Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Yoga & Pilates Video

Here are some highlights from a yoga and pilates instructional video that Kwoi shot and I edited for release on DVD. It features the lovely Anita Bostok and you can contact her at to purchase the 1 hour instructional DVD if you are interested.

- Nishi Dias

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Extremely Squeezable 1-Year Old

Another more recent baby photoshoot with Maylynn, our photographer and this extremely squeezable 1-year old...

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She loves the camera...
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"The End"
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Like most of our baby shoots, this was done in the baby's home, so she was relaxed in her own environment and could take a snack break when she needed a moment.

- Nishi Dias, Night Day Productions

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

She's 8 Days Old

She's 8 days old and holding onto her Dad's thumb!

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Photo by Maylynn.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Van Halen? Why not?

When we got signed on to do the video for Amy and Thien's wedding, we knew we were in for a great day: traditional Vietnamese tea ceremonies at each of their houses followed by a full-on banquet feast. We couldn't have wished for a better party! There was lots of love and tradition circling this wedding.

Then came the big twist: when it came time for Amy and Thien to select their highlights montage music they decided on... Van Halen's "Right Now!" So much for tradition LOL! Sometimes I have way too much fun editing these things. Anyway, I hope you feel the same way watching it.

Congratulations, Amy and Thien! If your marriage is half as fun and memorable as your wedding, you are both in for a thrilling ride!

Best of luck,


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Portrait Sessions

Mother and Daughter portrait by the incredible Maylynn...

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Night Day Productions

BIG NEWS! We are changing our name... or rather, we are going back to our original name: Night Day Productions (as opposed to Night Day Weddings).

We are still doing weddings, in fact we're doing more than ever before, but we are also going to be expanding our efforts in other areas as well:

- video and photo coverage of all events (live music, sports, corporate)
- video shooting, editing and web streaming promos for events and businesses
- maternity/baby/family portraits
- head shots/fashion/glamour/product
- documentary, short film, and feature film development

- DVD authouring, Streaming, 35mm Scanning, Tape Transfers

We're excited about this expansion and look forward to working on a variety of new projects in 2008.

- Nishi Dias

Friday, September 28, 2007

Concert: Three Days Grace

Just uploaded some video I edited of Three Days Grace performing at the Opera House in Toronto.

- Nishi

Concert: The Trews

Just uploaded a concert I edited. The band is The Trews performing at the Operhouse in Toronto.

- Nishi

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

New Slideshow

I have added a new photo slideshow to Night Day Wedding's homepage. It features the work of my photographers and the song was actually my first dance!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Durham Bridal Show

We're sponsoring the Durham Bridal Show: Please pass this on to anyone you know who is getting married! Thanks!

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2007
Time: 11a.m. – 4p.m.
Location: Tosca Banquet Hall (800 Champlain Avenue, Oshawa, ON)

Admission to the show is only $5 per person (sold at the door). Door prizes, refreshments and a live fashion show are all planned so please come on by!

For more information please contact Sonia at 905-242-1223 or

Nishi Dias
Night Day Productions
Night Day Weddings

Monday, August 27, 2007

Emma & Daren's First Dance

Can't resist posting Emma and Daren's first dance from a few weeks ago! They hired a funky band and held their reception at the gorgeous Rosewater. Watch out for falling veils!

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Whole Picture

It's one thing to see a highlights montage where the absolute best shots from a wedding (or several weddings) are cut together to music with lots of effects and fast transitions, but you should really ask to see a complete wedding - not just highlights - in order to get a real feel for what your Wedding Videographer can do for you. Things you want to pay close attention to:
  • image quality, of course; not just outdoors in beaming sunlight, but also in a dimly lit church
  • sound quality; Can you hear the vows? Is there distortion when audio levels go from a very quiet "I do" to thunderous applause or has the editor done a proper sound mix?
  • coverage; are there close-ups, tears, shots of the whole family and bridal party? Are all the magic moments (the exchange of rings, the ever-important first kiss) all caught on tape?
  • camera movement; you want shots that vary and cover different angles, lots of close-ups, and NO jerky movements

Here is a complete church ceremony from beginning to end. Emma and Daren's wedding was so beautiful and elegant, it was such an honour to be a part of this amazing day. I hope you enjoy it as well...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Chasing Sam

A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of shooting Chasing Sam's performance at the Drake Hotel in Toronto.

