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Charles Amante Weddings

Tustin , CA
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Tustin, CA 92780 US (map)

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714-356-8270

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What began as a cherished... Read more
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What began as a cherished hobby flourished into a full-time passion. With a forte in modern, documentary style editing and masterful “story telling” ability, Charles Amante provides contemporary video production and photobooth services for weddings, parties & special events. Charles has beautifully preserved the wedding day memories of clients all across the United States.

His video production experience includes weddings, educational & legal documentaries, travel diaries, concerts, political events and college video yearbooks. More recently Charles has provided his creative services to the Association of California Cities and The Family Violence Project. His informational video for FVP was recently selected as a finalist for the “Pepsi Refresh Project.” In 2005, Charles co-wrote, produced, directed and edited “The College,” a feature-length independent film. Read less
Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Documentary
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
We are a home-based business.
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
Yes.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
Depending on the package, I offer multiple types of videography coverage, ranging from raw footage to tightly edited to highlight videos. It is all based on the client's personal preference.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
Unless otherwise requested, and depending on the ceremony length, I edit all of the captured footage into roughly an hour to and hour and a half video. All the unedited raw footage can be ordered separately if desired.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes. I own a professional on camera light that is used if necessary.
How many videographers do you work with?
I am the principal videographer, but I sometimes bring an assistant to operate the second camera during the ceremony and assist me throughout the day.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Yes. I encourage a meeting between myself and potential clients if possible. This gives me a chance to get a good idea of how to shoot the wedding and how I can fulfill any certain needs or requests of the clients.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. I personally shoot and edit every wedding I book, unless otherwise indicated to the client upon the signing of the contract.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never personally shoot two weddings in one day. However, I sometimes book two weddings in one weekend.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes. I have a network of videographers and assistants that could fill in should I become unavailable. However, as indicated before, becoming unavailable for any reason is VERY unlikely.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring two high definition digital camcorders, 2 tripods and a case of accessories.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I usually take a short break while everyone is eating dinner. I found that filming guests during dinner is sometimes obnoxious, so I find another room close-by to eat my dinner in order to allow the guests to eat in peace. Other than that, I do not take breaks during the day.
Do you charge overtime?
Yes. The contract will indicate how many hours I will be covering the event. An additional $50/hour will be assessed for anything beyond that.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Of course. Raw footage is always a great thing to have. My Diamond Package includes all of the unedited raw footage on DVD. If you book any other package, you may add-on the raw footage for an additional $100.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes. All of my work is copyrighted. However, if a client specifically requests that I do not use their footage for promotional purposes, I will accomodate.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
I usually take editing input in our meeting before the event. Some brides have "mapped out" how they want their video to flow. Others have given me a few ideas verbally about how they want their video edited. The video is yours, so it should be constructed however you want. As far as editing with the client present, this is very difficult because I spend at least 20 cumulative hours editing each wedding.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Usually within 8-12 weeks after the wedding.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
No.

