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Poetic Cinema

Maineville , OH
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3407 Meadow Ct.
Maineville, OH US 45039 (map)

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513-258-9250

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ABOUT US

Simple. Creative. Fun.
Offering clients simple, creative and fun wedding films, we believe your story is best told by being discreet and letting it unfold in front of us, capturing... Read more
Simple. Creative. Fun.
Offering clients simple, creative and fun wedding films, we believe your story is best told by being discreet and letting it unfold in front of us, capturing candid moments as they pass. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.

Every wedding has a story. Let Poetic Cinema tell yours. Read less
Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, 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
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?
Poetic Cinema is a home-based business, but with separate studio space.
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
Certainly! We have several completed wedding highlight films online for potential clients to view.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We're a very cinematic studio without many special effects at all. I believe your film should be able to convey the intended story and emotion without resorting to cheesy effects.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
We do occasionally use supplemental lighting at the reception, but we are as discreet as possible, and we never use additional lighting at your ceremony.
How many videographers do you work with?
I shoot both alone and with an assistant videographer, offering packages for each.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
When you meet me, you've met your filmmaker. I only accept one wedding per day so you know exactly who will film your wedding from day one.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I do book multiple days in a weekend, but never more than one on a single day.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes, I am part of a small network of experienced videographers that can take over if for whatever reason I couldn't make it. But I have yet to miss a wedding.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We bring cameras, support gear and audio gear, with backups for all key pieces of equipment.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, every piece of key equipment has a backup.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Breaks naturally happen when filming a wedding, so we don't officially take breaks. Dinner while your guests are dining is always appreciated, as we frequently work long days with little to no snacking.
Do you charge overtime?
Yes, at $100 per hour, but I will never ask for overtime payment at your wedding.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Typically I don't, and most likely you would not want the raw footage. But if you did want to see footage that didn't make the final cut, we can possibly work something out.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes, but always with your permission and blessing.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
Not entirely. When you hire Poetic Cinema, you are hiring us because you love our style and storytelling. Giving us the freedom to tell your story our way will provide you a much better story and film. While we typically don't do any changes or re-editing (except for mistakes), I encourage you to express your feelings and I'll do my best to accommodate.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Usually 16-18 weeks, but sometimes slightly longer depending on the time of year.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
My minimum package option is 6 hours, but under some circumstances, we can negotiate fewer hours.

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Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Dan is fantastic to work with and his videos are absolutely beautiful! From the moment I hired him I knew I had made the right choice. He is friendly, professional, extremely helpful and accommodating...and I felt all of these things before I even saw his final product! When we got the video back my husband and I felt like we relived our wedding! I watch the videos all of the time, and the trailer is a great way to share the wedding with people who could not make it. His videos are professional, beautiful, and truly capture the spirit of the wedding! If you are considering a wedding videographer you should do it - and choose Poetic Cinema! It's my best piece of wedding advice that I give to all of my engaged friends.
Dan is fantastic to work with and his videos are absolutely beautiful! From the moment I hired him I knew I had made the Read more...
Dan is fantastic to work with and his videos are absolutely beautiful! From the moment I hired him I knew I had made the right choice. He is friendly, professional, extremely helpful and accommodating...and I felt all of these things before I even saw his final product! When we got the video back my husband and I felt like we relived our wedding! I watch the videos all of the time, and the trailer is a great way to share the wedding with people who could not make it. His videos are professional, beautiful, and truly capture the spirit of the wedding! If you are considering a wedding videographer you should do it - and choose Poetic Cinema! It's my best piece of wedding advice that I give to all of my engaged friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dan Shallenberger's work is excellent. He was easy to work with and answered questions promptly. The video package we received was unbelievable! He captured moments in a creative and interesting way. And best of all, except for when he arrived at my home I barely even noticed he was there. He brought a 2nd videographer with him and I honestly never even noticed him/her. Of all the money spent in preparing for and hosting a wedding, this was well worth it. A great value!
Dan Shallenberger's work is excellent. He was easy to work with and answered questions promptly. The video package we Read more...
Dan Shallenberger's work is excellent. He was easy to work with and answered questions promptly. The video package we received was unbelievable! He captured moments in a creative and interesting way. And best of all, except for when he arrived at my home I barely even noticed he was there. He brought a 2nd videographer with him and I honestly never even noticed him/her. Of all the money spent in preparing for and hosting a wedding, this was well worth it. A great value! Read less
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Karie
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Dan is great to work with and I have no doubt that our wedding video will be fantastic!! He did a great job capturing all the big moments and small moments of the day without being in the way. I didn't even know he was there half the time. He is a class act and I would highly recommend him to capture the moments of anyone's special day!
Dan is great to work with and I have no doubt that our wedding video will be fantastic!! He did a great job capturing all Read more...
Dan is great to work with and I have no doubt that our wedding video will be fantastic!! He did a great job capturing all the big moments and small moments of the day without being in the way. I didn't even know he was there half the time. He is a class act and I would highly recommend him to capture the moments of anyone's special day! Read less
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weddingbride
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.8/5.0
The video turned out really nice; however, it took 6 months to get the video. Overall, I was happy. Great communication.
The video turned out really nice; however, it took 6 months to get the video. Overall, I was happy. Great communication.
The video turned out really nice; however, it took 6 months to get the video. Overall, I was happy. Great communication. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are ever waffling on whether or not to get a videographer for your wedding - STOP!! Do it. And make sure you hire Dan at Poetic Cinema. From the beginning, Dan was extremely involved and dedicated to capturing us, our day, and the emotions surrounding that. He was such an absolute pleasure to work with and his response time was unparalleled. The days leading up to the wedding we took about an hour to review everything and he really got what we were looking for out of a wedding video. The day of, he was amazing! Not a moment was missed and he recommended this AMAZING location for wedding pictures at an old train yard. Sounds weird, but it gave us this unique vibe that made for beautiful photographs that I never saw from anyone else.

