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Morelli Media

Hicksville , NY
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19 Miller Road
Hicksville, NY 11801 US (map)

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516-942-7455

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ABOUT US

My name is John Morelli, and I have been been a professional videographer since 1984, shooting close to 3,000 weddings. With a background in photography since high school and a degree... Read more
My name is John Morelli, and I have been been a professional videographer since 1984, shooting close to 3,000 weddings. With a background in photography since high school and a degree from New York University film school, I bring a photographer’s aesthetic to my work. I believe that beautiful lighting and framing are essential to any photograph or film, and my work has earned a reputation for incorporating these elements.

In my 25-plus years as a wedding videographer, I have developed a unique personal style and a strong sense of what clients want. I consider it a privilege to be part of a milestone in a couple’s life and a great honor when I’m chosen to capture such an important day. Please read on to learn more about me and my work.

Professional cinematographers have always been a major inspiration for me, and I almost always shoot on a tripod. This adds an unparalleled professionalism, producing rock-steady images compared to hand-held shooting. When a tripod isn't practical, I useother camera-stabilizing tricks and techniques. Using these stabilization techniques, along with capturing audio with multiple microphones and separate digital audio recorders, to using soft, diffused lighting, to shooting lots of telephoto footage, I am able to create a cinematic look to my work.

In addition to using state-of-the-art equipment and hardware, I bring to each project a heightened sensibility for finding the emotion in a situation. I use tasteful close-ups, sweeping camera moves, the right lighting, and a sense of when to give someone their space to capture the perfect fleeting moment, whether it's a groom dipping his bride or a tear falling down a father's face.

One of my goals when shooting a wedding is to show every guest, which can be a challenge. To make certain we capture each guest on film, along with all the action, we use two cameras simultaneously for the Ceremony, First Dance and Toast. That second camera serves as a “second unit,’’ filling in the areas where I am not and ensuring full coverage of the dancing and all the guests.

My two signature pieces are the "Getting Ready" sequence and the "Recap." The Getting Ready sequence is shot in a different style from the rest of the wedding. It is slightly more from-the-hip, not as structured, definitely no tripod and often a little tongue-in-cheek. I capture the excitement and the humor surrounding the chaos of that process.
My Recap includes the best shots from the wedding, incorporating techniques like slow motion and different tints, including black and white or sepia, all put to your choice of music. I look for moments that show the best emotion and expressions of the bride and groom.

Your finished video is a sophisticated, professionally edited version of everything that happened at your wedding, lasting about 90 minutes to two hours.

