I'm Gene. Or Jenya. Or Yevgeniy, when I'm feeling fancy.
I am a wedding filmmaker. A cinematographer. A videographer. A coordinator (if I reeeally have to be, but I'm hoping you've already got that covered). It doesn't matter what you call me, as in the end, I am but one thing - a visual storyteller.
I am based and operate primarily in the DMV area, but not limited to it.
A little back story. I have started out as a photographer about a decade and a half ago. Somewhere along the way, I came to realize that I could produce a great quality video pretty much with the equipment that I already had. I must admit, I had never had any passion for film up until that point. But once I've tried it, I could never look back.
Most of the time, I am a one man show, although I couldn't recommend it enough that you add a second shooter option. It will make a world of difference for your final film in more ways than you could imagine.
My approach and style could best be described as a mixture of cinematic and documentary. It will usually lean one way or the other depending on the couple I am working with and the whole vibe of the day. Although I prefer to be invisible whenever I can, I am not afraid to take charge when the situation requires it.
But I feel that what really sets me apart is the emphasis I put on pre-production. I go out of my way to get to know the couple as well as I can. It saddens me deeply that so many of my colleagues prioritize the efficiency of their work over its integrity. If I don't know you, how could I be expected to tell your story in the most genuine and honest way possible? I couldn't. And as you can probably tell by now, for me it is the most important part. So don't be surprised that we are likely going to meet or skype on more than one occasion before your wedding day. And who knows, maybe even after.
So what do you say?
Will you let me help you bring your future memories to life?