Monthly Archives: April 2011

Our Feature Films are taking off in 2011, but their evolution came about in 2010.  I plan on adding clips from several wedding films over the coming months to give prospective clients a deeper look into these films, while allowing current clients to here songs they may like to include in their movies. We like to use music in our films that is non-traditional. I love using music before it hits the radio. We also will use popular music, other times it’s alternative, but it’s all based on the client and their personalities.

The following video clip is the dance portion from Sara and Jeffrey’s wedding that we shot last summer at The Log Cabin. Many of our films will have two dance segments, but this is one portion of a longer clip using two songs mixed together.  Dan Cavanaugh from And the Beat Goes On DJ really helped make this clip so strong as the dance floor was packed all night. Sara and Jeff really picked some top-notch vendors for this one, as we got to work with the talented Dan and Mark from Stephen Charles Photography as well. The web compression has diminished the quality of the following video with all of the flashing lights, but the clip really gives you a flavor of our style.

It was in February that I met this month’s vendor of the month at Hilary and Jesse’s Valentine’s weekend wedding in the Berkshires at the Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox, MA. I was simply blown away by the sound, energy and professionalism of the band Beantown on that Saturday evening and they have earned my vendor of the month honor for April of 2011.

The band consists of 10 members including three dynamic front vocalists, a rhythm section of keyboards, bass, guitar, and drums plus an outstanding saxophonist, trumpeter and trombonist. An on-board sound engineer ensures terrific sound at all times with their state of the art sound system. They also can light the reception’s major events with great spot lights which gives your wedding a professional feel, not to mention that it makes the wedding film sparkle. Their music collection was dynamic and each and every song had a great sound. One of the highlights of the night for me was their rendition of the Devil went Down to Georgia which capped off their second set of music. I added the video clip below of that song.

The band demonstrated great master of ceremonies skills which is a must if you do not have a DJ. The band interacted with the crowd on several occasions which only infused energy into the room, as the dance floor was never bare on this February night. How the band interacts on their dinner break is always a good indication of character and Beantown’s members got a long really well (which is not always the case) and they were, honestly, anxious to get back on stage once they had finished their meal. Click on this link to learn more about the band and to see a live concert performance sample of their work.