Yearly Archives: 2009

2DG’s Top10 Favorite videos for 2009

2009 started for me with a great gift..
I made the EVENTDV top 25 list for the first time!
wish there were words to describe how i felt that day…

then came traveling ..lots of traveling…
from Thessaloniki to Orestiada, to Monemvasia, to Elounda Crete, to Igoumenitsa ,to Mytilene, to Kefalonia , to Chalkidiki ,to Papigo, to South beach MIAMI!! and a dozen more places..

2009 was the year of the Teaser Trailers,you will find some of the “most viewed” teasers in the list below.

I want to thank all the couples that trusted me and gave us the opportunity to be part of their wedding day..

2009 was also the year that gave birth to WEPRO (a friends only group/forum).

As many of you know around this time i post my TOP10 favorite videos of the year,

The first one is probably one of the most emotional pieces i’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting and editing !!!!

Sit back and Njoy,
Lee

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Steve & Evgenia-wedding teaser

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Giannis & Anastasia -A greek photoshoot (2dg remix)

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Giannis & Anastasia – getting ready

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Konstantinos & Maria – a greek photoshoot party


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Shall we dance Photoshoot ,

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Thanasis & Vicky -greek wedding teaser,

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Dimitris & Dora-Greek wedding teaser,

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Kostas & Maria teaser – 2dg 2009 new style,

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Panagiotis & Xristina – a greek wedding teaser,

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And last but not least the PAPIGO EVENT, Wedpro’s first official member meeting at Papigo.


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2DG will be out of the office for the next 10 days…
Happy New Year to everyone.

Lee

2 comments

January 7, 2010 - 12:52

2dgstyle Σε ευχαριστω πολυ Βασιλη,
ειμαι σιγουρος οτι φετος θα ειναι μια πολυ δημιουργικη χρονια για ολους μας!!
Καλη χρονια.

December 31, 2009 - 22:00

Vasilis Καλή χρονιά lee,υγεία πάνω απ’όλα, δημιουργικότητα και ότι άλλο επιθυμείς.
Σε ευχαριστώ για την έμπνευση που μου δίνεις με κάθε νέα σου δουλειά.

Nikolas Baptism-Mytilene island teaser

Its been an amazing time for me the last months..
From Papigo to Miami to the Bahamas!!! and now to Mytilene island for the Baptism of little Nikolas.

Shot and edit in High definition(1080i)
from now on you will see more and more of these in my blog.
dont forget to click on the HD ON function.

Njoy,

Lee

Nikolas baptism in Mytilene island-Teaser from lee bakogiannakis on Vimeo.

3 comments

December 18, 2009 - 01:47

Spiros Shizakis Χμμ προσωπικα τουλαχιστον με το CS4 και μονο με αυτο δεν εχω κανενα προβλημα στο HD.Ειχα μεχρι που εστησα το τελευταιο quicktime pro το οποιο υποθετω οτι εβαλε τον δικο του h264 codec και ειδα αμεσως διαφορα.Μολις εχω τα λεφτα παντως θα παω για MacPro και Final Cut σιγουρα.’)
Ως συνηθως αλλο ενα φοβερο μονταζ , ειδικα οι ληψεις ειναι φοβερες.

ΥΓ Αμα ειναι η πρωτη υλη καλη δεν χρειαζονται καν σάλτσες 🙂

December 9, 2009 - 14:47

2dgstyle δεν εχει να κανει με το premiere,
το vimeo ξανασυμπιεζει το αρχειο που σηκωνω.
το αρχειο που παραδιδω εχει πολυ καλυτερη εικονα.
Συντομα θα βρω την λυση.

December 9, 2009 - 13:51

Vasilis Δεν πιστεύω ότι το premiere κάνει για high definition.Πρέπει να δοκιμάσεις το final cut ,και τον apple prores codec,και θα δεις μεγάλη διαφορά.

Wedpro at Papigo 09

What happens when 5 photographers,1 videographer and 2 couples get together ?

Papigo..
an amazing 2 day share your knowledge “JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS” experience in one
of the most beautiful places i’ve seen in my life!

~For more info about the wedpro crew and the Papigo event visit www.wedpro.gr.

first day – an all around the table conversation shot using 2 canon 5d and 1 canon 7d


a big thank you to Spiros Zaharakis

for letting me play with his brand new canon 7d ..!!!

The using only a Canon 7d 720p video,

Wedpro goes Papigo 09 from lee bakogiannakis on Vimeo.

for 720p HD quality just click here,

more Wedpro events coming soon,

stay tuned.

