54 responses to ““CITY OF LAKES” THE OFFICIAL SHORT”
Outstanding work. It was a pleasure to view at the premiere on the big screen and a joy to see again on the web. Congratulations Kevin, Patrick, Joe, Chris, and the rest of the crew, cast, and of course Melissa and Samir.
Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Great cinematography, story, talent, production, editing, sound, music, color grading…awesome. You guys are inspiring a whole new group of cinematographers and storytellers…this film sets the stage for a rise in the tide within the industry. A whole new perspective of wedding films has been born in me. Thanks for sharing this inspiring film with us!
Kevin & crew, this is an amazing work. I’ve read with great interest all of the trials and challenges you have talked about around the making of this film. You all rose to the challenges and have produced a work worthy of all the praise you will surely get from it. My congratulations to you all, and to the Bride and Groom as well. Your work is an inspiration to myself and many others, and serves as a beacon for what is possible given the right attitude and hard work. Pop the Champagne, Kevin!!
Aside from creating a true masterpiece, full of complexity, depth and inspiration, you have shown the world, and the entertainment industry, that the new breed of “Event Filmmakers” are a force to be reckoned with. This film is “huge” for all of us, and will go down in history. Bravo Kevin Shahinian.
Kevin-Congratulations is such a weak word for your achievement. You are deserving of every accolade and future success that comes form this. Who knew that when you were in Chicago it would lead to this! The stars aligned for you my friend. God has blessed you with talent but more importantly the vision to use it. YOU are the new face of the event filmmaking industry but I know that our community won’t have you for long. I will pray that your talent gets to be experienced by a much larger audience. Once again, congrats to you and your crew for making your vision come to life and thank you for allowing us all to enjoy and prosper from the fruits of your labor. Now go enjoy the limelight…You deserve it my friend.
Off the freakin hook guys. Kevin and crew, this is an unbelievable statement of creativity, hard work, and love. Thank You for doing this, I will watch it again, and be inspired over and over.
It make me proud to be part of this industry of “wedding filmmakers” to see something like this.
Kevin, Patrick, Joe, Casey, Chris and crew… That blew my mind guys! Superb job all the way around. I’m literally speechless. Thank you for your talents that continually inspire and raise the bar! Now, where can I purchase a Blu-ray Disc?
Incredible work, Kevin. The production value alone was out of this world. I can’t even begin to fathom all of the challenges a production like this, with such a small crew no less, would require. The melding of authentic and produced was handled so well. Just a beautiful piece of work overall and you should be very, very proud. Congrats to you and the entire crew and cast.
This is undoubtedly the most elaborate, intricate, amazing, fantastic, beautiful piece of cinematic wonderfulness all wrapped up in awesomeness…are there any other adjectives to describe how wonderful this is.
Kevin, This was the most amazing “wedding film” I have ever seen. It is so much more than a “wedding film” it feels like it was meant for the big screen. The whole cast did a great job acting especially the kids. Thank you for sharing. Keep up the amazing work.
I wish i could have seen it on the big screen. It was already beautiful and amazing via web. What must it have been at the Premiere in Las Vegas. Congratulations to all of you. An incredible work and an inspiration for all of us. Spectacular images and wonderful storytelling.
Kevin congratulations on this amazing work, and thanks Canon for giving us, (all filmmakers) the possibility and the tools to dream as high as the mind of Kevin Shahinian, and be able to see our dreams come true as filmmakers in such amazing image quality, this is the future, free minds flying.
Thank you so much for providing this opportunity to Samir and I and our families. We haven’t been able to stop watching the film since it’s been posted. You’ve managed to tell the story of my dreams in a way that is better than I could have done on my own. Each time I watch it, I am still as emotional as I was on the actual day. I can’t wait to show baby Shah (and Shahs to come….) the movie that is the happiest day of my life. Thanks again to you, Joe, Chris, Casey, Patrick and Amish and to all your generous sponsors who made this film a reality!
Extraordinary. Just as the DSLR represent the convergence between photo and video, this work is the convergence between Documentary and Fiction in the field of weddings.
I think wedding videos will have a before and after from this experience
A good example of a nonlinear story, interspersed with great timing, never breaking the shift, good narrative, art design in harmony with its elements, color, texture, lighting and so on. The steering with a set of simple scenes but with good photography, good rhythm in the editing (action completed) but more important is the drama where the story creates emotions, taking us through ACTION - REACTION of the characters and shows us that to master the art of video, you need the study of literature and especially drama screenwriting. Weva = this is the best example for what is a love story and will be very difficult to copy because it is a unique love story. Greetings Kevin, keep in touch.
There is no one else I prefer for my wedding to be filmed by non other than Mr. Shahinian. I loved the film from the beginning to the end and it has left me to tears. Beautifully executed and visually stunning. This is indeed a masterpiece. You deserve world-wide recognitions for such gift to draw us in as if we were in the film. Congratulations!