Kurtela Video Productions

Palo Alto, CA

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About this pro

KVP is a video production company based in Palo Alto and Woodside, serving the whole Bay area and California. We are specialized in cinematic wedding videos and videos for small businesses, as well as real estate video.

My services include specialized wedding videography, general videography, corporate videos, interviews, demo reels, sports videos, highlight reels, etc.

I offer four base packages for wedding videos, which can be found on my website. These packages are totally customizable to fit your needs.

I am proud to announce 100% positive feedback and 5 years of experience in the wedding video industry, with over 10 years of experience with video production.

Location

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Background check

Complete

Years in business

9

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

34

Reviews

22 Reviews
  • Cathy L. Mar 16, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Could be better.
    I would give 2.5 stars. We got the deliverables and everything went ok but professionalism on shoot, delivery time of content, last minute increase to price were all not what my company expected.
    Sean K. Mar 16, 2017

    Cathy, sorry we did not meet your expectations. We were very clear in our communications ahead of time on the quote of your shoot, arrived promptly ahead of time on both shoots, and took your direction on both days- while delivering a video within 4 hours of the conclusion of the event after business hours. If there are further questions or concerns about this particular project feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Sean

  • Juliann S. Feb 1, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Absolutely amazing in every way! I cannot WAIT for more of my friends to be on the videographer hunt so I can send them Sean's way. The URL to my full review is below, since it won't let me copy and paste here. Do yourself a favor and hire this team to make your special day that much more memorable!!! I STILL look back on my video ALL THE TIME... a year and a half later... it just takes my breath away every time ;) https://www.yelp.com/biz/kurtela-video-productions-palo-alto?hrid=3NFrpoliCl-1s0jxkAVqzQ&utm_source=ishare&utm_content=review&utm_medium=slfo
  • Cindy P. Nov 6, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Friendly and Professional!
    Such a great team! They are friendly and professional!Sean and his team were fun to work with at our wedding!
  • Nicole D. Jul 1, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Sean works hard and is a very talented. Thanks so much!
  • Gianna O. May 18, 2015
    I want to give Kurtela Video Productions a 1,000 star rating but seeing as how five stars is the highest I can go that’s what they get; but they deserve 1,000! When planning my wedding I found Kurtela Video Productions and knew instantly Sean was the person I wanted to capture this day. This speaks volumes seeing as how I didn’t plan on having a videographer and Sean’s work changed my mind. Sean’s artistic ability in telling a story drastically stood out from anyone else I found. No one compared. The day of my wedding I saw Sean briefly before everything started and then left him and his team knowing without a doubt they would capture this day. When watching the completed video I was crying, laughing and reliving every moment and emotion of that day. I was watching moments I didn’t realize they captured. It was as if cameras were everywhere capturing everything. Sean and his team did it. They told our story and blew my mind in how phenomenally they did it. In the words of one of my bridesmaids, “That videographer was worth every penny. That is FANTASTIC.” So, if you’re reading this review, hire Sean. Without a doubt this will be the best money you spend on your wedding.
  • Kirk C. May 9, 2015
    Kurtela Video Productions did an impressive job handling both videography and photography for an out-of-state event. Sean was responsive and professional and produced a high quality product.
  • Jae H. Mar 30, 2015
    Video Production
    Verified Review
    Sean is easygoing and has great communication skills. He was willing to work with whatever circumstances we threw his way and delivered great footage. We will definitely use him again for other projects.
  • Sejal P. Dec 22, 2014
    American Psychiatric Association organized a community outreach program focusing on the health needs of the LGBT population. It was a 4-hour program which included keynote speech, presentations and panel discussions. Sean was very prompt in his response and covered the program really well. The final product was satisfactory and met expectations.
  • Nellie M. Dec 15, 2014
    Sean was fantastic to work with. He made the process very easy and the event went seamlessly thanks to him. His filming was extremely high quality and he was able to capture the event while remaining inconspicuous. We would love to work with him in the future and I'd highly recommend him.
  • Gabriel S. Sep 15, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Very grateful to have found Kurtela Productions. We now have a beautiful video of the moment I proposed to my now fiance. Everybody loves the video!
  • Michael D. Sep 2, 2014
    Sean provided video for Moldaw Residence's, An Evening of Jazz with Kye Palmer. Sean's talent and work are exceptional. We have the opportunity to re-live the event on our community webpage. Thank you Sean for all your efforts!
  • Isaac L. Mar 19, 2014