I often hear a bride say that "it was all a blur" or "it went by so fast," and how grateful she is to have this keepsake that allows her to view all the wonderful moments she missed and relive the others. Consider your wedding video a "family record" to share with relatives and friends down the line. Years from now, you and your children will be thrilled to be able to sit down and watch your wedding -- scene by scene -- all over again. Read less
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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Jordie
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
John Morelli is WONDERFUL! We were thrilled to work with him after seeing the gorgeous video he made for friends of ours, and the results still have us smiling. He managed to capture both the fun and warmth of our wedding so beautifully, with shots spanning family and friends we will cherish. The “Getting Ready” and “Highlights” segments are perfect—they’re artistic and authentic, with music and energy to match. He was such a pleasure to work with—at the wedding and afterwards—easy, reliable, responsive, knowledgeable, and passionate about his work and his craft. It was a joy to work with him, and now it’s a joy to relive the wedding through the video (however many countless times we’ve already watched it)! Thank you, John, for making this so special for us!
John Morelli is WONDERFUL! We were thrilled to work with him after seeing the gorgeous video he made for friends of ours, Read more...
John Morelli is WONDERFUL! We were thrilled to work with him after seeing the gorgeous video he made for friends of ours, and the results still have us smiling. He managed to capture both the fun and warmth of our wedding so beautifully, with shots spanning family and friends we will cherish. The “Getting Ready” and “Highlights” segments are perfect—they’re artistic and authentic, with music and energy to match. He was such a pleasure to work with—at the wedding and afterwards—easy, reliable, responsive, knowledgeable, and passionate about his work and his craft. It was a joy to work with him, and now it’s a joy to relive the wedding through the video (however many countless times we’ve already watched it)! Thank you, John, for making this so special for us! Read less
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Aphrodite & Tommy
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We are more than happy that we chose Morelli Media as our videographers for our wedding. John is very professional and talented. We just received our wedding video and it is amazing. Every time we watch it tears come to our eyes. John captured every moment from our wedding day from getting ready to the very end of the night. All of our family and friends are amazed by such a beautiful wedding video. We highly recommend Morelli Media and can't wait to use them again for future events.
We are more than happy that we chose Morelli Media as our videographers for our wedding. John is very professional and Read more...
We are more than happy that we chose Morelli Media as our videographers for our wedding. John is very professional and talented. We just received our wedding video and it is amazing. Every time we watch it tears come to our eyes. John captured every moment from our wedding day from getting ready to the very end of the night. All of our family and friends are amazed by such a beautiful wedding video. We highly recommend Morelli Media and can't wait to use them again for future events. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I can tell you this, I did a lot of searching, for a videographer for my daughters wedding, When I came across Morelli Media. But something made me keep coming back to John. And my decision was right!
John was pleasant, professional and worked with me on all my needs.
There is so many great qualities in John and his work.
He has a great eye on how he sees things, catching thing you wouldn't even think of.
Worked with me on things I wanted, which he wasn't sure he could do--meaning going to the grooms house to video a little, he wasn't sure if the time would allow it. He made it happened.
Came early, and went to the hair salon to film my daughter getting her hair done.
Filmed people just sitting at their tables or at the bar, making sure he got everyone who shared our special day.
When we got the tape it was so much fun to watch, he made if fun and exciting.
He emailed me a clip of the wedding 2 weeks later showing me a piece which was great, cause you can't wait to see it. This helped so much getting clips from him before the full tape. And that came within a month.
This was one of the most important things, I wanted for my daughters wedding. To have this tape for memories of this beautiful day.
Now, I have this beautiful tape that John capture for us, to watch over and over.
Anyone looking for a videographer, John Morelli is the way to go!
Thank you John, for making this amazing tape for us!
I can tell you this, I did a lot of searching, for a videographer for my daughters wedding, When I came across Morelli Read more...
I can tell you this, I did a lot of searching, for a videographer for my daughters wedding, When I came across Morelli Media. But something made me keep coming back to John. And my decision was right!
John was pleasant, professional and worked with me on all my needs.
There is so many great qualities in John and his work.
He has a great eye on how he sees things, catching thing you wouldn't even think of.
Worked with me on things I wanted, which he wasn't sure he could do--meaning going to the grooms house to video a little, he wasn't sure if the time would allow it. He made it happened.
Came early, and went to the hair salon to film my daughter getting her hair done.
Filmed people just sitting at their tables or at the bar, making sure he got everyone who shared our special day.
When we got the tape it was so much fun to watch, he made if fun and exciting.
He emailed me a clip of the wedding 2 weeks later showing me a piece which was great, cause you can't wait to see it. This helped so much getting clips from him before the full tape. And that came within a month.
This was one of the most important things, I wanted for my daughters wedding. To have this tape for memories of this beautiful day.
Now, I have this beautiful tape that John capture for us, to watch over and over.
Anyone looking for a videographer, John Morelli is the way to go!
Thank you John, for making this amazing tape for us! Read less
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Rani
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
John is everything we could ask for in a wedding videographer - professional. affordable, and his work is outstanding!

The footage he shot was fantastic - we've shown all of our friends and family and we all agree: he captured all the right moments, edited it well, and synced it with terrific audio.

Behind the scenes, he was so easy to work with, which is such a relief when planning a wedding. He was very prompt with email correspondences. He was open and honest about what he could do and how he would do it. He showed up hours early to set up. And while at the event, he caught everything without being too invasive.

John provided us with sample recap videos and the real video so quickly after our wedding. It was such a treat to watch all of the best moments so soon after our honeymoon. We've already watched our video 5 times since receiving it last month - we never would have thought we'd like our wedding video that much!

We loved John; we'd recommend him to any bridge/groom.
John is everything we could ask for in a wedding videographer - professional. affordable, and his work is outstanding! Read more...
John is everything we could ask for in a wedding videographer - professional. affordable, and his work is outstanding!

