Is this what wedding ceremonies will look like in the future? One video that has gone viral in Indonesia showed a bride and groom carrying on with their wedding plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of a green screen to bring celebrations to life.
A number of clips taken from a virtual marriage ceremony was uploaded to Twitter by cinematographer Anggun Adi AKA Goenrock earlier today. The posted video was a screen recording of Instagram stories by Alleya Wedding Center, a Yogyakarta-based bridal kebaya rental and make-up vendor.
Virtual wedding di Jogja. Resepsi & shooting di studio dengan dikelilingi green screen. Background langsung di-replace live dan di-streamingkan. 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/IrfUWDhlsY
— Anggun Adi | IG: @goenrock (@goenrock) May 11, 2020
“A virtual wedding in Jogja. The reception and shooting was conducted inside the studio surrounded by a green screen. The background was replaced live and [the whole thing] was live streamed,” Goenrock wrote in the tweet.
The video above shows the Ijab kabul (wedding solemnization) ceremony and a virtual reception. However, it wasn’t actually a real wedding, but a video dummy made by a creative agency called GM Production.
“Two or three weeks ago, we were challenged to give a creative idea to revive the creative industry amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of them being a virtual wedding,” Yurry Apreto, the agency’s director, told Kumparan.
Yurry claimed that he came up with the virtual wedding concept. He then offered the idea to several local wedding organizers, talents, and other crew members to bring the concept to life. The video was then shot in the agency’s office, with all crew members and talents obeying health protocols, including wearing face masks.
It took them two-and-a-half hours to shoot the entire virtual wedding.
“The challenge was that we attempted to present a solemn, emotional moment from the wedding reception. Alhamdulillah (praise God) we got it. It turned out amazing,” Yurry continued.
Yurry said that the virtual wedding concept seeks to offer a solution to couples who are unable to further delay their wedding plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.