My husband Jeremy and I hired AwesomeShot Video for our wedding in September 2009. From the first interaction, Oren was professional and responsive. He clearly explained our options, benefits of each, and allowed us to make well-informed choices for our wedding videography plan.
The excellent customer service wasn't even the best part! On our wedding day, Oren was punctual and polished. He was able to completely capture the event from pre-ceremony through dinner and dancing without being a distraction or obstructive. We were married at City Hall in San Francisco. Oren took beautiful shots inside and outside of the magnificent building and included the footage in the intro and ending montage. It was a sunny day in San Francisco and the building looks just amazing.
Between the ceremony and reception, we chartered a double decker bus to take our guests across Golden Gate Bridge. Oren accompanied the guests and captured vignettes from our friends and families. We were so surprised when we watched the DVD and heard all of the stories and nice compliments from friends! At the reception after about 3 hours of open bar, several people gave drunken toasts, and the footage is excellent. Oren passed a mic around to capture the stories and well wishes. The audio throughout the ceremony and reception is perfect. Oren used music from the playlist we created for our reception, which really added a nice element from the wedding. Be sure to send him a handful of songs you want included! The only complaint we have about the video is that we wish we would've given Oren more songs to overlay.
The final product was expertly edited, entertaining, and the perfect memento from the wedding. We love our photos as well, but the video takes us right back to the wonderful experience of our wedding and celebration. If we had to do it all over again, we'd definitely hire AwesomeShot Video.
WOW! I loved every second of working with AwesomeShots. I had 2 separate events- our wedding with just immediate family on Thursday and then Saturday had a reception for all our friends. Oren was so accommodating and flexible about coming for both dates.
He was unobtrusive, friendly, professional and punctual. Not only that, but his team captured our wedding perfectly. My husband and I watched our wedding video as soon as we got it- and teared up at the ceremony and died laughing at our friends on the dance floor at the reception. They were able to show us parts of our wedding we missed because we were on the other side of the room or outside. The editing was outstanding! Loved the out takes at the end too. :)
Your wedding day goes by in a blink- this will help you remember each moment of your special day. I recommend AwesomeShots with out reservation. You will be overjoyed that you booked them because of their fantastic quality, professionalism and expert editing.
Oren is the best!!! We did not budget for a videographer when we started planning our wedding, but when we met Oren and saw his work we knew we had to have him!!! He's more than a Videographer in sooo many ways, you just have to go meet him and you will see! Not only is he an awesome and very creative person who listens to what you want and expect, but he turns all the boring average details into something magical and simply classic and beautiful! My wedding was 100x more fabulous on his video because of Oren and I am truely blessed to have had him there with us! My guests loved Oren too!!! He never intruded on anyone and made everyone so happy and comfortable to talk into his camera (which is one of my fav parts of my wedding video) Oren is so patient and kind to deal with all my "what ifs" and "can you edit that and show me please?" even at the end of my wedding when I'm sure he was exhausted with me, even though he never let me know, he let me steal him away for one last interview and was completely professional the entire time! The best part was as soon as we got home from our honeymoon I had a rough draft of my video ready to edit omg that was so wonderful! Most people wait until their 1 year anniversary to see their wedding video so I was so pleased. And then he created a highlight video and posted it to my Facebook so I could share with all my friends and family omg it made everyone cry! Oren is a wonderful artist and does a fantastic job of creating a masterpiece that you will cherish forever. If you don't think you need a videographer, you might be right - but you will always need Oren!!! I highly recommend Oren @ AwesomeShot Studios!
I was in a crunch to find a videographer and found a few online and Oren was the first one to call me back and was very professional on the phone. I knew after speaking with him and going to his website (love the video highlights!), that he was going to be the perfect videographer. I was right, Oren was so warm and professional when my husband and I met him on our wedding day (we live in San Diego but got married in the SF Bay Area so didn't meet him until the big day). All of our family and friends thought he was wonderful.
Also, the video highlight on his blog is absolutely amazing, the compliments are pouring in (an indication of how "awesome" your final video will be!).
I still cannot believe how lucky we got to find such a wonderful videographer. Thank you so much, Oren!
