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John Arriola Films

Mcallen , TX
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By Appointment Only
McAllen, TX 78504 US (map)

PHONE

956-686-5055

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ABOUT US

My name is John Paul Arriola, owner of John Arriola Films (Fomerly Five Star Wedding Films). Ever since I owned my first video camera I knew I wanted to make movies. I love being able to... Read more
My name is John Paul Arriola, owner of John Arriola Films (Fomerly Five Star Wedding Films). Ever since I owned my first video camera I knew I wanted to make movies. I love being able to tell a story through a film. I have used this inspiration to create beautiful wedding films.

We provide services in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. We also will travel for destination weddings.

A wedding film is the story of your love, how you met, and got to know one another. I have been filming weddings for over 8 years and have loved every minute of it. Filming a wedding is more than just bringing a camera to the church and pressing record. It is about capturing the emotions and love of that day.

I graduated with a television-film degree from the University of Texas - Pan American. I began filming weddings to pay my college tuition and it soon became a career. I was drawn to weddings because of their challenges and spontaneity. I also enjoy getting to know our clients and making the video uniquely theirs. No two weddings are alike because every couple is unique. I strive to provide the best quality possible in everything I put my heart and mind into. I am not afraid to step outside the box in order to give each couple something unique to them.

Many couples believe that video is not a priority, but after seeing our work they are convinced video is a must have. I want couples to be able to relive their day years later and be able to share it with loved ones. We do more than just a video; we preserve memories of that special day.

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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, 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?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
When I first saw John's work I told my fiancé we had to hire him as our wedding videographer! There was no doubt about it! I had seen other videographers work, but none compared!
John worked with us very well and was flexible with his schedule. We were always able to get in contact with him and he was always quick to respond.
His work is amazing! He captures emotions that often go unnoticed. When he shot our engagement film, it must've been the most humid day of the year. We were sweaty and sticky, but you would never know! He just made it all look so "right."
Also as important, I have to say that John and Brenda were a pleasure to work with. Choosing wedding vendors can be a taunting task. The last thing you'd want is to hire someone who is unreliable or doesn't meet your expectations. I'd highly recommend John Arriola Films!
Can't wait to see our wedding day film!
When I first saw John's work I told my fiancé we had to hire him as our wedding videographer! There was no doubt about it! Read more...
When I first saw John's work I told my fiancé we had to hire him as our wedding videographer! There was no doubt about it! I had seen other videographers work, but none compared!
John worked with us very well and was flexible with his schedule. We were always able to get in contact with him and he was always quick to respond.
His work is amazing! He captures emotions that often go unnoticed. When he shot our engagement film, it must've been the most humid day of the year. We were sweaty and sticky, but you would never know! He just made it all look so "right."
Also as important, I have to say that John and Brenda were a pleasure to work with. Choosing wedding vendors can be a taunting task. The last thing you'd want is to hire someone who is unreliable or doesn't meet your expectations. I'd highly recommend John Arriola Films!
Can't wait to see our wedding day film! Read less
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John Arriola Films responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Jennifer and Luciano! We had so much fun at your wedding day and cannot wait to edit it all together...
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Heather
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
John Arriola is truly a talented artist. I was honored to work with him. I witnessed his work at my sister's wedding and knew that he had to capture mine as well. John is professional and fun to work with. His passion for his work is obvious in the finished product. I can not wait to share the video of our special day with everyone.
John Arriola is truly a talented artist. I was honored to work with him. I witnessed his work at my sister's wedding and Read more...
John Arriola is truly a talented artist. I was honored to work with him. I witnessed his work at my sister's wedding and knew that he had to capture mine as well. John is professional and fun to work with. His passion for his work is obvious in the finished product. I can not wait to share the video of our special day with everyone. Read less
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Aaron
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring John as our videographer was one of the best wedding decisions we made. He is a true professional and the work he did on our Engagement, Bridal and actual Wedding video was nothing short of spectacular.

