Bay Area Wedding Video
About David Ethridge and AVR Films
AVR Films has been in the Bay Area Wedding Video business since 1986.
David Ethridge is thee award winning cinematographer/filmmaker you want to have
capture your most important day of your life, your wedding day story.
Along with his team of many other excellent cameramen David Ethridge is
releasing movies within 2-3 weeks typically after each event.
Our only desire is to film and capture your wedding day video
so, you and your family can be emotionally be moved and captivated
for many years to follow.
What is the biggest mistake I hear over and over again from previous brides?
I didn’t invest in video and poured the extra money into all other areas of my wedding
and when it was all over, I was left with only pretty photos and no recall of the day.
Previous brides family from one of my wedding consultations:
“I have nothing to relive my wedding day in motion and sound to truly feel
each moment I had of my morning, the 1st look, listening and saying my vows, the romantic sunset photo session,
my fathers awesome and my sisters heart stopping toasts and the dance party time.
I feel like I have lost something from my wedding day”
When a wedding is filmed by experienced cinematographers,
You will experience the following with AVR Films:
Relaxed video camera crew – fun loving new friends
Low profile professionals – Stealth mode
Experienced individuals – handle any timeline
Passionate into the art crazy folks with the latest technology!
Where do we film events?
As a premiere wedding video company in the San Francisco Bay Area,
Photo by Brian MacStay Photography
We take extreme pleasure in filming our weddings
The Intercontinental hotel in Monterey,
and the beautiful Big Sur forest and beach weddings like below.
We also have a studio in El Dorado Hills,
to film Serrano weddings, Folsom wedding, Sacramento area weddings
and we service even Lake Tahoe wedding like the one below for Catherine of
Honored to be Catherine Hall’s (Catherine Hall Photography) personal wedding Cinematographer
Along side of Linnae Asiel of Asiel Design for Catherine’s wedding event designer.
We also love Winery weddings in the north bay like Sonoma and Napa Valley
and Auberge du Soleil.
Photo by GlamFlash Photography
We are on the list as the preferred video company in the south bay at
a number of venues and love filming at Nestldown in Los Gatos.
here in the USA, Alaska and Hawaii and Cozumel (Below)
Event Planner was Crystal Lequang of Amazae Events
Event Decor was Linnae Asiel of Asiel Designs
Therefore, Book us, fly us and we are there.
Wedding video is our single greatest passion.
Therefore we create hand crafted and composed wedding films that emotionally impact our couples to tears and laughter!
What equipment do we use to capture the best quality footage?
We are a Canon based company using DSLR’s and the C100 camcorders.
High quality audio is a must in this business and we use Tascam recorders hidden
on our groom, minister, DJ and house sound.
Do you film 2K & 4K HD Films?
We film 2k and 4k movies for the highest quality possible.
How do you get that cinematic look in your wedding movies?
When we film our weddings we set ourselves apart by using consistently Sliders, Stabilizers,
Cranes and Drones.
How do you work with Photographers?
David Ethridge and his outstanding film crews have been chosen by Photographers as one of the easiest to team up with.
Professional, stealth and very experienced now for over 25 years.
Who has chosen us to film their wedding?
Many a time we are chosen even by event professionals on their own wedding day!
Catherine Hall, Colson Griffith, Deanna Graham, Ashley Maxwell, Orbie Pullen, Jason Mitchell, Adam Gold, Flowers by Edgar
We have filmed Jeff Garcia & Carmella Decesare, Thomas DeCoud, Mike Singletary’s Daughter and others.
Whether it’s for 30 or 300, indoor or outdoor and sunny or wet, we just love filming wonderful families coming together.
We also supported and filmed “Wish upon a Wedding” for our amazing bride Heather, our cancer Bride.
We loved giving Christopher and her their dream wedding day.
Our featured films have been in many wedding blogs:
Style Me Pretty
Today’s Bride SF
AVR Films Awards
3 consecutive years Videographer Choice Award
ACPWC Best Videographer Award
How long does it take to deliver your movies?
The industry standard from my experience in the last 2 decades is 4-12 months after your wedding.
Here at AVR Films we deliver your Wedding Trailer film (approx 4 min) within 2-4 weeks after your wedding!
The Feature film is usually within a week after the Trailer!
This is one game changer that separates us from everyone else.
How Fast do you book ahead for any weddings?
We usually book 6 to 12 months out sometimes even longer.
And there is only so many weddings we do per year.
What types of weddings have you filmed?
Same Sex Weddings
Beach Culture Weddings!
What Wedding locations do we love filming weddings at?
(Venue name is link to movie – City link is to venue)
Deer Park Villa – Fairfax
Quail Lodge – Carmel Valley
Silver Creek Valley Country Club – San Jose