The footage he shot was fantastic - we've shown all of our friends and family and we all agree: he captured all the right moments, edited it well, and synced it with terrific audio.

Behind the scenes, he was so easy to work with, which is such a relief when planning a wedding. He was very prompt with email correspondences. He was open and honest about what he could do and how he would do it. He showed up hours early to set up. And while at the event, he caught everything without being too invasive.

John provided us with sample recap videos and the real video so quickly after our wedding. It was such a treat to watch all of the best moments so soon after our honeymoon. We've already watched our video 5 times since receiving it last month - we never would have thought we'd like our wedding video that much!

We loved John; we'd recommend him to any bridge/groom. Read less
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Dani
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
When I first met John, I knew I wanted to work with him. He was very thorough when he explained all he had to offer. In the beginning of my wedding planning process, I was unsure about using a videographer. However, once I met John and saw his work, all of this changed. When he went over his packages & prices, I did not feel rushed or pressured to use him. John is an ‘upfront’ kind of guy. One of my favorite things about John is that he has his prices listed on his website. It annoyed me when venders did not have their prices listed because the last thing I wanted to do was to call a vender & find out they were out of my price range.
The day before my wedding, John called me and asked if he could come a little earlier than the start time we agreed on. I felt bad & told him he didn't have to, but he insisted. I am glad John came early because he took memorable shots of my sister and I walking into our house after the hair salon. Throughout the entire day, John did not miss a thing. It was a very long day yet he was on point from the beginning to the end. He even took some still pictures of me with a camera which I had no idea he took. He surprised me the next day by emailing them to me! John was not only professional and easy going, but time efficient too. I received my wedding preparation section of my video within a week & a half. He not only captured obvious shots such as my dress, shoes, and earrings, but he took videos of little things around my parents’ house such as old family pictures, the room I grew up in, text messages between my husband & I, and even the family dog.
John is very passionate, extremely talented, cares a lot about making his bride/grooms happy, & loves capturing memories which can be viewed for years to come.
My advice to brides/grooms-1). hire a videographer, even if it is out of your budget. 2). Make sure it is Morelli Media.
When I first met John, I knew I wanted to work with him. He was very thorough when he explained all he had to offer. In Read more...
When I first met John, I knew I wanted to work with him. He was very thorough when he explained all he had to offer. In the beginning of my wedding planning process, I was unsure about using a videographer. However, once I met John and saw his work, all of this changed. When he went over his packages & prices, I did not feel rushed or pressured to use him. John is an ‘upfront’ kind of guy. One of my favorite things about John is that he has his prices listed on his website. It annoyed me when venders did not have their prices listed because the last thing I wanted to do was to call a vender & find out they were out of my price range.
The day before my wedding, John called me and asked if he could come a little earlier than the start time we agreed on. I felt bad & told him he didn't have to, but he insisted. I am glad John came early because he took memorable shots of my sister and I walking into our house after the hair salon. Throughout the entire day, John did not miss a thing. It was a very long day yet he was on point from the beginning to the end. He even took some still pictures of me with a camera which I had no idea he took. He surprised me the next day by emailing them to me! John was not only professional and easy going, but time efficient too. I received my wedding preparation section of my video within a week & a half. He not only captured obvious shots such as my dress, shoes, and earrings, but he took videos of little things around my parents’ house such as old family pictures, the room I grew up in, text messages between my husband & I, and even the family dog.
John is very passionate, extremely talented, cares a lot about making his bride/grooms happy, & loves capturing memories which can be viewed for years to come.
My advice to brides/grooms-1). hire a videographer, even if it is out of your budget. 2). Make sure it is Morelli Media. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently used Morelli Media for my wedding after a coworker recommended him. The professional quality and length of the films I saw are really what drew me in. I looked into video companies that only produce a 45 minute film and I knew I wanted something longer (ours ended up being 1 hour and 40 minutes).
From the beginning, John was very easy to work with. We did most of our correspondence through email, and all of my emails were answered promptly. On the day of the wedding, I barely noticed John and his team (even though there were 3 cameras at my ceremony!) Within a week, we began receiving links to edited sections of our video online, and we received our full video within two months of our wedding, and just as expected, it was amazing. We’ve shown it to family and friends, and we have received so many compliments. Several of our friends have said that if they could do it all over again, they would use Morelli.
