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John Arriola Films

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

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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, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras, Multi. Locations, Multi. Videographers, Save The Date, Slideshow/Montage
What final video formats do you offer?
Blu-Ray, DVD, USB Flash Drive

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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved the final product that John presented to my husband and I. I knew from the day that we booked him I was not going to be disappointed. When he showed us previous work that he did I started crying because he does such a beautiful job. John doesn't just create a wedding video, he creates a movie of that magical day. You can see his passion and enthusiasm that john has for his work and it shows in the final product. Overall and I'm so thankful that I went with John because I know I'm always going to cherish the film he made of my wedding day.
I absolutely loved the final product that John presented to my husband and I. I knew from the day that we booked him I was Read more...
I absolutely loved the final product that John presented to my husband and I. I knew from the day that we booked him I was not going to be disappointed. When he showed us previous work that he did I started crying because he does such a beautiful job. John doesn't just create a wedding video, he creates a movie of that magical day. You can see his passion and enthusiasm that john has for his work and it shows in the final product. Overall and I'm so thankful that I went with John because I know I'm always going to cherish the film he made of my wedding day. Read less
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Bea
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter was not so sure she wanted to have a film made of her wedding but, as soon as she saw John's work during our first meeting, she was completely sold on the idea. John delivered a beautiful memory to us which my daughter and her husband are going to cherish for many years. The film is amazing! We are so happy we chose John for this job!
My daughter was not so sure she wanted to have a film made of her wedding but, as soon as she saw John's work during our Read more...
My daughter was not so sure she wanted to have a film made of her wedding but, as soon as she saw John's work during our first meeting, she was completely sold on the idea. John delivered a beautiful memory to us which my daughter and her husband are going to cherish for many years. The film is amazing! We are so happy we chose John for this job! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment that we got engaged, there was no question as to who was going to be our wedding videographer. John had been my sister's wedding videographer when she got married back in 2004, and we're still captivated by her video every time we watch it. He was my first vendor that I officially booked...there was no question! Thank goodness we decided to! John was very quick to respond to any of our questions/concerns in the whole year leading up to our wedding. The fact that I was able to give monthly payments was also less stress on us. On our big day, I saw him hard at work capturing so many details, but little did I know how amazing it was going to be reflected in our wedding video. So many details that I had forgotten about were shown, and it brought tears to my eyes just how beautifully everything was presented in our final video. My husband and I will forever be grateful to John and his amazing work that he did for us.
From the moment that we got engaged, there was no question as to who was going to be our wedding videographer. John had Read more...
From the moment that we got engaged, there was no question as to who was going to be our wedding videographer. John had been my sister's wedding videographer when she got married back in 2004, and we're still captivated by her video every time we watch it. He was my first vendor that I officially booked...there was no question! Thank goodness we decided to! John was very quick to respond to any of our questions/concerns in the whole year leading up to our wedding. The fact that I was able to give monthly payments was also less stress on us. On our big day, I saw him hard at work capturing so many details, but little did I know how amazing it was going to be reflected in our wedding video. So many details that I had forgotten about were shown, and it brought tears to my eyes just how beautifully everything was presented in our final video. My husband and I will forever be grateful to John and his amazing work that he did for us. Read less
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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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Sandra
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
From the day Steven and I were engaged we knew, without any doubt, that capturing our wedding day was essential for us. What we didn’t realize at the time was that there would be endless planning and preparing or that the day would come faster than we realized! By the time we knew it, we were taking a deep breathe, feeling our hearts pound with excitement as we prepared to meet at the wedding mass and in the blink of an eye, the day would pass us by. When we first saw John’s work, we were certain that we wanted to work with him. What we didn’t expect was the relationship we would form. The way he would find a way to not only capture every beautiful detail of our endless planning, but also how he reached somewhere within and interpreted the emotion behind everything that day meant. Every tear, every smile, joyous laughter, dancing, family, friends, fireworks and all the love that filled our day, he told our story! John Arriola Films is unlike any other wedding cinematography in the business and his work clearly speaks for itself! He has mastered the art of piecing every essential part of the puzzle together in such a manner that is beautifully special. This is your wedding day, the start to a blessed union, the beginning of your marriage and although it is “just” the start, it is a memory that you hope to someday share with your children, your family. Although pictures can say a thousand words, there is something to be said about the art of cinematography and how that, in itself, says it all! We wanted the story of our wedding day and John Arriola Films delivered more than anything we could have every put together in our imaginations. John Arriola was a delight to work with, his professionalism was undeniable and his work ethic speaks for itself. We knew we wanted someone to help us remember our beautiful wedding, instead we got John who masterfully told our story and reminded us of the eternal love that transpired through every bit of our journey!
From the day Steven and I were engaged we knew, without any doubt, that capturing our wedding day was essential for us. Read more...
From the day Steven and I were engaged we knew, without any doubt, that capturing our wedding day was essential for us. What we didn’t realize at the time was that there would be endless planning and preparing or that the day would come faster than we realized! By the time we knew it, we were taking a deep breathe, feeling our hearts pound with excitement as we prepared to meet at the wedding mass and in the blink of an eye, the day would pass us by. When we first saw John’s work, we were certain that we wanted to work with him. What we didn’t expect was the relationship we would form. The way he would find a way to not only capture every beautiful detail of our endless planning, but also how he reached somewhere within and interpreted the emotion behind everything that day meant. Every tear, every smile, joyous laughter, dancing, family, friends, fireworks and all the love that filled our day, he told our story! John Arriola Films is unlike any other wedding cinematography in the business and his work clearly speaks for itself! He has mastered the art of piecing every essential part of the puzzle together in such a manner that is beautifully special. This is your wedding day, the start to a blessed union, the beginning of your marriage and although it is “just” the start, it is a memory that you hope to someday share with your children, your family. Although pictures can say a thousand words, there is something to be said about the art of cinematography and how that, in itself, says it all! We wanted the story of our wedding day and John Arriola Films delivered more than anything we could have every put together in our imaginations. John Arriola was a delight to work with, his professionalism was undeniable and his work ethic speaks for itself. We knew we wanted someone to help us remember our beautiful wedding, instead we got John who masterfully told our story and reminded us of the eternal love that transpired through every bit of our journey! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
2/16/2013
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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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