Everyone deserves an amazing wedding film. We have the tools and talent to create something that will delight you and your future generations to come
Now booking select dates in 2023 and 2024
We provide a welcoming environment for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, or religion.
Having a professional film commissioned is one of the best investments you can make for your wedding. This wedding film is like saving for your retirement – you simply do not realize the opportunity you have missed until it is too late. We do not just show up to your wedding, turn on the cameras and start recording…this is a pre-planned, thought out, polished, and amazingly colorful work of cinema.
At Phillip Alan Films, our all inclusive approach and professionalism will provide a worry free experience for you. We pride ourselves with keeping in touch with you often, returning your communications promptly, and welcoming friendly collaboration with your entire vendor team. With twenty years and over 700 weddings and events filmed, you are in the capable hands of a long term wedding industry professional. We are always here to provide thoughts, ideas, inspiration, and guidance with your entire wedding experience…video related or not, we offer our expertise to make your whole event run smoothly.
Our goal is to be as all inclusive as possible. You will be working with myself personally from start to finish including before the wedding, the big day, and back in the studio. Anywhere from 40 – 60 hours is devoted exclusively to your wedding from start to finish. You are engaging with us from initial contact through finished delivery, nothing is outsourced. We also legally license all music used in your short film, a customized process exclusive to you and your experience.
In our pre-wedding consultation we discuss your logistics and preferences. We want to know the who, what, where and especially the why. We ask questions such as “why did you select this venue?” and “why is video important to you?” so we create a perfect profile of what your day is all about. This 60+ minute meeting takes place 2-3 weeks before the wedding over coffee, phone, or online.
Based on our discovery meeting we put forward a combination of the best personnel and best equipment that is suited for your day. We bring the tools and talent to best tell your story including a full suite of cameras, lenses, audio equipment, and multiple backups of each. If allowed, we always arrive 2+ hours before our official start time to get situated and capture the surrounding environment for the purposes of the finished films.
All the pre-planning, captured emotion, themes, music, and amazing footage comes together in our editing suite. We dedicate on average 40-60+ hours to the scope of your wedding which include planning, filming, stylizing, and mastering of your finished wedding films. Once completed, our digital delivery is an environmentally green and seamless viewing experience for you, your friends, and your family.
We are typically dedicated to 15 weddings or less per year, for the maximum amount of focus and attention your wedding deserves.
Our Northern California studio provides flexibility for weddings in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Wine Country, Tahoe, and absolutely anywhere you need us to go. We are honored to have been commissioned to film weddings up and down the West Coast, East Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and Asia. We love working at familiar venues, new locations, and any place two people want to share their affirmations of love with the world.
Our flagship deliverable is the amazing short film, typically ranging 7-12 minutes in length. While we specialize in a story driven short form we absolutely love creating long form wedding deliverables as well. We offer drone / aerial capture, live streaming, teaser trailers, 4k, 6k, and even 8k delivery options. Our 100% digital delivery ensures the highest quality viewing experience.