Video captures the sound, sight, and emotion of your wedding unlike any other medium and with the prices we offer it at, you cannot do better.
Video is photographed by our professional videographer using HD professional cameras, remote mic, edited in HD, with titles and wedding appropriate Hawaiian music, and presented on a Blu-Ray disk.
Videos are custom edited and include transitions, titles, and wedding appropriate Hawaiian music. Editing normally takes between 4 to 6 weeks. When completed, the disk is mailed. Postage is additional.
OK, so this is what we tell people who are thinking of video.
Video is a secondary service with photography being primary service and is considered a nice add-on.
All video is shot using natural light with the videographer making adjustments for lighting changes caused by clouds. Lighting priority is for the photographer but, also consider the videographer's needs.
The videographer puts the camera on a tripod for steadiness and for making smooth zooms and pans.
It can be noisy at the beach with the wind and waves so, we use remote lapel microphones for better voice and overall sound quality.
License and/or certificate signing, cake, toast, limo, etc. are all shot handheld for practicality, as are any dynamic scenic and romantic shots.
That's pretty much how it's shot. Our videographers also shoot weddings for their own local clients and for other services in the same way.
The video samples on this website use Apple QuickTime and because it's no longer supported, they may or may not work. None are shot in HD. We are working on converting our videos, until then, we appreciate your understanding.
Plus, we're not "Netflix". In order for a regular website to stream video over the interweb, video is compressed at a lower bit-rate or at an image size so small as to make it a poor representation. Even HD video will not be displayed at it's highest quality.
Given all of the above, and the fact that video samples on any website may not be as representative as watching an actual Blu-Ray disk in a player, and if video and not photography is your primary goal, ours may not be what you want i.e. a simple beach wedding with a video.
With that said, we like our videos, our clients like their videos as far as we know, and for the cost, ours are as good or better than any other beach wedding video service. You will not find better for those parameters.
The following are the versions we sell. Allow the video examples (below) to download. If it start/stops, give it another few minutes as your read about our options.
Have you ever been trapped watching a entire wedding video? You gotta admit, it can get kind of boring after 20-30 minutes LOL.
Our Express Movie is a movie short including the most important parts of your wedding and about 7-12 minutes in length. We shoot your ceremony, portrait session, and whatever else you're having (cake, toast, etc.), and edit it with wedding appropriate Hawaiian music, and your live audio.
Full Edit Movie
Our Full Edit Movie is a traditional movie of your ceremony event about 15 to 30 minutes long. We shoot your ceremony, selected shots of your portrait session, beach scenics, and whatever else you're having (cake, toast, limo, etc.), and edit it including wedding appropriate Hawaiian music, and your live audio.
"Please convey our thanks to the videographer. We really enjoyed the video. I missed a lot of the ceremony as it passed so fast. With the video, we have been able to enjoy it at our leisure with our family. He did a great job editing, it feels like we were back on the islands. Thanks, Alison".
"Thank you very much, this is perfect. We had a great day and couldn't have been any happier with the way things were done. We are very happy we chose to use your company and would thoroughly recommend you in the future, we would be happy to write a testimonial should you want one. We were wondering if there were any way possible to get a copy of the words that were said by the minister as there were lots of interesting bits that are not used in an English wedding and there was too much going on to take it all in and remember it at the time."
"That was a great ceremony, we wish we had video to record it, can we get a copy of the words?"
FYI: We don't have ceremonies written down and they are not "canned" ceremonies. Ceremonies are specific and personalized to each wedding. FYI: If it is cloudy and the ocean and sky are muted or bright white or you are under the shade of trees and not in direct sunlight, the sky and background of your video will have very little or no color at all (i.e. white). We don't see this as a problem simply because of the intent of having video is to focus upon the sights and sounds of your ceremony and important subject and events (i.e. you) and not the background. And having some cloudiness and even a slightly overcast sky is actually great for photos and video. With that said, if you desire otherwise, pick one of our sunny beach locations and hope for clear sunny sky :) Basically all locations are sunny except Waialae/Kahala where we prefer to place you under the trees. For a sunset ceremony, use Magic Island, Duke Kahanomoku or Ft. DeRussy (FYI: Like photography, we do not shoot into the sun for the ceremony.