It started out as just an idea that while on our vacation to the Philippines I was going to pop the question. The plan was to simply get video of the actual proposal itself and her reaction and call it a day. Quickly after coming to that decision I somehow stumbled on another video that someone had done that pushed me to make a proposal video in addition to filming her reaction.
So I kicked things off trying to recruit some help. I had a quick coffee meeting with a busy of mine who had done sound projects in the past as well as another friend I thought could run a second camera for me. Once those two were on board I recruited her mother and began the process of scheduling the family members for the interviews and location.
The proposal video ended up being a lot more work than I anticipated. Primarily because I was doing most of the work around it. Organizing, filming, directing, editing etc. I did have help from a few of my friends during the filming phase which helped a lot, but I can understand now why films generally are broken out into so many roles.
A huge thanks to those who participated in the film both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Without you this would not have been possible to pull off.