Colorado Kate's Tips, Tricks and Recs: Videographers, Basecamp Visual
I have a confession. I didn’t have a videographer for my wedding. Almost 10 years ago it wasn’t what it is today. When I started looking for a videographer for my clients I almost fell out of my chair when I saw all the amazing talent out there. One of the companies that stood out for me was Basecamp Visual ran by David and Shanna McCann. Their videos were jaw-dropping movies, that told a story in a way you absolutely felt like you were right there, and I was completely blown away. I had to meet this incredibly talented couple.
We met for coffee with their boys and the thing I loved about both of them was how happy, enthusiastic and go with the flow they were. They were so nice, and the kind of people you instantly want to be friends with for life. When we met, they were in the middle of selling their beautiful charming home in favor of a 1978 Airstream affectionately named May, to adventure in with the plan of settling down on some land and live that beautiful small-town living. Their commitment to adventure really impressed me. When my kids were that young, anything like this seemed impossible.
David and Shanna are in love with the art of storytelling. Shanna’s background is in writing and David’s in cinematography. They feel so lucky that they get to get to know a couple and tell their stories. Shanna gushed, “There are so many good stories to tell. People have so many amazing stories and we love telling it in a unique and beautiful way. We feel absolutely honored to be a part of their story.”
They love the couple who finds the outdoor venue and let go of all tradition and do something that is so sentimental and true to who the couple is. They love when they can go with a couple on a trail and figure out why it has so much meaning to them. They emphasize that they also love tradition as well as long as it speaks to the couple, it all makes for a great story to share.
I asked them if there was anything they would want potential couples to know and they said there is a common misconception, that they should be filming the whole time, but the truth is, the camera isn’t constantly running. To tell a story in a 3-5 minute film, they are giving the best shots to tell the best story. They may not include every single moment, but they are collecting the most impactful moments, the letters, or vows, they want to capture the most important to the couple.
David and Shanna were kind enough to share their video of a wedding in the Pacific Northwest in a treehouse. Enjoy their amazing talent and do not forget to hire them. I wish they were doing this when I got married, I would not even hesitate to hire them for my big day.