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How to Find the Right Music for Wedding Videos

first_imgYou’ve already shot the wedding video and your edits are coming along. But what about the soundtrack? Find the right music for your wedding highlight reel with these tips.Editing a wedding video is very similar to editing a documentary. Tons of footage from multiple angles, and you have to find the right way to present it. You can’t just search for “the perfect wedding song for this video.” (How awesome would that be?)You need to know what kind of story you are telling, and then narrow it down from there. Here are four things to account for when searching for the right music.1. Find Music That Fits the CoupleThe most important part is finding music that fits the couple’s taste. Otherwise, they won’t like the video. Like any other product, customer satisfaction should be your number one priority. There are a few ways you can learn the couple’s musical taste. The easiest is to ask them.When you are first meeting with the couple, ask them about their likes and dislikes. Know what kind of music they tend to listen to. Do they always play the current pop hits? Are they indie folk fans or into hip-hop? Jazz fusion? Do they like both kinds of music, country and western?The other way to find out is paying attention during the reception. See what songs really get the crowd moving and dancing. That’s your cue to know what type of music to feature. It’s going to look really out of place if your video has upbeat disco funk and everyone is slow dancing.2. Story Driven vs. Music DrivenEvery single wedding is different. You may have already noticed that. There are times when every speech is phenomenal and the vows are perfect. There are also plenty of speeches that fall flat. Not only is the couple a huge factor in determining the flow of the video, but so is the entire family.When you have great speeches to work with, it’s easy to plot out the direction of the film. You can mix in parts of the best man’s speech, and the one from the maid of honor. You can weave through the couples love story. The audience may hear about how the couple met, or a funny experience they had.With these stories, you can move through your piece and let it flow naturally. Let the speaker move you through shots of the day, and just have a simple light soundtrack play in the background. This story-driven technique has become the most sought after type of wedding video.If you don’t have any speeches or vows to work with, then you better have your editing skills ready. It just got a lot tougher. That said, you can still tell a story without words. Look for the right ballad to help you move from one scene to another.The right song can really make a sequence great. Just look at the montages of famous feature films. They are just a sequence of shots edited together with the right music. You are essentially making a montage of the day, and the music will set the mood.Deciding on having a story-driven or music-driven wedding video (or combination of the two) will lead us to our next point.3. Lyrics vs InstrumentalNot every song is going to work if your video has a lot of dialogue. Sometimes you need a cinematic instrumental playing in the background so you can hear the vows or a speech. If you don’t have much dialogue, then a vocal track may be the better option. When it comes down to it, you will be the ultimate judge on what sounds the best.Most often, wedding highlight videos will feature one instrumental and one song with vocals. You may hear a light classical piece during the ceremony and a fast-paced dance song with lyrics during the reception. Don’t be afraid to experiment.If you aren’t sure if a song will work, try throwing it in your project timeline. Some sites (like PremiumBeat.com) allow you to download free watermarked previews of songs. You can see if the song works with your project, or if it just doesn’t fit. If it does work, then you can just purchase a license and replace the preview with the non-watermarked track.4. Music RightsAfter you find the right song, you need to know if you have rights to use it or not. This is how you avoid a lawsuit.When a bride and groom share their wedding video, they aren’t going to want to find out it got flagged online for a copyright violation. So you have two main options; hire a musician or license tracks. If you have the budget to hire a musician, or have a talented friend you can do an exchange of services with, that’s a great start. If not, there are plenty of sources for you to find music online.Now I won’t go on listing other sites… you can find those on your own. What I can do is brag about the ease of using PremiumBeat. Not only is there a massive collection of songs, PremiumBeat’s royalty free music allows multiple uses with one license. Pay once and you can use it over and over again. PremiumBeat.com also has two sections dedicated to wedding music. You can easily search for Classical wedding music or Modern.Did this post help you narrow your music choices? Want more posts about wedding videography? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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Devils Get Lucky, Beat Caps, 1-0

first_imgWASHINGTON — Braden Holtby didn’t let a shot get past him all game. Instead, he threw the hockey equivalent of a pick-six.That was enough to give the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Nov. 14.After nearly 50 minutes of stellar saves by two goalies, Holtby went to retrieve the puck behind the net and passed it straight to Mike Cammalleri, who read the play like a safety reads a quarterback. It would have looked like the perfect setup had the two been wearing the same color sweaters.“That point in the game you have to pick the safe play,” Holtby said. “And I didn’t, and it cost us.”Cammalleri easily drove the one-timer from the right circle inside the far post with 10:22 remaining, giving the Devils the win. “I just tried my best to get it off as quick as I could, so I could get it back on net,” Cammalleri said. “Good thing I hit the net, or it would have been bad by me.”Cammalleri’s seventh goal of the season stood up because of 30 saves from Corey Schneider, who got his first shutout of the season as the Devils won their second straight after a four-game skid. They also snapped the Capitals’ winning four-game winning streak.“That was a tough break for us,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. “There’s nothing really to say. No one feels worse than Braden on that play. That’s his strength, is handling the puck, and unfortunately it ended up in our net.”Until Holtby’s miscue, he and Schneider had squeezed, kicked, sprawled and otherwise did every maneuver necessary to keep clean sheets. The teams combined to go 0-for-7 on power plays.Holtby finished with 27 saves — stopping every shot except for one when he wasn’t in the crease.“I’ve had a few of those myself this year, so I can definitely feel for Holtby there,” Schneider said. “But you’ve got to give Cammy credit, that wasn’t an easy puck to one-time from a bad angle into a net.”Schneider is the only goalie to have started all of his team’s games this season. It was his 13th career shutout, and the win offered a measure of revenge from the Devils’ 6-2 loss to the Capitals on Oct. 10, when he was pulled in the third period.New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer wouldn’t say whether Schneider will finally get a rest on Nov. 15 at home against Colorado.“I’m just starting to play well now, so it doesn’t seem like the right time to do that,” Schneider said. “But I’m sure it’s coming.”(JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months ago​Ajax defender De Ligt beats Alexander-Arnold to Golden Boy award

