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First Day Films

Northport , NY
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Northport, NY 11768 US (map)

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917-568-4266

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ABOUT US

"I'm not sure that I want a videographer at my wedding."

Prospective clients tell me this quite often. Over time, people have come to expect the videgrapher to be a major... Read more
"I'm not sure that I want a videographer at my wedding."

Prospective clients tell me this quite often. Over time, people have come to expect the videgrapher to be a major distraction during the most important day of their lives. But when I shoot a wedding, my first priority is to remain as unobtrusive as possible. In fact, many of my clients have told me that they didn't even realize that I was there.

I bring a background in documentary filmmaking to every project. Simply put, I focus on capturing your event exactly as it happens. My finished videos are simple and elegant. They contain no special effects, no glitter, no "cheesy" animations. I want to capture you and your guests naturally. I do not interrupt anyone with spotlights or requests for interviews. In the end, I want you to be able to revisit your wedding day for years to come.

Take a moment to read a bit about me and my acclaimed style of wedding videography. And please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns you might have. Read less
Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Documentary, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Leigh
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
John and his assistant are amazing to work with. I never once felt awkward being filmed like I thought I would. John is funny and easy going, so it's like hanging out with a friend. It made it even better than he is friendly with our photographer, so they worked seamlessly together. John's work is incredible and worth every penny. Having a video provides an opportunity to see the event years from now and remember what a blast it was.
John and his assistant are amazing to work with. I never once felt awkward being filmed like I thought I would. John is Read more...
John and his assistant are amazing to work with. I never once felt awkward being filmed like I thought I would. John is funny and easy going, so it's like hanging out with a friend. It made it even better than he is friendly with our photographer, so they worked seamlessly together. John's work is incredible and worth every penny. Having a video provides an opportunity to see the event years from now and remember what a blast it was. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved working with John for our September 1st 2013 wedding! He indulged my need for a video and my groom feel at ease when he was reluctant to a videographer in the first place.

He was kind enough to squeeze us in at the last minute and i couldn't be happier! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Loved working with John for our September 1st 2013 wedding! He indulged my need for a video and my groom feel at ease when Read more...
Loved working with John for our September 1st 2013 wedding! He indulged my need for a video and my groom feel at ease when he was reluctant to a videographer in the first place.

He was kind enough to squeeze us in at the last minute and i couldn't be happier! Can't wait to see the finished product! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on May 31, 2013 and thanks to John and his team at First Day Films, the most memorable day of our lives was captured on film...beautifully! We highly recommend First Day Films, you won't regret it!
My husband and I were married on May 31, 2013 and thanks to John and his team at First Day Films, the most memorable day Read more...
My husband and I were married on May 31, 2013 and thanks to John and his team at First Day Films, the most memorable day of our lives was captured on film...beautifully! We highly recommend First Day Films, you won't regret it! Read less
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Nao
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with John from First Day Films. My husband and I were impressed by the quality of his videos and he was very amenable to working with us regarding our budget and expectations.

The true joy was being able to share the videos with family members who weren't able to attend the wedding. First Day Films took music recommendations into consideration and created a natural and well-paced film, including a highlight.

John is very easy going and I remember all of us joking around as we were getting ready for the big day. It definitely helped during the more emotional moments!
It was a pleasure working with John from First Day Films. My husband and I were impressed by the quality of his videos and Read more...
It was a pleasure working with John from First Day Films. My husband and I were impressed by the quality of his videos and he was very amenable to working with us regarding our budget and expectations.

The true joy was being able to share the videos with family members who weren't able to attend the wedding. First Day Films took music recommendations into consideration and created a natural and well-paced film, including a highlight.