John Morelli is truly and artist and you will see that with your video. He is not just a guy who knows how to use a video camera who works for a company; he is a professional filmmaker and he will capture the beauty, fun, excitement, and emotion in your wedding so you and your family can enjoy it for years to come. Without a doubt, I recommend John Morelli and Morelli Media.
I recently used Morelli Media for my wedding after a coworker recommended him. The professional quality and length of the Read more...
I recently used Morelli Media for my wedding after a coworker recommended him. The professional quality and length of the films I saw are really what drew me in. I looked into video companies that only produce a 45 minute film and I knew I wanted something longer (ours ended up being 1 hour and 40 minutes).
From the beginning, John was very easy to work with. We did most of our correspondence through email, and all of my emails were answered promptly. On the day of the wedding, I barely noticed John and his team (even though there were 3 cameras at my ceremony!) Within a week, we began receiving links to edited sections of our video online, and we received our full video within two months of our wedding, and just as expected, it was amazing. We’ve shown it to family and friends, and we have received so many compliments. Several of our friends have said that if they could do it all over again, they would use Morelli.
John Morelli is truly and artist and you will see that with your video. He is not just a guy who knows how to use a video camera who works for a company; he is a professional filmmaker and he will capture the beauty, fun, excitement, and emotion in your wedding so you and your family can enjoy it for years to come. Without a doubt, I recommend John Morelli and Morelli Media. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently used Morelli Media for my wedding. From beginning to end, John was extremely professional and helpful. It was nice to have contact with him leading up to the big day and it reassured me that he was one vendor I would have no issues with.
On the morning of my wedding while at the salon with my bridesmaids I received a phone call from John. He mentioned that he was ready to start a bit early and thought it would be great to meet me at the salon as it would make a great start to my getting ready sequence. I thought it was so nice that he went out of his way to meet us there and boy was he right. The getting ready sequence came out amazing!
We had a big greek wedding and he made sure to capture all of the details we worked so hard on. It was truly a pleasure working with him and his team.
About a week or two after the honeymoon we came back to a video sequence from John for our review. It was so great being able to see a product so soon after the wedding.
I highly recommend this vendor and my family and I look forward to using him at future events!!
I recently used Morelli Media for my wedding. From beginning to end, John was extremely professional and helpful. It was Read more...
I recently used Morelli Media for my wedding. From beginning to end, John was extremely professional and helpful. It was nice to have contact with him leading up to the big day and it reassured me that he was one vendor I would have no issues with.
On the morning of my wedding while at the salon with my bridesmaids I received a phone call from John. He mentioned that he was ready to start a bit early and thought it would be great to meet me at the salon as it would make a great start to my getting ready sequence. I thought it was so nice that he went out of his way to meet us there and boy was he right. The getting ready sequence came out amazing!
We had a big greek wedding and he made sure to capture all of the details we worked so hard on. It was truly a pleasure working with him and his team.
About a week or two after the honeymoon we came back to a video sequence from John for our review. It was so great being able to see a product so soon after the wedding.
I highly recommend this vendor and my family and I look forward to using him at future events!! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
John was excellent as the videographer at my wedding in December 2012. We had about 175 guests and he was able to capture nearly everyone and also captured some really great dancing and special moments between my husband and me. I mean this in the best way possible but one of his best qualities was being invisible throughout the day. He was never in the way and he never asked us to do anything out of our way for the camera and by being invisible- he captured everything. Granted this means he really captured everything and I didn't necessarily want it all in the video (awkward dancing/posing for pics/weird interactions with friends and family) but he was great about editing out parts that I requested prior to making the final disc. Additionally, the presentation of the video is in a nice keepsake with one of my favorite pictures from the entire wedding on the front (he took the photo- not the photographer). He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services.
John was excellent as the videographer at my wedding in December 2012. We had about 175 guests and he was able to capture Read more...
