Saturday, February 21, 2015

over the past 5 years, our team has been able to capture some of the most breathtaking images along with telling some of the most captivating stories we could have ever hoped for. we've been so blessed to have been given this opportunity and we're so stoked to see where we are going from here.

this film challenges those who view to see things outside the box. to go places you've never been and do things you have always been afraid to do. as someone who grew up in rural indiana, my world was very small. it wasn't until i took a leap of faith and moved 5000 miles away to honolulu that my world began to open up. i was part of a completely different culture...and i embraced it all.

having lived in hawaii for over ten years changed my life. it opened up more opportunities to see even more of the world. i've been able to travel to around 20 countries through the amazing opportunities fisheye studio has opened for me, and it's just the beginning.

as we continue to evolve as a company, we welcome in new types of stories to tell. besides weddings, we've filmed everything from sports, to celebrations halfway across the world, and for commercial clients such as Apple and Queen's Medical Group.

the next story is the greatest...and we can't wait to tell yours!

what's your story? from Fisheye Studio on Vimeo.

scene by scene:
0:00 - 0:03 - timelapse of the canals in venice, italy
0:03 - 0:05 - aerial shot underneath the brooklyn bride in new york city
0:05 - 0:07 - aerial shot of the mokes in lanikai, oahu
0:08 - 0:15 - scenes from documentary "50" in tuscany, italy
0:16 - 0:17 - filming in aguas calientes, peru
0:17 - 0:20 - timelapse in machu picchu
0:20 - 0:23 - aerial shots in colorado springs, colorado
0:23 - 0:28 - filming my nieces during christmas holiday in indianapolis, indiana
0:28 - 0:31 - a flower girl skips with the ko'olau mountains behind her on the island of oahu
0:31 - 0:33 - a young girl runs through the rain shower on the north shore of oahu
0:33 - 0:39 - vaiana and drew have their first dance with a rain shower and rain bow on the north shore of oahu
0:40 - 0:42 - jennifer checks the weather outside before her wedding at the st regis in princeville in kauai
0:42 - 0:51 - amit and bhumi before their wedding on the south shore of kauai
0:51 - 0:57 - the wedding of dalton and michele at the haiku mill in maui
0:58 - 1:02 - becca and chris take a stroll at the waimea plantation in kauai
1:02 - 1:05 - the first kiss of clayton and jennifer at their wedding on the north shore of kauai
1:05 - 1:09 - ruppa and charles with their first kiss at their wedding at the haiku mill in maui
1:10 - 1:13 - robb young the woodmaster filmed for one love ministries called the Levites. filmed in honolulu, hawaii
1:13 - 1:17 - a piece for west coast classic customs in sunnyvale, california
1:17 - 1:18 - aerial shot of the rose bowl in pasadena, california
1:19 - 1:23 - the NSFL combine in honolulu, hawaii
1:24 - 1:27 - taiko dancers at a wedding in denver, colorad.
1:27 - 1:30 - dancer performs at a wedding in maui, hawaii
1:30 - 1:35 - fire dancer performs at a private party in oahu, hawaii
1:35 - 1:47 - ending shot is from "50" in tuscany, italy

filmed by myself and so many others that have made up fisheye studio over the years, of whom i'm forever grateful to have worked alongside.

voice narration by dave pettitt
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

becca + chris // worth the wait

becca + chris // worth the wait from Fisheye Studio on Vimeo.

you have to admire tenacity.  those who do not easily accept no for an answer, for their reward is that much sweeter in the end.  and so it was with chris and becca.  at first, becca was not easily impressed by chris, the dashing navy gentleman.  but over time, as she saw all his true colors, he was able to convince her that he was indeed worth her time.

filmed at the waimea plantation in kauai, hawaii

produced by fisheye studio

Friday, February 28, 2014

sean + angela

Hair and Makeup: Salon808
Floral: Tyffani Guting
Ceremony location:
Reception location:
Photo Booth:

Friday, December 27, 2013

andrea + eugene reunite at golden gate

photographed at Fort Mason and the Golden Gate Bridge, we spent an afternoon with our beautiful couple whos Pasedena wedding we are excited to be collaborating on this spring.  -michael

Saturday, October 12, 2013

a south carolina wedding film // emily + clark

while traveling out east last summer, i was contacted by an old high school mate about filming her wedding. i've known emily since she was barely able to walk from our days in church and school together, and her parents have known me since i was crawling around in my diapers. plus, who could resist the chance to film at such a unique wedding location.

the ceremony was at the cliffs glassy chapel in the upper western region of south carolina. this was the first wedding where i was able to break out the DJI phantom quadcopter. while i didn't have the best stabilizer on it at the time, i was able to pull through some breathtaking images.

this was such a beautiful and fun wedding to shoot. special mahalo to:

david with
serge with
lindsey plantation
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produced by fisheye studio

a south carolina wedding film // emily + clark from Fisheye Studio on Vimeo.

Monday, September 9, 2013

the same day edit of jer + riss

jer + riss are a couple who makes it easy for us.  one is a UH fan, the other USC.  one is very competitive (riss) while the other just likes to fish (jer)  and whether it's bbq'ing, in vegas, or riding the rapids in the grand canyon, there are plenty of friends to be around.

in fact, they had 10 bridesmaids and groomsmen apiece!  and that was a challenge to narrow it down to just that many.

had some fun with some aerial shots (dji phantom quadcopter).  not all the footage comes out great, especially with any wind, but it does bring such a cool element to the film.

song - river song by seryn
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produced by fisheye studio
the same day edit of jer + riss from Fisheye Studio on Vimeo.

Monday, September 2, 2013

love is blind | SDE | brian + jeanelle

as is the case with all of our couples, we always want to know 'their story'. what is it about them that stands apart? every couple has it...although it's up to us to dig deep to bring out what's interesting and unique about them as people, so we can best capture and tell it through our films.

with brian + jeanelle, the choice was obvious. brian is blind. he's not always been that way, though. stricken with glaucoma at the age of 21, he's lost all of his vision in one eye, and about 85% in the other. most people would be unable to cope with that malady, but not only has brian been able to do so, he's thrived. now a motivational speaker, brian is able to inspire thousands with his message, and along with jeanelle by his side, together they've formed an amazing relationship.

brian also talks about how even though he lost his sight, he never lost his vision. he's been able to grow as a person, and to value what matters in a person.
so, in that sense, love really isn't blind. when you see someone for who they really are, it's not a foolish choice. it's a decision based on what is on someone's inside.

this is their story.

love is blind | SDE | brian + jeanelle from Fisheye Studio on Vimeo.


we broke out the first aerial shots for a same day edit. we shot some back in june for a wedding in south carolina, but haven't got that one edited yet. (STAY TUNED) the phantom is a nice element to add and i believe will make a major impact on wedding films in the future.

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