When I came across this “music video” featuring the song “Home” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros I simply had to share. Not only is it adorable, and wonderfully edited, but it was also shot by a midwest/Kansas City vendor, One Tree Photography. Great work everyone involved, and what a great memory for Melinda and Nick to have forever!
Saturday Matinee is back people, so sorry for the haitus because it’s one of my very favorite things to post. That’s why I’m happy to be sharing a video from Nathan Eaton. I met Nathan through his wife Amanda Eaton while doing a fun little styled shoot with the lovely Ashley of Lemon and Lavendar. Wouldn’t you know it, yet another talented husband and wife team, and they’re right her in Kansas City. I love Amanda and Nathan not only because they create beautiful work, but also because they are so into the spirit of collaboration, which is always an amazing quality in a wedding vendor. Thanks to Nathan for sharing Colin and Scarlett’s video with us!
It’s the return of our Featured Vendor posts, and today we’re excited to re-introduce this series with the talents of Matt from MTVIDYO. He’s a fabulous Kansas City videographer shooting beautiful DSLR high definition videos of peoples special days, their love stories, and more. Please take a moment to watch some of his clips and learn more about his business!
Where do you live, work, and what do you like to do for fun?
We live in Blue Springs, Missouri. If we aren’t working out of our home office, you can find us at Starbucks! We live on espresso for our late night editing sessions. Since our baby was born our nights out have turned into nights in. We love watching netflix and making crazy faces to make our son laugh.
When did you first become interested in shooting films, and what sparked your interest?
Last year I saw my friend’s wedding highlight video and loved how the story of the day was told. I always looked at wedding video as being boring and something I wouldn’t want to shoot, but after seeing this video I fell in love with the idea of building a narrative.
Where did you learn to shoot and edit video. What’s your background?
After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University, I started my career at a small video editing studio. Learned a lot and got to work with some great clients.
When did you decide to start your business MTVIDYO, and why?
Two years after being at the studio, I decided to venture out on my own and started MTVIDYO. My first project I got to edit was a travel show that aired on Halogen. After traveling with the show around the world I wanted to start doing more production of my own. I shot a wedding with a friend a couple months after I got back and fell in love with building a story of the day. When Ali saw my excitement for wedding video she instantly wanted to be a part of it. She went to school to be a wedding planner, so this was right up her alley. It has been an amazing experience to shoot weddings and see our passions come together.
What’s your favorite part about capturing someone’s big day?
We love seeing the entire day unfold. We think the best moments are the ones that happen in-between the photos. One of our favorite moments is seeing the parents of the bride as they see their daughter in her wedding dress. We also love capturing the bride and groom’s reaction as they see each other for the for the first time. It is amazing to be able to capture those moments that usually go unnoticed.
Any words of advice you can offer to couples looking to hire a videographer for their wedding day?
We know that in a brides wedding budget, a videographer is the first thing to get cut, but we also know that it’s always the number one thing brides regret cutting. Our advice would be to take a look at how wedding videos have changed. Be sure to look at the videographers work and make sure it fits your style. If you find the right company you will not only have video of your ceremony but a beautiful story about one of the biggest days of your life!
Sometimes I think it’s weird that I love watching wedding videos as much as I do. However I think that as someone who works in the industry I’m always being inspired by what’s out there, and there’s just something about all the details of the day that a video can convey, and sometimes still photos can’t. It doesn’t hurt when the short films are like a little mini movie, and Kari and TJ’s wedding was a really beautiful one to boot (the flowers are amazing, and that dress!). Thanks so much to Matt from MTVIDYO for this lovely submission!
The Saturday Matinee is back and today’s video comes to us from MTVIDYO. Although it may seem a little sappy, I absolutely love engagement/love story videos. Documentary films are one of my favorite genres, and I feel like the interviews edited in with the images of the couples really tell the story of their relationships better than any pictures could. Plus it doesn’t hurt that the image quality that MTVIDYO shoots is pretty amazing. Thanks so much guys for sharing with us!