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N Compass Cinema

San Jose , CA
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San Jose, CA US 95132 (map)

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408-389-8998

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ABOUT US

N Compass Cinema is Rene Abalos, Nicole Abalos, Jardy Santiago and Richard Le

"What goes up... Must go Higher"

en·com·pass - to form a circle about

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N Compass Cinema is Rene Abalos, Nicole Abalos, Jardy Santiago and Richard Le

"What goes up... Must go Higher"

en·com·pass - to form a circle about

Life is a cycle, we live to find purpose, to find love, and only for it to repeat itself. We get married, raise a family and hope that our children and their children's children do the same.

Life is a cycle, and we are here to capture any significant moments along the way.

... And if you want to book an awesome fun loving group send us a message, we'd be happy to make arrangements for your special day :D

To know more about us visit our home sweet home at www.ncompasscinema.com/about Read less
Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
8mm Movie Film, Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
Home-based business
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
DVD or BLU-RAY
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
Raw Footage
Describe any special editing services you offer:
Same day edit, Save the date and Love story
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes
How many videographers do you work with?
2-3 videographers
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Of course! We'd be happy to meet you, it's important for us to have an awesome chemistry with our couples.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes I'll be there!
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
It's possible we will book two weddings in a weekend but never on the same day.
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?
4 Canon HDSLR's, several lenses, 2 monopods, 3 tripods, 1 slider, 1 steadycam, 1 lavalier mic, 2 on camera mics, 2 Light stands for dark receptions and a Macbook Pro.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do require a hot meal before the guest get their meals, that way we don't miss anything. It doesn't work with us if we get our food after the guests since we'll be missing a lot of moments.
Do you charge overtime?
Yes we do as of right now it's $200/hr
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Yes we do it's a $500 charge and it includes a new Hard drive
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
The client may request certain parts before the editing process. If the editing is finished, the client may not change anything.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
2-5 days for Highlight Reel to be online to view and up to 12 months for the Feature Film (Full length BluRay or DVD of the big day).
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
5 Hours

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Louella
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING. Honestly it felt like we knew Rene for years! haha he was so chill and friendly. And if you haven't seen their Vimeo, you need to! Their highlight reels will speak for themselves. Their work is impeccable. Showed up on time, got all the shots they needed, and you barely noticed they were there. We also got the raw footage which we got less then a month after the event, they literally give you a hard drive with all the footage they shoot. so fun to watch. They posted our highlight reel a couple days after our wedding, and we were happy to see it as we landed in London for our honeymoon. Produced lots of tears from us and our family and friends. We wanted to get the best videographers out there to capture our special day, and we truly felt like we did. You wont be disappointed working with them. Thank you Rene, Richard and the rest of N Compass Cinema! P.S. book with them as soon as you can, they are usually always booked! (good sign)
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Jasmine
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
AHHHHHH!!!

these guys totally went above and beyond for us on our wedding day!

we've know rene and nicole for a few years now, and when we found out that they were building up a videography company, we knew we wanted to seriously hire them. during our "consult" with them, rene mentioned that if we could find someone else to hire it would be no hard feelings, but after obsessively watching video after video of theirs, we knew that their style was fun, fresh, and to the point. we knew there was no one else we wanted to capture our wedding day memories.

a few weeks before the big day, rene informed us that there would be three videographers there, rene, nicole, and richard. the more the merrier we thought! as the wedding day progressed, nicole and richard were there the whole time, capturing all our important memories, but my husband and i noticed that rene was missing... we weren't concerned about our memories, but just a little worried about him. but since nicole is his wife, we knew he couldn't have been too far away.

halfway through our reception we were surprised to a SDE (same day edit) from N Compass. rene had been missing because he was busy editing the movie for us! we didn't expect or ask for this surprise, but it was so touching to see our perfect ceremony replayed for us to soak in. it was such a lovely touch that even my (macho) husband got all teary eyed, which is totally not who he is at all.

we have watched our SDE many times now, and every time we see it, we see a small detail we didn't notice before, which makes the day so much more special and the video that much more precious.