Aaron & Vanessa Garza
Hiring John as our videographer was one of the best wedding decisions we made. He is a true professional and the work he Read more...
Hiring John as our videographer was one of the best wedding decisions we made. He is a true professional and the work he did on our Engagement, Bridal and actual Wedding video was nothing short of spectacular.

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Myra
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best decision we made regarding our wedding vendors! John Arriola is "Simply the Best!"
Absolutely the best decision we made regarding our wedding vendors! John Arriola is "Simply the Best!"
Absolutely the best decision we made regarding our wedding vendors! John Arriola is "Simply the Best!" Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I knew even before I got married that John would one day be my videographer! He is truly the best videographer as many already know as evidenced by the numbers of weddings he has captured. He is such a nice down to earth guy that made it so enjoyable and easy for us to work with. He was always up for any suggestions we had and we really enjoyed our interactions with him throughout our engagement and wedding planning. We highly recommend him and know that anyone who contracts him for their event will not be disappointed.
I knew even before I got married that John would one day be my videographer! He is truly the best videographer as many Read more...
I knew even before I got married that John would one day be my videographer! He is truly the best videographer as many already know as evidenced by the numbers of weddings he has captured. He is such a nice down to earth guy that made it so enjoyable and easy for us to work with. He was always up for any suggestions we had and we really enjoyed our interactions with him throughout our engagement and wedding planning. We highly recommend him and know that anyone who contracts him for their event will not be disappointed. Read less
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John Arriola Films responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Amanda and Juby for having us at your wedding. We had such a great time with your engagement session, bridal and wedding day.
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Erin
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing Five Star Film to video my wedding was the best choice I made! Our video gave us chill and made us laugh, cry and smile all at the same time. It is an amazing feeling to have these memories captured forever. John and his wife were so wonderful to work with. They answered every phone call and e-mail leading up to the wedding and after the weddng. Communication is very important throughout the wedding process and they have mastered this skill! It was so easy to work with them during the big day! They captured every special moment and helped guide us to get the perfect shot. However, it felt like they weren't even there and I barly noticed cameras. I never me John until the wedding weekend and he was able to understand our style and it showed throughout the video. I can't say enough about how beautiful the film is. My husband and I love every moment of it and will be able to cherish it forever.
Choosing Five Star Film to video my wedding was the best choice I made! Our video gave us chill and made us laugh, cry and Read more...
Choosing Five Star Film to video my wedding was the best choice I made! Our video gave us chill and made us laugh, cry and smile all at the same time. It is an amazing feeling to have these memories captured forever. John and his wife were so wonderful to work with. They answered every phone call and e-mail leading up to the wedding and after the weddng. Communication is very important throughout the wedding process and they have mastered this skill! It was so easy to work with them during the big day! They captured every special moment and helped guide us to get the perfect shot. However, it felt like they weren't even there and I barly noticed cameras. I never me John until the wedding weekend and he was able to understand our style and it showed throughout the video. I can't say enough about how beautiful the film is. My husband and I love every moment of it and will be able to cherish it forever. Read less
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John Arriola Films responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Erin and Thomas. It was a pleasure filming your wedding day! I am so glad that you loved your film. Even though we had not met until the day before your wedding, I felt a connection with you two and knew exactly what you wanted. Thank You!!!!
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow! Working alongside John was an incredible journey in our wedding planning. It was fun and exciting every step of the way! John is truly a professional at what he does. Our engagement film, bridal film, and wedding film were simply beautiful and amazing! We were left speechless after watching and reliving those special moments in our lives. I would highly recommend Five Star Wedding Films!
Wow! Working alongside John was an incredible journey in our wedding planning. It was fun and exciting every step of the Read more...
Wow! Working alongside John was an incredible journey in our wedding planning. It was fun and exciting every step of the way! John is truly a professional at what he does. Our engagement film, bridal film, and wedding film were simply beautiful and amazing! We were left speechless after watching and reliving those special moments in our lives. I would highly recommend Five Star Wedding Films! Read less
