Why is your company called 5 Star?

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I get this question every so often during bridal shows and would like to blog the story. Family means everything to me and calling my company 5 Star is a way to keep a family legacy alive. My mother started a business 25 years ago while laying in the swimming pool down the street from our house. After a few …

Love story questions / save the date film

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HOW FUN IS THIS! It’s probably the one time in your life where a story will be 100% about you and your fiance. Here are the typical questions that are asked. I suggest you copy and paste it to a Google Doc and answer each one. Practice and work with your partner on how you’ll answer them and really take …

To 4K or not to 4K?

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4K TV’s are coming down in price and LED* 1080p* TV’s are the norm anymore. Then there’s talk of 8K* being the next 4K* that was once 2K. Yes it’s the old VHS vs BETA vs LASERDISC argument all over. I have friends working on 360 degree cameras, know people working on 8k cameras. It will never end so I …

Why hire a videographer for your wedding?

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So there’s 100’s of websites out there with this topic. Why should you read this one? I’m a photographer, film maker and artist… So I’m not trying to “sell” you on a wedding video, just like to have a conversation with you. Though wedding videographers spend a crazy amount of money on equipment and have to be able not just …

WIN A FREE WEDDING PACKAGE CAMPAIGN – RULES AND REGULATIONS

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To win for the current year please refer to date matrix below. If your wedding is in 2017, entries will be accepted up until 3/12/2017. Winner will be announced 3/15/2017. If your wedding is in 2018, entries will be accepted up until 3/12/2018. Winner will be announced 3/15/2018. If your wedding is in 2019, entries will be accepted up until …

What is your style and storytelling approach?

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It all starts with the consultation. If you want a documentary* approach which we typically get asked to do, we stay in the background out of the way. Over the years some of my favorite comments from bride and grooms were, “I don’t remember you getting that shot or even being there for that, how did you do it?” or …

How many weddings have you filmed?

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7 years ago I left the wedding video business to go to film school overseas. Before that for 6 years I ran Five Star Wedding Videos where I shot over 100 weddings. Aside from the 100 weddings I filmed and attending film school overseas, I’ve also photographed over 30 weddings. From Hawaii to Jamaica, I’ve traveled from Hawaii to Jamaica …

What kind of equipment will you be using? How do you handle sound and lighting?

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We only use the professional equipment. My first love is cameras, I’ve worked with ARRI, RED and more, but those would be overkill for a wedding and hard to handle on the run so I’ve carefully chosen our cameras to produce comparable. I have LED lights for low-light situations and I work carefully with the photographer not to intrude on …

What is your editing process?

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The editing process starts before and during shooting. I like to get a feel for what brides and grooms like, what kind of movies, what they looked for in a photographer, and what family members MUST be in the film. I try to piece each wedding together shortly after shooting it while it’s still fresh in my mind. Since my …

What about your drone?

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This is really new to the industry and they are becoming more popular . I bring my drone to every wedding but can’t promise it will be used. There are too many factors; like wind, trees, guests, nearby airports, etc.I can only make the decision when I’m there onsite. Please feel free to call or email me and ask me …