In a new series on the blog, we're spotlighting the vendors we particularly love. It can be hard to find a list of all your trustworthy wedding vendors in the one place, so here's our baby step to making the process a little easier for you.
First up, we have a delightful little interview with the founder of White Shed Films, Fran Looby. As a creative with a beautiful heart and mind, we are 100% behind her captured moments. Check her out online and on Instagram for some much-needed mid-week #inspo.
What do you do and where are you from?
I'm a videographer (mostly filming weddings) and based in Sydney, Australia!
How did you get to where you are today?
It all started when I filmed my partner's sister's wedding on my iPhone (lol), loved it, and then from there I switched to a more legit camera (phew) and have been filming weddings ever since!
What inspires you every day?
My father and his ability to perfectly balance a hard-working attitude with a 'not taking life too seriously' attitude inspires me daily to try and do the same! I think it's super important for creatives to not take the fun and enjoyment out of what they do.
Tell us a little about your workspace.
What's an office? Other than being on location shoots, most days I'm working from my desk, other days it's the kitchen bench, and shamefully... some days it's the couch. I guess that's the good thing about working as a freelancer, right?
What is your creative process?
First I get a brief (whether it's made by me or a client) and then I start the filming process! I don't like to set too many rules for what I need to shoot on the day. I like to just go with my gut and capture whatever looks good on the day! Then I get down to business and put my creative skills to work. I love the editing process and seeing how everything comes together.
What trends are you loving right now?
Depending on what the content of the film is - I love using black and white as a way of drawing people's attention to what's in focus rather than all the unnecessary bits in the background. I love videos that focus on people's facial expressions and emotion rather than all the glitz and glamour.
What does a normal day of work look like for you?
If I'm editing at home I'll start the day off early with a nice walk or workout to get into a clear headspace. Then I smash out my editing basically all day.... apart from when I'm playing with my dog who is the cutest thing ever #notbiased.
Which other videographers are you loving at the moment?
My friend Sam Vincent (who has given me loads of guidance throughout my career) is a super humble, creative and talented videographer and goes by the business name 'Wilder Vincent'. Definitely check out his work.
Do you have any other creative outlets?
Does making up games to play with my dog count as a creative outlet? If not, you could also find me taking photos with my camera or constantly redecorating my house.
What food gets you through each day?
SUSHI. And fresh raspberries. Or if I'm needing an extra boost...maltesers.
(Images via Instagram)