Lee

1 comment

November 20, 2009 - 11:34

Vasilis Πάνω που είχα “πέσει” από τις ατελείωτες ώρες render μου έφτιαξε το κέφι το κλιπάκι.

Domes of Elounda – water teaser

I spent the last 3 days shooting a video for an amazing all suites hotel, Domes of Elounda .
First time using the Canon 7d and also first time shooting underwater!!!

Fully edited clip will follow soon,

for now njoy this one

Lee

Domes of Elounda- water teaser from lee bakogiannakis on Vimeo.

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Michalis & Eleni – a greek wedding teaser..

Another amazing weekend just came to a end today..
This time we went to Igoumenitsa for the wedding of Michalis and Eleni.

The last shot in this teaser is one of my top favorites for this year!!!

njoy,

7 comments

November 16, 2009 - 04:37

emily wow! Είχε πολύ καιρό να εντυπωσιαστώ τόσο…
καλές δουλειές!

November 4, 2009 - 09:48

plus+ Πολύ καλό!!!

November 3, 2009 - 13:30

Vasilis Απίστευτο , μπράβο !

November 3, 2009 - 13:09

2dgstyle mono premiere…

November 3, 2009 - 13:08

Vasilis Πολύ καλό !
Και όλα αυτά τα κάνεις με το premiere και το after effects;

November 2, 2009 - 14:27

eleni just perfect and so touching!

November 2, 2009 - 03:55

adonis exceptional finale!

Konstantinos & Maria – a love theme ceremony

3 comments

October 30, 2009 - 15:35

Efi Krima pou den se ixere o Georgep, na se exoume kai sto diko mas gamo! Toulaxiston exoume tis ekpliktikes tou photo! Exairetiki douleia!

October 29, 2009 - 15:01

georgep Κομματαρα ψηλε!!!

October 29, 2009 - 13:38

anastasia Φανταστικό!!!

Konstantinos & Maria – a greek photoshoot party

By far the best wedding party i’ve had the pleasure of shooting this year!!
People in Orestiada really know how to party!

What an incredible 3days…
Kosta and Maria thank you so much for having us,

and yes!! that crazy guy spinning around and dancing/hanging from the ceiling was the Dj-performer of the night!!
He said that usually he also wears costumes.. !
Kind of a crazy dude but a true professional..

Steadicam by Fotis Vlachakis.
Photographer – Antonis Kekidakis

njoy,

Lee

2 comments

October 30, 2009 - 13:21

maria Lee pragmatika den exw logia!!!!!!!!! mas exeis afhsei anaudous.yperoxh douleia…perimenw me anypomonhsia to oloklhrwmeno dvd…thanks for everything….maria orestiada(nyfh)

October 28, 2009 - 15:14

ALani Trelaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa kai thn exoume mpoliki

Konstantinos & Maria – a greek wedding (the intro)

Maria had a traditional “the night before the wedding” party in front of her house.
Although we were invited as guests i couldnt resist not to take a few shots.

Just finished this edit a while ago,
this is the intro video for their final dvd.
more will follow soon.

stay tuned and njoy,

Lee

2 comments

November 12, 2009 - 17:33

Spiros Shizakis Πως φαινεται οταν καποιος εχει ορεξη και αγαπαει τη δουλεια του….

October 25, 2009 - 08:35

Vasilis Άφωνος!
Your comment was a bit too short. Please go back and try again.
Άφωνος

Giannis & Anastasia -A greek photoshoot (2dg remix)

I’ve been wanting for quite some time to try something like this,
Giannis & Anastasia had an amazing Next day location photoshoot.
The soundtrack of this clip is a mixture of 3 different tracks,
i want to dedicate the first one to someone very close to my heart..!!

Photography by Dimitris Andritsos

Njoy,

Lee

14 comments

December 9, 2009 - 07:59

Sharrone Calafiore Loved this so much Lee!
The bride holding the sunburst and the music was killer!

November 9, 2009 - 12:47

athanasia einai YPEROXOOO!!!!!!!!!!! mpravo h kaluterh epilogh!!!!!!!!!! emeina afonh!!!!!!!! sugxarithria..!!

November 5, 2009 - 04:47

voula chris Eiste theoi!!!Den yparxei!!Entypwsiasthka pragmatika!!!! Einai poly kinhmatografika – kai ta dyo videakia – apsoga kai me teleia mousikh!!!

October 26, 2009 - 02:32

Anna Nazou ρε γαμωτο…δε το χορταινω αυτο το teaseraki…

October 25, 2009 - 12:00

Stavroula Αναστασια τελειο το βιντεο! Ειστε καταπληκτικοι κ οι δυο! Εχετε ξεπερασει καθε προσδοκια! Σταυρουλα-Φανη-Νικος!

