IFA #7: Filmmaker Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures


Learn how they make those amazing wedding films over at Pacific Pictures.

I first became aware of Kevin Shahinian’s work while watching his presentation at Cine Summit. Kevin’s company Pacific Pictures specializes in ultra high end films for weddings however, I want to stay away from using a term like Wedding Videographer, because if you have seen Kevin’s work, it is truly inspiring. His company specializes not only in creating films that spotlight weddings, but also in creating short narrative films starring members of the wedding party along side real actors.

One of the things that stood out for me especially regarding indie filmmaking was Kevin’s description of shooting the short film Matroshka, where he shot almost everything on his own, including directing non-actors and running his own sound. Honestly, describing his work doesn’t do it justice. You need to check out his videos for yourself.

See more videos and articles on Pacific Pictures’ blog.

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Here are links to some of the gear Kevin uses.

(note: These aren’t affiliate links)


Canon 5D MkIII
Canon C100


Sanken COS-11D
Countryman B6
Olympus DM620

Drone Copter:

DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H2-3D 3-Axis Gimbal for Gopro



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