WHAT WE DO
We always say that we get to meet really cool people for a living. As wedding filmmakers, it's about so much more than just shooting the cake, dress and decorations, it's about getting to know the couple you're shooting for. When did they meet? Who asked out who? Are the groomsmen going to play video games in the morning? or drink scotch? Is the bride quietly getting her make-up done? or dancing away to music on her ipod? We believe that it's by looking and listening for the answers to these types of questions that we create something more meaningful than just a series of pretty shots.
We want to inspire and be inspired by our couples, and for that reason we only take on a limited amount of weddings per year. We create a personalized, handcrafted film for each and every one of our couples, so look around and see if what we do inspires you. If so, we would love to talk about your wedding!
“Becoming an authentic storyteller means getting out of your own way, not letting your flashy camera tricks or editing prowess overshadow the only thing that actually matters in filmmaking: telling your story.”
WHO WE ARE
MARK VIGLAS cinematographer, studio manager
I was that 16 year old kid who had way too much fun with my high school film projects. 10 years ago James and I could only dream about the commercial projects we have done today. My biggest surprise was not how much I enjoyed making wedding films, but how rewarding it was to be appreciated by our couples for our work. I could describe our films for hours but I feel our work speaks for itself.
JAMES CLEMENT cinematographer, editor
Going to the movies was always one of my favourite things to do growing up, and it still is. A part from just being entertained, I was fascinated by the films with deeper stories, the ones that could show you a different point of view and even change your perspective. The ones that made you feel something. I immediately knew it was an industry I wanted to be apart of. I love telling stories through visuals, all the technical aspects, and the opportunity filmmaking offers to collaborate with amazing people. I feel incredibly grateful to have had the chance to turn my passion into a profession.
“You really have to listen with your heart. It's not necessarily about listening to words. It's also about trying to feel people and feel the story. The more you can do that, the more likely you're going to be in the right spot at the right time.”
We're so incredibly grateful that our work has led us to travel around the world! There's no place we won't go! We're currently based out of Montréal and South Florida, but are available to shoot worldwide.
MONTRÉAL: (514) 473-7457 SOUTH FLORIDA : (305) 423-2367
GET IN TOUCH!
VillaView Cinema offers edited film collections beginning at $4,500.00.
Feel free to get in touch with us directly!
Mark (Montreal): (514) 473-7457 or email@example.com
James (Florida): (305) 423-2367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Check out our F.A.Q!
“It was a blast working with Mark and James. Their eagerness and creativity is refreshing. Throughout the planning process, Mark was always quick to respond to my many questions and always made me feel reassured (something that every bride is looking for is a supplier). On the day of the wedding, the guys were ssoo easy to work with. They made everyone feel so at ease which led to a really natural and fun video (vs. these uncomfortably forced productions you see sometimes from other wedding videographers). Mark and James really stop at nothing to get the best shots for your video…which in our case involved Mark lying in a wet ditch to get an amazing up-angle, and James riding on the back of a moving truck to get a great motion shot. Now that’s what I call being committed to your craft! Overall, on all fronts, a really great team to work with. Thanks again for capturing the moments of our special day ”
- Fauve & Justin
” Mark and James from VillaView Cinema are incredible individuals, and their work is a reflection of their professionalism and artistry. A wedding video was very important to my husband so we spent a long time looking for the right company. When we saw VillaView Cinema’s work, we knew they were the videographers we were looking for. Mark and James are extremely approachable, friendly, easy-going, and creative. They also make you feel extremely comfortable. Throughout the entire day we did not feel like they were even there. Their cameras are so inconspicuous which we loved (no super bright light in your face the whole time, even at the reception hall). Our guests also noted how they were not “in the way” during the ceremony or any key events at the reception. We chose to have a Wedding Highlight and a full Video, and we are not disappointed. They captured the feel of our wedding in a way we never imagined. We are so thankful for their hard work and for being so kind and fun.”
- Amanda & David
"I had to reach out and let you know how thrilled we are with our film! Our first reaction was complete jaw to floor...we were amazed! And then...my goodness the tears!!!! You guys pulled at our heart strings like you wouldn't believe. We had to stop the film half way through to grab Kleenex...the emotions you brought out of the both of us were unbelievable! You guys told our story in the most beautiful way! I knew you two were good at what you do but once again you've exceeded our expectations! On behalf of our families and Flavio and I...we have NEVER seen anything like this before. The amount of work and time you must have put into this really shines through! We can't thank you enough...we're very lucky to have this memory of our special day and it's because of you two! :) "
- Melissa + Flavio