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Kirby Martin Cinematography

Charlottesville , VA
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Charlottesville, VA US 22905 (map)

PHONE

434-882-4404

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ABOUT US

Just don’t call it a video! I craft high-definition wedding films that look and feel like feature films. My films are romantic and exciting, touching and action-packed, emotional and... Read more
Just don’t call it a video! I craft high-definition wedding films that look and feel like feature films. My films are romantic and exciting, touching and action-packed, emotional and humorous.

I am very easy-going and in tune with the importance of the moment. I have ten years of experience filming weddings. The comfort level I achieve with the couples is evident in my films.

Please take a moment to watch one or two of my films, I feel like they speak for themselves. Enjoy!

kirby@kirbymartin.com

434-882-4404

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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, 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
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We can provide all raw footage on Blu-ray and/or a hard drive
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Our cameras are excellent in low light
How many videographers do you work with?
I film all weddings along with one other cinematographer
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
I am available to meet with couples before the event
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2 DSLR cameras, Professional wireless lav mic
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge overtime?
No
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
With the couples' permission only
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
The couples choose the songs to be edited to
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
At most 3 months after the song selections are given

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JoeZelle
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirby Martin did a fantastic job on our wedding films! We were so pleased with the final products. He was very professional and easy to work with throughout the whole process.

The films captured all of the moments throughout our special day in a very cinematic way. We've watched both films over and over again.
Kirby Martin did a fantastic job on our wedding films! We were so pleased with the final products. He was very Read more...
Kirby Martin did a fantastic job on our wedding films! We were so pleased with the final products. He was very professional and easy to work with throughout the whole process.

The films captured all of the moments throughout our special day in a very cinematic way. We've watched both films over and over again. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirby was such an awesome, fun photographer. We loved being able to pick the songs we wanted for each video...it made them that much more special. He was super easy to work with and very professional. Everyone who's seen our videos comments that they are the best wedding video's they've ever seen. He also worked extremely well with our photographer. Everyone also commented that he did a great job of "staying out of the way". Somehow he managed to catch every special moment without us even knowing he was there.
Kirby was such an awesome, fun photographer. We loved being able to pick the songs we wanted for each video...it made them Read more...
Kirby was such an awesome, fun photographer. We loved being able to pick the songs we wanted for each video...it made them that much more special. He was super easy to work with and very professional. Everyone who's seen our videos comments that they are the best wedding video's they've ever seen. He also worked extremely well with our photographer. Everyone also commented that he did a great job of "staying out of the way". Somehow he managed to catch every special moment without us even knowing he was there. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first about getting a cinematographer, I didn’t think we needed one, that the pictures would be enough. But then I stumbled upon the wedding film of a beautiful wedding that took place in Charlottesville, where my husband I had also decided to get married. The film captured the feel of the day, the love between the couple, the excitement of everyone there. I knew then I had to have a wedding film and knew exactly who I had to hire, the man that had created this amazing video, Kirby Martin. Kirby was a dream to work on my wedding day. We barely knew he was there, silently capturing all the little moments of the day, unnoticed by everyone there. When I viewed the finish product with my family and friends we all started to cry, Kirby had captured the day perfectly in a way that was completely different from pictures. He was able to capture the atmosphere, the feeling in the air, the love between my husband and me, the excitement of our family and friends, the magic that was in the air that day. If you’re debating whether or not to do hirer a cinematographer I have to two pieces of advice, first off DO IT, and secondly, CALL KIRBY MARTIN!
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first about getting a cinematographer, I didn’t think we needed one, that the Read more...
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first about getting a cinematographer, I didn’t think we needed one, that the pictures would be enough. But then I stumbled upon the wedding film of a beautiful wedding that took place in Charlottesville, where my husband I had also decided to get married. The film captured the feel of the day, the love between the couple, the excitement of everyone there. I knew then I had to have a wedding film and knew exactly who I had to hire, the man that had created this amazing video, Kirby Martin. Kirby was a dream to work on my wedding day. We barely knew he was there, silently capturing all the little moments of the day, unnoticed by everyone there. When I viewed the finish product with my family and friends we all started to cry, Kirby had captured the day perfectly in a way that was completely different from pictures. He was able to capture the atmosphere, the feeling in the air, the love between my husband and me, the excitement of our family and friends, the magic that was in the air that day. If you’re debating whether or not to do hirer a cinematographer I have to two pieces of advice, first off DO IT, and secondly, CALL KIRBY MARTIN! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
For high quality, cinematic videos, I highly recommend Kirby Martin. He provides an unobtrusive style, which allowed him to get natural, candid shots. Overall, he was a pleasure to work with.
For high quality, cinematic videos, I highly recommend Kirby Martin. He provides an unobtrusive style, which allowed him Read more...
For high quality, cinematic videos, I highly recommend Kirby Martin. He provides an unobtrusive style, which allowed him to get natural, candid shots. Overall, he was a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirby Martin went way above the call of duty and did a terrific job with the wedding video. The final product is absolutely beautiful. He produced a video that we all have watched over and over.
Kirby Martin went way above the call of duty and did a terrific job with the wedding video. The final product is Read more...
Kirby Martin went way above the call of duty and did a terrific job with the wedding video. The final product is absolutely beautiful. He produced a video that we all have watched over and over. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Very happy with the style and creativity of the videos of the wedding and the events before and after the wedding. You went out of your way to capture moments that we never would have thought of on our own.
There is only 1 chance to capture the special moments that mean so much to us --- you did it so well.
Thank you !
Very happy with the style and creativity of the videos of the wedding and the events before and after the wedding. You Read more...
Very happy with the style and creativity of the videos of the wedding and the events before and after the wedding. You went out of your way to capture moments that we never would have thought of on our own.
There is only 1 chance to capture the special moments that mean so much to us --- you did it so well.
Thank you ! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
While one or two wedding pictures may hang in your home after the big day, you will never get from a photo what Kirby can give you in one of his incredible wedding films.