John is very easy going and I remember all of us joking around as we were getting ready for the big day. It definitely helped during the more emotional moments! Read less
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Doreen
Wedding:
4/29/2012
4.9/5.0
I loved the videos I saw from First Day Films from the second I visited the website. I was hooked and needed to hire John, to film my wedding. Our initial meeting was awesome - he's so cool, really seems excited and passionate about his work and about getting to know the couples, and I instantly knew he would create an amazing film for us. We haven't seen it yet, but on our wedding day, John was great. I knew he was there, but we didn't really notice him (which is kind of the point) - he didn't get in the way of the guests dancing and there was no giant video recorder over his shoulder with a blinding light - everything was really subtle which I appreciated so much. I'm probably most excited to see the outcome of our film than anything else, but based on his previous work I'm sure it will be unbelievable! Once anyone views his site for examples of his work, I know they'll be hooked just like me!
I loved the videos I saw from First Day Films from the second I visited the website. I was hooked and needed to hire John, Read more...
I loved the videos I saw from First Day Films from the second I visited the website. I was hooked and needed to hire John, to film my wedding. Our initial meeting was awesome - he's so cool, really seems excited and passionate about his work and about getting to know the couples, and I instantly knew he would create an amazing film for us. We haven't seen it yet, but on our wedding day, John was great. I knew he was there, but we didn't really notice him (which is kind of the point) - he didn't get in the way of the guests dancing and there was no giant video recorder over his shoulder with a blinding light - everything was really subtle which I appreciated so much. I'm probably most excited to see the outcome of our film than anything else, but based on his previous work I'm sure it will be unbelievable! Once anyone views his site for examples of his work, I know they'll be hooked just like me! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Frances
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We watched the entire Noa & Warren DVD ( with a big tub of popcorn) and loved every moment. It was like being back at the wedding all over again & we thank you for capturing a very special day for all of us. The music is wonderful & everyone who see it says it is the BEST WEDDING VIDEO ever. I think so!
So once again thanks for all your special work and we love how it turned out.
We watched the entire Noa & Warren DVD ( with a big tub of popcorn) and loved every moment. It was like being back at the Read more...
We watched the entire Noa & Warren DVD ( with a big tub of popcorn) and loved every moment. It was like being back at the wedding all over again & we thank you for capturing a very special day for all of us. The music is wonderful & everyone who see it says it is the BEST WEDDING VIDEO ever. I think so!
So once again thanks for all your special work and we love how it turned out. Read less
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classycuban
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
John did an AMAZING job on my daughter's wedding. He captured every moment of one of the most important days in my life. He was so professional that half the time, I didn't remember he was there. But watching the video showed just how much care he took to capture every moment. We are THRILLED with the finished product. I will recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you, John, for an incredible job!
John did an AMAZING job on my daughter's wedding. He captured every moment of one of the most important days in my life. Read more...
John did an AMAZING job on my daughter's wedding. He captured every moment of one of the most important days in my life. He was so professional that half the time, I didn't remember he was there. But watching the video showed just how much care he took to capture every moment. We are THRILLED with the finished product. I will recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you, John, for an incredible job! Read less
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SundaySundae
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely love John Miller Videography! (His company is now called FIRST DAY FILMS) We weren't sure if we wanted to have a video, we were trying to save money, but it was so worth it, I can't imagine not having video of our wedding day. John was such a pleasure to work with. He gave us personal attention and got to know us as a couple so that he could really document our story. He was also very flexible (we often had to reschedule things and he was so great about it). His style is so honest and beautiful, documentary style, nothing like the old school wedding videos. Also, the day of our wedding he was so helpful, he really went above and beyond. I can tell that he cares about each couple he works with.

http://firstdayfilms.com/
We absolutely love John Miller Videography! (His company is now called FIRST DAY FILMS) We weren't sure if we wanted to Read more...
We absolutely love John Miller Videography! (His company is now called FIRST DAY FILMS) We weren't sure if we wanted to have a video, we were trying to save money, but it was so worth it, I can't imagine not having video of our wedding day. John was such a pleasure to work with. He gave us personal attention and got to know us as a couple so that he could really document our story. He was also very flexible (we often had to reschedule things and he was so great about it). His style is so honest and beautiful, documentary style, nothing like the old school wedding videos. Also, the day of our wedding he was so helpful, he really went above and beyond. I can tell that he cares about each couple he works with.