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Gabriel
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles and Erica Amante make a great team! They were super flexible for our needs, had a great eye for lovely, candid photos, and really caught the spark between me and my fiancé. They were a pleasure to work with, and delivered a huge variety of great shots. We've framed a few already, and look forward to sharing with our friends and family! I definitely give Charles and Erica our highest recommendations!
Charles and Erica Amante make a great team! They were super flexible for our needs, had a great eye for lovely, candid Read more...
Charles and Erica Amante make a great team! They were super flexible for our needs, had a great eye for lovely, candid photos, and really caught the spark between me and my fiancé. They were a pleasure to work with, and delivered a huge variety of great shots. We've framed a few already, and look forward to sharing with our friends and family! I definitely give Charles and Erica our highest recommendations! Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles and his wife were a delight to work with. He edited the video with our requested favorite music, and included all the highlights we wanted to see. The video (5 copies!) were delivered to us within 3 months.
Charles and his wife were a delight to work with. He edited the video with our requested favorite music, and included all Read more...
Charles and his wife were a delight to work with. He edited the video with our requested favorite music, and included all the highlights we wanted to see. The video (5 copies!) were delivered to us within 3 months. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles Amante Weddings were our favorite vendor to work with! They did our engagement & wedding photography, videography and photo booth! The pictures and video turned out beautifully. We couldn't be happier. They were a huge help to us the day of the wedding and throughout the wedding planning process. I am forever grateful that we met them and we will continue to use them in the future!
Charles Amante Weddings were our favorite vendor to work with! They did our engagement & wedding photography, videography Read more...
Charles Amante Weddings were our favorite vendor to work with! They did our engagement & wedding photography, videography and photo booth! The pictures and video turned out beautifully. We couldn't be happier. They were a huge help to us the day of the wedding and throughout the wedding planning process. I am forever grateful that we met them and we will continue to use them in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
After speaking with a number of videographers in the Orange County area, I was so relieved to finally stumble acorss Charles Amante on Wedding Wire. From the get-go, he was incredibly responsive and receptive to my ideas--which wasn't the case with those I had spoken to previously. He did not bat an eye when I requested he be present at our wedding for approx 12 grueling hours so I could be certain to capture everything. Charles was a delight to be around--my friends and family adored him and I felt entirely comofrtable in his presence all day. He managed to be "everywhere" without necesarily being seen. Following the wedding, Charles' follow-through has been impeccable. He is honest, hard-working, and exceptionally talented....his amazing work truly speaks for itself. Not to mention, the prices he charges for his work cannot be beat!
After speaking with a number of videographers in the Orange County area, I was so relieved to finally stumble acorss Read more...
After speaking with a number of videographers in the Orange County area, I was so relieved to finally stumble acorss Charles Amante on Wedding Wire. From the get-go, he was incredibly responsive and receptive to my ideas--which wasn't the case with those I had spoken to previously. He did not bat an eye when I requested he be present at our wedding for approx 12 grueling hours so I could be certain to capture everything. Charles was a delight to be around--my friends and family adored him and I felt entirely comofrtable in his presence all day. He managed to be "everywhere" without necesarily being seen. Following the wedding, Charles' follow-through has been impeccable. He is honest, hard-working, and exceptionally talented....his amazing work truly speaks for itself. Not to mention, the prices he charges for his work cannot be beat! Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was our videographer for our wedding in June of 2013 and he comes highly recommended from my husband and I! I found him on wedding wire and was a bit nervous to meet with a videographer that I found on the Internet that I didn't know, but when I contacted him he was so kind so my husband and I decided to meet with him. I didn't know what to expect but when we met him my first reaction was that I was so greatful, he was upbeat, kind, responsive, informative,and looked like he took care of himself (which I find very important to know how a person is). He was professional but personable at the same time and we so enjoyed his company. He was flexible for our needs and worked around what we were looking for in a videographer. After meeting with him I was so excited to hire him! At our wedding he was absolutely amazing and did such a great job. He exceeded all of my expectations! He was so prompt in getting us our videos and the quality was awesome!! I was so excited I immediately started recommending him to friends and family for their weddings! And a year and half later I am still recommending him and we are still in contact! Aside from being a talented videographer, he is a kind and warm person and I feel greatful to have come across his profile on wedding wire!
Charles was our videographer for our wedding in June of 2013 and he comes highly recommended from my husband and I! I Read more...
Charles was our videographer for our wedding in June of 2013 and he comes highly recommended from my husband and I! I found him on wedding wire and was a bit nervous to meet with a videographer that I found on the Internet that I didn't know, but when I contacted him he was so kind so my husband and I decided to meet with him. I didn't know what to expect but when we met him my first reaction was that I was so greatful, he was upbeat, kind, responsive, informative,and looked like he took care of himself (which I find very important to know how a person is). He was professional but personable at the same time and we so enjoyed his company. He was flexible for our needs and worked around what we were looking for in a videographer. After meeting with him I was so excited to hire him! At our wedding he was absolutely amazing and did such a great job. He exceeded all of my expectations! He was so prompt in getting us our videos and the quality was awesome!! I was so excited I immediately started recommending him to friends and family for their weddings! And a year and half later I am still recommending him and we are still in contact! Aside from being a talented videographer, he is a kind and warm person and I feel greatful to have come across his profile on wedding wire! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was so easy to work with, and the final video was more than we could have hoped for!! Thank you, Charles!
