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Wedding Film :: Jaclyn + Tony :: “Where You Belonged All Along” :: Omni Grove Park Inn :: Asheville, NC

Sometimes the groom surprises us with their vows.  Most people assume that the groom is just there to do the wedding for the bride’s sake… and most of the time that’s true.  This wedding, however, was different.  Tony came in and blew everyone away with his epic vows.  Seriously… Just listen to them.  

Jaclyn and Tony’s beautiful ceremony at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC was the culmination of a story that is 20 years in the making.  The rain held off just long enough for the wedding ceremony to proceed and Tony and Jaclyn made sure to make the most of it all.  Their ceremony overlooking the North Carolina scenery at Grove Park Inn was second to none and throughout the day, their guests couldn’t stop taking in the sights.  Needless to say, if you are a groom looking or inspiration on how to write your own vows, take a cue from Tony… He nailed it, telling their emotional story in an amazing way!

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Bride: Jaclyn Gonzalez
Groom: Tony Jonusas
Ceremony Location: Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC
Reception Location: Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Tina + Wynn :: “Love, Laughter & Happy Ever After” :: Harvey B Gantt Center :: Mint Museum :: Charlotte, NC

I want to go ahead and say that from the beginning I loved everything about this wedding; the location, the couple, the speeches, everything. Even before i started the editing process, I loved everything, but once I got in to the editing process, I realized I loved it even more. Rarely do we find weddings that are ALL about the couple, but this one was and that is why it was so amazing.

Every detail of the ceremony and reception venue reflected the style of the couple.  Carolina Event Design did a ridiculously amazing job at putting together a stunning venue that reflected the classic elegance of the couple. And while all of that was amazing, the one thing that I loved most was the speeches given at the reception for Tina and Wynn. Each speech given was a tribute to the couple. So many people underestimate the value of having speeches at the reception and for us, these speeches made the evening so memorable. What an amazing day and amazing tribute to this couple.

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Bride: Tina Nonthavong
Groom: Wynn Pham
Wedding Designers : Carolina Event Design – Charlotte, NC
Bride Prep Location: Ritz Carlton – Charlotte, NC
Groom Prep Location: Westin – Charlotte, NC
Ceremony Location: Harvey B Gantt Center – Charlotte, NC
Reception Location: Mint Museum – Charlotte, NC

Wedding Film :: Tyler + Jamie :: “Really Soon” :: Chapman Cultural Center :: Spartanburg SC

Everything about Tyler and Jamie’s wedding was awesome for us. The ceremony was awesome… The reception was awesome… The time we got to spend filming them in love was awesome… But the thing we loved most about their wedding day was the speeches at the reception. The speeches given by their best man and Maid of Honor really set the tone for our film. They paid a great tribute to their relationship while making it relevant to their wedding day. From a wedding day standpoint, these speeches helped make the day memorable for everyone there by giving them a glimpse into Tyler and Jamie’s relationship. From a wedding film standpoint, they were an amazing way for us to tell their story from the words of those that know them best.


Tyler and Jamie have a great story, one that we are so honored we got to tell. From the fun that we had hanging out with them during their prep to the intimate ceremony they had with their friends and family, we had an amazing time sharing the day with these two.

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Bride: Jamie Beltram
Groom: Tyler Peters
Prep Location: Inn on Main – Spartanburg, SC
Ceremony Location: Episcopal Church of the Advent – Spartanburg, SC
Reception Location: Chapman Cultural Center – Spartanburg, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Elliot + Chara :: “For the Rest of Time” :: Biltmore Estate :: Asheville NC

Elliot and Chara’s wedding was simply amazing. They were married at the Lioncrest at Deerpark on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC. Even though there was an overcast for most of the day, we managed to hold off the rain and have their beautiful ceremony.

Chara and Elliot spent the morning in downtown Asheville with their friends and family while they were doing their prep. This is always a fun time for us to capture, because the bride and groom are so excited about their day and have so much fun with the people around them. We had a great time spending the day with them and laughed quite often with everyone.