i know that times are tough, and many people are forgoing hiring videographers for their wedding days, but trust me, you will value your wedding video just as much as your wedding photos! and N Compass Cinema is definitely a company you want to hire! if you need convincing, check out their vimeo site and watch their videos... they keep getting better and better!! we've had a few of our engaged family and friends hire them a few weeks after our wedding. i can't wait to see what N Compass will have in store for their weddings!

ps: book them asap... i've noticed they've had a lot of clients sign them recently!
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Cassandra
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Can't express how thankful I am that I found N Compass Cinema! To receive such a beautiful highlight video the very next day after my wedding was something my husband and I will never forget and a moment we'll always treasure! We sat, just the two of us and relived our day from their perspective - we were in awe! I sobbed all over again - they are THAT talented!!! Family and friends have been RAVING about this video ever since!!!

Rene and Nicole are sweethearts, you will hardly notice you're even being filmed which makes for awesomely genuine moments being captured. Hire this lovely & talented couple...you won't regret it!!!
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thecaramelbaby
Wedding:
12/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about N Compass. This lovely couple did an AWESOME job capturing so many amazing moments on our wedding day. I'm still in awe with how fast the turn around was and at how wonderful the final product is. Now that I think about it, it didn't feel like they were even THERE! In other words, they let us be as natural as we wanted to be without being "in the way" with their cameras yet, in looking at the footage, it seems as though they were EVERYWHERE! I highly recommend N Compass to anyone. They are very approachable and eager to make the client happy. I love them and will always have them in my vendor list.
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kien
Wedding:
11/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I am very Pleased with the work that Naytron Rene Ablos has done.He is professional and a true artist.I trust his eye for editing films and his talent.
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Sugar Smack
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
As a bride, finding the perfect people to capture your BIG Day is so important and a daunting job. I can't tell you enough how much N Compass Cinema exceeded my expectations. If there was 6 stars to be given, he would have them.

Weeks before my wedding we were on the fence about hiring a videographer for our wedding. Through a recommendation from our photographer (who is equally awesome : Encarnacion Photography) we decided to look up NCC's work. My fiance and I watched a few of the "same day edits' that they had done and were beyond impressed.

We were looking for a videographer who was not your typical boring, traditional and pretentious camera guy. We really wanted someone with an eye for photography, cinema and to tell a wedding story with a modern contemporary twist. Essentially we wanted/needed someone totally awesome - and we got it.

Rene is SO easy to work with and such a personable guy. My same day edit was up within hours for my family, friends and I to enjoy and they can't stop boasting about it. It's amazing what he did for a clip under 4 minutes, I can't wait to see the full cut of my wedding. Having the same day edit was awesome. No one is lying who has been married when they tell you it GOES BY SO FAST! The same day is a great refresher to help soak it all in.

Rene - I have told you over and over again - YOU ROCK!

One more thing, Rene is super talented with a camera... use him for any event! He did an event a few days after mine and all I can say is... wow.
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verde81
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife and I actually weren't planning on hiring a videographer on our wedding day, but thought we should just in case we regretted it. We didn't expect much out of it.

Rene was hassle free, easy to work with, and stay mostly behind the scenes, not distracting us from greeting guests or enjoying most of our reception and ceremony. I almost didn't think he was recording half the time.

Within a day, he notified us that our wedding trailer was done. Again, we didn't think much until we saw it. WE WERE BLOWN AWAY!!

Rene has a steady hand, an artistic knack, and made the coolest 3 min trailer, capturing all the magical shots that made our wedding come alive. I was very impressed. I actually looked on youtube at other videographer's work and there is a substantial difference.

Later, he sent us our Wedding DVDs, which capture a majority of important events and moments of the wedding. I was thoroughly impressed. We showed our footage to friends, family, extended family, and co-workers.

All of them were elated with the work done and I told them that hiring a videographer on a whim was one of the best decisions I made for making the wedding the most memorable.

I recommend N COMPASS to anyone. If any of you are on the fence, please watch their trailers, which may help you decide from there!
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