Aerial & Drone Video now Available

With the advancement in drone technology and small Hi-Def camera gear, Lithium is now offering cutting edge aerial videography with the help of Jeremy Twogood, a specialist is drone photography/cinema. 

Check back soon for amazing aerial shots that you won't see anywhere else from a wedding production company!

Posted on September 4, 2014 .

What Questions Should I Ask A Wedding Videographer?

Most couples, upon consulting with a potential videographer don't always know what important questions they should be asking their videographers.

This is extremely important, and can make the difference between a sloppy amateur video and one that is executed with talent and experience. 

Here are some MUST ASK questions every couple should know before booking any videographer.

  1. How long have you been shooting wedding and events?
  2. Do you have an educational background in filmmaking/camera operation/editing/audio?
  3. How many weddings have you shoot?
  4. Is your equipment up to date and regularly serviced?
  5. Do you have backups for as essential equipment? 
  6. Do you provide a detailed and comprehensive, legally binding contract?
  7. How many people are on your team?
  8. Can we view a completed wedding DVD?
  9. Are there any hidden costs for number of locations, travel or gas?
  10. Do you Use a lavalier microphone for long distance audio recording?
  11. Do you use digital recorders to retrieve audio from the DJ or halls audio system?
  12. DO YOU SHOOT IN HD!?

Avoid paying the total up front, request you only pay a deposit.

Posted on May 9, 2014 .

2014 Booking dates starting to fill.

If you're interested in a consultation with LithiumCinema, don't hesitate as availability becomes more scares, especially for our busiest moths, (June, July, August). 

We still have dates available so act soon! ;)

Thayer Radic - LithiumCinema CEO

Posted on April 10, 2014 .

LithiumFilms INC short films "Cake" in Production

LithiumFilms is our sister company of LithiumCinema and we are excited to announced the beginning of pre-production of our short film "cake" due to begin principal photography in mid February. Check back son for more updates on our production. 

Lithium's last film "Laundry Day" (2012) was a spectacular success. Our team of videographers and filmmakers use our filmmaking skills to provide our customers with a cinematic experience unlike any other wedding video production companies are usually capable of. 

 

Laundry Day - 2012 - Runtime 4:32 - Director: Thayer Radic, Producer: Scott Bell - Lithium Films Productions

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Posted on January 18, 2014 .

Shoot Location : Nathan Phillips Square

"Located in front of City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square is an events landmark in the centre of the city" - Toronto.com 

NPS (Nathan Phillips Square) is a fantastic location that cements your wedding with an official made in Toronto stamp. It is one of Canada's most famous landmarks. 

The arched field is often full of activities and events great for a wedding day photo shoot for engagement or Trash the Dress photos and video shoots. 

My favorite use for Nathan Philips Square is definitely the winter skating rink. Logistically this may be difficult to plan for the wedding photography depending on time restraints day, but its something to consider for an engagement to TTD video.

BTW - if you don't know how to skate, it will make for an even more interesting video :).

For more Info about Nathan Philips Square and upcoming events : Click Here

Posted on December 17, 2013 .

Port Credit, Mississauga (My Rant on Adamson Estate)

Now, don't get me wrong, Port Credit's Adamson Estate is a Beautiful Mansion on a breathtaking lakefront property that has much to admire, but somebody's gotta say it… NOT AGAIN!!!

As far as western Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Burlington, the estate is by far the most OVER used photography / videography location chosen. A wedding…YOUR wedding, is a one if a lifetime event, one of the most memorable days of your life, something you will never forget, its uniquely you and  your family's special day. One of the most profound events of your life.

All of this is so obvious yet couple pay thousands of dollars for a photographer and or videographer to shoot a location that, besides the color of the bridesmaids dresses, look EXACTLY the same. Same mansion, same barn, same lake perspective, same vegetation, same….whatever.

That being said, I'm obviously exaggerating a bit. Every photo or video pro has their own style, set-ups, and their methods for how they utilize the location chosen for them. But the obvious questions to ask yourself is why not use your vendor's talent in a unique locations specific to your wedding. This could even be a restaurant, park, or anyplace significant to your relationship.

