10 Questions for Dax Victorino

January 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

We love photographing weddings. Photographs document all the planning and people that made your wedding special.  Photographs fail, however, to capture the voices and movement of your wedding.  Sometimes you don't want to just see your wedding, you want to hear you vows and see that special moment when they pronounce you "Husband and Wife", or "Wife and Wife" Or "Husband and Husband"

One of our favorite vendors in the Tahoe area is Dax Victornio Films.  Dax is a very talented film maker who brings your wedding to life with soulful videos that capture the energy, emotion and life of your wedding day in a way that still images just can't do.  If you are looking for a wedding video than check out http://daxvictorinofilms.com/

 

We sat down with Dax to talk about his work and what makes him so amazing about what he does.

 

 

1. You and your wife are transplants to the Reno area. Tell us a little about yourselves, where you’re from and how you met.
We were grade school classmates turned best buddies turned married couples back in the Philippines.

We are both of artistic and musical backgrounds, so it’s a natural decision to combine our skills together to make a difference in our own way through wedding films.

 

2. Your films are so beautiful! No one else in the Reno or Tahoe area does anything like you. How did you get into cinematography?

Aww thank you guys!

We actually have the worst memories, and because of that we are obsessed with documenting moments whether it’s through visuals (painting, photography - Pao is a visual artist) and audio (music - Dax is a musician).

Cinematography, for us, is a dynamic combination of those things we love and the fact that we can create motion pictures that impact lives makes it the sweet spot for us!

Dax, initially a corporate event videographer, was the first to pursue wedding cinematography after being inspired by a Filipino wedding film team, Threelogy. He didn’t think a stranger like him would cry and laugh with a couple’s film and with this he sought to have the same emotional effect to not just his couples but also other people as well. Pao begun doing post production work for Dax while they were on a long distance relationship (Dax migrated 10 years earlier in the US than Pao), and quickly caught on the wedding film making bug!

 

3. What attracted you to start filming weddings?

We are attracted with the impact of a wedding film done right can actually enhance a married couple’s relationship and even strangers’! We made it our mission to make sure we take our couples and viewers into a cinematic journey so they can re-experience their promises to each other to carry them through the ebb and flow of marriage.  

 

4. What common misconception about wedding cinematography do you hear most often?

That it’s the snazzier name for wedding videography and it brings to mind the horror stories of cheesy videos of the old.

 

5. What is the difference between a cinematographer and a videographer?

For us, in reference of film industry terms, a videographer operates a camera for the goal of coverage. A cinematographer or the director of photography by contrast, utilizes a variety of visual techniques to tell a story.
 

6. Besides the quality of work, what is the most important aspect in hiring a cinematographer for a wedding?

Definitely knowing if you have a chemistry with your film team. If you don’t feel like being yourself with your cinematographer, that awkwardness will show on the film.

With that in mind, we advise engaged couples to set up an in person meeting with their chosen cinematographer to see if you’re all a good match.

 

7. When your clients book you, they are really getting something much more than just a film of their wedding. They are getting something really special, and it's unique to them. Can you describe the experience your clients have when working with you?

I think this one will be better explained by one of our brides, Chaz. Here’s her blog post: http://brylostudio.com/blog/brilliant-branding-my-videographer-gets-it/

 

8. Because of the amount of work you put into each wedding film, you are only able to take on 12 clients a year. If someone is on the fence about hiring you versus your average videographer what one thing should they know?
That we care greatly about not just your wedding, but also your marriage. We do that through investing time getting to know you and creating a film that authentically showcases your essence as a couple.

 

9. From your perspective, what makes your films so much better than others that are being made in this area?
Each of our colleagues have a different styles of their own and have different set of clients they work best with. We don’t think our films are better, but we are the best for the couples that are our perfect fit.

10. Clients can choose to upgrade their package to an amazing heirloom that preserves not just their film, but an entire sensory experience. Can you tell people about this treasure and how you came up with it?

We wanted to go beyond giving them DVDs that would gather dusts somewhere; we want something that they’ll be proud to display on their favorite rooms and open as many times as possible. We wanted to also make it easy and fun for them to re-experience their day together, or with everyone else they love through not just sight and sounds but also through touch and smell.

This is our next best thing to a time machine for our couples.


 

 

Thank you to Dax Victorino for taking the time to answer some questions for our readers. You can see Dax's videos and contact information here.

 

 

Kacie & Martin




 

 

http://daxvictorinofilms.com/


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