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❤ 5 Reasons your Cinematographer is Worth it

5. Investing in Your Memories

 Houston Oaks Country Club, TX

Houston Oaks Country Club, TX

When the sun sets on one of the most amazing celebrations of your life with your new family... the cake stales, the flowers droop, and you receive those still moments... what do you have that shares your spirit? Memories are alive, vibrant, exciting. Photographs are amazing, but they don't tell the whole story. This film will be around for generations to come. 20 years from now, you and your family will still be watching this film.

4. Quality - Cameras

 Shawn Caple capturing live moments

Shawn Caple capturing live moments

Your film is going to last lifetimes. Technology has gone far beyond Standard definition, and High Definition is beautifully attainable, but your cinematographer (videographer)'s cameras and lens' are what create the cinematic dynamic. Cameras are incredibly important for the quality of your film. We use cameras that are great in low light, which is key for every aspect of your affair. Sometimes churches and always receptions have very low light. Not only are they great in low light, but they are also very compact DSLRs making our captures so much easier. With lighter smaller cameras we're able to capture every moment without hesitation.

We are also constantly investing in new technology, allowing us to have more incredible options and ability to capture beautifully dynamic shots. From the Glidecam pictured above to our sliders for our beautiful reveal moments, we want to tell your love story in pure cinematic style. In fact, We just got a mini copter for our camera so that we can film amazing aerials. This kind of technology takes time and dedication to be comfortable which is why not a lot of Cinematographers or videographers have the option. It is important to us to create + capture amazing moments.

3. Quality - Lens'

 Old camera... Awesome lens

Old camera... Awesome lens

More important than the cameras are the lens's. We have the best cine lens' available. Cameras are constantly being upgraded and new cameras come out every year, but lens' last lifetimes. It's the glass that gives you that cinematic look in terms of the depth of field and how the picture is captured in the camera. Our lens' are amazing, making your memories movie quality.

2. Memories That Last Forever

 Alex in her Grandmother's dress from 1959

Alex in her Grandmother's dress from 1959

Your Cinematographer is dedicated to creating a Love Story that will last forever. That includes the technology being used to put the media on. Hard drives and Flash drives are the best forms of storage for your media because not only is it safest for your film, but it is also is the easiest way to share your media on other forms of storage. 

We always make sure we use extra recorders when we film our events. Vows and speeches capture important moments during your wedding. Often we see just music video type films, but no sound, no speeches...no vows. Our style highlights your story. Every story is unique because of those deliveries, covering it with a music video is cheap, takes less skill, and definitely loses a lot of the substance from your love story.

1. Legal Everything

 Kelli + Mikey get their Happily Ever After

Kelli + Mikey get their Happily Ever After

So many times we watch other films for inspiration and are disappointed when we hear music that we know was not copyrighted to be used in the film. We all have the access to the perfect music to create your love story and all of the copyrights can be purchased for the film. When we see films that do not take that extra step, those companies are not only risking their own businesses, but they are also risking the films that were created in their names. In short, if they get caught using music illegally, you no longer have a wedding film online to share with your family, or you risk that cinematographer going out of business before your film is done due to legal implications. Definitely not worth it.