Charles was so easy to work with, and the final video was more than we could have hoped for!! Thank you, Charles!
Charles was so easy to work with, and the final video was more than we could have hoped for!! Thank you, Charles! Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was so great to work with. He always got back to us in a timely fashion and I knew I could count on him to capture all the great little moments on our wedding day. He did not let us down! We went with the diamond package so we could have him there the whole day and he was able to really able to capture the day from getting ready to our send off. As a surprise he even did a separate video for the surprise bride/bridesmaid dance! We looked at some other videographers but their pricing was outrageous. Charles was very reasonable for all he included. We would highly recommend future brides/grooms to use Charles Amante!
Charles was so great to work with. He always got back to us in a timely fashion and I knew I could count on him to capture Read more...
Charles was so great to work with. He always got back to us in a timely fashion and I knew I could count on him to capture all the great little moments on our wedding day. He did not let us down! We went with the diamond package so we could have him there the whole day and he was able to really able to capture the day from getting ready to our send off. As a surprise he even did a separate video for the surprise bride/bridesmaid dance! We looked at some other videographers but their pricing was outrageous. Charles was very reasonable for all he included. We would highly recommend future brides/grooms to use Charles Amante! Read less
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Antonia
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was very easy to work with and practically made himself invisible, so it didn't feel like we were being followed by paparazzi on the day of our wedding. This was something I really appreciated! He even arrived early! He followed through with everything he said he would do and had the video to us in the time that we expected. Thank you Charles for being one of the best vendors that we worked with!
Charles was very easy to work with and practically made himself invisible, so it didn't feel like we were being followed Read more...
Charles was very easy to work with and practically made himself invisible, so it didn't feel like we were being followed by paparazzi on the day of our wedding. This was something I really appreciated! He even arrived early! He followed through with everything he said he would do and had the video to us in the time that we expected. Thank you Charles for being one of the best vendors that we worked with! Read less
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James
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles did a great job for our wedding! We met many months before the wedding was going to occur and we mapped out exactly what to expect and how things would work. He always stayed in close contact with me when there was nothing to be done between the wedding and right after I proposed to Katherine which was a period of roughly 8 months. I had absolutely no reservations of whether he would come through or not which helped me a great deal so I could put my attention on everything else! Phew it was definitely a stressful 8 months and when the rehearsal and wedding came he did everything we had hoped for and more. He was courteous, profesional, honest, hardworking, and more! Anyways our wedding videos and highlights turned out great and we were very pleased to watch them. In fact they turned out to be better than we had anticipated which goes to show you how much hard work Charles put into them! The thing that stands out most to me about using him was that he was there for me personally. As he was shooting the guys part of the wedding we had a chance to talk about my personal feelings and how nervous I was and although I had many other guys to talk to, Charle's help and encouragement was just as appreciated and needed and he had plenty comforting words to say on my big day! With all that said, I will definitely be using Charles again for whatever videography purposes I may have!
Charles did a great job for our wedding! We met many months before the wedding was going to occur and we mapped out Read more...
Charles did a great job for our wedding! We met many months before the wedding was going to occur and we mapped out exactly what to expect and how things would work. He always stayed in close contact with me when there was nothing to be done between the wedding and right after I proposed to Katherine which was a period of roughly 8 months. I had absolutely no reservations of whether he would come through or not which helped me a great deal so I could put my attention on everything else! Phew it was definitely a stressful 8 months and when the rehearsal and wedding came he did everything we had hoped for and more. He was courteous, profesional, honest, hardworking, and more! Anyways our wedding videos and highlights turned out great and we were very pleased to watch them. In fact they turned out to be better than we had anticipated which goes to show you how much hard work Charles put into them! The thing that stands out most to me about using him was that he was there for me personally. As he was shooting the guys part of the wedding we had a chance to talk about my personal feelings and how nervous I was and although I had many other guys to talk to, Charle's help and encouragement was just as appreciated and needed and he had plenty comforting words to say on my big day! With all that said, I will definitely be using Charles again for whatever videography purposes I may have! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles Amante is a great videographer. He was able to capture every moment from before the wedding through the reception. Our video turned out great and was amazing to watch. We were able to see our day unfold and we are both very excited that we get to watch our video every year on our anniversary. We highly recommend him as your videographer! Thank you Charles for the hard work that you put into making our video special!!!
Love,
Theresa and Matt Faildo
Charles Amante is a great videographer. He was able to capture every moment from before the wedding through the reception. Read more...
Charles Amante is a great videographer. He was able to capture every moment from before the wedding through the reception. Our video turned out great and was amazing to watch. We were able to see our day unfold and we are both very excited that we get to watch our video every year on our anniversary. We highly recommend him as your videographer! Thank you Charles for the hard work that you put into making our video special!!!
Love,
Theresa and Matt Faildo Read less
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