We luckily found Oren as he was a preferred vendor at our venue. To all brides, one thing that people don't tell you is that it's really important to like your vendors as people, especially the photographer and videographer, as you will spend a lot of time with them on your wedding day. Oren is an amazingly warm and kind person. I loved having him at our wedding as he added a lot of positive energy. A few days after our wedding he posted a "wedding recap" on his blog. I can't tell you how amazing it is. It makes me cry every time I watch it. Also, it was really great to have the 2-3 min recap to send to friends and family who couldn't be there. I've gotten so many compliments on that video. Oren is also really great about customizing the video to your preferences. If you are looking for a videographer, you can't go wrong with Oren Arieli!
Oren was our videographer and did a great job capturing the spirit of our event. My absolute favorite part of his work was a short video that he set to music that I was able to send to family and friends shortly after the wedding. That short piece still brings tears to my eyes. He's a great guy and very hard working.
Oren from AwesomeShot Studios was easily one of the best vendors we hired for our wedding. He acted in a very professional manner and was very affordable. He was willing to stay later than he had planned due to lateness in getting started. My wife and I both loved the finished product.
We loved working with Oren for our wedding. He was extremely professional while being personable and accessible. We picked him because of his experience and background in media.
A great bonus is Oren's photography skills, which he incorporates into the videos. He personalizes the videos for each couple, taking into consideration their personalities and their relationship. You know your video will be one of a kind.
We especially love the video montages he created, and it's a great way to show friends the highlights of our wedding. They always comment about the high quality of the video and are quite impressed.
Aside from reliability and professionalism, our primary consideration was choosing a videographer with the right personality. We wanted someone that would be engaging and interactive, but not obtrusive. Simply put...Oren was incredible! While he covered every moment of the experience, many people hardly realized he was there! With the utmost in professionalism, he was still relaxed and made everyone feel at ease. I feel we could not have asked for more!
AwesomeShot studios produces a beautiful recording for us, really captured the feel of the day, taking our tastes into account. Our video was ready for preview so quickly and we appreciated the streaming DVD service to share the day with faraway family and friends. We feel we got an excellent value for the package we purchased-it's obvious Oren enjoys shooting weddings and is very experienced with how to capture all the crucial and spontaneous moments and how to blend in with the guest so easily too.
We absolutely LOVE our wedding video-it is better than I could have imagined. You did such a fantastic job. Thank you for jumping in somewhat last-minute to save the day!
I just wanted to share with you one of the MANY emails we received regarding the online wedding we have shared with friends:
I have to admit, that when I received the wedding video, I thought back to all the other wedding videos that have been sent to me, and they all documented what I had already seen at the wedding, and they were quite frankly, boring. But this one was absolutely awesome! My favorite song that always tears me up was in the background music, and as I sat here and watched it, the tears were running down my face, because it is a work of art, seriously! I think that if anyone who could not attend the wedding were to see the video, they would experience the same feelings and romance and happiness that came across that day. One of the best things is I don't even remember seeing the videgrapher(s), so they were able to get some amazing footage without being intrusive. Thanks for sharing with me.
Thank you again for doing such a wonderful job with our video. We're very happy that we had you as our videographer. You can count on us to recommend you to everybody that we know for any videography needs. Please feel free to give our contact information to your future clients, should you need any references...although your work truly sells itself.
Thank you so much for all that you did for us with our wedding. We were moved to tears by the beautiful job you did with the video and we appreciate all of the ways you helped us out. Thank you so much. It means a lot to us.
Sasha and I would like to personally thank you for the exceptional job you did video taping our wedding. Sasha still cries every time we watch it. The finished video is of superior quality and truly a work of art. Thanks again for adding such a special, personal touch to our wedding memories. We are forever grateful to you.
Time and I want to thank you for the beautiful video, which we truly feel blessed to have. I've said it before, but I'll say it again-you were a wonderful, warm, professional 'vendor' in the midst of all the wedding craziness. And you gave us such a generous gift in the wonderful final edit. Many thanks!
As a photographer, I worked along side Oren last year and was so impressed by his professionalism - both with the client and with the other vendors. I love working with videographers like Oren with whom I can share a mutual respect for the shots we both want to get and for the client we are shooting. I look forward to sharing a bride with AwesomeShot again any time.
The final produced film from the wedding we did together is really beautiful with a lot of care taken to show the emotion of the day and the love between the bride, groom and parents. Great job...
