Welcome to San Francisco HD Wedding Videography [a division of 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 is comprised of industry leaders who embody the skill and expertise 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 21st Century
With base of operations headquartered in Novato, 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.
I found Robert while looking for an affordable videographer package and that is what I found. Axiom’s prices are very reasonable and very worth it. My videographer assigned to our wedding was Robb. He was very easy to work with. My fiance and I are both camera shy but honestly I never even noticed Robb was there. The 2 minute video clip that you get with the music is great! With the starter package I also got an edited version of the wedding (ceremony, toasts, dancing, bouquet toss, etc) and then a tape of all the raw footage. The raw footage was great. Robb the camera guy really did catch so many different sights of the wedding. It was such a treat for us to watch it after the big day. Robert was very easy to reach and work with. He answered all my questions in great detail and quickly. We also got the video back a month after the wedding! It was so quick. So glad I went with axiomAxiom did the videography for our wedding. We found them to be a good value for the price. The final DVD was delivered within the promised timeframe. The owner, Robert Valdes, asked for my feedback after delivering the DVD – he was only the 2nd vendor who bothered to do that (we contracted 10 total). He addressed all my comments. In addition, without my request, he offered to redo the DVD for me based on my feedback. He is someone who obviously cares alot about his business and strives to increase his customer satisfaction, which we appreciated.We just received our wedding DVD and we’re very pleased with it! It captured many moments that we weren’t directly a part of and allowed us to experience them now. Also, the DVD was put together very well and reminded us of the emotions that we felt that day. Axiom’s videography team was very professional and inconspicuous as we did not even notice them as they were taping. Highly recommend Axiom Videography and it was a pleasure to work with Robert and his team!Update: We hired Robert Valdes (through the videography arm of his company, Acxiom Videography) to shoot our wedding video! After having such a great experience working with him while we were considering photography options, I was delighted to be able to book him for our wedding video. He even customized a package to fit our budget. A day or two after we returned from our honeymoon, the videos were waiting for us in the mail. We couldn’t wait to see it, and popped it in the DVD player immediately, even though it was already our bedtime. The video captured everything that we wanted, the music was pleasant and the sound was good. We have a friend who wants to make a music video of sorts out of the wedding footage, and he was even generous enough to give us a separate audio file with the ceremony sound as a wedding gift. I highly recommend him both for the experience working with him, and for the final product. We couldn’t be happier, and I’m so glad that we decided to get a wedding video so that our family who couldn’t attend could participate, as well as for potential future children to see.These guys did a great Job and by far exceeded our expectations. The value was amazing for what we recieved. We also like the fact that we own all the raw footage and they also did a great 2hr video and 5 minute wrap up (everyone loves the romantic 5 minute wrap up). One of the things that amazed us what how well hidden the videographer was. He was like a secret agent getting the best shots in at just the right times….Good jobs guys….Lee & TessWorking with Axiom Videography was a great experience. They did a great job of capturing the special moments of our special day. It was a great value, and he and his crew were a pleasure to work with. It worked out really well having them do both the video and pictures for us. Our families as well as Jim and I are so happy with all of our pics and videos!!!This review is long overdue. I had my wedding in August 2008. My husband and I decided on Axiom Videography based on the reviews that I read and our first impression of Robert. Let just say this: We do not have a single regret about hiring Robert and Axiom. His techniques are flawless and we were very impressed with the final product. To this day, I still watch my wedding DVD and each time I watch it, it makes me wish I was getting married all over again! I have the recap and same day edit on my iPhone. Every person that I showed the videos to were quite impress with them. Robert was FABULOUS to work with. He is his own critic of his work. I can tell that Robert strives to be the best. He was super accommodating with all my requests, which any bride can definitely appreciate. I had a wonderful time working with Robert and Axiom. Brides, you won’t regret hiring Axiom because each video that Robert shoots, he gives it his 110%. Thank you again, Robert, for being so patient with me!Robert is simply AWESOME! We met him 10 years ago to do our Valentine wedding in 1998 and would not dare think of anyone else to cover our 10-year renewal of vows this year! He captured not only the events of the day but the emotions too…we cried as we watched how the day unfold as real as can be on HD video! We highly recommend Robert and Axiom Videography!We loved Axiom. The pictures came out great. The way Robert treated our guests was fantastic. He knows his way around a wedding. We are very pleased with the whole package.
Filmed with a DIRECTOR’S FLAIR and edited to FEATURE FILM perfection…
Welcome to the FUTURE of wedding videography.
Welcome to Axiom Videography a division of Robert Valdes Photo~Cinema. I am a San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Videographer with more than 20 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.
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. Just to name a couple, Melisa Johnson over at Ruby Hill Golf Club, Brian Garza over at Poppy Ridge Golf, Amy McNeil at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links or Christine Escobar at the Cabana Hotel Palo Alto. Click here for a list of recent wedding venues.
This website features wedding videos and engagement videos, as well as Same Day Edits, behind the scenes, post wedding videos and all other cinematic videos that we shoot 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.
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You can contact us via telephone at 415-413-8541 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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, Amercian 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 is one of the few high end videographers in San Francisco, San Jose and general Bay Area that uses the unique Steadicam [steadi-cam] camera stabilization system. In fact, we were one of the first to use this Hollywood style cinematic camera tool over 20 years ago [steadicam jr]. 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.