Their pint-sized drummer, Sam, is eleven! Don't let that innocent smile fool you... she's a powerhouse, I assure you. You might recognize her from the Mazda commercial on television.

It was a great night of music and DOP, Kwoi and photographer Maylynn and I got to hang out and flex our "non-wedding event" muscles a bit!

Photos by Maylynn Quan (more from Chasing Sam here)

Video by DOP Kwoi

Second Camera and Edit by me, Nishi Dias

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Tai Photo Shoot

More pics from the photo shoot with Tai are online!

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Thursday, June 21, 2007


Hi there,

Just thought I would update you on what's been happening at Night Day Weddings:

1) Check out our new Wedding Special...
*6 continuous hours photo
*6 continuous hours
All of the above for $2500
Unlimited hours (same day) for $4500

Order now and ALSO get...
*2-3 hour engagement photo shoot (may be substituted for $200 of prints)
*2nd 3 CCD video camera at ceremony

2) We are now listed in The Perfect Wedding Guide's online directory. Our ad will also be in the new book that gets printed in January.

3) I have added an Advice page to my website and am encouraging wedding vendors in my network to submit short articles that brides will find helpful. Naturally, if you would like to submit something, I will give you full credit and link back to your site.

Best regards,


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tai Photo Shoot

My superstar photographer, Maylynn and I were out last night on a photoshoot. You can hardly call it work; we had such a blast. Here is just a sneak peek (we shot three outfits).

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007


There have been a couple of recent changes at Night Day Weddings :

1) I have a new web site layout with more tips, video clips, and a monthly contest giveaway
2) I now have this blog so vendors, clients and prospects can see what's new

All feedback is welcome!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bride Prep Video

Most of my wedding DVDs start with a scene of the bride getting ready for the most important day of her life. I love watching the transformation.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Surprise Shower

Editor's Note: I love it when the client has a sense of humour!

We had the extra challenge of having to surprise our own client at her bridal shower for this clip, but her friends and family were more than helpful. The party had a "California twist," hence the 90210 theme. Shown at the reception a few weeks later, we wanted this piece to reflect our clients' sense of fun.

Photo Shoot & Church Ceremony

Editor's note: In this clip, I go from montage to documentary style and back.

Taping the photo shoot is a great opportunity to catch the excitement that is in the air the day of the wedding.

For the ceremony portion of this clip, we concealed a wireless microphone on the groom so that we could properly record the vows (vows should be loud and clear!). This wedding was shot with only one camera, but through the magic of editing and clever camerawork, we were able to create something that can pass as a two camera set-up.

Saturday, May 5, 2007


It's nice to have a segment like this in your wedding video just to have a memento of who attended your big day and all the details that you (and your planner) put so much thought and care into: the ice sculptures, the chocolate fountain, the flowers, etc. These are often moments that the bride and groom are too busy to be around for, so the video helps them see what they missed.

Friday, May 4, 2007

First Dance Videos!

We love first dances. For the shoot, my steadicam-certified DOP, Kwoi goes in handheld and moves along with the action, capturing the intimacy and the spirit of the action in a single, fluid shot. It's like he is dancing along with the couple so you really feel the grace and movement of the dance. Most importantly, he gets the facial expressions and smiles of the couple in close-up, something a standard tripod shot just isn't going to get in this situation.

For the edit, I mix in the live natural sound (so you can hear the crowd going "woooh!" and "aahh!"), to preserve the excitement and the joy of the moment, with the soundtrack music from CD for that extra bit of "oompf."

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Documentary Trailer

Here is a trailer I just finished cutting for an upcoming documentary called "The Last Falsetto." I also designed the website that goes along with it:

Tea Ceremony Videos!

I finally managed to upload these tea ceremony videos. I love tea ceremonies; they are such a wonderful wedding tradition with lots of special, intimate moments between close family and friends.