WEVA interview with wedding videographer Carlos van Oostrum from Rotterdam, Netherlands
Hi I am Carlos, filmmaker at BruidBeeld and co-founder of the event For Love’s Sake. We are making wedding films for 5 years now. It all started with a friend who asked us (me and Eelke) to film his wedding. After several times saying no, because we had the idea wedding films were boring, non creative, not sexy and no fun at all, we said yes to this friend of mine. And guess what? Besides that the film was the worst I ever made, it was the best thing I ever did up until then. The gratitude, the freedom, the fun we had. So we decided to found BruidBeeld…and from there it all started. We work with two teams, Eelke as head of one and myself as head of one. It felt like a waste of talent to just use 75% of your own shots and let the other make all the safety shots and vice versa. Sometimes people really want just Eelke and I, and in that case we have another company which is Boy meets Girl, clients who book us there are getting Carlos and Eelke. It felt like the best thing to do, because even though how much we love it, it is still a business we are running.