Once the ceremony started, the emotion started pouring over every one. From the moment Chara walked down the aisle and Elliot caught a glimpse of her, you knew the ceremony was going to be full of emotion. The vows that the two of them read to each other were some of the most heartfelt emotional words we have heard. As we looked around, everyone in the crowd was completely in the moment with them and it was a truly awesome sight to see. Needless to say, it was a memorable event that we were so thankful to be a part of.

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Bride: Chara Dubin
Groom: Elliot Calhoun
Ceremony Location: Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Reception Location: Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Brittany + Drake :: “Yours, and Only Yours” :: Isle of Palms, SC

Brittany and Drake had an amazing wedding at The Citadel Beach Club at Isle of Palms, SC. The weather was perfect all day and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting. They decided to rent a beach house close to the wedding venue where they did all of their prep with their friends and family. It gave us a great time to capture Brittany and Drake enjoying the day with their friends and also gave us a chance to spend time getting to know their friends and family and we had a great time hanging out with all of them.

Their ceremony was beautiful and it definitely gave us a great time to bring the drone out to capture some aerial footage of their wedding location. All of this was made even more special when Brittany and Drake broke out their own wedding vows and began speaking them to each other. It was a seriously moving experience and there wasn’t a dry eye to be seen. It just goes to show that when you throw 2 people madly in love with each other into a beautiful setting and they have the freedom to exchange vows in their own words, magic can really happen.

Brittany and Drake, thank you for letting us be a part of your beautiful wedding. Be sure to watch their video below and leave a comment for them if you enjoyed the video

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Bride: Brittany Eubanks
Groom: Drake Enloe
Ceremony Location: The Citadel Beach Club – Isle of Palms / Charleston, SC
Reception Location: The Citadel Beach Club – Isle of Palms / Charleston, SC
Photographer: Linda Conner Photography – Spartanburg, SC

Real Estate Lifestyle Film :: “A House For You” :: 18911 Apian Way, Lutz FL 33558 :: The Duncan Duo

This video is definitely one of our top 5 real estate home films. I love it. After doing these videos for almost 3 years now, I have learned something important: I can write dialog for kids like it is nobody’s business. I also learned another important lesson: writing dialog is only half the battle. It is also equally as important to have actors that can pull off the video and act just like you want them to act. Fortunately, both of those things came together perfectly for this video.

We decided to use our friends, The Ganey Family, from Orlando again for this house. Each time we use them, they nail it. They have been a part of some of my favorite home films, so I love bring them on board every chance I get. This time, I wanted to see how well the kids could pull off a film by themselves. In the past, I have used kids to sell homes, but each time, it was a kid by themselves, so this time I wanted to do something different. The idea here is to have the “pesky” little brother trying to be a part of the video the older sister is doing. Needless to say, it worked like a charm. These guys nailed it and gave me more than I could even ask for. It helped create the perfect video for the home that we feel showed off the great features of the house, and also created a fun video for potential buyers to watch. What more could you ask for.

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Real Estate Agent: The Duncan Duo – Tampa, FL
Real Estate Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Real Estate Film :: “Ad-ing it All Up” :: 8447 Woburn Ct, Windermere, FL 34786 :: Andrey Bustamante

Real Estate expert, Andrey Bustamante, is a good friend of Andrew Duncan and when he heard about all the success Andrew and the Duncan Duo team were having in Tampa, FL with our videos, he decided to give us a call and try it out for himself.  We have had such great success in other markets using kids in our videos to sell homes that we immediately thought of our friends, the Ganey Family. Casting a real brother and sister for the part was a no-brainer, especially when they are as talented as these two are.  In the end, we created a great video with them and needless to say, Andrey and his team weren’t disappointed with the results.

When we come up with concepts for our real estate lifestyle films, we always try to think of creative ways of telling potential buyers about the home without simply spouting off information to them.  There is no greater instance of that than this film.  We took two awesome kids and their mom and created a script where they were able to tell potential buyers all about the house without the buyer feeling like they were being fed information.  We made a fun, enjoyable film that allowed buyers to learn all about the home in a unique and enjoyable way.

