Top notch digital cinematography for weddings, events and web video production. Aloha. Welcome to Kauai Video Productions.
We formulated this site to show examples of our video craftsmanship right from this home page. We use digital 35mm cameras to paint our frames with color, absence of color, light, shadow, and accurately mixed audio.
We film weddings…we also film documentaries, shorts, TV spots, even movies … we film in Kauai…we film on the mainland.
The video below is an example of our general video production
Do you know that dolly or slider shots (like in the video below) add a special dimension to wedding videos. These type of shots require a 2nd videographer.
Here's a tip: Don't try and do the wedding video yourself — a message that comes from so many brides after the fact.
In the real estate business there's a saying: location, location, location, location. In the wedding video business, it's editing, editing, editing! And guess what? It usually takes us no longer than 2 weeks to deliver our wedding films. We'll send you an e-mail informing you that your video is ready to download in full HD from our cloud storage.
We offer a choice of edited wedding videos or non-edited. Editing is where the hours are consumed and where the expense climbs. The editing is also where, as video craftsman, we create the movie experience. But if you're on a really tight budget, you might want to consider the unedited option. You can always have your wedding video edited months or even years down the road.
Top video: Beach wedding, 3 cameras, at the St. Regis. Middle wedding video: in the sunset hour, at one of Kauai's most famous and spectacular beaches, something special happened.
Directly above: it was a half mile hike, a sweltering summer day, she wore a very long, flowing wedding dress, and with all of her wedding guests in tow, she trekked down to a spectacular hideaway beach. This is what this this bride went through to make her wedding day absolutely unforgettable. Elope wedding video with extras (additional videographer) Select deals HERE
Local weddings Kamaʻāina rates - ask us. Same sex couples welcome.
Your wedding is an extraordinary moment in your life. Months, maybe even years, have gone into the planning: the dress, rings, invitation lists, venue, table seatings, and so much more. Then, when the day finally comes, you and your spouse and your family and friends will experience so many emotions. There will be excitement and laughter and tears and flashbulbs, and the day will race by—you might even feel like you're in a fog, catching mere glimpses of your own wedding. How many times have I heard a bride say: "I truly don't remember that bit, I'm so glad you caught in on video."
Although based in Kauai, we often film on the mainland. For the kind of craftsmanship we provide, you might be surprised to learn that we offer very inexpensive rates by the hour as low as $150.
In this wedding documentary below, filmed in Hanalei town and the luxurious St. Regis hotel in Princeville, Kauai, the wedding guests say what's on their mind. This is just 4 minutes out of an epic 90-minute wedding video.
The wedding (below) took place at a private residence along Hanalei Bay. A Kauai wedding video with a strong romantic storyline, this is definitely not your everyday wedding video. Once you watch the second half you'll see what I mean.
Beautiful love stories made by professional film-makers….
Intimate beach weddings, large events, simple, elaborate, edited, undedited, hybrid production, you name it, at Kauai Video Productions we preserve special moments so that you can watch them over and over.
Many couples planning their vows in the islands choose to only have their ceremony filmed. This is a wonderful keepsake. But sometimes, after the wedding, some of these couples wished that we'd filmed them getting ready, and taken shots of them strolling arm in arm along one of our sun dappled beaches in the sunset hour, etc. We don't have to be invasive to capture a few minutes showing how the wedding day really went down.
Your video is special not just to you, but also to us. We make certain that each of our wedding films is unique—yours will not be a cookie cutter type wedding video. While we like to film with multiple cameras so that gone-in-a-blink moments can be filmed from more than one perspective, we realize that budget is important, and magic can be obtained with a single camera.
Below: this wedding video filmed on the mainland has a designer crafted intro. We classify this a hybrid documentary.
We have many more videos for you to watch in our video galleries. Kauai Video Productions is who we are. It's where you find excellent video craftsmanship inexpensively, right here on the island of Kauai.
We always ask our clients about their stylistic preferences, but let's face it, all of us sometimes only know what we want when we see it, so aside from providing our clients with more than 30 demos to watch here on this website and on Vimeo, we've created a styles video to showcase some of the preferred "looks" in wedding videos. HERE: We could go on, but there's an old British proverb: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. So take a bite, I mean take a look at some of our videos…
Whether it's a large wedding, an eloping couple's wedding, local residents or mainland visitors, the crew at Kauai Video Productions will travel.
Kauai Wedding Video Samples. More in our GALLERY
When we film a wedding, we don't sit with the footage. We edit it right away, and notify you as soon as it's ready, usually in under two weeks. Then all you have to do is download it in full HD from our cloud storage.
Why choose a professional videographer?
In this age of portable communication devices what's the point of hiring a professional to video your wedding day when you can just tell guests, "pull out your phones and shoot like crazy?" The answer in two words: professional continuity. While the iPhone crowd will probably capture some outstanding video for you, don't be surprised if large sections of your wedding ceremony are missing or if the video has keepsake moments framed for shame: terrible composition, portrait (long) framing, fingers in the frame, shaky out-of-focus camera, just unusable stuff.
Having uncle Bill shoot video for you with his DSLR might be enough to fill in what's missing, but you're still going to need an editor to put together footage from numerous sources. The likelihood of receiving a crisp, professional looking wedding video with good sound is going to be slim, at best. While the do-it-yourself film craze is here to stay, the professional wedding videographer and the professional film-maker is not going to vanish anytime soon simply because of those two words: Professional continuity.
The advantage of having more than one videographer...
It is generally accepted that more than one photographer for a wedding is normal, even needed for a superbly photographed wedding day. Strangely, this axiom is often overlooked in videography. Yet the need for an additional videographer is equally, if not more, important. One camera videography is fine if your videographer is using a point-and-shoot video camera, and it's sometimes fine for intimate weddings but a single videographer cannot supply the kind of video coverage typical with multi-cameras. Two videographers with three and sometimes four cameras is the ideal combination.
We also film TV spots, shorts, documentaries, even feature films….
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