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Here you will find lots of clips from all different kinds of weddings, as well as clips of our Photo Montages and our Bar/Bat Mitzvah productions.

When viewing the clips it is best to press play and then immediately pause, to give the clip a chance to load. This allows the videos to pre-load enough so that it will play in its entirety without interruption.

You will notice that every clip is very different. That’s because I personally edit every film for my company. And that is why I can promise you that your production will be just as unique as you and your BIG day are!!

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Feb 26, 2014
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We here at Parallel Media Productions cannot express how excited we are to receive this award! We want to thank all of our Newlywed Couples for making this such a wonderful year. We are honored to be a recipient the 2014 Couples Choice Award, and we look forward to a great year ahead! Thank you!

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“WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.”

Jul 25, 2013
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I love this couple! Jessie and Jeff planned the perfect beach wedding. And it was non-stop FUN filming all the day’s events!! Some of my favorite moments were when Jessie’s father first saw her, Jeff and the guys getting ready, the ceremony performed by Jeff’s uncle (who also played the mandolin!), their vows, their first dance, and the dance moves of just about every single guest on the dance floor!

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Photography by Carly Daniel

Apr 22, 2013
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Here are the Highlights from Noor and Michael’s elegant wedding at The Langham Huntington Hotel. Even though there was a bit of rain and the ceremony was moved inside, the hotel did an amazing job of transforming an indoor space into a beautiful and intimate ceremony location. By the time the ceremony was over the rain had stopped, and all the guests moved outside to watch Noor and Michael be taken away by a horse and carriage!

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Jan 09, 2013
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We here at Parallel Media Productions want to thank all of our Newlyweds for making this such a success. We are honored to be a recipient the 2013 Brides Choice Award, and we look forward to a great year ahead!

Brides Choice Award 2013

“The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds.”


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Dec 17, 2012
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I’m not sure which part of Iris and Jordan’s wedding was my favorite! The ceremony, which was held under a gorgeous Huppa, or the reception where family and friends shared emotional toasts.

Love. Faith. Wisdom. Acceptance. These were the four poles of their new home during the ceremony. Rabbi Ian conducted such a personal and loving ceremony for these two and their families. It couldn’t have been more perfect! The reception and the toasts were another highlight. It was a stunning room with a killer band, but the toast from Iris’s father, the toasts from Jordan’s brothers, and the toasts from friends are what really stood out for me.

Flawless coordination (as usual!) by Paula Laskelle and Champagne Taste. And the ceremony and cocktail hour music performed by Enchanted Evening…some of the most talented musicians here in Orange County.

Here are highlights from their day. Congratulations Iris and Jordan! It was an honor to be a part of your day!!


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Dec 07, 2012
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Each wedding production is very unique so a few things I tell clients to look for are:

How does the image look…does it tell a story, is it artistic and timeless, high quality with great lighting and color?

And then the sound. This is REALLY important! Can you hear everything clearly…vows, toasts, etc. And sound-design…is it there? When you see a shot of the ocean, or a fountain…do you hear the audio as well? Or the natural sounds of the location? There is so much involved with audio production and post-production on all of my wedding edits.

And again, everything is dependent on your desires.

What makes Parallel Media Productions’ film packages “Cinematic” is the style and creativity we use while filming an event. This is possible because we use multiple cameras, which allows for multiple angles of all the events, which in-turn gives the editor a lot to work with to tell the story of your day. We “document” or film the entire day’s events, but because of the footage captured from multiple cameras, the production becomes a cinematic film with the editing, all the audio that we record and edit in post-production and the montages that are woven throughout the production. There are other creative aspects we add such as timelapses of the location. We use camera supports (the exact same thing that is used in the motion picture industry) such as steadicam and gliders to capture creative angles, and get the cool detail shots that you will love.

With two cinematographers we can capture much more of your day. While one is with you for the early photo session, the other is setting-up cameras and audio for the ceremony. If you go to the beach for photos after your ceremony, one of us goes with you, while the other begins to capture cocktail hour, and then set-up cameras and audio for the reception.

Even though there are two of us, we are very much in the background while filming your day. Even more so than your photographers because we don’t move around during your ceremony or main reception events!

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Nov 14, 2012
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So excited to share this wedding of two very special people. Their vows and the toasts from their family and friends really told their story…of love, and friendship and the importance of family.

From now on we only want to film at Winerys! Well not only (!) but the venue was killer and gave us the opportunity to film so many cool details including awesome timelapses of the clouds, a gorgeous sunset, and then the rising of a full moon.

It really was a perfect day and we had a blast filming all the fun before the ceremony started…such a FUN bridal party! After the ceremony, guests went down into the wine cellar to cool off and enjoy a glass of wine. And then as the sun set and everyone was seated outside, the entire bridal party danced in with some smooth moves to Footloose…everyone loved it! After a candle-lit dinner under the stars, the party moved inside where the DJ had absolutely everyone, young and old, dancing their behinds off!

LOVES: Melissa’s dress, her jewelry, the guys photo session, the vows, the venue, the toasts (best bridesmaids toast ever!), the sky, the sun, the air, the moon, the stars…yea, we had a lot of fun! Congratulations Melissa and Jonathan!!!

Monte De Oro Winery Temecula CA

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Sep 25, 2012
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Here are Highlights from their GORGEOUS wedding!

This clip really highlights the benefits of having two cinematographers for the entire day. We can capture so much more of the day including awesome shots of the venue, cool timelapses of the ceremony and reception, the guys AND the girls getting ready, and numerous angles of all the events. When there are at least two of us, we have the time to set-up and film killer detail shots with our specialized equipment.

It is truly the best way to have your wedding filmed. You will never look back and wished you had spent less on your wedding film…PROMISE!

Coordination by Beth Schwartz Slavin


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Jun 27, 2012
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Apr 05, 2012
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I LOVE Assyrian weddings! Yelakhyata, Dola & Zorna, m’pulata d’chalo…there are so many fun rituals, wonderful music and traditional dances, and the gathering of so many family members and friends who come together to celebrate with the bride and groom.

We had so much fun filming all the day’s events. It was non-stop starting with Belina and Chris getting ready, then off to get some gorgeous shots during their first look, and back to Belina’s house for the traditional offering of the bride. So cool…the groom’s family dances into the house accompanied by drums and flute, everyone dances, and then another ritual takes place where an offering is made for the bride…it’s the only way to get her out of the house and to the church!

After the ceremony we went to another location for more FAB shots of Belina and Chris on some train tracks (Movie Stars!) and then to the reception that went late into the night.

This was one of my favorite edits because I had so much awesome footage!

Thank you Belina and Chris for having us be a part of your big day! We SO enjoyed every single moment!!