Henri & Diana’s Pre-wedding Love Story :: Paris

We were so worried before departing to Paris for many reasons. Our equipment weighted almost 80KG and baggage allowance is only limited to 60KG for 2 pax. We spent weeks of discussion on how to bring the heavy equipment over to Paris and finally, we made it. Kenn is kind enough to help us to carry another 20KG.

The Challenges

The film comprises of 2 main scenes. Casual and Wedding gown and suit. it looks pretty in sequence in the film but actually it was shot randomly due to the location we visited. For example, the transition of casual wear to formal wedding dress shot, we shot the wedding gown scene first. Then we returned to hotel and changed the casual wear. we returned to the park and continued the casual scene. Thus, the planning was crucial. We can’t afford to miss any of the scenes in order to combine all of them into smooth storyline.

The aviation authority in Paris is one of our concern for Helicam. I didn’t put much hope on aerial shot in Paris as the local government keep their eyes strictly on those popular landmarks at all time. We were warned by the local polices few times. Luckily, Henri and Diana were so sporting although we have many NGs in between. They will never give up and keep trying until we manage to capture our desired shots. Polices are everywhere at Eiffel tower. We had to be very quick to take off the helicam. The distance between helicam’s take off point and Diana’s place is about 200m away. There was no line-of-sight to Diana and I couldn’t give any signal to her. The only solution is to use walkie talkie. Thanks to the person who invented the walkie talkie! 4 of us were communicating via walkie especially the helicam at Eiffel Tower shot. When the Heli was hovering in the sky, I paged Kenn to give signal to Diana. While Diana was walking on the corridor, Pauline started shooting from far using long range lens at the same time. Big thank to Diana and Henri, and most importantly, The Undivided Team.

First Camera: Jessen
Second Camera: Pauline
Helicam & Steadicam operator: Jessen
Director: Jessen
Photographer: Kennfoo Weddings (www.kennfoo.com)
Make up Artist: Glamorous by Michelle Lum (glamorousbymichelle.wordpress.com)

Camera
5D Mark iii
5D Mark ii

Lenses
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L ii
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 100mm f/2.8L
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS ii

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Eng Hong & Meiyun’s Wedding Highlight

Venue: Lone Pine Hotel Penang

First Camera: Jessen
Second Camera: Max

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JJ & Yee Peng’s Wedding SDE

The Helicam chase scene on the bridge was assisted by the local traffic police. Without the support from all the drivers, the crew and police, the mission will not be successful. Before leaving the hotel, I still remember JJ walked towards me and said “Jessen, you have only 1 attempt to take the shot” This could be my toughest flying experience as the challenges are not only the control of the drone but the object targeting. When the drone was in the sky, i had difficulty to local the bridal car. Below is the screenshot taken from the helicam before it took off.

Venue: Eastern & Oriental Penang & Renaissance Hotel Kota Bharu
Photographer: Alex Tan & Jim Liaw
Make Up Artist: Aivy Yong

First Camera: Jessen
Second Camera: Max
Third Camera: Pauline

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Mike & Abigail’s Wedding Highlight

Venue: Lone Pine Hotel
Photographer: Alex Tan
Make Up Artist: Joanne Lim
Wedding Planner: Sarah Annabelle

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Qasim & Fiona’s Wedding SDE \\ Koh Samui

Qasim & Fiona’s Wedding SDE | Koh Samui from JXS Wedding Cinema on Vimeo.

It was a raining day in Koh Samui but fortunately the rain stopped right before the wedding ceremony of Qasim and Fiona. The couple had their wedding ceremony done in the middle of the pool which is the only one resort doing this in the entire island. There is a private pool for every single villa. We travel from villa to another by golf buggy. It was fun to ride around, going up hill and down hill but definitely not in the wet weather. It was raining on the Mehndi night but the rain couldn’t stop everybody from enjoying the night. We operated our steadicam in the rain still. We flew our Helicam in the rain as well. Qasim & Fiona, we just wanted to let you know what a great day we had with you while we were in Koh Samui.

Venue: Conrad Resourt Koh Samui
Photographer: Koro Studio
Make Up Artist: Aivy Yong

Cameras
Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS



Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode Stereo Pro

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Jonathan & Rebecca’s Wedding SDE

This could be the toughest assignment for the team. The wedding ceremony is held at Penang Hill Rajawali bungalow and the wedding reception is held at Rasa Sayang Resort, Penang. The distance between these locations is about 1 hour drive. The challenges, of course the SDE. We started the SDE process in the car while heading for the resort. That 1 hour in the car was really crucial for us. Thanks for Pauline for being a driver of the day. Next challenge is the ceremony at Penang Hill. All of us including the bulky equipments were transported from base to hill top by 4×4 truck. It took us about 15 minutes to arrive at the entrance of the Rajawali Bungalow. There is short distance from the entrance to the ceremony venue but no other transport will be arranged for this short journey as there is no path at all. The crew had to carry the equipment one by one to the destination but we love the cold air up there and most importantly the scenary is absolutely beautiful.

