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Need some advice on your new marriage?

Kelly and Adam had a remarkable wedding at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL. Their theme was a family tree and from the first time we talked with Kelly and Adam we knew this would be something truly unique and special.

Dozens and dozens of picture frames holding family memories and stories were all throughout the venue. You could have spent hours simply looking at all the photos. The reception cards were replaced with leaves from a hand painted tree. So much attention to family, we knew there was only one way to capture Adam and Kelly’s wedding day. We hope you enjoy and maybe you learn a thing or two.

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All This Time

The weather outside is frightful, but we’ve got something to warm your winter soul. Check out our latest sneak peek trailer from Matt and Brandi’s upcoming destination wedding film shot in Cancun, Mexico. Wow! Mexico. Those folks down at the Gran Caribe really like to pour drinks, which is good because we really enjoyed drinking them. We came back with a ton of great footage, new friendships and a fascination with the tequila sunrise.

Matt and Brandi are such an awesome couple. It was cool to spend time with them and really get to know them outside of their wedding day. Truly an amazing adventure was had by all. Now if our interns will get to work cleaning the sand out of all our equipment.

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the “V Events” Premier Party

Are you looking for an incredible venue for your next event? Well our friends over at the Victor Hotel Chicago invited us out for their “V Events” Premier Party. We shot some footage, had some drinks and met some of the coolest people in the industry. The party was an opportunity to showcase the Victor Hotel so we put together this little piece to show off the ambiance, attitude and overall coolness of this remarkable venue. Special thanks to Cera Stan of the Stan Mansion and Victor Hotel for inviting us out. Also Jennifer Jimenez from the Smitten Bride for hooking the whole thing up. And of course a huge thank you to all the sponsors of the V Events Premier Party. For more information check out www.victorhotelchicago.com

Enjoy the clip and go get a night life…

 

More video samples and blog entries

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Best of the Knot

We are proud to announce that Turning Point Productions has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 Pick.

Thank you to all our wonderful brides (and grooms) for all your support. And an immense thank you to the hardest working crew in the business. Our wedding filmmakers are the most creative and talented I’ve ever seen. And quite a good looking bunch. Seriously though, thanks to everyone for the support and helping to spread the word. We are truly greatful to do what we do and look forward to another fantastic year. To celebrate, here’s part I of the British Invasion;

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Once Upon a Time… in Chicago

“So I’ll say action and you guys walk up to the balcony.”

“What do you want us to do?”

“Well just do what comes naturally, be yourselves.”

What followed was one of my favorite shots of the day. Just two people, in love, being themselves. That’s why we spend long hours on a shoot or at a computer editing.

Amit and Neha are truly one of a kind. Really a selfless, fun-loving couple. After they watched this video they told me it was a bit strange to have so much focus on them. Hodgepodge, I say enjoy it! You two truly deserve it and congratulations on your engagement. Can’t wait for the wedding next year in Atlanta. Buckle up, it’s going to be a ride. Now to figure out how to get that jib crane in my carry on bag.

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All My Secrets Away

Filming in Chicago is a love/hate relationship. You’re never going to find better locations to shoot a bride and groom. The city can cater to whatever style you’re looking for and whatever mood you’re trying to set. The traffic and the parking on the other hand, that’s a whole different blog. I always hate having to go down there (and driving a Chevy Silverado doesn’t make it any easier). But once I’m there and we’re shooting, wild horses can’t drag me away.

Tom and Michelle’s wedding was no exception. The hike from Tinley Park to the Sheraton was taxing. Especially when all you can think about is the daylight your burning just sitting in stand still traffic. We grabbed some cool shots at the Sheraton then party-bussed it over to Lake Michigan where I would have bet money we were about to witness a hurricane if not for our place on the map. Umbrellas blowing inside out, waves crashing up onto the walkway, grey ominous clouds. So we retreat and upon arriving back at the Sheraton (10 mins max) we look up to see some of the most amazing clouds dancing across the skyline.

All in all, a fantastic shoot, superb wedding and kick ass reception. Congratulations Tom and Michelle, here’s a teaser trailer of their wedding.

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This is Turning Point

Get a blog, you need a blog, WHY don’t you have a blog. I’m shy and I’m busy-I guess that sort of sums it up. So for starters, we’ll keep it simple. We do a lot of weddings, we do all things video production. Promotional videos,¬†corporate video,¬†commercials, independant films, and recently music videos- but we do a lot of weddings. There is truly nothing in the world like creating a wedding video (or film as they’ve come to be known). I still get nervous before every wedding, I figure if that changes I’ll probably just step down and pass the reigns to someone else. But I don’t plan on doing that any time soon, I’m having way too much fun.

We feel that it is our responsibility to fill whatever role you want us to play be it a documentary approach or a 3 or 5 man crew to producing a truly unique wedding video. The possibilities are endless, but don’t be overwhelmed – we’ll figure it out together. If you dig our stuff, give me a call and we can see if we might be a good match. Talk to you soon. In the meantime, here’s a clip from one of our latest creations.

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