As a wedding DJ and vendor I feel I know quality when I see it. I know that I am personally very proud of my review, especially here on Yelp where you can't edit what people say about you, and let me tell you that Oren lives up to his reputation. And I am not saying this due to a long vendor relationship, but, rather, because I saw Oren's talent first hand.
Everything he was doing the day of the wedding was top notch and professional. I constantly saw him smiling, enjoying getting the right shot, but without being in the way or the center of attention, and, as a co-worker he was a delight to work with.
All of this is great for a service, but what is often overlooked in service-based fields is that a videographer (much like your DJ, photographer, and florist) has to bring more to the table than just service, they must have TALENT! Oren is an EXTREMELY talented videographer as well as a creative video editor. His shots are clean, focused and with great lighting, and his video edits are thrilling and entertaining. I only know this because we had so much fun working together that he took it upon himself to also get shots of me and send me a nice little demo clip after the event.
Thank you Oren for being not just a stand up person who is talented, but a thoughtful and creative artist as well! Can't wait to work with you again!
Oren is an artist experienced with special events and his easy going manner and professional abilities make it easy to recommend him to our couples. You know you recommended the right video professional when couples thank you for the great referral.
It's a pleasure to work alongside someone with a great personality as well as someone who is interested in doing a solid job. Awesome Shot Studios are true professionals who achieve great results for their clients.
Oren is a talented, experienced, and highly service minded videographer. Exquisite Video Productions is proud to have been working with AwesomeShot Studios. You can rest assure that Oren delivers professional quality.
The difference between a a mere videographer and a real artist filmmaker is evident in Oren of Awesome Shots. He's primarily a storyteller, weaving a tapestry of image and sound to honestly portrait the beauty of your wedding day. The service he provides is ace -- from his easy-going no-pressure manner of the wedding day to the efficient and timely delivery of the finished video. I always look forward to working with Oren on weddings - there's no competition between videography and photography. He's very professional (yet fun!) - and we work together seamlessly to ensure your wedding day memories are preserved. You can't go wrong with AwesomeShot Studios!
Oren is a great shooter. I had the pleasure of working with him several years ago. I'm glad we were able to hook up once again here on WW. hoping we can work together again soon. Oren, if any your brides need a great photographer, please recommend me!
WE LOVE OREN! He is one of the best videographers out there. And he is so sweet and easy to be around. Whenever we know he will be working a wedding with us we feel so at ease, because we know he will be respectful and fun to be around.
Oren is one of my favorite videographers to work with. Not only does he do an incredible job capturing every moment of the wedding day, but he is virtually invisible. He has a very calming presence, is professional, and incredibly detailed oriented. His wedding videos are beautifully edited and always seem to capture the essence of the day.
I had such a great experience working side by side Oren. We shared limited space at a private venue but everything went smoothly and easy. He's such a professional, very polite, flexible and helpful. The quality he provided to the clients is excellent and he's my number one preferred Videographer!
A professionally shot and edited movie will transport you back to the sounds, sights, and emotions of a day that will never be repeated. Unlike the flowers, the cake or the decorations, your video will grow in value every year. So go ahead, savor the moment now. We’ll preserve it for the future.
2) When you watch online samples, pay attention to the audio as much as the image. Good audio is invaluable to the enjoyment of your movie. Some samples might only have a music background, so make sure to find a sample that includes vows or toasts that you can evaluate.
3) Determine whether you want a highly compressed and stylized short-form version of your wedding day, or a more complete documentary style. Ask your vendor what they specialize in and choose the one who best matches your vision.
4) Cinematographers should be provided with a timeline of your event. This ensures that they are in the right place at the right time to capture what is most important.
5) A good cinematographer can give you guidance on important details to make your movie look its best. For example: consider avoiding outdoor ceremonies at noon in order to get better lighting conditions.
6) Dark venues might be more atmospheric, but a candle-lit venue presents challenges to even the best camera equipment. Let your cinematographer know in advance about the ambience of your venue so he/she can be prepared.
7) Surprises might be great for your spouse, but your vendors should know about every important event that you wish to capture. Please communicate this to your DJ/MC and allow them to 'warn' the cinematographer/photographer when a major event is set to begin.
8) A well-fed cinematographer is a happy cinematographer. If a sit-down dinner is offered, taking care of the vendors early means they have more time to devote to you once you are ready to resume the festivities. Remember, they've often been with you for much of the day already (without a break).