Friday, December 3, 2010

Get Forever Lucky

As I mentioned before there were going to be changes. xposedfilm and Downbeach Design where two companies I ran with overlapping products and clients. It became a bit much and so I've combined them both into one company. That company is Forever Lucky Films.    All wedding and commercial  productions will be under one roof.

You can find us at the new site. .   I've imported my blog to that sites blog.  I'm excited to add new clients and new features.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Evelyn + John

Evelyn and John's wedding at Bonnett Island was a beautiful affair and selecting the right song to go with the highlight film can sometimes take hours or trying out various artists and genre's before finding one that fits. In this case I used music from the movie "The Assassination of Jesse James." If you haven't taken a listen to it I'd note it's worth download. I also used Adele's "Rollin in the Deep". Adele's voice is so rich and she knows how to arrange a song to build the excitement.

Evelyn + John from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.

Melissa + Carl

Fall in Pennslyvania sets the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Kris King shot this wedding held at the Manufacturers Golf and Country Club in Fort Washington. I hope to have the opportunity to shoot there myself. Check our Melissa and Carl

Melissa + Carl from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Amanda + Derick

A few months back I was watching Zombieland and I heard a song in the background when Wichita and Columbus were dancing,  Two of the Lucky Ones by The Droge and Summers Blend.    I've been wanting to use it for weeks and with Amanda and Derick's highlight film I saw the perfect opportunity. 

Married at the Centerton Country club, Amanda and Derick are two of the nicest people I've met in this business.   I hope I captured the love they have have for each other in this film.

Amanda + Derick from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Leeron + Matthew's - At the Ashford Estate.

When I arrived at Leeron's wedding, I wasn't even sure I arrived. There was no signage - just a massive iron gate and a long tree lined road to what I appeared to be a French provincial mansion. Turns out Leeron and Matthew's wedding was one of the first to be held there and the paint was all but wet. So their leap of faith was beyond the normal leap of faith that challenges a couple planning their wedding.

You can almost see the relief in Leeron's eyes as her planning gamble paid off and had the most incredible wedding.


Leeron + Matthew from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.

Things are a Changing

Major changes are coming in the works that pertain to the business side of my work. The creative side of me was putting on what should have been done two years ago, which is a major rebrand of our product. With the move I have to re license my business entity and so its the perfect time to rename the business. New name, new website and some new products are planned. I'm basically combining the wedding and commercial side into one company/site. If all goes well the site should be launched by December 1st.

Melissa + Michael

I love Spring Lake. It is one of my favorite spots on the Jersey Shore; just a great combination of elegance and fun. You could say that about Melissa and Micheal's wedding as well. The ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Catherine's and the reception right down the street at the Spring Lake Country club.

I recently saw the opening credits to Juno again and was inspired to create something in that nature. I didn't have the 1,000 hours it took to create that but wanted it to be fun and whimsical and I think that was accomplished. Down the line that will be something I revisit again.

I used the Bright Eyes song - "The First Day of My Life". I thought I used it before but looking through the library it appears that I haven't. Its a short song so I ended up using Vampire Weekends cover of the Fleetwood Mac song "Everywhere".


Melissa + Michael from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.