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Francisco
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I don't have the words for how amazing 5 star is. John is not only a great person, but he will stop at nothing to capture the perfect moments on your perfect day. You will cry when watching your video.
I don't have the words for how amazing 5 star is. John is not only a great person, but he will stop at nothing to capture Read more...
I don't have the words for how amazing 5 star is. John is not only a great person, but he will stop at nothing to capture the perfect moments on your perfect day. You will cry when watching your video. Read less
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Leigh Ann
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
John and Brenda are true professionals at what they do. I knew from the moment I saw a friend's wedding video I wanted Five Star Wedding Films to film our wedding. Watching my friend's wedding I felt as if I had been at the wedding. When we met with John and watch other weddings I couldn't help but tear up because of the emotion and feelings he was able to capture on film. John filmed our engagement session, my bridal session, our rehearsal and of course our wedding day. Both him and Brenda do everything they can to get the perfect shot and it is amazing how they make themselves nearly invisible during everything. While watching our video I couldn't help but cry because I was able to watch the father/daughter dance which was something I had never had the opportunity to do with my father before so seeing it and knowing I could watch it anytime I want means the world to me. I highly recommend a videographer for a wedding because you miss so many details as a bride & groom through the hustle and bustle of the big day and a talented videographer, such as John is able to capture all those special moments you may not even know took place. If you want to work with understanding, commited, and dedicated vendors I would definitely hire Five star Wedding Films.
John and Brenda are true professionals at what they do. I knew from the moment I saw a friend's wedding video I wanted Read more...
John and Brenda are true professionals at what they do. I knew from the moment I saw a friend's wedding video I wanted Five Star Wedding Films to film our wedding. Watching my friend's wedding I felt as if I had been at the wedding. When we met with John and watch other weddings I couldn't help but tear up because of the emotion and feelings he was able to capture on film. John filmed our engagement session, my bridal session, our rehearsal and of course our wedding day. Both him and Brenda do everything they can to get the perfect shot and it is amazing how they make themselves nearly invisible during everything. While watching our video I couldn't help but cry because I was able to watch the father/daughter dance which was something I had never had the opportunity to do with my father before so seeing it and knowing I could watch it anytime I want means the world to me. I highly recommend a videographer for a wedding because you miss so many details as a bride & groom through the hustle and bustle of the big day and a talented videographer, such as John is able to capture all those special moments you may not even know took place. If you want to work with understanding, commited, and dedicated vendors I would definitely hire Five star Wedding Films. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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mirtagm@riograndesteel.com
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
It's easy as well as natural to fall in love, as was and is the love story of my daughter and now, son...but falling in love with your vendors is just a heaven sent. I am sure everyone feels blessed by the experiences of their own wedding but I can attest to the natural flow and love of my kids and their videographer. As is in real life and family, things happen but it's how they cope that makes the difference. This day was such an exciting day that a lot of it was a blur, but the talent and passion of people like John bring it back to life. John stopped at nothing, from walking in the woods, hopping on their fishing boat, to capturing the elegance and sincere bliss of it all...so here's to John and the beautiful work he blesses us with...find him when you want the very best, that's what we GOT!! Mirta Guajardo (Mother of the Bride)
It's easy as well as natural to fall in love, as was and is the love story of my daughter and now, son...but falling in Read more...
It's easy as well as natural to fall in love, as was and is the love story of my daughter and now, son...but falling in love with your vendors is just a heaven sent. I am sure everyone feels blessed by the experiences of their own wedding but I can attest to the natural flow and love of my kids and their videographer. As is in real life and family, things happen but it's how they cope that makes the difference. This day was such an exciting day that a lot of it was a blur, but the talent and passion of people like John bring it back to life. John stopped at nothing, from walking in the woods, hopping on their fishing boat, to capturing the elegance and sincere bliss of it all...so here's to John and the beautiful work he blesses us with...find him when you want the very best, that's what we GOT!! Mirta Guajardo (Mother of the Bride) Read less
Services Used: Videography

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