First Camera : Jessen
Second Camera : Max
Third Camera : Pauline
Helicam and Steadicam Operator : Jessen
Wedding Coordinator : Floralsense Creation
Venue : Rajawali, Penang Hill. Rasa Sayang Resort Penang

Cameras

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii
Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L ii


Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii

Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode Stereo Pro

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Greg & Kylie’s Wedding Highlight

First Camera : Jessen
Second Camera : Max
Third Camera : Pauline
Helicam and Steadicam Operator : Jessen

Photographer : Sunnysan Photography
Decoration : Isabell Wedding Décor
Make Up Artist : Sam Khor
Music Band : Jazzhats
Venue : Rasa Sayang Resort Penang

Cameras

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L ii


Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii

Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode Stereo Pro

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Shaun & Ee Lin’s Wedding SDE

First Camera : Jessen
Second Camera : Max
Third Camera : Pauline
Helicam and Steadicam Operator : Jessen

Photographer : JN Tan
Venue : E&O Hotel Penang

Cameras
All 
Canon 5D Mark iii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L ii



Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode Stereo Pro

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Dylan & Susan’s Wedding SDE

First Camera : Jessen

Second Camera : Max

Helicam Pilot : Jessen

Photographer : Alex Tan Artworks
Venue : Zenith Hotel & Hyatt Regency Kuantan

Cameras

All Canon 5D Mark iii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L ii

Audio
Rode Stereo Pro

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Mark & Sophie’s Wedding SDE

The many carefully selected details that made this celebration unique were coordinate by The Cheong Sisters under the supervision of Phoebe, and our team was honored to capture all the details for such a great couple, Mark and Sophie. We didn’t really emphasize on the gaming portion as we understand from Sophie that she prefers more on white wedding gown scenes. In certain angle of Sophie, she really look like Kelly Chen, an actress from Hong Kong. This was one of the hot topic of their wedding day.

First Camera and director: Jessen

Second Camera : Max
Third Camera: Pauline

Helicam Pilot : Jessen

Photographer : Alex Tan Artworks
Wedding Planner : The Cheong Sisters
Venue : Victory Annexe Penang

Cameras

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii



Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Sennheiser G2 Wireless System
Rode SVM

Rode Stereo Pro

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Shaz + TH :: Pre Wedding | Ilocos Norte

Shaz is a very friendly bride. She treats everyone like her guest. Every time the photographer and myself shows her the preview from the camera, she will definitely throw back one question. “Are you happy with the shot?” As long as the photographer is happy with the shot, she is happy. Shaz trusts us completely. I told Shaz that she is like the personal assistant for everyone during the trip. She plans our itinerary perfectly and all the flight detail, hotel voucher, time table for every meal, insurance detail are well prepared.

First Camera and director: Jessen
Second Camera : Pauline
Helicam Pilot : Jessen
Photographer : Marlon Capuyan & Kenneth Pornillos
Stylist : Aira Franco
Make up artist : Fritz Mortel
Location : Ilocos Norte

Cameras
Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii

Lenses
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii

Audio
Rode Stereo Pro

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Joanne & Jowei’s Wedding SDE

When i first looked at the itinerary of Joanne and Jowei’s wedding, i told Joanne, i’m going to make a magic shot for her wedding. I planned to make an aerial shot by flying the helicam backward from the hotel balcony towards to the sea. But the schedule is extremely tight. So theoretically, due to the tight schedule and windy condition, the success rate is almost 0%. Finally, thanks to Joanne and wedding planner for giving me such a great opportunity to make it happen. I personally love the march in scene and first dance. Originally, the first dance was scheduled at the end of the program, but during the meeting with wedding planner and Joanne, i suggested to slot in the first dance session right after the 2nd course. Why? because I wanted to challenge myself again. This is another “First” wedding film of mine to include the first dance into the SDE. After the preview of SDE, Joanne and Jowei walked towards me and gave me a hug. I heard compliments everywhere, in the ballroom, in the lift. Once again, thanks to the couple Joanne and Jowei, the wedding planners and my team Max and Pauline for making this SDE another success.

