Hey folks - I've just wrapped up my most recent major project, which was a 40 minute vid of my cousin's wedding. While I'm ashamed to admit how much time went into it, I can tell you that I ended up breaking the triple-digit mark for hours. Much of that time was spent learning how to make some of the effects in After Effects that I wanted. There was also quite a bit of "fix" work - I was the best man, so much of my footage was shot by other people, lots of audio problems, etc.
Here is the first After Effects portion - I welcome your criticism, and I'm sorry to say that I hope you folks appreciate it much more than its initial audience did.
YouTube - Justin and Ashley's Wedding Intro
More info: The photographer was decent, but not professional - this left me with an unfortunately small number of viable photos. The people were extracted from the background using photoshop, and the backgrounds behind them were recreated in photoshop as well. These files were brought into after effects for motion treatment and arrangement to music. The final animation was created using a custom-made panorama shot and plenty of keyframes. The first scene of the movie begins shortly after the title fades - the camera pans to another photo in the pile which begins a montage with a new song.