Originally Posted by AshTooner
Is anyone here using Cores Films? I like his work and I have tentatively booked him to film our wedding but he says no deposit is required and to pay in cash only. I'm just wondering if anyone who has used him before was told the same thing? I suppose I just feel more comfortable having an actual written and signed contract with a deposit. He said that his acceptance email was the confirmation of my date.
I used Cores Films... I did not send a deposit.... but I have mixed feelings...
I'll start by saying that I don't regret my choice of using him, but I'm not 100% satisfied either... but I was between him and Florian from Cinema + Motion....
Diego and his 2nd shooter were a blast to work with the day of the wedding. We felt comfortable in front of the camera with him and he had some great ideas. At the end of the day I was thrilled. He was also very responsive through out the whole planning process. We are happy with the video we received...however, there are some negatives....
His prices are A LOT higher than most other videographers.... and I don't think the quality of what I received justifies those prices (I got his highest package... so if you have seen his price sheet you know what I paid).... I was really looking forward to getting my trailer right away to share with family and friends on facebook... Most brides have gotten and shared it within a few days... I didn't get mine till I got the DVD! He still hasn't uploaded my trailer! I just received my DVD and it took almost a month! A month isn't long for the full DVD but it was a long time to wait for the trailer!
My DVD had my husband's name printed wrong on it! His name is Louie... not very hard to spell... So now I'm waiting for re-printed copies... I'm still waiting for my trailer to be uploaded so I can share it... hopefully it will be soon... maybe tomorrow on 1 month anniversary it will be available lol!
OH! also, there is no footage of the fire dancers that I had. I'm a little upset about that. When I asked him he said that they didn't allow spot light so the footage would have been too dark. 1) my photographer got some great pictures so not really sure if he is correct and 2) I have seen PLENTY of videos where the firedancers were captured just fine so I'm not sure why he couldn't or didn't do it.
Overall I'm happy with my video BUT I think for a more reasonable price other videographers could provide you the same quality video if not better. I don't think Diego is a bad choice at all... but I thought I should share my experience.
I'll post my trailer when I get it so you can see... Good luck with your choice!