Kirby is a director, not just a cinematographer. In 5 and 10 minute mini-movies, he gave my husband and I a way to relive our special day forever. Even more so, we have a memento to share with friends and family around the world and have a way to witness each of the details we spent months planning as our guests did on the big day! He combines song with in-motion video in a short entertaining way. It is an unmatched memento and the best decision I made throughout the wedding planning process, excluding the choice of husband :)

I was so in love with Kirby's mini-movies of our wedding, I called him months later requesting to purchase the "raw footage". While this is much more reminiscent of traditional videography (hours), he caught everything and I love it, from candid moments of me and my girls getting ready, to my mom's pep talk the morning of, to the violin procession of my soon-to-be husband down the aisle before I was even at the venue, every reading and speech from loved ones, and, of course, our fun dance party late into the night!

Kirby's uncanny ability to capture all moments, both large and small, will allow us to cherish every precious moment of our wedding for years to come. He is a true artist and a pleasure to deal with both before and during the wedding.
While one or two wedding pictures may hang in your home after the big day, you will never get from a photo what Kirby can Read more...
While one or two wedding pictures may hang in your home after the big day, you will never get from a photo what Kirby can give you in one of his incredible wedding films.

Kirby is a director, not just a cinematographer. In 5 and 10 minute mini-movies, he gave my husband and I a way to relive our special day forever. Even more so, we have a memento to share with friends and family around the world and have a way to witness each of the details we spent months planning as our guests did on the big day! He combines song with in-motion video in a short entertaining way. It is an unmatched memento and the best decision I made throughout the wedding planning process, excluding the choice of husband :)

I was so in love with Kirby's mini-movies of our wedding, I called him months later requesting to purchase the "raw footage". While this is much more reminiscent of traditional videography (hours), he caught everything and I love it, from candid moments of me and my girls getting ready, to my mom's pep talk the morning of, to the violin procession of my soon-to-be husband down the aisle before I was even at the venue, every reading and speech from loved ones, and, of course, our fun dance party late into the night!

Kirby's uncanny ability to capture all moments, both large and small, will allow us to cherish every precious moment of our wedding for years to come. He is a true artist and a pleasure to deal with both before and during the wedding. Read less
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Avan
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Videography was the splurge item for our wedding so we knew that it was an investment, however we had no regrets in the end. My husband agreed to Kirby only after watching many of his other videos and agreeing that his hand was steady and did not make him feel queasy, like other wedding videos that I showed him. Our videos were absolutely perfect and captured things that I hadn't even had the chance to see on my wedding day. Both my husband and I enjoyed working with Kirby as did our photographer. He was more than willing to ride wherever we went for photos and caught so much of our getting ready moments. The presentation of the videos was great in that we could email and send the website and ended up with hard-copies later on. I would highly recommend Kirby to anyone looking for a wedding video, you won't regret it.
Videography was the splurge item for our wedding so we knew that it was an investment, however we had no regrets in the Read more...
Videography was the splurge item for our wedding so we knew that it was an investment, however we had no regrets in the end. My husband agreed to Kirby only after watching many of his other videos and agreeing that his hand was steady and did not make him feel queasy, like other wedding videos that I showed him. Our videos were absolutely perfect and captured things that I hadn't even had the chance to see on my wedding day. Both my husband and I enjoyed working with Kirby as did our photographer. He was more than willing to ride wherever we went for photos and caught so much of our getting ready moments. The presentation of the videos was great in that we could email and send the website and ended up with hard-copies later on. I would highly recommend Kirby to anyone looking for a wedding video, you won't regret it. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Maritel
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirby was one of the last vendors that we booked for our wedding because we were having trouble finding a videographer with a style that we loved, but we were referred to him by friends at the last minute, and am I ever glad that we found him! I've watched our two wedding videos so many times that it's unhealthy. So many of our family and friends have complimented the video. I can't say enough good things about it, but perhaps the best endorsement I can give is to tell you to watch the "Maritel & Djerame mini-feature" on his website.

