Presented without comment. Because I can’t. I just can’t.
From the New York Post:
A Brooklyn couple were completely screwed over by the company that made their wedding video, with the filmmakers piping in sitcom-style clap tracks, missing key moments in the ceremony and trying to get the groom to “play a transvestite,” the bride claims in a new lawsuit.
Monica Nickchemny, 26, and the owner of Monica’s Bridal in Brooklyn, paid $12,750 to film company Visualez in August 2011 to produce a wedding video and a “love story” that would be played for the wedding guests at the reception, court papers state.
The Daily News had this:
“When I watched my wedding video it really sounded like I was watching an episode of ‘Seinfeld,’” she said.
“It really was ridiculous.”
… The two sides continued to clash through the day of the wedding, when Visualaz allegedly showed up with a fraction of the equipment the $13,000 contract stipulated, court papers charge.
A year later, the edited movie finally arrived and “it was the worst thing in the world,” Nikchemny said. “I was really, absolutely hysterical and I almost had a nervous breakdown.”
She said the film was just a scattered collection of scenes with no beginning, middle or end.
“There were sitcom clapping sound effects in place of the guests at the wedding clapping,” the lawsuit charged.
… The young mother received the video while pregnant and claimed the distress led to some medical complications. But the emotional toll can last much longer, she added.
“How can I show my son this video?” she asked.
Photography and videography blog PetaPixel joined in, getting a quote from Visualez:
For his part [Visualez owner] Boshoer is refusing to comment on the matter. “We would love to tell our story, but not allowed to make any comments at this time,” he says. “The cinematography in their video should speak for itself. As soon as this is over I will update everyone.”
Then there’s the video above, which is one of apparently several videos Visualez produced of their wedding. But PetaPixel reports that it’s only a “preview,” according to the couple – but it does seem to have audio dubbed over the ceremonial breaking of the glass and wedding clapping. And, really, sitcoms should have effects this good… this is more like a De Beers commercial, which would seem kind of ideal for a wedding.
Oh, darn, so much for “presented without comment.”
Well, while I’m editorializing, I might as well note that I’m kind of shocked. I’ve met Monica once, and spoken with her father a few times. They both seemed like very nice, down to earth people. But, you know what they say: marriage changes people.
What do you think?