A couple days ago, talented filmmaker Tim Feeny from Limelight Studios sent me a film and was excited about his first time placing a Marmoset singles license. He used the song 107 by Josh Garrels. This inspiring video got me thinking about some of the key points in finding the right song for your wedding film; here are three things to consider to make your unique story stand out. Make sure to check out Feeny's amazing vignette at the bottom and send us your work as well, we love getting content from all you creative folks out there.
1. Story Arc
Finding a song that matches the unique emotional highlights of the story is essential in creating an impactful film. What is the story of the project? Does it bounce around and cut to different parts of the storyline? Does the film build over time to reach an emotional finale at the end? When looking at your project as a whole, something to consider is finding the right song that dances along with the imagery in unison making a cohesive storyline. Here are some different examples...
2. Lyrical Content
When using a song with lyrics, make sure it's consistent with the story of the wedding. It's probably not the best to use a song about breaking up alongside footage of a happy couple, unless that's what you're into. Songs with lyrics about love and inspiring moments might be your best bet. Take for example the earnest and heartfelt lyrics of the song "Love, Love, Love" by Sunbeam.
Every story is unique and the the music should match the individualized vibe of the event. When choosing a song, some good questions to start with are - What is the personality? Is it serious or funny? A key element in making a great film relies on having the music match the personal dynamics of the relationships and journey that sets them apart from all others.
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