My name is Gleb.
I was a prestigious writer of several life style magazines in Moscow during 90s and few years after I immigrated to Canada my best friend at the time asked me to develop a video department within his wedding photo company.
Wedding photo & video at the time was very different and much less friendly tech-wise than it is today. Being a storyteller I thought of the weddings as a good mix of a Love Story, a Documentary film and a Reality Show. I poured all my energy in learning the craft.
I took Digital Directing at New York Film Academy, I was really privileged to study Love Story Structure with John Truby in Los Angeles, and Reality TV scripting with Emmy®-nominated producer Troy DeVolld who counted by that time some of Reality TV’s most defining series among his productions, including The Osbournes, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Flipping Out, She’s Got the Look, Split Ends and hit series Basketball Wives.
My challenge was to create a format of the wedding film that I would want to have for my own wedding. By that time I felt confident building stories, but between me and you – I had no idea what couples would want to have as their movie? It was a big mystery for me.
I decided to learn it the hard way. I decided that I will be creating my movies to the best of my understanding and then we would have a screening night with my couples and they would tell me everything they think good and not so good about their movie. Boy, often it was not easy! But screening after screening the patterns of the perfect movie started slowly revealing itself and 3-4 years down the road my Feature Films turned into something I enjoy watching myself. I often watch them many years after again to see how it feels and I have to honestly admit – I do believe that I managed to master a timeless format I was looking for. To the day I still have these Screening Sessions. Often with entire families on both sides and I really love these Premiere nights! I am sure you will enjoy yours!
I look forward to getting in touch with you and possibly creating a photo-video bundle for you that you will enjoy for years and generations to come.