Make Long Wedding Albums a Fun, Quick Watch by Turning Them Into an Animated Sequence

Wedding photos are wonderful. But sometimes sitting around the living room looking through a couple hundred, if not thousand, wedding photos isn’t exactly ‘fun’ for the friends you inevitably force into it.

Well, there’s a solution for that. Just do what this couple did and turn the wedding photographs into an animated short film.

Titled “M+K’s Filmstrip-Style Wedding” the above video was created after YouTuber Kyle King realized the photographs of his wedding day looked like a choppy animated film as he scrolled through them.

This inspired him to take the over 3,000 photos in his wedding album and condense them into a ‘rapid-fire’ video to ultimately end up with the above result.

It’s worth noting this isn’t exactly anything new. In fact there are photographers who specialize in just this sort of thing, such as Bayly & Moore, whose latest video is shared above. However, it’s an interesting approach to condensing your special day into a few minutes rather than a few hours. It’s a TL;DR, if you will; a CliffsNotes version of your special day that friends (or clients?) will enjoy sitting through.

Whether it’s something you’d like to try with a client of yours or something you want to do with your own wedding photos, give this little creative option a shot. And if you do create one and end up posting it online, feel free to share it with us in the comments below!

(via Reddit)

  • Jim Johnson

    That was kinda awesome.

  • elektrojan

    epileptic seizure

  • Jordan Colburn

    It’s a neat effect, but at that point you’ve become a videographer. If the couple wants a few minutes that capture the day, why not just get a video in addition to the photos. Granted, this effect shows the lines are blurring and at some point soon, video and photo might be one and the same for weddings.

    I would assume the main challenge is shutter speed. The opening timelapses here looked strange and staccato b/c of the fast shutter (as was intended), where most timelapses use a long shutter for the illusion of continuous motion, but that sacrifices the ability to use those frames as stills. Video at 24 fps uses 1/48 shutter which for anything not posed, will have a little motion blur in it. Somebody shooting 4k raw at 60 or 120 fps could possibly get enough quality to make good wedding stills from their video, but would have to add motion blur back in post for the video and deal with insane file sizes.