http://firstdayfilms.com/ Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
John is an amazing videographer, and we are so happy with the finished product. We were originally on the fence about hiring a videographer - most wedding videos just seem so cheesy, but we decided to go with John based on his personality and the videos he showed us that were decidedly not cheesy. He was also very flexible - we had let him know how much we were looking to pay (which was less than his standard package), and he adjusted his package very easily (instead of having an assistant, it was just him, which reduced the price to fall within our budget). He also allowed us to save a small portion of the balance to be paid once the videos were ready, which I think makes sense when you're waiting on a finished product.

Throughout the day, you hardly even knew he was around (which was a good thing) - completely unobtrusive - no big lights in your face. He showed up earlier than he said, so that he could get some shots of me getting ready with the bridesmaids, which was really nice. He is honestly a pleasure to work with.

And now that we've received the finished product, I can unequivocally say that I highly recommend John and First Day Films as a wedding videographer. He initially sent us the wedding day recap before we received the full video, which was amazing. It's like a movie trailer - it captured all of the greatest moments of the entire day in a 3 minute music video - I think I watch this thing at least 1x every few days, and it makes me so happy. And then the actual full video is a great documentary of the best day of my life. It just captures everything that we loved about the day - the entire ceremony, the best man/matron of honor speeches, cutting the cake, bridal party photos, getting ready, special dances... And to reiterate - no cheesy interviews. It allows us to relive the whole day and experience the fun and energy of the reception.
John is an amazing videographer, and we are so happy with the finished product. We were originally on the fence about Read more...
John is an amazing videographer, and we are so happy with the finished product. We were originally on the fence about hiring a videographer - most wedding videos just seem so cheesy, but we decided to go with John based on his personality and the videos he showed us that were decidedly not cheesy. He was also very flexible - we had let him know how much we were looking to pay (which was less than his standard package), and he adjusted his package very easily (instead of having an assistant, it was just him, which reduced the price to fall within our budget). He also allowed us to save a small portion of the balance to be paid once the videos were ready, which I think makes sense when you're waiting on a finished product.

Throughout the day, you hardly even knew he was around (which was a good thing) - completely unobtrusive - no big lights in your face. He showed up earlier than he said, so that he could get some shots of me getting ready with the bridesmaids, which was really nice. He is honestly a pleasure to work with.

And now that we've received the finished product, I can unequivocally say that I highly recommend John and First Day Films as a wedding videographer. He initially sent us the wedding day recap before we received the full video, which was amazing. It's like a movie trailer - it captured all of the greatest moments of the entire day in a 3 minute music video - I think I watch this thing at least 1x every few days, and it makes me so happy. And then the actual full video is a great documentary of the best day of my life. It just captures everything that we loved about the day - the entire ceremony, the best man/matron of honor speeches, cutting the cake, bridal party photos, getting ready, special dances... And to reiterate - no cheesy interviews. It allows us to relive the whole day and experience the fun and energy of the reception. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Kate
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I was one of those brides that said, "I don't need a videographer." Thank goodness someone talked sense into me. John was the first and only phone call that I made. John has a serious knack for the craft of videography and story telling. Saying that what John produced was a "video of our wedding" would be an understatement and disservice. John produced a documentary that captured the story and essence of our day in a way that was so personal and depicted who my husband and I are as a couple.
I was one of those brides that said, "I don't need a videographer." Thank goodness someone talked sense into me. John was Read more...
I was one of those brides that said, "I don't need a videographer." Thank goodness someone talked sense into me. John was the first and only phone call that I made. John has a serious knack for the craft of videography and story telling. Saying that what John produced was a "video of our wedding" would be an understatement and disservice. John produced a documentary that captured the story and essence of our day in a way that was so personal and depicted who my husband and I are as a couple. Read less
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