Sarah & Travis’ Willowdale Estate Wedding | Long Haul Film

October 31, 2014 by Megan No comments »

As the weather starts to turn colder here in Boston, it’s certainly bittersweet to look back at those summer months and realize that those long days and bathing suits have been packed up for the winter. But what’s a better way to honor the greatness of fleeting warmth than watching a true summer wedding film? Let’s make you miss summer even more than you do right now. (Snicker all you want, California).

Sarah and Travis got married at one of our fave Massachusetts wedding venues, Willowdale Estate. The day was filled with luscious greenery, beautiful sunshine and some of the sweetest people around. Not only are Sarah and Travis an absolute dream, but the people who surrounded them were engaging, funny, and above all, amazingly genuine. It’s the coolest when we can roll up to a wedding day and feel welcomed and comfortable, like a couple of friends who are there to enjoy the day alongside everyone.

A dreamy day is made that much dreamier when we get to work with amazing vendors. As always, it’s such a pleasure to work at Willowdale, and thanks to Nir Landu for being such a collaborative photographer and a joy to work with. You can check out his photos of the day here!

So now that the leaves have changed and snow is in the foreseeable future, I think I’ll watch Sarah and Travis’ trailer 100 more times, pining for warmth and looking forward to summer once again.

Music is “Keep Us All In Mind” by Foreign Fields and “Deliverance” by Strahan, both licensed through The Music Bed.

“I had the house, you made it home”: Jason and Jenn |Long Haul Films Boulder, Colorado Wedding Videography

October 30, 2014 by Melissa 1 comment »

We filmmakers love a great story. And boy do Jason and Jenn have one. Jason bought a house in Boulder and hired an interior designer to help him turn it into a home. Jenn was that designer. SPOILER ALERT: Jason fell in love with a lot more than Jenn’s eye for design.  And Jenn clearly thought Jason wasn’t so bad, either. They decided to get hitched, standing on the very porch where they first met, at the house which brought them together.

Can I get an “Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww”?

And just to take it up another notch of amazingness, this story was captured in a song that Jason wrote as a wedding gift for his bride-to-be. The song did such a perfect job of capturing their romance, that it was a no-brainer for us to use it in the trailer… something we’ve never done before. We think Jason’s song makes this trailer so special and personal that from now on, we might only work with grooms who are talented musicians. Kidding. Sort of.

Special and personal are perfect words to sum up this wedding. Every aspect reflected Jenn and Jason; from the sweet and emotional vows they exchanged during their front-porch ceremony to the show-stopping fun of their reception at Absinthe House, a local rock club that was transformed into a Jazz Age inspired feast for the senses by the talented team at Calluna Events (check out the timelapse video here to see the transformation).

We’ve never filmed a wedding quite like this one, and we think it’s safe to say there will never be another one exactly like it. We’d expect nothing less from a couple with as much talent, sophistication, great taste and spirit of adventure as these two.

Jason and Jenn, it was an honor, a privilege and a heck of a lot of fun to come to beautiful Boulder, CO to film your wedding. Here’s to lots more memories, love and happy times in wherever you choose to call home together.

Big thanks to Heather and the team at Calluna Events and photographer James Christianson. Check out Calluna Events blog to see some lovely photos from Jason and Jenn’s wedding. Music is You Made It Home, used with permission and So Long by We Shot The Moon, licensed from The Music Bed

Week 41: A very spooooooky #Project Adventure

October 22, 2014 by Melissa No comments »

Recently, an expedition team from Long Haul Films set off into the suburbs to film a documentary about some haunted woods.

The team, as you can see, was ready for anything….

 

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It didn’t take long before things started to go wrong. Very, very wrong…

 

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The following photo is the last known record of the team’s activities, posted on Instagram at some point around midnight. The hashtag was #helpsomebodysaveusfromthezombies
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Happy Halloween, y’all!

Introducing UPPAbaby’s 2015 line of strollers| Long Haul Films Boston video production company

October 15, 2014 by Melissa 1 comment »

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We don’t know much about babies ’round here at Long Haul HQ.  In fact, some of us are even a little scared of them (they’re so tiny and breakable!). So when UPPAbaby asked us to collaborate with them on a series of videos to showcase the features from their 2015 line of strollers, we wondered: Can we bring our filmmaking mojo to the world of kiddies?

When we met the folks at UPPAbaby, we knew they were an ideal client for us. They’re fun, creative and committed to doing things differently, and we loved that about them right away. They’re also crazily passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, and they taught us a lot about the art and science of designing the perfect strollers.

Our goal was to break the mold of the typical instructional video for strollers, and show not only how the strollers function; but also the fun, authentic moments that they enable between parents and their kids.

If any of you are parents or UPPAbaby stroller owners, we’d love to hear your feedback on the films. And extra special thanks to all the real Moms, Dads and kids who were a part of the process.

 

#ProjectAdventure Week 40: King Richard’s Faire

October 14, 2014 by Melissa 1 comment »

A couple of weeks ago, we had our good friends Chris and Lucy in town from jolly, old England. The focus of their trip was work, work, work (stay tuned for more on that), but we managed to sneak one, glorious autumn day off to go to King Richard’s Faire. My theory is, what better place to take visiting Brits than to an English Renaissance Fair? God save the king.

The last time I went to King Richard’s Faire, I was about 10 or 11. It blew me away, and fed the flame of my ever-growing Anglophilia. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that King Richard’s Faire is just as good to attend as an adult. It’s an unbelievably well-executed foray into 16th century England, with the perfect mix of swordplay and silliness.

Within minutes of passing through the gates and into the Enchanted Forest, our whole group was seized with the spirit of the age. Chris and Tom decided to pass the time throwing axes at targets, practicing archery and mocking the actor’s “authentic” British accents. We ladies found the perfect flower crowns and decided to get some very subtle face paint to augment our look.

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We also got to hang out with King Richard himself, and practice our blue steel…

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This year I’ve discovered that many of my favorite adventures involve acting like a big kid, and autumn seems to provide plenty of opportunities for doing just that. I’m really grateful that everyone around me seems to feel the same way….

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