October 21, 2009 - 12:00

palmyra/seven8films haaa..eyxaristw re padelako..me siginises..
poli endiaferon to mix…kala gia to video de tha milisw kan perito..

October 21, 2009 - 09:52

john traganidas nice work …..

October 19, 2009 - 03:57

Euripides Moudanidis H kinimatografikh sou kai to montaz tou hxou tromerooooo!!
Ti alo na pw, katapliktikh doulia fule mou Pantelh

Evro

October 19, 2009 - 03:13

Anna Nazou Lee, foverooo !!!! de borw na perimenw!!!

October 18, 2009 - 04:18

cornilia lee , really inspired….
the beging of the clip..no comments…..
(keep going-that was my first words when i meet u if u can remember that)

October 18, 2009 - 03:01

Spiros Zaharakis Bravo Lee, Τρελανες κοσμο παλι.

October 17, 2009 - 15:32

george pahountis πολυ καλο!
φοβερα τα πλανα σου στην αρχη!!
Μπραβο ρε φιλε.

October 17, 2009 - 10:28

2dgstyle ΟΛΑ ξεκινανε απο το τι σου δινει το ζευγαρι …!!!
Σας ευχαριστω για την υπομονη και την πολυ καλη σας διαθεση.

October 17, 2009 - 10:18

anastasia Ενταση,,,,,Συναίσθημα,,,,, Πάθος,,,,, Παιχνίδι,,,,, Ρομαντισμός,,,,,
Έχεις ξεπεράσει κάθε μας προσδοκία

Giannis & Anastasia – greek wedding video

I know that someone is waiting for this video for quite some time now…
So after a dozen of emails , the first clip is finally here!!

Wedding Photographer: Dimitris Andritsos

njoy,

Lee

3 comments

October 17, 2009 - 08:37

anastasia Δεν έχω λόγια… ότι και να πω θα είναι λίγο μπροστά σε αυτό που μας έκανες να αισθανθούμε βλέποντας το βίντεο του γάμου μας,,,,,, Μας συγκίνησες πολύ
Έχεις μοναδικό ταλέντο
Χαιρόμαστε που θα αναβιώνουμε εκείνες τις στιγμές
σαν να ήταν χθες,,,,, ΓΙΑ ΠΑΝΤΑ
Σε ευχαριστούμε από καρδιάς

October 16, 2009 - 12:55

antonis the backlit bride coming in focus and the ring shots, did it for me in this one… kudos!!

October 16, 2009 - 02:58

cornilia lee nice!!
the song is one of my favorites
beautiful..

Konstantinos – a greek baptism teaser

8 comments

October 29, 2009 - 05:04

Κατερίνα Ανυπομονώ για την συνέχεια 🙂

October 12, 2009 - 08:02

Aglaia Mia vaftisi paramy8enia kai ena mwro koukli. Ftou sas familia Vanaroudaioi!!!

October 12, 2009 - 04:41

Mommy M. Το εντυπωσιακό είναι ότι έχεις πιάσει από τη λήψη στιγμές που δεν τις θυμάμαι καν – μια κίνηση, ένα βλέμμα, ένα κάτι – και τις έχεις εντάξει αβίαστα στο πλάνο σα φυσική συνέχεια. Την τεχνική δεν έχω τις γνώσεις να την κρίνω, απλά τη θεωρώ απαραίτητη (και στη δική σου περίπτωση δεδομένη!) ως εργαλείο. Όμως το συναίσθημα που βγάζεις, το ζω… και το απολαμβάνω. Όταν βλέπω το αποτέλεσμα, αναβιώνω τη μέρα – αυτό είναι το μαγικό στη δουλειά σου Lee!

October 11, 2009 - 14:42

Mommy M. Sigura to ‘iliko’ itan telio ala i epeksergasia tu Lee opos panta aristurgimatiki! Ean afto itan “mono” to teaser, ti na perimenume gia ti sinexia?!?!?! Lee, exo dosi idi ta stixia su se 2 filus mono apo afto to mikro digma. Apla s’euxaristume…!

October 11, 2009 - 10:52

elli yperoxo video kai uperoxo mwro!

October 11, 2009 - 10:03

elli mipws na ginei montelo??lew na skeftoume polu sovara…theos o mpempoulakos!

October 11, 2009 - 10:03

Rena Very tasteful me ekpliktikh dosh retro!

October 11, 2009 - 07:59

Vasilis Ωραία ζεστά χρώματα.

