Desination wedding || Orange weddings || Indian wedding Sydney – R + M

I love travelling and one of my favourite jobs is obviously destination wedding. I would like thank Rashmi and Mo had given me this opportunity to film their special day at Orange New South Wales. Their wedding ceremony was held at Orange Botanic Garden and reception at Clover Hill Function Centre with fabulous food served by BYNG Street at Botanic Garden.

There was few Indian wedding rituals happened a day before as well as the wedding day, therefore I arrived a day before the wedding to get some footage of the rituals. I love capturing cultural weddings as I always learned something new. It was lovely working the couples’ family and they were very helpful to explain me what were going to happen next.

When I do destination weddings, it’s always great to arrive the town a day or two before. This makes me having enough time to explore the wedding venues and locations before. And also I will have a good sleep a night before so to get ready to start freshly on the wedding day. In R+M’s wedding, I started driving at 9am in the morning, it took around 4 hours to arrive Orange. When I got there I made a visit to Orange Botanic Garden and confirmed the route from the bride’s house. This ensured I didn’t lose my way on the day. When I arrive Orange Botanic Garden, I checked out the location of the wedding ceremony and reception, which would give me an idea the lighting conditions and where I possibly positioned myself, it was a good practice to always check out the wedding venues beforehand.

Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do.

If you need a videographer who is willing to travel, please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to do a destination wedding for your soon.

Same Day Edit wedding video Sydney – Van + Kevin (March 2016)

Same Day Edit (SDE) – Van and Kevin’s wedding (12 March 2016)
Congratulations Van and Kevin. It was my great pleasure of crafting this SDE video to show your love and joyfulness at the reception. Mass ceremony was held at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Mt Pritchard (http://www.olmcmtpritchard.org.au/), followed by wedding reception at Liberty Palace (http://www.libertypalace.com.au/).

List of professionals:

Photographer: Ryan Hua Photography (http://www.ryanhua.com/)
Entertainment: DJ Sumo Sounds (https://www.facebook.com/djsumosounds/)
Photo booth: Fave Events (http://www.faveevents.com.au/)

Corporate (Event) Video Sydney – HCC CNY Red Fire Monkey Year 2016 Event

As a corporate (event) videographer, I occasionally had opportunities to film events that having special guests invited. A week ago I filmed an event for Haymarket Chamber of Commerce that celebrating CNY 2016, here below a brief summary of the event.

“With Lion Dancers, exotic fruit, young magicians, Chinese dancers and over 100 prizes during a 12 course banquet HCC would like to thank The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister of Australia and Lucy Turnbull AO, The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian mp, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Alex Greenwich MP, Jenny Leong MP, Edmund Capon AM OBE & Joanna Capon OAM & Ah Xian, Councillor Linda Scott and Councillor Jenny Green for joining HCC and our 460 guests at our official HCC Chinese New Year of the Fire Red Monkey 2016 last Friday night.”

Newly launched – Event Videography

I have recently launched a Event Videography website to showcase Event/Corporate videos. Event/corporate video productions is a new direction of mine and I hope that my experience in filming weddings in past years would help business to promote thier services and products.

Contact Sunny for more information.

Event Videography - Sunny Siu, event videographer Sydney
www.sunnysiu.com.au/eventvideography/

Filming style

As a wedding videographer, I was always asked the following question, “What is your shooting style, cinematic or documentary?” My answer is documentary. By the way, the next was “Are you filming with DSLRs?”

“Unfold your perfect day in a passionate and spontaneous way.”, now I found it is the most suitable sentence to describe my shooting style. I love to observe what happens to the couples on their wedding day, and people around them on the day, unfold it discreetly. I do not like planning a story board and directing the couples how to act so to get the required footage to make a so-called “Cinematic” wedding film. I am okay with that, but this is acting, not wedding.

Wedding films must be natural and candid.

Beside Grooms and Brides, I also love capturing the reaction of their guests and relatives, that includes kids, grand parents, aunties and uncles, friends from local or overseas, etc, whoever being invited to the wedding ceremony and reception. Having them captured in the video would be lovely and memorable when the couples watch the video every time.

I hope my sample videos speak for themselves.

Same Day Edit (SDE) wedding video, Sydney

We had too much fun to film the wedding of Adrienna and Benson and I believe this Same Day Edit (SDE) video speaks for itself. The day started with bride and groom’s preparations, followed by traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, church ceremony. A wedding reception was at Dockside Cockle Bay.

Presented by Sunny Siu Videography – http://www.sunnysiu.com.au

Summer holiday in Melbourne, 2015

I filmed this short video by my Samsung S5 smartphone at Melbourne in January 2015. Why I was there? work? filming wedding videos? I was going there with my family, three of us, driving around, enjoying our time. I wish I can go there at least once a year.

Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world, no doubt!! In my point of view, as a tourist and a guy who lives in Sydney, I found Melbourne is so lovely in every aspect. People, food, transportation, tennis, beaches (not the weather though, Sydney is slightly better :-))…

I set my phone in slow mo. It turned out really cool (I reckon). Enjoy.

(October 2014, Sydney) Cindy + Leo’s wedding highlights

When I first met Cindy and Leo, they told me I was one of their short-listed videographers for filming their wedding. I was very pleased to be part of their wedding.

It was my great pleasure to work with this lovely and sweet couple. At the wedding reception, Leo prepared a special dance session as a surprise for Cindy which was remarkable. The day started from filming Cindy’s preparation at Manly, the ceremony was at St Philip’s Church Eastwood, traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and wedding reception were at Rhodes Phoenix Chinese Restaurant.

Last but not least, here the feedback received from Leo. (Original review please see Google+ of Sunny Siu Videgraphy)

“Sunny was a very friendly and professional videographer. My wife and I were very pleased with how beautiful our wedding videos were which captured our big day splendidly. Highly recommend Sunny.”

https://vimeo.com/115598160