Dan delivers a 2 1/2 minute preview once he starts editing the video...and wow. My friend summed it up better than I could have "It's like watching a movie - one that I know has a VERY happy ending!" I must have watched this teaser preview 50 times and it paled in comparison to the full feature film. First off, the package was delivered in a manner that made it look like a DVD you would buy of a regular movie. Our names were listed as the "stars" of the movie, "The Wedding" and he got our bridal party, parents, officiants, and ring bearer/flower girl included as well. The cover of the DVD was decked out with pictures from our photographers and it made for such a nice touch. To say I was blown away would be an understatement and disservice to Dan and his so apparent talent. We were immediately transported back to all of the feelings of the day - love and all consuming joy / happiness. My face just radiated joy reliving all of the moments that were such a blur to us. That is something that I will always be grateful to Dan for. We couldn't be more pleased with the way Dan captured our day - this is truly a work of art that we will enjoy (along with all the friends and family willing to watch!!) for the rest of our lives.

Make your videographer search an easy one...hire Dan and know that you will have your wedding day preserved with the utmost care, quality, and artistic flair.
If you are ever waffling on whether or not to get a videographer for your wedding - STOP!! Do it. And make sure you hire Read more...
If you are ever waffling on whether or not to get a videographer for your wedding - STOP!! Do it. And make sure you hire Dan at Poetic Cinema. From the beginning, Dan was extremely involved and dedicated to capturing us, our day, and the emotions surrounding that. He was such an absolute pleasure to work with and his response time was unparalleled. The days leading up to the wedding we took about an hour to review everything and he really got what we were looking for out of a wedding video. The day of, he was amazing! Not a moment was missed and he recommended this AMAZING location for wedding pictures at an old train yard. Sounds weird, but it gave us this unique vibe that made for beautiful photographs that I never saw from anyone else.

Dan delivers a 2 1/2 minute preview once he starts editing the video...and wow. My friend summed it up better than I could have "It's like watching a movie - one that I know has a VERY happy ending!" I must have watched this teaser preview 50 times and it paled in comparison to the full feature film. First off, the package was delivered in a manner that made it look like a DVD you would buy of a regular movie. Our names were listed as the "stars" of the movie, "The Wedding" and he got our bridal party, parents, officiants, and ring bearer/flower girl included as well. The cover of the DVD was decked out with pictures from our photographers and it made for such a nice touch. To say I was blown away would be an understatement and disservice to Dan and his so apparent talent. We were immediately transported back to all of the feelings of the day - love and all consuming joy / happiness. My face just radiated joy reliving all of the moments that were such a blur to us. That is something that I will always be grateful to Dan for. We couldn't be more pleased with the way Dan captured our day - this is truly a work of art that we will enjoy (along with all the friends and family willing to watch!!) for the rest of our lives.