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Ajax defender De Ligt beats Alexander-Arnold to Golden Boy awardby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Matthijs De Ligt is this year’s Golden Boy.The youngster won the award, which is given out by Italian paper Tuttosport.The 19-year-old has been linked to big clubs in the past few months, such as Barcelona and Juventus.He finished ahead of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in the voting.”I’m really happy and also very proud to have won this trophy, particularly when I look at who has won it before me,” De Ligt told Tuttosport. “It’s almost incredible to see my name added to a list which includes [Paul] Pogba, Mbappe, [Lionel] Messi and [Rafael] van der Vaart. Amazing.”I know who won this prize almost by heart and to be honest, I appreciate it a lot. There are lots of very big names on the list, but if I were to name one, then Messi stands out for me. “Everybody recognises what he has done for and in football. I really like him a lot as a footballer so I’m very proud to have won the same trophy which he lifted before me, 13 years ago, when I was only six.” last_img read more

Ranking College Football’s Power 5 Divisions

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Through six weeks of the college football season, the field is wide open. Some normal powerhouses, like Auburn and Oregon, are performing way below expectations, while teams like Michigan and Utah have exploded onto the scene, and are real threats to win their leagues. There are surprises everywhere in the sport this year, and they have shifted how we view the individual conferences, and the divisions within them. The Pac-12 South, which has been competing with the SEC West for top billing in recent years, isn’t quite what we thought it’d be, while a strong Michigan does a ton to raise the profile of the Big Ten East. Which divisions have thrived this season, and which are lagging behind? Which group has the deepest and most talented roster of teams, so far in 2015? Here is our ranking of college football’s divisions this season.9. ACC CoastalDespite their last-place ranking here, the ACC Coastal could legitimately place six teams in bowls this season. The problem is, at this point, it’s hard to tell if anyone in the division is anything more than above-average on a national scale. Outside of Virginia, which is yet to beat an FBS opponent, every team looks okay, but only one is ranked.Blue Devils make their first AP appearance of the year – No. 25 this week for #Duke https://t.co/C3JZdX8k91— Duke Football (@Duke_FB) October 11, 2015Duke continues to impress under program savior David Cutcliffe. At 5-1, its only loss was against a very good Northwestern team. The signature win thus far is probably the one over Georgia Tech, which is a major problem for the division as a whole. Georgia Tech was supposed to be the standard bearer for the Coastal and a trendy pick to take down Florida State and Clemson for the ACC crown before the season. Instead, the Yellow Jackets have been extremely disappointing, opening 2-3, also losing to middling UNC and, most recently, in a blowout to Clemson. Pitt and Virginia Tech are fine, but have been ravaged by injuries to their best players, while Miami looks about as average as it usually does under Al Golden. Duke is a good team and a fine story, and outside of the Cavaliers, there are no outright bad teams here, but there are no good ones either, which is a major problem.Next: No. 8 Pac-12 North >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9last_img read more

BOY BAND 98 DEGREES AND ROCKERS THE BEACHES JOIN PERFORMERS AT MMVAS

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: 98 Degrees band members, from left, Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey, Nick Lachey and Justin Jeffre perform at KTUphoria 2018 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., on June 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision – Charles Sykes) Advertisementcenter_img The return of 98 Degrees is notable since they last played the MMVAs stage in 1999 and went on hiatus four years later. They reversed the decision and headed back into the studio in 2012.The group’s member Nick Lachey used to be married to singer Jessica Simpson, whose sister will also be a part of this year’s MMVAs.Ashlee Simpson-Ross will make an appearance with her husband Evan Ross as presenters, while actress Chrissy Metz of “This Is Us” and Colton Haynes from “Arrow” are slated to appear.The MMVAs will air on Much and CTV and stream through various Bell Media platforms. Twitter Facebook TORONTO — Reunited boy band 98 Degrees will serenade the masses as part of the upcoming iHeartRadio MMVAs.The heartthrob foursome, known for their late 1990s hits “I Do (Cherish You)” and “Because of You,” are among the latest batch of performers announced for the broadcast on Aug. 26.Others added to the lineup include Toronto rockers the Beaches, country artist Brett Kissel and pop singers Bebe Rexha and Bulow.last_img read more