Maximos – a greek baptism

2 comments

October 10, 2009 - 15:04

2dgstyle Η μουσικη επιλογη δεν γινεται ποτε τυχαια.
Παντα εχει καποια σχεση με το ζευγαρι και συνηθως ειναι κατι το οποιο ακουσα την ημερα του γαμου ή της βαπτισης.

October 8, 2009 - 10:45

Vasilis Ποιτικό όπως όλες σου οι δουλειές.Αναρωτιέμαι τυχαίνει ποτέ να σου παραπονεθεί πελάτης γιατί δεν του έβαλες κάτι από καρτούν ή παιδικά τραγούδια αντί για τη μουσική που χρησιμοποιείς ;

Panagiotis & Christina -greek wedding teaser

What seemed to be a difficult day for all us thanks to the greek primeminister’s speech in the center square of Thessaloniki,
ended up giving us beautiful images in a very relaxed environment .

I hope Panagiotis didnt have a hangover the next day..!!

Heres to one of the most interesting couple i had the pleasure to work with,

enjoy

3 comments

October 6, 2009 - 11:53

vasilis k. τα πλάνα είναι πολύ καλά
το edit είναι πολύ καλό
η μουσική είναι πολύ καλή

ξεκίνησες μάλλον νέα σχολή για την εικονοληψία Γάμων

συγχαρητήρια κοίτα μπροστά

κοίτα μπροστά

October 6, 2009 - 04:04

2dgstyle Παντα 2 ατομα καλυπτουμε την τελετη και απλα τρεχουμε…!!!
Το γεγονος οτι κανω πολυ παρεα με φωτογραφους και γενικα παρακουλουθω εικονες απο ολο τον κοσμο με εχει βοηθησει πολυ στο να εξελιξω το καδρο μου.

October 3, 2009 - 12:21

Vasilis Απορώ πως βρίσκεις το χρόνο μέσα στην ροή της εξέλιξης του μυστηρίου να τραβάς τόσο καλλιτεχνικά πλάνα.Είναι σαν να παγώνεις το χρόνο.Φαντάσου να ήσουνα φωτογράφος τι θα βλέπαμε!

Violeta – a greek baptism

4 comments

October 14, 2009 - 17:15

Spiros Zaharakis Δεν εχω διαβασει πιο ακυρο σχολιο απο αυτο του Nemian…

October 3, 2009 - 12:15

Vasilis Μέχρι στιγμής δεν βρήκα άλλο βιντεογράφο να βγάζει τόσο συναίσθημα ,συνέχισε την καλή δουλειά.Είσαι πηγή έμπνευσης.

October 2, 2009 - 16:42

2dgstyle simfono oti i texniki einai to ergalio tis texnis.
Min ksexnas omos oti kathe anthropos exi diaforetiki texniki.

Ektos apo kapoia aspromavra plana,
oti alo vlepis exi dimiourgithi apo tin lipsi kai oxi sto post.

Lee

October 2, 2009 - 15:20

Nemian H psifiakh texnologia mas edose polla paixnidia gia na anava8mizoume to epipedo ths douleias mas. Oxi omws na ftanoume kai sto epipedo h texnikh na antika8ista thn texnh h to senario.
Pragmatika endiaferonta plana kai texnotropia, omws mexri ekei. Sto synolo tous miazoun perissotero me music video clip para me auto pou 8a eprepe. O monter sto post val8hke na efarmwsei ola ta effects pou ema8e les kai 8a htan h teleutaia tou douleia, pragma pou kourazei mperdeuei kai katastrefei th roh.

H texnikh einai to ergaleio ths texnhs.

Thanasis & Vicky -greek wedding teaser

Wish there were words to describe what happened last night…

how about a teaser?
njoy,

Lee

9 comments

September 29, 2010 - 17:01

2dgstyle I’m an Adobe premiere kind of guy currently on CS5.
I only edit weddings that i’ve shot for many reasons.

thank you for you comments.

Lee

September 29, 2010 - 14:55

Marit Kyriakide Hi Lee, do you film the weddings yourself? or only the montage?? can I be bold and ask which programme you use?.. I amjust very impressed.. love your work.!

September 23, 2009 - 02:43

VOATfilms Lee φοβερος οπως πάντα! Μην ακούς κανένα! Ζηλεύουν αυτό είναι όλο! Μακάρι να μπορουσα να δουλεψω για σενα (ξερεις, να σου κουβαλαω τους φακους , κανενα καφε και τετοια , χαχα!) και ΄ισως μαθω και λίγα πραματα! Αιτήσεις δέχεσαι? 🙂 (seriusly!)

