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Chip Dizárd Weddings

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About

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.

Portfolio

Imagine the possibilities.

Jennifer and Theodore Reception Highlights

Chico’s 40th Surprise Birthday Parthy

Emily and Brian Reception Trailer

Michelle & Jorge

 

Jennifer and Theodore

A Proposal Story. 

Channel and Kaneil

Tiffani + Terrell

 

Love Story

Jean + Dominque

Kendra tosses the bouquet

Anika & Jared

Anika & Jared

Just the fellas (BOOM)

Just the fellas

Emily + Brian

Emily and Brian Schneider

FAQ’s

 

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.

 

 

Investment

You are Invested. So am I.

You may call me at 818-253-1570 Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST.

Available for travel in the US and Worldwide.

Highlight Package

  • 6 Hours of Coverage
  • 2 Cinematographers
  • Digital Delivery of Edited Film
  • 45 day turnaround

Forever Package

Free Love Story if booked before December 1, 2014
  • 8 Hours of Coverage
  • 3 Cinematographers
  • Digital Delivery and DVD Package
  • 4 to 6 minute highlight film
  • Entire Wedding and Reception
  • 60 Day Turnaround
  • Selected unedited clips on Hard Drive
  • Free Love Story if booked by 12/1/14 $750 Value

Blog

12 Lessons I Learned from my Weekend working with Celebrity Photographer Keith Cephus

Keith Cephus

Click to Tweet: Everyone wants to get to the next level, but everyone isn’t willing to pay the price. -@KeithCephus I had the opportunity to be a photography assistant for Keith Cephus , a celebrity, sports and wedding photographer based out of Virginia Beach.  I was only with him 48 hours, but he left such an impression on me and taught me some valuable lessons about life, business and photography. 1. You have to surround yourself with like-minded people. I found that the people Keith surrounds himself are like him, go-getters and people who are leaders in the industry.  I was

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Michael Brown’s 50th Birthday Party

Angela and Michael Brown

I had to opportunity to travel to Huntsville, Alabama to do photos and video for Michael Brown's 50th birthday party at Baron Bluff at Burritt on the Mountain.   Our team had such a good time at Mike's  party and it was planned by the fabulous  Contessa Jackson of Exclusively by Tess.    

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25 Anniversary Vow Renewal

25 Years

I  had the opportunity to travel to Vero Beach, Florida at the Mariposa  to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of Lettie and Dr. Marcellus Cephas.

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Contact

Or you may call me at 818-253-1570  Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  EST.
I am located outside of Washington, D.C. Metro area, but available to travel worldwide for your destination wedding or event.

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