January has flown by and we're officially in the thick of 2017. Our studio is busy with shoots, consults, and endless travel, and we're taking a moment with Matthieu to chat about the biggest trends in film for this year, what is new and noteworthy, and what Cinematt's goals are for the next 11 months.
Q: What are the wedding film trends for 2017?
"I've seen a lot of slow motion in late 2016 that reminds me of the early 2000s," laughs Matthieu, "I don't care for it unless it really helps as a vehicle for storytelling or to convey a specific emotion."
He goes on to add that aerial footage with drones is quickly becoming a staple add-on for filmmakers.
"Aerials are great tools when the location calls for it. It works well in beautiful surroundings, but sometimes you need to take a step back and ask yourself if it brings anything to the story."
Matthieu spent part of 2016 getting his drone pilot certification - and has captured some amazing footage! Be sure your videographer is certified; you can get hit with unexpected fines if they're in the wrong airspace, or an inexperienced flier could lose control and ruin your day!
But what can we expect from Cinematt in 2017?
"I'm not the kind of guy who cares much about trends ... what has always been most important for me is always the story. For me what I'd love to do in films this year is tell deeper stories - delve into areas outside the wedding day to give a more complete picture of the couple. Ken and Lisa's love story last year is the direction I'd like to head. My goal this year is to keep doing what I've been doing and pushing the envelope on how to tell stories."
And that's a wrap! Keep up with FAQ's with Matthieu for studio news, tips, and advice from Matthieu Meynier, experienced cinematographer.