As you know, it was my 16th birthday on Monday and I am having my party on Saturday and can’t wait to see you there!!
What you probably don’t know is, we have invited the team from Music Wedding Videos to film everyone enjoying the day, singing, dancing and generally having a great time to the song ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ by Will Smith
Here is the song we’ve chosen for you to get familiar with it …
How this works is, the guys will be equipped with printed lyrics and speakers on the day; they’ll be looking for volunteers to singalong to a couple of lines from the track on camera. They’ll then turn the footage into a music video of the wedding day. Don’t worry too much about learning all the words as as we mentioned they’ll have some printed on the day and after playing a short section of the song a couple of times you’ll soon pick it up.
You’ll have a few go’s at getting it right, and they’re pretty good at editing to make you look awesome. Your singing voice doesn’t matter either because they’re not going to use the audio – the real song will be played over the video footage of you singing along.
If you’re really up for it, feel free to learn a line or two from the song (or even the whole thing)…
The lyrics are included on that version so, if you want to, you can rehearse them to perfection! Alternatively there is a link to the lyrics here too – http://www.lyrics007.com/Will%20Smith%20Lyrics/Fresh%20Prince%20Lyrics.html
(The lyrics are also shown at the bottom of this page…)
How up for it are you?
Mad for it!
OK, so you fancy yourself as a bit of a performer or a pop-star in another life?
Here’s what you can do:
- Watch the video
- Learn the lyrics
- Practice in front of the mirror
- Choreograph a dance routine
- Get together with some like-minded guests to do something as a group
We are looking for people to (willingly) come forward beforehand to be given specific lines to learn, and we will then forward everyone their own lyrics to perfect 🙂 If any of you do want to perform something special, please let us know or contact the MWV guys at email@example.com so they can plan it into the shoot.
Happy to get involved on the day
Here’s what we recommend:
- Watch the video
- Try to learn at least one or two lines from the song
- Grab the MWV guys on the day and let them know you want to get involved
A little bit camera-shy
We realise some people either don’t feel super comfortable in front of cameras, especially video cameras. Don’t worry – the MWV guys are very sensitive to this and won’t force you to get involved if you don’t feel comfortable. But if it’s not too painful, we do hope you can at least give us a smile or a wave so that we can remember you on our special video. And remember – if it’s your singing voice you’re worried about, they don’t actually use that in the final video – you’re just miming along to the real song. Here’s what we recommend:
- Don’t worry too much about learning the lyrics
- On the day, see if you’re in the right mood. If not, just let the MWV guys know if you’d prefer to just be an ‘extra’ without performing, or if you don’t want to be in the video at all.
We think this is a really fun way to record and re-live our big day for years to come and hope you’ll all get involved in some way.
Still not sure how this works?
Here are a couple of examples of a finished video from previous weddings once they have been edited and effects have been put on…
Jessi and Loran’s ‘Time Warp’ USA video
Chelsea and Buzz – On The Floor by J-Lo
- Glamorous birthday girl – Check
- Beautiful Location – Check
- Awesome dancing and singing – that’s where you come in
Let’s make this a party video to remember!
PS Remember, if anyone wants to do anything specific then please contact us or Kev at Music Wedding Videos at firstname.lastname@example.org
PPS Here are those lyrics…
“Fresh Prince “
Now this is a story all about how
My life got flipped turned upside down
So I’d like to take a minute just siting right here
Ill tell you how I became a prince of a town called Bel air
In West Phillidelpia born and raised
Where the playground is whereI spent most of my days
Chillin out maxin and relaxin all cool
And shootin some b-ball outside of the school
Where a couple of guys they were up to no good
Started making trouble in the neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said you re moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel air
I begged and pleaded with a day after day
But she packed my suit case and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket
I put my walkman on and said might as welll kick it
First class yo this is bad
Drinkin orange juice out of a champain glass
Is this what the people of Bel-air life like
Hmmmmmmm this might be alright
But wait I hear a frenchie Bushwa an all the
Is this the kind of place that they would send this cool cat
I dont think so Ill see when I get there
So I hope they re prepared for the prince of Bel-air
Well ah the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude looked like a cop standin there with my name out
I aint tryin to get aressted yet I just got here
So I sprang with the quickness like lighting and disappeared
I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The liscened plate said Fresh and had a dice in the mirror
If any thing I could say that this cab was rare
I thought man forget it you ho to Bel-air
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
A I yelled to the cabbie yo ho smell you later
Looked at at my kingdom I was finally there
To sit on my throne at the prince of Bel-air