John was excellent as the videographer at my wedding in December 2012. We had about 175 guests and he was able to capture nearly everyone and also captured some really great dancing and special moments between my husband and me. I mean this in the best way possible but one of his best qualities was being invisible throughout the day. He was never in the way and he never asked us to do anything out of our way for the camera and by being invisible- he captured everything. Granted this means he really captured everything and I didn't necessarily want it all in the video (awkward dancing/posing for pics/weird interactions with friends and family) but he was great about editing out parts that I requested prior to making the final disc. Additionally, the presentation of the video is in a nice keepsake with one of my favorite pictures from the entire wedding on the front (he took the photo- not the photographer). He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want to truly capture the amazing moments of you wedding day, Morelli Media is your choice. John Morelli is true a talent, with the skills necessary to keep the focus on the most special memories of your day. With regard to focus, this also applies to the top HD video quality that makes your video so clear, it takes you back to those moments you dreamed of. Everyone always shares stories with future brides and grooms how their wedding day goes so quickly after all your hard work and planning. We felt confident leaving the task of creating our video in the hands of Morelli Media. One of the easiest choices you can make while planning your wedding is using John Morelli. He listens and understands what exactly needs to be done. His work speaks for itself. While researching videographers, something that was important to us was capturing the entire ceremony and having the option to have an overview of the entire day to share with friends and family. His packages include a nice range of special services, length of recording time and the number of videographers. The overview feature, which Morelli Media is known for is called "The Recap." John carefully selects the most moving moments from the day and beautifully edits it to the soundtrack of your choice. It has brought tears, joy and laughter to everyone we have shared it with and will always be grateful for what he did for us. Another must is "The Cast". Both of these services speak for themselves. If you are serious about having a videographer, contact Morelli Media as fast as you can. You don't want to miss out working Morelli Media. As a testament to the skills of Morelli Media, we have already booked him for a special future family celebration.
If you want to truly capture the amazing moments of you wedding day, Morelli Media is your choice. John Morelli is true a Read more...
If you want to truly capture the amazing moments of you wedding day, Morelli Media is your choice. John Morelli is true a talent, with the skills necessary to keep the focus on the most special memories of your day. With regard to focus, this also applies to the top HD video quality that makes your video so clear, it takes you back to those moments you dreamed of. Everyone always shares stories with future brides and grooms how their wedding day goes so quickly after all your hard work and planning. We felt confident leaving the task of creating our video in the hands of Morelli Media. One of the easiest choices you can make while planning your wedding is using John Morelli. He listens and understands what exactly needs to be done. His work speaks for itself. While researching videographers, something that was important to us was capturing the entire ceremony and having the option to have an overview of the entire day to share with friends and family. His packages include a nice range of special services, length of recording time and the number of videographers. The overview feature, which Morelli Media is known for is called "The Recap." John carefully selects the most moving moments from the day and beautifully edits it to the soundtrack of your choice. It has brought tears, joy and laughter to everyone we have shared it with and will always be grateful for what he did for us. Another must is "The Cast". Both of these services speak for themselves. If you are serious about having a videographer, contact Morelli Media as fast as you can. You don't want to miss out working Morelli Media. As a testament to the skills of Morelli Media, we have already booked him for a special future family celebration. Read less
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John
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
John is an artist in the true sense of the word – videography is not a job for John, it’s his passion. We give John our highest recommendation. John made excellent and creative use of today’s technologies to capture our wedding event, which included sound dubbing from several sources, giving the video a more realistic sound. John provided excellent service, quality and value. He took his work very seriously and played an active role, but not to a point that it interfered with the day. John’s calm and low key demeanor worked well with all the guests and vendors. He enhanced the capturing of the entire event with his keen artistic style. We recommend that you take the time to meet with John before you make a final selection, as you will be impressed.
John is an artist in the true sense of the word – videography is not a job for John, it’s his passion. We give John our Read more...
John is an artist in the true sense of the word – videography is not a job for John, it’s his passion. We give John our highest recommendation. John made excellent and creative use of today’s technologies to capture our wedding event, which included sound dubbing from several sources, giving the video a more realistic sound. John provided excellent service, quality and value. He took his work very seriously and played an active role, but not to a point that it interfered with the day. John’s calm and low key demeanor worked well with all the guests and vendors. He enhanced the capturing of the entire event with his keen artistic style. We recommend that you take the time to meet with John before you make a final selection, as you will be impressed. Read less
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