Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Memorial Day Weekend is typically the busiest event weekend of the year for us at Elixir and 2014 was no exception. We were honored to be shooting two weddings as well as producing a hilarious “Family Feud” parody for a another couple’s rehearsal dinner.
Brett & Emily’s beautiful wedding at the Ritz Carlton in uptown was such a nice mixture of great families, fun-loving friends and amazing decor! We also shot their rehearsal dinner the night before at Eddie Deens BBQ downtown.
Rachel & David’s memorable wedding took place at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas and their love for one another was so apparent throughout the day! We filmed some great dancing and touching speeches that will be edited into their video in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned for highlights from both weddings on our Elixir Vimeo and Facebook pages.

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Elixir and Kickstarter – a great combo!

Our corporate side, Elixir Video, recently produced this new Kickstarter promo video for a local mother and her great idea:

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Greenhill School 2014 Promo

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Timelapse Shots

Constantly looking for ways to enhance the look of our videos, we’ve been shooting a lot of interesting timelapse shots. These are still images, taken every 2-3 seconds, and when they’re edited together, come across as a really cool visual. Check out this 60-sec clip of some recent timelapses that we’ve used for weddings, corporate shoots and vacation videos…

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As of Summer 2014, no more DVDs

We here at Elixir always make an effort to stay on top of technology and remain cutting edge. In this regard, we’ve decided to stop offering DVDs and Blurays as part of our event packages. As with VHS, Hi-8 and mini-dv tapes, we see these discs going out of mainstream use in the near future and not being the very best method of preserving your memories. All Elixir projects will be created, edited and given to clients in high-definition digital format – either via the web/dropbox or on a custom flash drive. This is the best way currently to keep your videos the highest quality they can be.

These files can be played via computer and certain AV systems like Apple TV and others. DVDs and Bluray discs can still be created using these files though – if necessary.

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Spring = so fun, so busy. All good!

As beautiful weather is on the horizon in Big D, things begin to really heat up this season at Elixir! Some really exciting projects are currently in the works and we wanted to share what we’re up to.

As you can see above, we just returned from a productive trip to New York City where we shot footage for a new rehearsal dinner documentary. This client wanted something special to show, instead of a typical photo montage. So we’re creating an emotional documentary on the bride and groom’s life – with interviews, footage from past/present, along with pictures of them growing up. It premieres in late March at their wedding in Puerto Rico!

This weekend we’re happy to be shooting a cool superhero-themed Bar Mitzvah celebration at the Westin Stonebriar. Again, this family chose Elixir for it’s ability to go above and beyond the standard video presentation. Today we’re filming a fun action sequence of the mitzvah boy being ‘kidnapped’ by the Joker – and this clip will play before he’s introduced at tonight’s party! We are also editing the party footage early tomorrow morning so the family can show a highlight clip at their Sunday brunch.

Beyond that, we have some awesome events approaching in March along with our Elixir 10 Year Anniversary party in April! Looking forward to seeing you all soon 🙂

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Trip to NOLA for Inspiration 2014

Just back from an inspiring trip to the unique city of New Orleans. Besides all the amazing food and drinks consumed in the French Quarter, we went to attend a learning seminar on video production trends and techniques. It’s always important to stay on top of the game and continue being innovative.

As 2014 gets underway, there are a few exciting things we wanted to share. Firstly, this spring we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Elixir Entertainment! It’s been quite a memorable decade, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds! Stay tuned for the anniversary party announcement sometime soon.

The year ahead has some great weddings and mitzvahs already booked, along with exciting school projects and non-profits productions. We do have dates open at the moment, so please inquire about your event sooner than later.

Please continue to browse the website and our Facebook page and take a moment to watch one of our sample videos. Try not to smile as you experience our clients’ best days, Elixir-style 🙂

 

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Fall Wedding at Four Seasons Resorts in Las Colinas

Here’s a great highlight clip we recently produced for Stephanie + Eric. Enjoy!

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Destination Weddings

If you’re considering a destination wedding outside of TX or the US, think of us as your friendly videographer / travel companion 🙂 Having someone you know and trust alongside you on your wedding day is a huge plus and we here at Elixir would be so happy to make the journey wherever your heart desires! Contact us today for special pricing information on destination events.

Please take a look at an amazing Santa Barbara wedding we shot this summer:

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New Event Offering – – SLO MO VIDEO BOOTH

As of winter 2013-14, Elixir is now offering a cool new service for parties and events. It’s a slo-mo video booth that records in super slow motion (1/10 normal speed) and high-definition. We provide the camera, lighting, a monitor for playback and all the fun props needed. Call or email for inquiries.

 

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