Θάνος
Θεσσαλονικη.

Keep rocking man!

September 21, 2009 - 15:29

2dgstyle Hey John,
dont think you can put a price tag in something that you do from your heart!
“Many” is something that i’m still working on..

thank you for stopping by,

Lee

September 21, 2009 - 14:44

John Botenam Great video great feeling great lee as always but how much does this really cost?
How do you value your work and how many people are willing to pay for this work.
“Many” you’d answer “otherwise I wouldnt do it” right?
Right.
But I was just wondering…

The stillmotion effect group.

September 14, 2009 - 07:08

cornilia NICE FEELING LEE ..
BRAVO!
U DONT HAVE TO TELL LIGHTSECRETS
; )
LET THEM IMAGINE…

September 13, 2009 - 13:40

george pahountis great shots and editing!

September 13, 2009 - 13:24

2dgstyle είναι η Βίκυ κατω απο ενα φωτιστικό spot….!!!

Lee

September 13, 2009 - 13:19

Antonis Τα “σκοτεινα” πλανα με τη νυφη (η μηπως ηταν σκετο το νυφικο…?) ειλικρινα με αφησαν με το στομα ανοιχτο… ’nuff said…

Dimitris & Dora-Greek wedding teaser

Just came back from another amazing weekend.

This time we went to Arta to shoot my fellow videographers wedding.

Dimitris is the co-owner of wedmoments.gr and a big fan of Metallica…!!

Thank you Dimitri and Dora for your warm hospitality ,we had an amazing time .

njoy,

Lee

2 comments

September 8, 2009 - 14:14

Kostas Lee & Fotis (steady) kataplitika paidia se ola, h doyleia fainetai super, krima poy tin epomeni imera imoyn apon…

September 7, 2009 - 08:00

Dimitris Mantalias Lee, the teaser is as good as we expected it to be, and that means superb! Thanks again for being there! (The groom)

Gerry & Jessica- a 2dg style water teaser

after that amazing time we had in Kefalonia with Gerry, Jessica and everyone else(special thanks to the Liberatos family for their great hospitality and of course a special thanks to the 2 of the craziest best-men a wedding could possible have-Number 1 my friend!!!).

I couldnt resist not make a small water teaser for this amazing couple,

if you want to watch in HD quality just click the link below the image.

njoy,
Lee

2 comments

September 6, 2009 - 12:57

2dgstyle thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your wonderful wedding.

Lee

September 4, 2009 - 06:25

Jessica I cannot believe how fortunate we are to have had you and your amazing talent capture the most important day of our lives. Your work never ceases to amaze us and words cannot express our thanks to you.

~Gerasimos and Jessica

Steve & Evgenia-wedding teaser

This is why i LOVE filming traditions,
njoy

Lee

5 comments

September 9, 2009 - 12:38

Sharrone Calafiore Spectacular Lee!
It’s amazing how so much emotion can be packed into 1 minute! Love this piece
!

September 2, 2009 - 03:40

adonis Never underestimate the power of the granny.

September 1, 2009 - 16:48

Spiros Zaharakis This is going to be another amazing 2dgstyle video that will bring everyone in tears as usual. I wouldn’t expect anything less from you anyway.

Bravo Lee for one more time.

September 1, 2009 - 16:08

george pahountis very promising…I can not wait to see the rest mr lee

September 1, 2009 - 15:47

Steve and Evgenia What can we say?!! We’re speechless.. We’ve watched the teaser countless times and every time it fills us with the same emotions that we experienced on the day. Your work is truly amazing!

Lidia-a greek baptism

how would you feel when in a room full of emotions?
Wonderwall…!!!
i love this version,
njoy

Lee

1 comment

August 21, 2009 - 16:53

Terry Taravella Absolutely, incredibly touching and beautiful.

2dg style reads Refocus

Recently a very interesting book was published -REFOCUS authored by Ron and Tasra Dawson.

For aspiring and established professionals alike, Refocus: Cutting-Edge Strategies to Evolve Your Video Business gives you what you need to know to start, run, and grow a successful videography business. From the solo freelancer to the mom-and-pop shop and corporate video producer, each will benefit from the inspirational lessons and detailed, practical advice offered by two well-known industry leaders.

2dgstyle is mentioned for his Wedfact award winning Baptism video

Refocus: Cutting-Edge Strategies to Evolve Your Video Business is published by Peachpit Press

for more info about Refocus

I had the change of reading a few pages and i must admit that this book will be a very useful tool for a lot of people.

Lee

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