Our team captures jaw-droppingly amazing cinematic wedding videos.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Videographers in Charlotte Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Drew, from Carlisle Films.
Where have you been featured?
ABC News, HLN, Maharani Weddings, Love Stories TV. We’re also Wedding Wire rated with over 100 five-star reviews and Hall of Fame with The Knot.
Why do couples love working with you?
We are able to intentionally blend into the background of a wedding day. We are often so inconspicuous that the majority of guests do not realize the bride and groom had videographers. With that said, we care very much about being thorough. We typically produce a cinematic highlight for social media in addition to a 1hr+ comprehensive movie of the wedding day.
What do you love most about filming weddings?
Definitely capturing the totally organic moments. The laughter, tears and special glances that are uniquely suited to be remembered through video.
We do video because of the possibility for storytelling. For us it’s so exciting to think on our feet juggling the variables of lighting, proper lens choices for the most flattering footage, anticipating the action and then piecing everything together during the post-production process. It’s really satisfying to produce a wedding highlight that is tightly edited, perfectly shareable and a product couples love.
How did you get started?
A friend’s dad had two camcorders and asked us to record her wedding. One thing led to another… About a decade and 250+ weddings later, we are happily immersed in the wedding industry.
What 3 words best describe your company?
Elegant. Poignant. Essential.
What budget range do you cater to?
We’ve been trending toward more destination and higher-end weddings lately. But we are glad to work with any couple anywhere. Each wedding is different and we can cater to individual needs and budgets. 3000-5000 is the range most weddings fall into.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to film?
It would have to be the ceremony. We’re one of the only companies in our region that shoot with four angles regularly. I love shooting and then editing the ceremony. We might cut from the groom’s face to the bride walking down the aisle, to a dramatic wide shot filmed from a drone to a hidden camera filming a reverse on the proceedings… It’s fun surprising a family with good audio too. We’ve been to outdoor weddings that didn’t have amplification. It may have been windy and the grandparents, who were even seated in the front row, couldn’t hear the officiant. Our small lavalier (lapel) mics picked up everything crystal clear.
To say Carlisle Films is great is an understatement- THEY ARE STUPENDOUS! They came to the coast of New Jersey to shoot our wedding and we are so lucky they did! They are both so talented, professional, timely, and did I say talented!?? We had a surprise guest sing at our wedding and Carlisle executed the video perfectly. (So much so that it went viral with 17 million views!!) They captured our big day and it was everything we could have dreamed of and more. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Carlisle Films was nothing short of amazing! I am so, so pleased with how my wedding highlight video and full-length video turned out. It is something I will cherish forever. The moments captured, the music selected, and artistic features put together made for breathtaking videos. Not only were the videos beautiful, but the videographers were kind and helpful throughout the entire process. When the rehearsal dinner venue was having trouble with the mic and video we wanted to play during dinner, Drew was quick to help and respond without even asking–he was fantastic! They captured the most important and intimate moments of our rehearsal dinner and wedding day. When I watch the videos, I relive that day and see so many things I would have missed otherwise. I tear up watching it every time. Carlisle Films is awesome…I truly couldn’t imagine my wedding day without them.
Can’t say enough good things about our experience with Carlisle Films! Drew made the whole planning process super simple and was always available to answer any of our questions. They always worked seamlessly with our photographers on the day of which was great! The final product was more then I could have ever asked for. The highlight brought me to tears and the full film was so special and something we’ll treasure forever! Highly recommend Carlisle Films!