    Hired Sean to film ceremony and event footage during the Prime Minister of Malaysia's trip to the Silicon Valley/SF in 2013. I found his work and professionalism to be exceptional and i highly recommend him for your next event.
  • Belyn L. Jan 23, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Kurtela Video Productions! Sean is a great collaborator, easy to work with and is very professional. We are extremely pleased with the DVD that he produced for our event. The DVD is receiving rave reviews! Kurtela Video Productions is outstanding!
  • Jim E. Jan 16, 2014
    Event Videography
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  • Amanda L. Jan 14, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Sean is amazing! I would definitely work with him again. We hired him to do a last minute trailer for our new app VeggieTales: 3builders. There was a lot of pressure to make a good trailer in a short amount of time and Sean handled the pressure of last minute changes brilliantly and professionally (even when I pulled him away from leaving on his vacation – to do some last minute edits). I truly enjoyed working with Sean. He is easy to talk to and a willing collaborator! He is talented, genuine, professional and a great person to work with! I highly recommend him. Sean is a Rock Star!
  • Tony V. Dec 11, 2013
    Video Filming
    Verified Review
    Sean was great to work with. We had a very short timeline and he was able to accommodate us. He was friendly, timely and professional. I would highly recommend Sean!
  • Katherine S. Nov 7, 2013
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    KVP was hired to film and photograph an executive roundtable dinner. Sean was always extremely prompt, professional and efficient in correspondence. He arrived early for set up and maintained constant communication which was greatly appreciated. Sean did an excellent job with the videography and I would highly recommend him.
  • Stanley L. Oct 29, 2013
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    i contacted Sean, site un seen. i needed a presentation shot in santa clara and i could not attend as producer. Sean was prompt, communicated well in pre-pro, was on time, performed everything asked, client on site was "very pleased". have not seen footage yet, but when i do i will amend this to add more glowing remarks i am sure. he was a pleasure to work with long distance
  • Gentry C. Oct 28, 2013
    Video Filming
    Verified Review
    Sean really came through for my company in taking a complex product demonstration and turning it into an informative and captivating video. It's a testament to his attention to detail and superb editing skills. I look forward to our next project together. Gentry Clements Creative Services Manager Echelon
  • Jamie J. Oct 7, 2013
    A First Class Videographer for a First Class Event: The Aspire Co put on a 5 day event for the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Sean Kurtela was there to capture the moments from start to finish. He did an amazing job. He was punctual, adaptable, professional, and easy to work, all at a fair rate. Sean followed all of our directions and delivered a great disc that upheld our client's expectations. We will definitely be using Sean for future events!
  • Nate L. Sep 19, 2013
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Sean and his team did an excellent job shooting our company's Q and A video. They gave us direction, suggestions on how to sound better for the video, and seemed to really understand video composition and framing. Sean and Will are friendly, professional and easy to work with. I would definitely work with them again.
  • Alisha C. Sep 9, 2013
    Sean of Kurtela Video Productions was great to work with for our May 18 wedding. Before the big day, I talked to Sean about what we were looking for and the type of shots we wanted; he listened, asked great questions, offered wonderful advice, and really got a feel for us as a couple. I felt really comfortable with him from the start. On the wedding day, he showed up on time and set-up really quickly. He captured so many wonderful memories that we didn't even know he was there for. He was very professional and accomodating. I was running late on make-up and asked him to come back a little later because I wanted my eye make-up to be done. He was quick to offer filming the groomsmen then and coming back. And he came back right on time! And the groomsmen were so happy to get the extra time with them in their sunglasses. He worked well with our photographer as well, which was extremely important to us. And captured unbelievable shots! The best part was that he got our trailer to us so fast that he beat the site coordinator from posting photos on Facebook! That is how quick he was. We received our final video way before his due date too. If you have the opportunity to hire Sean as your videographer for your special occasion, I would recommend him completely.

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common type of job that I do for my clients is Wedding Trailers and Films. I also do small Corporate videos, Sports videos, or anything that is requested within the video realm. Our specialty is cinematic wedding videos, with the goal being that we make your wedding day into a movie-type video.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice to someone who is looking for a Wedding Videographer or for a Videographer in general is to get to know the person before you make a decision on their services. A lot of the time people just choose service providers based on their prices. If you do that, you honestly get what you pay for and may not be as happy with their service when it comes to the finished product.