My name is Joel Kling, and (Edge Fog films) is my little film co. that I originally formed as (Something Blü films) in ’09 while based in Los Angeles. I have since relocated my studio to the Napa valley above a small wine cellar (of course). Edge Fog films was created to cater solely to weddings and live events throughout California and the world.
Edge fog means a couple different things; the literal definition harkens back to an era where film was held and edited by hand. “Edge fog” is the exposure of raw light along the edge of film. It only occurred during the handling of film in physical form and reminds me that it continues to be a craft that requires true artisanship and cultivation. Having relocated to Napa, I’m fortunate to bare witness to magnificent weather patterns, including blankets of fog rolling across the hills of Soda Canyon at dawn. The invocation of nature in the phrase edge fog, continuously reminds me of the source of one of life’s greatest inspirations.
Finally, the juxtaposition of the two words appeals to me in that, one indicates clean lines, boarders and structure. The other is completely formless, floating and ethereal. The art of filmmaking is like that. It has structure and rules, which enable us to capture magic and create moving images from what was previously formless.
I live with my wife Natalie, (who joined Edge Fog in '14) sons, Killian and Colton in a quaint cottage on a small ranch where we work to educate our kids, try our hands at homesteading skills, and make little movies about love. Family is such an important part of our lives and so we feel privileged to be invited into families through my work with Edge Fog films. We look forward to meeting you and yours very soon.