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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.

Portfolio

Imagine the possibilities.

Tabitha + Gerald

Kisha + Erren Wedding Trailer

Terrell + Tiffani :: The Blessing

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Kristina + Asa :: Unscripted Love

Kendra + Brian :: Wedding Highlights

Rachel + Dennis

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

Brooke + Marc

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.

 

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.

Blog

Connie + James :: Heavy Love [Video]

Connie + James :: Words [Behind the Scenes]

We had a great time filming Connie and James at Baltimore's Penn Station. The theme of the shoot was words. I've always wanted to shoot at a train station and wanted to capture the beauty of the architecture. I'm looking forward to capturing their wedding in November of 2015.

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Samica + Fabian : Love Conquers All [Video]

Samica + Fabian

My friend Fabian Morrison contacted me in October of this year to tell me about his surprise engagement.  I have known him  for many years so I knew it would be a spectacular event.  He shared his plan about proposing in December right before Christmas and  about  distracting his girlfriend Samica with his family to see the Ice Exhibit at the National Harbor while he gathered everyone together for the surprise proposal.  Fabian takes us on a journey on the way to his proposal.  I can't wait to be a part of their wedding. I know it will be a day

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Connie + James [Behind the Scenes]

Connie + James

As a wedding cinematographer having a good couple to film and location is important.  I am fortunate to have both!  I recently worked with them on an engagement shoot  at Baltimore Penn Station. The theme for the video is words, and not just any words, but words that are meaningful to them. Here are some still frames from the video and some behind the scenes photos too.  A special shout out to Monica Singleton, my director of photography and Michael Clark who took the official photos.  I will post the entire video on the blog and portfolio soon.    

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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 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.

I'd love to hear from you.

A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.