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Client: Andrey Bustamante – Orlando, FL
Talent: Makabe Ganey – Los Angeles, CA
Talent: Makenzie Ganey – Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Cinematography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Listing Presentation Film – Misty Soldwisch Real Estate Team – Des Moines, IA

Misty SOLDwisch, the number one real estate agent in the Des Moines IA area, saw the listing presentation film we created for the Duncan Duo and invited us up to do the same for her. Since the Misty SOLDwisch team is one of the top agents in the midwest and the #1 agent in the Des Moines area, we knew we needed to create something that represented the services she offered to her clients.

We spent 4 days in Des Moines following Misty and her team around, talking to them and capturing footage around the Des Moines, IA area.  We also talked to some of her past clients and interviewed them for the video.  We felt like having them tell about their experience dealing with Misty and her team would be a great approach.  Our biggest goal was to present a big-time real estate agent with a small town feel.

In the end, we created a great video that tells the story of what sets Misty and her team apart from other agents, complete with compelling testimonials that bring personal experiences alive in the video.

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Client: Misty Soldwisch – Des Moines, IA
Real Estate Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Commercial :: Envestnet Advisor Summit 2014 Recap Video :: Chicago, IL

In 2014, we were invited to Chicago to film a highlights film for Envestnet’s annual advisor summit. Each year, Envestnet brings in thought leaders from around the country to speak to leaders in the financial industry. This year, they featured keynote speakers like Chris Anders, former editor-in-chief for Wired Magazine, and NFL Quarterback, Peyton Manning.

Our goal was to capture the excitement of the event that takes place over 3 days and combine that with interviews from attendees, executives, and thought leaders that were in attendance at the event and use that footage to create a compelling video that would tell the story of the weekend and entice people to attend next years event so Envestnet could use it as a promotional tool for the following year.

Envestnet is a global leader in the financial world, providing integrated portfolio, practice management, and reporting solutions to financial advisors and we are proud of the fact we were able to create a video that perfectly represents their global brand.

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Client: Envestnet – Chicago, IL
Commercial Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Same Day Edit with Bride and Groom Reaction :: Carter + Ellison :: Sea Island, GA

Back in January, we had the opportunity to create our very first Same Day Edit for Carter and Ellison’s wedding in Sea Island, Georgia.  Since then, we have had a lot of interest in Same Day Edits, especially from people wondering what the benefits of having a Same Day Edit might be. The special thing with Carter and Ellison’s Same Day Edit was that it was a total surprise for them. Their parents decided to have us do the Same Day Edit without them knowing. The plan was to have everyone gather on the lawn near the beach at the end of their reception to watch the Same Day Edit just before an amazing fireworks show.

As the time neared, we set up everything on the lawn and had it ready to play. As soon as we pressed play, I stood to the side and just watched the crowd’s reaction while the video played. The amazing thing for me was watching Carter and Ellison’s reaction as they realized what was going on. We purposefully structured their video to start off with the rehearsal dinner the night before and then flow into the wedding day just so they would be shocked to see just how far we were able to show into their wedding day. Every time a new segment would play, there were gasps from the crowd… The aerial footage of the wedding day played, the crowd gasped… the vows played, the crowd gasped… The ceremony footage played, the crowd gasped… The reception footage played, the crowd gasped. It was an amazing experience to be there to witness not only Carter and Ellison’s reaction, but also the reaction of their friends and family.

Most importantly, I watched as Carter and Ellison enjoyed reliving their day in that moment. I watched as all of the emotion of the day came back to Carter and Ellison and it was honestly a moment I will never forget.

Below is a video we created to show people just why Same Day Edits are worth the investment. We shot Carter and Ellison’s reaction to the video as the video played that night and put it side by side with their Same Day Edit so you can see what they saw. You can see the emotions from the day coming back to them. It was truly an awesome moment and I am so glad we had the chance to share this time with them.

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Bride: Carter Harrison
Groom: Ellison Glenn
Event Designers & Planners: Walton Events – Charlotte, NC
Photographer: Jarrad Lister Photography – Greenville, SC
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Frederica Boat House – Sea Island, GA
Welcome Party Location: Bennie’s Red Barn – Sea Island, GA
Ceremony Location: Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica – St Simons Island, GA
Reception Location: Sea Island Beach Club – Sea Island, GA
Event Lighting: Get Lit – Charlotte, NC