First Camera and director: Jessen
Second Camera : Max
Third Camera: Pauline
Helicam Pilot : Jessen
Photographer : Mocco
Wedding Planner : Floralsense Weddings and Events
Venue : Victory Annexe Penang

Cameras
Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii

Lenses
Canon 50mm f/1.2L
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L
Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii

Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode SVM
Rode Stereo Pro

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Daniel & Isabel’s Wedding SDE

It is always full of fun when covering a typical Chinese wedding. One of the highlight of the SDE is definitely the games and the gate crashing. Daniel and Isabel didn’t have much requirement except for some crying scenes which Isabel requested not to include that in the SDE. We did propose to Daniel for some magic shot by Helicam but due to time constrains, we didn’t make it. But we managed to operate our Helicam in the grand ballroom this time. Due to the air flow from the air conditioner in the ballroom, it was very challenging to operate the heli with altitude hold. It flew up and down and it didn’t hover well. We had to keep our eyes on the heli every second.

First Camera: Jessen

Second Camera : Max
Helicam Pilot : Jessen
Photographer : Adam Ong Photography
Wedding Planner : theOccasions Eventeur
Venue : Shangri la Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Cameras
All Canon 5D Mark iii

Lenses
Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L ii
Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii



Audio
Rode Stereo Pro

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Belinda & Stephen’s Wedding Highlight

First Camera and director: Jessen

Second Camera : Max
Helicam Pilot : Jessen

Photographer : Edwin Tan
Venue : Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang

Cameras

All Canon 5D Mark iii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii



Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode Stereo Pro

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Lynda & Dennis’s Wedding SDE

First Camera and director: Jessen

Second Camera : Max
Third Camera: Pauline
Helicam Pilot : Jessen

Photographer : Kennfoo Weddings
Make-up Artist : Angela Kang

Venue : Lone Pine Hotel Penang

Cameras

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii
Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii



Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode Stereo Pro

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Darren & Shiau Cheng’s Wedding SDE

I was given no option on song selection for the SDE this time. Shiau Cheng’s favorite song, Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia. This is a very nice song indeed but if i were to use it in the SDE, i have to change my shooting style. Energetic approach is definitely not my choice this time. Surprisingly Shiau Cheng is very good in posing. There are many directed shots in the SDE be it in the actual day wedding or pre-wedding scene. With this song, I have to turn the entire SDE into a MTV instead.

First Camera : Jessen

Second Camera : Max

Photographer : Kennfoo Weddings
Venue : Traders Hotel

Cameras
All 
Canon 5D Mark iii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4


Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS

Audio

Rode SVM

Rode Stereo Pro

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Steven & Violet’s Wedding SDE

We emphasized more on gift exchange session this time to tell the story in emotional way. We love the gift exchange session very much. Initially the notes reading was not in plan. But the wedding event doesn’t have any gate crashing event thus, we decided to add in some additional ingredient in the SDE.

First Camera : Jessen

Second Camera : Daniel
Third Camera: AJ

Helicam Pilot : Jessen
Photographer : Alex Tan Wedding Photography
Venue : G Hotel Penang

Cameras

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii
Canon 550d

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii



Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Sennheiser G2 Wireless System

Rode SVM

Rode Stereo Pro

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Gregor & Charmaine’s Wedding SDE

I always love garden wedding. Believe it or not, Gregor and Charmaine’s garden wedding is the most beautiful one that i ever film. The wedding was held beside the pool in the garden. And it is surrounded by the trees. The wedding is simple but Charmaine and Gregor gave a wonderful vows which made a lot of relatives and friends cried when watching the SDE in the ballroom.

First Camera : Jessen
Second Camera : Max
Helicam Pilot : Jessen
Editor : Jessen

Photographer : Dennis Yap
Venue : Cyberview Lodge Resort

Cameras
Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii

Lenses
Canon 50mm f/1.2L
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L
Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii

Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System
Rode SVM
Rode Stereo Pro

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Edrian John & Stella Jane’s Wedding Highlight

I told Edrian and Stella that if i managed to take off and land the helicam in the church successfully then i will officially declare it as a “Miracle”. I wasn’t thinking about the quality of the footage because i didn’t expect too much from the output. I always wanted to challenge myself so i asked Edrian whether we should fly it in the church. Edrian didn’t think twice and said “Let’s do it”. This is the first time i flew my helicam in the church. Stella later came to me and told me that i have successfully created the miracle.

First Camera : Jessen

Second Camera : Max
Helicam Pilot : Jessen
Editor : Jessen

Photographer : Stories.my
Venue : Sime Darby Convention Centre

Cameras

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 5D Mark ii

Lenses

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Canon 50mm f/1.4

Canon 85mm f/1.2L

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 17-40mm f4L

Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii



Audio
Sennheiser G3 Wireless System

Rode SVM

Rode Stereo Pro

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UNDIVIDED 2014: Cinematography & Photography Destination Pre Wedding Tour


 
Destination Pre Wedding

 
View the UNDIVIDED Tour video trailer below:
 

 


 

See below our behind-the-scenes videos and photos during our previous collaboration trip and how we had fun during the entire session!
 


 

 


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