The shooting style of martinFILMS is easygoing and non-obtrusive, combining the approach of a documentary filmmaker with the eye of an artist to achieve a personal and cinematic film about your wedding day. Editing, creating a visual narrative, is a crucial part of the process. It isn't always taken into consideration, but how the story of your wedding day is told is so important. All of the footage taken that day will be great, but you might not want to sit through 3 hours of video. martinFILMS brings a great deal of editing experience and offers several options (varying in length) to create the perfect film about your wedding -- one that will be engaging and moving to watch.
The medium of film is different from photography in that it incorporates both audio and time. What this makes possible is that another generation can see how their grandparents danced on that day or that friends across the globe can tear up when they hear the maid of honor's toast.
One of the best investments that you can make is to have a film produced about your wedding day. It will become a precious and priceless heirloom for your family. Combining years of experience with artistic vision, martinFILMS will do its utmost to create this special film for you.martinFILMS offers packages, but they are merely a starting point for a conversation about your needs and budget for the production of your wedding film. The fee for a fully produced and edited wedding film starts at 2300.00. Please let us know more about your wedding plans so we can send you a custom quote. martinFILMS uses only high-end cameras like the Sony EX-1, a true HD Cinealta camera that performs very well in low light, so no worries about glaring lights during you reception. We also use the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR, which is an amazing camera enabling us to achieve a distinctive film-like quality. (If you would like to take full advantage of this camera, it is highly recommended that you have a 2nd videographer present for at least a few hours). There will be always wireless microphones to record those all-important vows and toasts.
No, we don't. Name any possible combination or location and martinFILMS has covered it. One of the best things about filming weddings is getting to know so much about the cultural diversity of the world we inhabit.Yes, indeed, and that should not even be a question since it should be a right. Yes, anywhere. We consider the Bay Area and the NYC metro as local.
I am a filmmaker. I grew up in Germany and received an MFA degree at the Art Academy in Braunschweig. In the early 1990's I moved to NYC to pursue my career as an artist. While working for high-end studios in NYC, I discovered that producing wedding films is a great thing to do.
I never looked back. Besides that, I have continued my own art practice and have worked on a wide variety of film and video projects as an editor, producer and director of photography.
Now I live in Oakland with my wife, Claire Daigle, who is a professor at the San Francisco Art Institute. When not editing and producing films, I enjoy riding my bike.