I love weddings and always feel very privileged to be attending the weddings I film. It’s an honour that I aim to repay by doing whatever I can to make your wedding film the best it can possibly be.
Having filmed scores of weddings over the past decade I feel I understand how they work, and how to be in the right place at the right time to get the perfect shots. I also appreciate that generally people hate having a camera pointing at them, so I keep in the background and film from a distance so people rarely even notice I am there.
If you read through my testimonials you will see a recurring theme – “our guests didn’t even know you were there” – for me that’s the ultimate accolade.
Established in 1985, the IOV is the leading trade association for professional videographers in the UK and Ireland.
Each member agrees to act in accordance with a Code of Practice, and to strive to maintain the highest levels of production competence and professionalism in their work.
To achieve Master Membership members will have passed a written exam to demonstrate a good understanding of video production techniques, and then submitted an example of their work for assessment by a panel of experts.
The panel will assess various aspects of the production including Titles & Graphics, Camerawork & Lighting, Sound, Post Production and Overall Production Quality. If the panel find that the video is of a standard that reflects a common level of production competence (rated 70% or higher), Master Membership is awarded.
10 Reasons NOT to have your wedding filmed
Perhaps you are not sure if you want the most important day of your lives filmed at all. I speak to hundreds of couples at wedding fairs each year, and many of them tell me they don’t want a video, for various reasons. Here are 10 of the most common, along with some thoughts that may help you decide.
The Wedding Industry Awards
This year I was entered in the Wedding Industry Awards again, and reached the final 7 in the London and South East region, which is by far the largest and toughest region in the country. The awards are decided purely on the votes cast by the brides and grooms I have filmed during the year, and I am very thrilled to be able to show the average scores (out of 10) that they have given me for the various aspects of my service – thank you all so much for these scores, I am so pleased that you are so happy with my work!
Average Voter Scores (marks out of 10)
|Ability of your videographer to understand, interpret and realise your vision and ideas.||9.94|
|Quality of expertise, advice and guidance received from your videographer.||9.81|
|Quality of customer service and communication received from your videographer.||10|
|Your videographer’s personal presentation and their ability to understand and fit into your wedding.||9.88|
|Quality of your videographer’s web presence (web site, facebook etc).||9.69|
|Coverage, delivery and quality of the finished film.||10|
|Value for money.||9.88|
As well as a quantitative assessment, voters are invited to add qualitative comments such as this:
“Scoring 100 is an honest and fair reflection on Martin’s dedication and outstanding expertise. With all the stress that comes with organising a wedding, Martin was a breath of fresh air with his approach and ability to capture every single magical moment of our wedding. Thank you Martin!”
More comments can be found at in my testimonials section found here.