past year has been. It’s also been a year of many changes and improvements including a new website, moving and setting up a new studio space, upgrading all our 16mm and super 8mm film transfers to HD (the beauty of film is enhanced even more!) and lovely new packaging to deliver our client’s precious films.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing clients, colleagues and friends who have helped make this year so incredible. Wishing you all warm holiday wishes and we hope to see you in the new year!

Love,
{ First Kiss Films }

A new look for First Kiss

9 Oct

Hello film lovers, we’re excited to announce that { First Kiss Films } has a brand-new website! The site not only has a fresh look, but we’ve added more content including lots of films for your viewing pleasure,  detailed information about our services, and more!

Looking forward to having you visit the new website REEL soon. www.firstkissfilms.com

A new studio space

31 May

Good morning film lovers, we are very happy to announce we have moved to new studio space! It’s a sweet little spot in our (new to us) century home located right downtown in one of Ottawa’s most historical neighbourhoods. We look forward to welcoming you into our new space!

Hello, my name is Roger

7 Mar

If a credit roll was to appear at the end of our films they might read something like this:

Assistant Cinematographer……………………………………………………..Roger D. Wilson
Film Loader……………………………………………………………………………Roger D. Wilson
Gear Wrangler………………………………………………………………………..Roger D. Wilson
Camera Maintenance………………………………………………………………Roger D. Wilson
16mm Handprocessing…………………………………………………………….Roger D. Wilson

This is Roger.


If you are already married and your wedding was captured by { First Kiss Films } then you’ve probably already met him. And if your big day is still to come then consider this is a small introduction. Got a question about celluloid filmmaking? Roger will have the answer.

But Roger is also an artist in his own right. He recently created a wonderful website that showcases who he is, his films, his cool technical processes…he’s even starting blogging about his journey with film! Check-out his site to learn more about the man behind the camera: www.rogerdwilson.ca

Enjoy the rest of your week!
xo Bridget

New for 2012!

4 Oct

Happy Autumn everyone!

October is one of my favorite months of the year and the perfect time to start planning the year ahead. As we are taking a limited number of commissions and are already about 50% booked for the upcoming season we are working on fine-tuning our services so our packages best reflect then needs of our clients.

What this means is soon we’ll be announcing our new packages, new rates, and fabulous new services for the 2012/2013 wedding seasons.


These behind-the-scenes production images show us hard at work creating our brand-new,  handmade film commissions that we are so close to unveiling. Exciting!

So please visit us here next week and be one of the first to learn about our incredibly unique, custom vintage film services. And get ready to see something you’ve probably never seen before!

xo Bridget

Sand in my shoes

19 Jul

Having just returned from filming a wedding under the Caribbean sun I felt inspired to share a few reasons why vintage films are so popular for capturing the beauty of destination weddings.
Destination weddings are illuminating. Super 8 and 16mm are perfect mediums for capturing outdoor weddings. Film beautifully captures the warmth of sunlight and I just love shooting weddings that are bathed in natural light.

Candid camera. Guests lists tend to be smaller and the vibe more casual at destination weddings so a large camera crew is usually not the right fit. Having a cinematographer intimately film your event with small, vintage cameras is a great way to have the day artfully documented in a way that’ll blend into the party.

Make them feel like they were there. Probably the number one reason clients request our services is so that they can share all the emotions and sweet moments from the day with the family and friends who couldn’t attend the wedding. Plus, if you are hosting a celebratory reception once you return home you can screen your wedding film – the perfect venue to premiere your love on film.

And…we’re celebrating next week and will be thanking our readers with a fabulous giveaway! Check-in next week for your chance to WIN!

A day to celebrate

30 Oct

I launched this blog one year ago today. I thought it would bring good fortune if it was born the same day I was. Almost 10,000 hits later, I’d say I’m off to a good start. After posting every Tuesday (and then some), I’m taking a moment to look back at this past year and thinking about how to keep this blog interesting in the years to come.

A big thank you to everyone who has followed this blog and to all those who have taken the time to leave your comments – I so enjoy reading them. I just want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of you!

Looking ahead I’m excited to improve the blog in any way I can so I’d love to hear your feedback to help me deliver more of the kind of topics that you like best.

So tell me, what are some of your favorite posts? What would you like to see more of?

Until next Tuesday, have a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween!
{ b }