Make your videographer search an easy one...hire Dan and know that you will have your wedding day preserved with the utmost care, quality, and artistic flair. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Dan of Poetic Cinema is not only a terrific guy and wonderful to work with but he did an absolutely fantastic job on every level! We love the trailer, the feature film, and the overall documentary. Everything is beautifully shot. We truly feel Dan captured that special moment in our lives. One thing we were particularly struck by is how in the middle of the action Dan got and how we never noticed it. He was completely inconspicuous and it's remarkable. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need a referral. Two big thumbs up!
Dan of Poetic Cinema is not only a terrific guy and wonderful to work with but he did an absolutely fantastic job on every Read more...
Dan of Poetic Cinema is not only a terrific guy and wonderful to work with but he did an absolutely fantastic job on every level! We love the trailer, the feature film, and the overall documentary. Everything is beautifully shot. We truly feel Dan captured that special moment in our lives. One thing we were particularly struck by is how in the middle of the action Dan got and how we never noticed it. He was completely inconspicuous and it's remarkable. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need a referral. Two big thumbs up! Read less
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LizzyD
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I didn't think I had it in my budget to have a videographer. Then I saw a friend's video that Dan had done, and I had to have one!! Dan was quick to respond and so nice! On the day of the wedding, he was so "go with the flow" and remained in a positive mood all day! If you haven't checked out his work, do it! Make room in your budget for him because a few months after the wedding when you receive the video, you will be so happy that you did.
I didn't think I had it in my budget to have a videographer. Then I saw a friend's video that Dan had done, and I had to Read more...
I didn't think I had it in my budget to have a videographer. Then I saw a friend's video that Dan had done, and I had to have one!! Dan was quick to respond and so nice! On the day of the wedding, he was so "go with the flow" and remained in a positive mood all day! If you haven't checked out his work, do it! Make room in your budget for him because a few months after the wedding when you receive the video, you will be so happy that you did. Read less
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mjwbride
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I just got my video back and OH MY GOSH! It is amazing! He is so creative and my video was better than I could have ever imagined! The feature film is reallly amazing. Everyone I show it to cries and we are so proud to show the video off! The way that he incorporates the speeches and our own voices into scenery and the exciting before-wedding events, is amazing. I feel like he did not miss anything for our big day! I really cant say enough about how wonderful he was! He is so professional and so creative! Really a pleasure to work with and always responds quickly to any e-mails or calls. My only regret is that I wish I would have asked him to come to our rehearsal dinner as well, he was more than willing to but I opted out. Now I kick myself because he did so great with all of the wedding events, I know he would have fit the rehearsal dinner in to make it magical as well.

I would and do recommend him to any and every bride...
I just got my video back and OH MY GOSH! It is amazing! He is so creative and my video was better than I could have ever Read more...
I just got my video back and OH MY GOSH! It is amazing! He is so creative and my video was better than I could have ever imagined! The feature film is reallly amazing. Everyone I show it to cries and we are so proud to show the video off! The way that he incorporates the speeches and our own voices into scenery and the exciting before-wedding events, is amazing. I feel like he did not miss anything for our big day! I really cant say enough about how wonderful he was! He is so professional and so creative! Really a pleasure to work with and always responds quickly to any e-mails or calls. My only regret is that I wish I would have asked him to come to our rehearsal dinner as well, he was more than willing to but I opted out. Now I kick myself because he did so great with all of the wedding events, I know he would have fit the rehearsal dinner in to make it magical as well.

