“TAKE THE JOURNEY”
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At Axiom Videography, we put forth great effort into creating a beautiful, stylish and authentic work of art. Our wedding films are short, powerful and emotional. Our goal is to tell YOUR STORY. But don’t take our word for it, watch one of our videos and see for yourself.
Welcome to San Francisco HD Wedding Videography [aka Robert Valdes Photo~Cinema]. Axiom Videography approaches every wedding as a collaboration. Good communication and working ‘in-concert’ with the client, planner, venue and everyone involved are paramount to the success of our videos. It’s just about making a great video, but rather, making the experience memorable for our clients. We employ cutting-edge cinema and editing methods as well as best of breed technologies that only a handful of videographers are capable of.
Our award-winning team [comprised of industry leader Robert Valdes and his hand selected team], embody the skill and expertise required to handle both large and small-scale weddings while providing the highest level of customer service and customer satisfaction to our clients.
We’re passionate about what we do, and thrive on delivering the most amazing wedding video to your home, mobile devices and online.
We’re bringing Wedding Videography into the 22st Century
With base of operations headquartered in Marin County, CA., we service the entire San Francisco Bay Area from Sacramento and Sonoma, all the way down to Santa Cruz and beyond. We also offer destination wedding packages as well as Worldwide coverage.
Filmed with a DIRECTOR’S FLAIR and edited to FEATURE FILM perfection…
Welcome to the FUTURE of wedding videography.
About the artist Robert Valdes: I am a San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Videographer with more than 25 years experience and over 1000 weddings filmed. I specialize in Powerful and Emotional Storytelling that puts an emphasis on Organic and natural video footage with unmatched editing and video post production. If you are having your wedding in or around the San Francisco Bay Area please consider me and contact me right away as I do get booked up very quickly.
I produce award winning Cinematic Wedding Films. My most popular films are the short, 2 minute Social Media Wedding Trailer, as well as the longer 6 minute Cinematic Highlight Wedding Video. I also produce CINEMATIC FEATURE FILMS, CINEMATIC RECAPS, SAME DAY EDITS and ENGAGEMENT VIDEOS and much, much more!
More about Axiom Videography….
Our experience filming weddings at many of the wedding venues and wedding sites in Northern California and more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area, make us a great choice as your trusted Wedding Videographer. We have worked with, and know personally many of the wedding planners and banquet managers at some of the top San Francisco Bay Area wedding venues.
This website features cinematic wedding videos and engagement videos of all shapes and sizes. Here you will find short trailers and highlights, Full Length Wedding Feature Films, Same Day Edits, behind the scenes, post wedding videos and all other cinematic videos filmed at various wedding venues in San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, San Jose, Sacramento, Marin County and beyond. We are able to incorporate one or all of the following into your wedding videography package. One Videographer, Two Videographers, Three Videographers, Same Day Edit, Day of edit, big screen projection, HD filming, HDV filming and DSLR filming. We also use wireless microphones and additional audio recording devices to enhance the sound and create the soundtrack of your wedding video.
We travel for destination weddings worldwide, as well as for more local destination weddings such as Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
You can contact us via telephone at 415-413-8541 or click here to contact us
Some of the most recent wedding venues we have worked at include Ruby Hill Golf Club, Fairmont Hotel, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Cliff House, Stanford Memorial Church, Brazilian Room, Claremont Hotel, Golden Gate Club, Nestldown, Wente Vineyards, Franciscan Winery, Yank Sing, Sebastiani Winery, Poppy Ridge, San Jose Country Club, Marin Country club and many more!
Some of our most recent wedding videos:
We have also filmed weddings at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, San Francisco City Club, San Francisco City Hall and the Intercontinental Hotel.
Another specialty we offer are Cultural, Traditional and multi-ethnic weddings. We film many Indian Weddings, American Weddings, Western Style Weddings, Middle Eastern Weddings, Arabic Weddings, Persian Weddings, Chinese Weddings, Greek Weddings & Jewish Weddings. We have filmed numerous South Indian weddings, North Indian Weddings, East Indian Weddings and am well experienced with the traditions of the Baraat, the Sangeet, the Tilak and the Mehendi. We have shot Hindu, Muslim, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali and Gujarati weddings.
Some of the more typical weddings that we film through out any particular wedding season are Traditional Korean Weddings, Asian weddings, Chinese weddings, Filipino weddings, Vietnamese Weddings and Catholic weddings. Here are some additional links for you.
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WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY, history in brief.
Wedding Videographer has been around for about 3 decades. But it really didn’t start taking off until the late 1980’s when video cameras started to become more portable and less cumbersome. Some of the earliest wedding videographers carried a Television Tube Video Camera, in addition to a VIDEO TAPE RECORDER, as the camera itself has no mechanism to record the picture. In the early 1990’s as video cameras became more compact and integrated with the video tape recorder, videotaping weddings became more prevalent. The earliest compact video cameras were not very good in low light, which meant that the videographer had to use bright lights in dimly lit reception halls and dark churches. Today, cameras are smaller, lighter and shoot in full HD.
STYLES OF WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY
Wedding Videography comes in many different styles, depending on how it is edited. And while the terms being used today are done so very loosely, we can give you a general idea of how the term is being used and how that applies to you and your wedding video.
Cinematic Style = Cinematic style generally refers to a video that is more M.O.S. or ‘montage on sound’. Very little real time video and audio is used. Videographers often use this style to streamline editing and make the video shorter. The editing tools available today are amazing and facilitate the creation of amazing cinematic wedding videos by Videographers worldwide.
Traditional Style = Traditional style generally refers to a video that has more real time audio and video. Very little music added and little to no slow motion or other color effects used. This would be similar to the early days of videography when the editing tools available were minimal.
AXIOM VIDEOGRAPHY’S STYLE = Axiom Videography produces a hybrid cinematic/traditional feature film that includes the very best real time audio and video of your wedding, combined with amazing cinematic feature film segues, sequences and transitions. Special effects are used seamlessly through out the video to enhance the video. That said, the video is not overly stylized, as we understand that ALL STYLE goes out of style at some point. We follow this philosophy to create a timeless, cinematic feature film that you will love for decades into the future.
STEADICAM WEDDING VIDEOS
Axiom Wedding Videographer was one of the first high end videographers in San Francisco, San Jose and general Bay Area that incorporated the use of the unique Steadicam [steadi-cam] camera stabilization system. We first used this amazing system back in 1994. Today, use of camera stabilization systems such as the Steadicam, Merlin, Glidecam, etc are standard practice. We mention this as a case in point to our cutting edge vision and longevity in the wedding community.
If you want powerful, emotional Hollywood style moving dolly shots, please check out our Steadicam Wedding Videos.
Coming soon, we will be bringing you links to our most recent weddings. Many are already up on our Wedding Videography Blog. Please click here to view them.