Phillip Alan Films

Northern California , CA


Northern California, CA US




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Recently voted "Professional of the Year 2010" by over 300 peers in the wedding industry!

We want to produce fun, vibrent, creative, and polished films for our brides. Each... Read more
Recently voted "Professional of the Year 2010" by over 300 peers in the wedding industry!

We want to produce fun, vibrent, creative, and polished films for our brides. Each couple, each wedding, and each film has a personality, and we infuse that into each production.

Tired of looking at a bunch of uninspired videos from around the web? Come see what you are finally looking for in a wedding film! A direct link to our online gallery is just a click away!

We tell the evolving story of your wedding in a style borrowed from Hollywood - fun, emotional, and exciting! We work closely with you before the wedding with a free consultation, learning about your desires for a perfect wedding film. Taking cues from your music and personal style, we craft a final product that you will cherish for the rest of your lives.

We would love to talk about your particular event. Please give us a call or shoot us an e-mail to let us know how we can capture your event with the class and style you expect from an award winning event filmmaker. Read less


What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, 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, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
We are boutique wedding filmmakers, only taking on a limited number of brides per year - for the focus and attention to our current production schedule. If you'd like more information, let us take you to coffee, our treat!
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
The cameras we use are actually brighter than what the human eye can see in many situations, and we use extra lighting sparingly, often to accentuate or enhance the look of the shot
How many videographers do you work with?
I myself personally film each and every wedding. We have filmmakers in many areas that are exclusive to us, and that gives us the advantage to send a minimum of two to each event.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Absolutely! If you're located in a wonderful far away place we can always use Skype as well.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
After 11 years and over 350 events we have never missed a wedding, arrived late, or otherwise made any mistake that would jeopardize an event. Our motto is, leave early enough so that you can have a flat tire, fix it, and still be an hour early.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We only do one event per day - and depending on logistics, only one event per weekend.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
We have four videographers that are exclusive to us, no event will ever be un-documented in the highest quality
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We requite minimal setup, our cameras are very small in size and we don't require power. Everything we use can be easily transported in luggage
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Every filmmaker brings has two cameras apiece, and a third backup.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't require a meal at the reception, but in order to keep fatigue away and keep us close to your event in case something happens, we would appreciate a meal.
Do you charge overtime?
Sometimes things run behind, and we acknowledge that no event runs perfectly. We don't typically worry about an additional 10-15 minutes, especially if we are in the middle of a specific event. We talk to you before the event to figure out your best coverage options.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
We offer raw footage on DVD for a nominal fee.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
We are so proud of our work, and you will be too. We love blogging, Facebooking, and otherwise letting people know how awesome your video is. If you would prefer not to, we can password protect any video.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
We love input! A pre-wedding consultation is required in order to learn more about you, your event, and your personal style. We get a lot of must have's and can't stands from you in order to craft your masterpiece.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Depending on the time of year of your event, it can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 10 weeks to receive your finished video. Trailers and short films are available sooner, and you can even order Thank You DVD's which rush the final delivery date of the video as well.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
Everything depends on the day, the season, and the location. Give us a call and speak to us about your particular event.


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By selecting Phillip Alan Films for our wedding day, we did not get a basic videographer, we got a filmographer and movie director. We have not yet seen our final wedding day film, but based on what we have seen of his product thus far, we know our final movie is going to be just as amazing.

From the very beginning my husband said we needed him to be part of our day and I'm so glad we had him. Our wedding day will forever be captured by live footage in Phil's artistic way. If you are thinking about capturing your wedding on video, this is the man to go to.
Services Used: Videography
As a vendor myself I've referred many clients to Phill knowing that they would be in good hands.
This time I get to refer him as a client!
I hired Phillip Alan Films for my Brother's wedding and he did not dissappoint. He captured all the special nuances of the day that I knew he would. My Brother and his new wife are ecstatic about the beautiful piece Phill put together for them.
I kept the surprise of hiring PAF from the couple until a few days before the wedding and I remember the Bride telling me later that she was nervous when I told her about the video because she didn't want someone with a camera following her around and getting in her face. She later told me that she barely noticed Phill floating around and is sooooo glad that they now have something irreplacable and so special to remember their day.

I've learned over the years working with Phill that video offers such an amazing treat to take away from a special event. I tell people constantly that they should make video a priority and that Phill is second to none at what he does.
I'll refer PAF to anyone, anytime, anywhere!

Thanks Phill!
Services Used: Videography
Phill is so incredibly talented. And he loves his job, which makes him a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to see my video!
Services Used: Videography


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