I would and do recommend him to any and every bride... Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Dan did a great job! I was on the fence about getting a video and am so glad we did. The day itself flies by and this is a memory I can now cherish and share with my family- thanks to Dan and poetic cinema!!
Dan did a great job! I was on the fence about getting a video and am so glad we did. The day itself flies by and this is a Read more...
Dan did a great job! I was on the fence about getting a video and am so glad we did. The day itself flies by and this is a memory I can now cherish and share with my family- thanks to Dan and poetic cinema!! Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Dan was awesome!!!! We would and have recommended him to anyone looking for a videographer. He went above and beyond to give us exactly what we were looking for and did a great job working with our busy schedule. On our wedding day he managed to capture every moment while at the same time we hardly knew he was there. He really knows what he's doing and it shoes.
Dan was awesome!!!! We would and have recommended him to anyone looking for a videographer. He went above and beyond to Read more...
Dan was awesome!!!! We would and have recommended him to anyone looking for a videographer. He went above and beyond to give us exactly what we were looking for and did a great job working with our busy schedule. On our wedding day he managed to capture every moment while at the same time we hardly knew he was there. He really knows what he's doing and it shoes. Read less
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LRoddy
Wedding:
6/18/2010
4.8/5.0
I was amazed with the video that Dan created of our wedding day! He captured everything and had me in tears when I got to watch it. I love the video and so does everyone that has seen it...simply the best! I'm so happy that our special day was caputured on video and done so in an artistic and fun way. Thank you Dan!
I was amazed with the video that Dan created of our wedding day! He captured everything and had me in tears when I got to Read more...
I was amazed with the video that Dan created of our wedding day! He captured everything and had me in tears when I got to watch it. I love the video and so does everyone that has seen it...simply the best! I'm so happy that our special day was caputured on video and done so in an artistic and fun way. Thank you Dan! Read less
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CNReams
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Dan was hands down our favorite vendor!!! He is an expert at making incredibly beautiful and romantic wedding videos! He will create memories of your special day that will last forever! He is a friendly and genuine man that will always give 110% to your video. It doesn't get any better than Poetic Cinema. Check out the their website!!!
Dan was hands down our favorite vendor!!! He is an expert at making incredibly beautiful and romantic wedding videos! He Read more...
Dan was hands down our favorite vendor!!! He is an expert at making incredibly beautiful and romantic wedding videos! He will create memories of your special day that will last forever! He is a friendly and genuine man that will always give 110% to your video. It doesn't get any better than Poetic Cinema. Check out the their website!!! Read less
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EABDahl
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Wow, what can I say about Poetic Cinema other than fantastic! Dan was truly a dream to work with the day of our wedding. Not only did do an amazing job behind the camera, but he really added to the fun of our day! He made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera and the video that he provided us with was nothing short of spectacular! He captured our events, but most importantly, the raw emotion of the day in a beautiful way! I'm so glad to have this treasure of our day! Thank you Dan! :)
Wow, what can I say about Poetic Cinema other than fantastic! Dan was truly a dream to work with the day of our wedding. Read more...
Wow, what can I say about Poetic Cinema other than fantastic! Dan was truly a dream to work with the day of our wedding. Not only did do an amazing job behind the camera, but he really added to the fun of our day! He made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera and the video that he provided us with was nothing short of spectacular! He captured our events, but most importantly, the raw emotion of the day in a beautiful way! I'm so glad to have this treasure of our day! Thank you Dan! :) Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Dan last year for our June wedding. Both of us were timid, as we weren't sure of the importance video would have in our wedding day. Boy oh boy, we were pleasantly surprised, overjoyed, and endlessly thankful for what Dan has created for us.

In preparation for your wedding he has many phone conversations with you to get every detail down. I felt like he knew the flow, the vision, and the agenda for the wedding day better then my planner.

When he meets with you to do on camera interviews, his kindness and pleasant demeanor puts you at ease and you forget you’re being recorded. Throughout the wedding day he is exactly the same. He is non-invasive, pleasant, and professional.

The finished product is incredible. He is so creative and talented with what he catches of film. We received our video's in a professional personalized DVD case. We still watch the video today and tear up. Our friends and family are amazed. They say they've never seen anything so wonderful. He captured all our wonderful wedding memories and made us movie stars!!

If you want the best memento of your wedding day (besides your rings of course) you need Dan from Poetic Cinema!
My husband and I hired Dan last year for our June wedding. Both of us were timid, as we weren't sure of the importance Read more...
My husband and I hired Dan last year for our June wedding. Both of us were timid, as we weren't sure of the importance video would have in our wedding day. Boy oh boy, we were pleasantly surprised, overjoyed, and endlessly thankful for what Dan has created for us.

In preparation for your wedding he has many phone conversations with you to get every detail down. I felt like he knew the flow, the vision, and the agenda for the wedding day better then my planner.

When he meets with you to do on camera interviews, his kindness and pleasant demeanor puts you at ease and you forget you’re being recorded. Throughout the wedding day he is exactly the same. He is non-invasive, pleasant, and professional.

The finished product is incredible. He is so creative and talented with what he catches of film. We received our video's in a professional personalized DVD case. We still watch the video today and tear up. Our friends and family are amazed. They say they've never seen anything so wonderful. He captured all our wonderful wedding memories and made us movie stars!!

If you want the best memento of your wedding day (besides your rings of course) you need Dan from Poetic Cinema! Read less
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