By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Dum-Dum-Da-Dum! Man, if they had Magic Bullet Looks when I got married 11 years ago, I might actually watch my wedding video occasionally. Because frankly my wedding video sucks. It looks like it was filmed on a video camera under harsh lights, and has all the artistic flare of a security camera. These days, with the right tools, you can do a lot with what’s shot on video. Even so, I still see a lot of HandyCam wedding videos (don’t ask me why my “friends” make me watch these things).
The good news is, you can save someone (including yourself) from the same fate. Simon Walker has created a well thought-out Guru Preset pack for Weddings and Events. With special attention paid to the types of environments and clothing worn on a couple’s special day, these looks really bring out the emotions of the day. If you are an event photographer or videographer, Simon Walker’s Weddings and Events for Looks is a must have.
Any host app that can run Magic Bullet Looks, Magic Bullet Quick Looks, or Magic Bullet PhotoLooks, can use the presets. This includes some versions of After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid, Motion, Photoshop. Visit: Magic Bullet Looks Compatibility, Magic Bullet Quick Looks Compatibility, Magic Bullet PhotoLooks Compatibility.
I probably won’t bother transferring my old VHS wedding tape to a digital format to fix it up with these looks. But I am considering it for the VHS tape of our subsequent Elvis wedding:
Disclaimer: While these looks can give you some nice visuals to impress your clients (the bride and groom), it cannot save them from that embarrassing speech the bride’s uncle gave, comparing her to a used car. As an editor, use some judgment for heaven’s sake!