The quality is great, we love the style of the editing, we had the finally products in our possession really quickly, and I think the videos show off our personalities well. It's so much easier to watch these two videos than to bring up our wedding album online, which is why I'm glad we didn't decide NOT to book a videographer. Other great things about working with Kirby:
- he's super friendly and tries not to make you feel uncomfortable about sometimes having a camera in your face
- he's open to editing suggestions. I had two very small minor edits/requests for our highlight feature, which he was happy to do, and quickly.
- he doesn't take time away from your photographer. I've seen other another videographer at work who will film you separate from the photographer, but I think this takes up precious wedding day time. He instead chooses to film alongside the photographer, filming us in poses that the photographer suggests, while also making suggestions of his own for the video.

Absolutely book him. I've already recommended him to several of my engaged friends, and seen the finished product for two of them - he did a fantastic job on their videos as well.
Kirby was one of the last vendors that we booked for our wedding because we were having trouble finding a videographer Read more...
Kirby was one of the last vendors that we booked for our wedding because we were having trouble finding a videographer with a style that we loved, but we were referred to him by friends at the last minute, and am I ever glad that we found him! I've watched our two wedding videos so many times that it's unhealthy. So many of our family and friends have complimented the video. I can't say enough good things about it, but perhaps the best endorsement I can give is to tell you to watch the "Maritel & Djerame mini-feature" on his website.

The quality is great, we love the style of the editing, we had the finally products in our possession really quickly, and I think the videos show off our personalities well. It's so much easier to watch these two videos than to bring up our wedding album online, which is why I'm glad we didn't decide NOT to book a videographer. Other great things about working with Kirby:
- he's super friendly and tries not to make you feel uncomfortable about sometimes having a camera in your face
- he's open to editing suggestions. I had two very small minor edits/requests for our highlight feature, which he was happy to do, and quickly.
- he doesn't take time away from your photographer. I've seen other another videographer at work who will film you separate from the photographer, but I think this takes up precious wedding day time. He instead chooses to film alongside the photographer, filming us in poses that the photographer suggests, while also making suggestions of his own for the video.

Absolutely book him. I've already recommended him to several of my engaged friends, and seen the finished product for two of them - he did a fantastic job on their videos as well. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Kirby was fantastic! He was really flexible in helping us come up with a coverage schedule for the day of the wedding! He was very attentive to getting footage of the bridal party as well as the guests! We were very pleased with his demeanor and professionalism! He was a really great guy and very easy to work with! He sent us a sample of his work before-hand which just put us at ease! As a bride I felt as though I could just say "do what you do best" and I am confident that I will love the video when it is finished! It was wonderful to work with such a qualified professional who I did not have to think twice about all day long!! I would definitely recommend Kirby to any young fun couples who want a video that they will still like when they are 50 but want it to pertain to how they are as a couple at 25!
Kirby was fantastic! He was really flexible in helping us come up with a coverage schedule for the day of the wedding! He Read more...
Kirby was fantastic! He was really flexible in helping us come up with a coverage schedule for the day of the wedding! He was very attentive to getting footage of the bridal party as well as the guests! We were very pleased with his demeanor and professionalism! He was a really great guy and very easy to work with! He sent us a sample of his work before-hand which just put us at ease! As a bride I felt as though I could just say "do what you do best" and I am confident that I will love the video when it is finished! It was wonderful to work with such a qualified professional who I did not have to think twice about all day long!! I would definitely recommend Kirby to any young fun couples who want a video that they will still like when they are 50 but want it to pertain to how they are as a couple at 25! Read less
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