In my opinion , the shoot location should in some way, no matter how small, reflect the couples personalities and say something about who they are. 

 

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Posted on December 7, 2013 .

Halton Hills Conservation

The Conservation Halton watershed has many natural spaces that support a rich diversity of natural features that include plants and animals, wetlands, streams, forests, significant geological formations and habitats, and important corridors for wildlife.  - Halton Conservation

Halton Hills is chock full of beautiful backdrops for photography and video. The Conservation is also a hot spot for summer activities; perfect for your video engagement shoot. 

For More information CLICK HERE

 

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Posted on December 4, 2013 .

5) The Famous BADLANDS just outside Milton - Shoot Locale

Commonly known as the Badlands or Mars, this natural buildup of erosion has creating a hotspot for passrs by or even tourists intending to see the landscape for itself. 

Due to clear cutting, the football sized area has over hundreds of years, eroded deep paths for rainwater to stream from the top of the ridge to the bottom. It mores in much the same was as the grand canyon but on an obviously much smaller scale.

The earth in Bandlands and for several miles around is used to producer terra cotta. uure to the tera cotta soil it's given a dark reddish color which explains the area often being called mars. 

This phenomenon is so incredibly rare in terms of size and brilliant terra cotta color, it is one of the most sought after locations for shooting, and not just for weddings.

Numerous films, commercials and even music videos have unitize is visually unique attributes. The most famous of these being , "Our Lady Peace" song - Naveed. If its in your budget i would strongly recommend at least a consideration. Your photographer and videographer will thank you for choosing a location with so many beautifully creative possibilities .

 

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Posted on December 3, 2013 .

4) The Ultimate Location … TORONTO!

Nothing says urban like downtown Toronto. As Canada's largest city, Toronto is known for its beautiful attractions,  lakeside scenery, a high octane nightlife, and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. 

Visitors can essentially experience the customs, food, language and lifestyles of peoples from across the globe. Unlike America's, "Melting pot" approach to immigration, Cnaada has adopted a "tossed Salad" approach to our new citizens which had ensuresd the survival of their customs and traditions. 

 

Toronto Photo/Video Locations

Toronto Photo/Video Locations

Posted on November 30, 2013 .

3) Videography & Photography Shoot Locations

The Canadian National Exhibition - For Tickets and Information CLICK HERE

Canadian National Exhibition
Press Building, Exhibition Place
210 Princes’ Boulevard
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Th EX is one of Toronto's hottest tourist destinations: not surprising since Toronto has a full fledged theme park just on the outskirts of downtown. 

Its has everything you would expect, from dozens of thrilling roller coasters, fun houses, carnival games and ive performances. Rediscover your inner child with candy apples, ice cream and the infamous nutella smothered beaver tail!

In face, there are so many activities, attraction and live performances its almost impossible to list them all. As engagements videos go, there is no better place. Not to say a wedding shoot wouldn't work just as long as your wedding schedule provides you with the time to have some fun with the wedding party  for a few hours. 

Its a perfect place to grab some times donuts to funnel cake and relax and wind down after the tension of a wedding ceremony. This is your time to let loose and start the party a little earlier. 

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Posted on November 29, 2013 .

2) Photo/Video Shoot Locale - Union Station Toronto - All Aboard!

Union Station65 Front Street West Toronto - Permit $150 inside & outside

Acting as the hub for Toronto's primary transit system serving up to 200 000 commuters a day.The station has been formally recognized as a National Historic Site making it a symbol of Canadian big city history, along with the likes of New York's Grand Central Station. 

Union's historical architecture and spacious interior acts as a perfect urban environment for any wedding shoot. From the colonnaded exterior porch to the enormous ticket lobby, the possibilities for great photography are endless Every snapshot is sure to be a memorable one. 

For Booking and more information - CLICK HERE

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Posted on November 28, 2013 .