Capital Films DC

Washington, DC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Capital Films DC is a premier wedding cinematography and coordination company based in our nations capital. Our work stems from the realization of visions from those we serve. On your special day, we will provide a seamless yet enjoyable experience resulting in a divine wedding film.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Cinematography is not just our job, but our passion. We strive to deliver the highest of quality in our products and services. With Capital Films DC, you will have the reassurance that your wedding will be filmed and edited to perfection

Location

Washington, DC 20017

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Reviews

7 Reviews
  • Gabrielle L. Jun 23, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
  • Kristina S. May 5, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Choosing Capital Films DC was by far the best decision I made for our wedding! My husband and I weren't sure if we even wanted a videography due to trying to stay within a budget. We stumbled upon Capital Films and couldn't pass up the great deal for exceptional quality. Ever since we started working with Paul and Kelli, they have been great! They are both very responsive to messages and any questions you may have before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, they arrived early and were extremely easy to work with. They make you feel very comfortable around them and you don't even notice them throughout the day. After the wedding was over they incorporated our ideas along with their own to create a unique video for us. I've probably watched the video 100 times since I received it last week. I love it! I highly suggest choosing to work with Paul and Kelli- you won't regret it!
  • Elan C. Nov 15, 2016
    Extraordinary Videographer & Service
    At first I wasn't sure if I needed a wedding videographer for my wedding because I had the expectation that family members and friends would be able to capture our wedding with the use of their smart phones. I am so happy that we decided to use Capital Films DC to film our wedding because truly nothing compares to the wedding video we received from them and was truly worth every penny! From the very beginning Paul was extremely accessible and answered all of my questions. Although his work speaks for itself Paul incorporated many of our ideas as well as offered many of his own creative ideas to create an incredibly special wedding video. Capital Films DC exceeded our expectations by arriving early to capture all of our special moments and staying until the very end! Paul and Kelli were extremely professional throughout the entire planning process and at the wedding. This duo worked extremely hard to make sure all of our special moments were captured without getting in the way. Your wedding day goes by so fast and as a bride it is difficult to remember every detail of the wedding. We are so happy that Paul captured so many moments in our video, because now we have a beautiful video of our wedding to re-watch as many times as we want and relieve one of the best days of our lives. Most importantly, we are so grateful for Capital Films quick turn around production time, which has allowed us to share our wedding with our family and friends! We would highly recommend Capital Films DC to any couple wanting a high quality film for their wedding.
  • Jacqueline B. Oct 21, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Incredible!!
    I can't say enough about Paul & Kelli! When I was engaged and looking through blogs and articles and hearing from past brides, they talked about loving the fact that they had a videographer or that they regretted not hiring one. Being a wedding photographer, I know that while photos can be amazing at capturing emotion and all the details, it doesn't record the emotion in your voice when you are saying your vows or the laughter at your Best Man's speech... and I wanted that! I found Paul & Kelli online and after our first Skype conversation, I knew they were perfect! They are SO sweet! They captured the day and all the emotions, perfectly! I have watched our video easily 15 times in the last couple days and each time I cry and laugh! My husband and I have said countless times that we are so happy we hired Capital Films DC! The wedding day flies by so fast, and so many details, people, etc are hard to recall; but my hubby and I are over joyed that we can now relive the whole day whenever we want! Thank you Paul & Kelli!!!!!
  • Valencia P. Sep 17, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Beautiful wedding cinematographer!
    Paul & Capital Films are amazing! They were very thorough on our wedding day, while somehow managing to not be "in the way", which is hard to do! He and Kelli are adorable and really sweet, and my husband and I had a great time replaying our wedding film. They definitely captured the spirit of the whole day. They made our wedding look so epic...lol Do consider hiring them for your videography or wedding planning!!
  • Micah W. Apr 18, 2016
    Paul and his team were fantastic. They turned around the film fast and were very easy to work with. Loved their HD camera and the crisp quality.
  • Kiana A. Apr 18, 2016
    Paul was the videographer in our friends' wedding and he did an awesome job of capturing all of the magical moments of the night! He is extremely talented and had a really quick turnover time of about 1 week. He impressed us with his attention to detail throughout the evening and the highlight video he put together is one of the best we have ever seen!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first step is to set up a simple phone call to get to know the couple and there requirements. Next we set up a FaceTime, Skype or even meet in person to go over details of what exactly will be captured during the wedding day. After, we write up a contract which guarantees the wedding date and services. We do require that 20% of the total be put down at the signing of the contract and the rest is due two weeks before the actual date. Once everything is all said and done, we make a movie!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Growing up as the son of a photographer has many advantages. I operated as his secondary editer when he was backlogged at the age of 10. I also accompanied him to various jobs on a regular basis to help set up and second shoot. At age thirteen, I received my first SLR camera and immersed myself in the world of freelance photography. Over time DSLR cameras became video capable and soon after I made my transition to cinematography. Since then, I have taken classes from the great Ray Roman and Rob Adams specializing in wedding cinematography.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
All of our packages can be found here on our website: capitalfilmsdc.com/cinema-packages
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My most recent project was Micah + Melanie. The video can be found at the top of my profile page. Shooting the wedding, editing and returning the final product took place in 1 week exactly.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Communication, quality of work and work ethic means everything. You want someone who will be on time and works well with others such as your photographer and wedding planner. Here at Capital Films DC, we promise to deliver all of the above.