Our new column called “Wedding People” where you can get up and close with People who are part of the Wedding Industry. In our second post here, we profile The Wedding Filmer Vishal Punjabi
Vishal Punjabi who till recently was producing and directing commercials for Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment has quit his job to start a delightful new venture ‘The Wedding Filmer’.
Says Vishal: “I put on hold my plans to direct my first feature film, so I could concentrate all my time and efforts on building ‘The Wedding Filmer’ an idea that began at my own wedding which was a beautiful riverside affair. We didn’t get a videographer with us so I decided to capture the weekend with whatever little equipment I had and with the help of some brilliant cinematographer friends. I ended up cutting three films which became an instant hit on Facebook after which I was sure I wanted to set up The Wedding Filmer.
At The Wedding Filmer we create memories for you to treasure for years to come- beautifully captured films of your wedding days. With 10 years of experience in the Indian Film Industry, The Wedding Filmer draws on a huge pool of Bollywood and Fashion talent to create this magic. Each wedding is catered to uniquely and each couple get to choose from a trailer of the wedding, a full length film (ranging from 5 mins to an hour long) along with coverage of the entire event.”
So what does Vishal like most about Wedding film-making? “It’s the best form of film-making I have experienced. Every emotion felt is real. Nothing is staged. What I grew to realize is during the wedding, everyone involved is so busy hosting and making sure everything is right, they miss the emotions they need to go through. Watching them feel those emotions when they watch my films is most heartening.”