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Chip Dizárd Weddings

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My name is Dizárd (pronounced Diz Hard), Chip Dizárd. Movies are my passion; filming, editing, producing and distributing wedding/events videos are the way I choose to express that.

Chip Dizárd

Chip Dizárd

I’m the owner and director of Chip Dizard Wedding Films.

I feel most alive when I feel the camera in my hands. When I point at a subject, the subject becomes alive.

What I love most is holding my camera and being the DP, director of photography, just like in films. It’s what I wake up thinking about everyday. My cameras are my tools; wedding & event  movies are my form of artistic expression.

The bride and groom are the stars, I am merely the observer, creating a wedding video in a cinematic style.  My specialty is a stylish, slightly stylized video. I don’t want to simply record the events of the day in an obvious and plain way. I want to create a modern, clean, and interesting video. A video that will hold your interest every time, all the time.

I strive to capture the feelings and emotions of the wedding or event day. I certainly won’t miss recording the beauty: the bride in her gown, the flowers, the decoration, the cake—everything you chose with such care. I’ll also find the colors and light, the movement, the sounds, the music, and the scene changes.

But above all, it’s the emotions and feelings, the smiles, laughter, and even the happy tears that I wish to preserve, the essence of a beautiful relationship saved as precious memories of your wedding.

People ask me if I get tired of filming a weddings. Absolutely not! I never tire of my art. Whether it’s a religious wedding, non-religious, ethnic, traditional, or non-traditional, each wedding is unique. It’s as if I’m watching something happen for the first time. And the truth is, I am. Your wedding happens just once and I’m privileged to create your wedding video for you.

When I’m not filming a wedding, working on editing  or teaching other videographers I love going to movies, which, I suppose, is not a surprise. I also like playing golf,  and of course, being with my family.

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It’s similar to the way theatrical movies are made. The second camera gets a second angle, a second opinion, another view, another vision and, importantly, more footage which is valuable in the editing and production process. Two videographers help each other with equipment and set-up, saving important time that can be spent on shooting more of your wedding. Two videographers working in tandem create a more complete, more detailed, story of your day.

The main feature is a fully edited and produced, 20-40 minute long video that covers your entire wedding day; from the preparation, through the ceremony, to the reception. It includes the most memorable and important parts of the ceremony, the announcement of the new couple at the reception, the first dance, cutting the cake, the toast and so on.
A Love Story is a video that we shoot and produce before your wedding. What it contains is entirely up to you, although we have lots of experience and plenty of good ideas to lend should you want them. It can be a story of how you met, how you planned your wedding, your favorite romantic spots, or just the two of you enjoying each other—taking a walk, playing around, dancing, kissing. It takes anywhere from four to twelve hours to film, depending on the story that you want to tell, the locations, and so on.

The highlight video is a summary of your wedding day, set to a song of your choice. It includes the most powerful images of your wedding. It’s usually pretty upbeat and energetic, although that depends on the combination of the images and the music that’s chosen. The best part is that it’s small and short and you can share it with anyone online. You can also put in your iPod or iPhone.

It’s a fun and short video to let your guests know the date of your wedding so they can put it on their calendars before you send out your invitations. It can replace a Save the Date mailed announcement or can be in addition to it. We can film a Save the Date video during the engagement or Love Story session, or at another time.

 

 

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Cinematography Collections starting at $2,800

Available for weddings in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area and available for travel worldwide.

You may call me at 818-253-1570 Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST. Or click here to contact me and I will follow up with you within 24 hours.

Drone Photography and Videography

Drone Photography

Drone Photography

I am proud to announce the addition of Drone Videography and Photography.   Prices start at $500 for videography and $300 for photography.  Please contact me for more information and a custom price quote.

Below is a wedding example where I used a drone.

 

Photographers, videographers and wedding planners who want drone shots as an add on to your offerings you may contact me on my personal page for information.

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Money as a wedding gift…how much should you expect?

How much cash should you expect?

I was talking to a groom recently and he was  shocked about  the amount of money he and his wife received as gifts.  He didn’t disclose the exact amount but from the conversation I know he wasn’t too happy. If it's a co-worker or a distant friend, TheKnot.com recommends guests give at least $75-$100 on the wedding present. If your guest is a relative or a friend, the wedding website suggests somewhere between $100 and $125. But what kind of gift can you expect? Catey Hill, resident financial expert at David's Bridal, says it's perfectly fine guests to write out a

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Why Some Brides Almost Always Look Good in Wedding Photos

Why do some brides almost always look good

You’ve seen and liked her photos on Instagram and Pinterest, she has that look  that you love.  You’ve  done the research and you know she isn’t a model,but on the wedding day she is amazing. Her smile, the light gleaming off her back shoulder  and when she turns in the photos it accentuates her cheekbones and it seems like she has no bad side. You stare in awesome wonder. Awestruck amazement. You wonder how in the world can I look as good as her on my big day? Here are 6 reasons I have found why some brides can almost always look

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Wedding Memories You Chose to Forget

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If you were to ask any bride if they love their photos and videos what answer would you get? Hopefully you will get that they love the end product.  But I’ve realized something about this industry—there is rarely middle ground.  If we are being honest, you want to be wowed by the photos and share them to social media for hundreds of likes and comments. I am a beneficiary of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram . Most visual storytellers are.  A good friend and professional photographer said this to me and I ended up placing it in a graphic. As wedding

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I am located outside of Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Metro area, but available to travel worldwide for your destination wedding or event.

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Chip Dizard Weddings is a Baltimore/Washington, D.C. wedding cinematography company that creates movies that last a lifetime.

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Chip Dizárd Weddings is a professional Baltimore/Washington D.C. Wedding Cinematography Company with a background as an experienced Baltimore/Washington D.C. Wedding Videographer. Chip Dizárd has been creating wedding videos and wedding films since 2010. Chip Dizard Weddings enjoys capturing wedding memories in NY, PA, The Hamptons, and other destination weddings. Focusing on Baltimore/Washington D.C. Cinematography Market and converting love stories into wedding films, Chip Dizárd Weddings documents every style of wedding with precise detail.