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about angels,
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how many can dance on the head of a pin

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Get to know your wedding videographer

Your wedding or elopement film will be one of the only tangible mementos of your big day that will last a lifetime. Hence, having a wedding videographer who will create a unique, emotional, and poignant film is very important. It is also a really exciting part of your planning process, since after all, this is how you will both remember these moments for the rest of your days. Before we meet and chat in person to see if we are a good match, I wanted to provide you some information that can help you understand if we’re on the same page. Hereafter, you can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about your wedding videographer, which are representative of my approach and professional ethos. First, a few FAQ regarding the philosophy and the style of my work. Swipe left or right to navigate through the questions.

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME?

Cinema of Poetry celebrates my fascination with the intersection of poetry, film, and the avant-garde. It has a clear reference to the essay by the iconic Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, a poet himself, that explored the analogies of cinematic language with semiotics in written language. It also represents my initials...

WHAT DOES YOUR LOGOTYPE REPRESENT?

My logo draws deep inspiration from the masterpiece of neoclassical sculpture by Antonio Canova "Amore e Psiche" (Psyche revived by Eros kiss). The twist of a passionate story of impossible love between Eros, the God of love, and Psyche, the Soul or Breath of Life. A piece of Greek Mythology, proving that true love can make the impossible possible.

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?

My films are a good balance between art house cinema and documentary. I strive to know your story beforehand in order to think about the key elements that your film should focus on. While my approach is laid back and discreet, I use cinema techniques and collect all the emotional and narrative elements that help me tell your story in the most authentic and representative way.

WHO IS YOUR WORK FOR?

I am looking to work with couples that will appreciate a well crafted, artistic and distinctive film with an emotional twist as a memory from their wedding. People looking for a fresh, though timeless, perspective that focuses on the essential, through cinematic language and spoken word or poetry.

WHAT SETS YOUR WORK APART?

Chemistry, connection, empathy and trust are the key elements in my philosophy as a wedding filmmaker. A strong connection with my couples and a deep understanding of who they are, help me telling their story in the most authentic way. I believe that my working ethos, passion, attention to detail, personal time and soul that I put into my films make my work unique.

WHAT TYPE OF WEDDINGS DO YOU FILM?

Outdoors, Civil, Church, Destination. Adventurous, Elopement, vow renewal... I really enjoy filming intimate weddings and elopements because they allow me to connect more with you and your story, but I really love to travel anywhere in the world to film the type of wedding that gives you the freedom to be yourself.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR OUR WEDDING?

There is no such place as far away!
While I am based in Athens, Greece and enjoy filming local weddings, I love to travel to Europe and all around the globe to tell your love story. Get in touch to chat about your next adventure and I'll be happy to take care of booking my own airfare, hotel and transportation so that you can solely focus on your preps for the big day.

WHAT'S YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?

Crafting a unique art house film for your special day requires a lot of inspiration, commitment and passion. I work meticulously on my post production to create something amazing for you. While I understand that you want to relive your special moments as soon as possible, I really appreciate your patience for about 18-25 weeks before you receive your film(s).

HOW EARLY SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

In order to ensure the highest standards and the quality of my work and to provide you with an exclusive service and with exceptional care, I accept to book only a limited number of events per year. If my work and artistic approach speaks to your soul dont wait to get in touch. Lets connect today!

DO YOU OFFER PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL?

I believe that your film and photography styles should match. It is also important to ensure the most flawless collaboration between vendors on your special day. Depending on your wedding or elopement location and date, I will gladly refer you to some of the best photographers that follow an approach similar to mine, based on storytelling, and who share the same professional ethos as I do.

DO YOU FILM ONLY WEDDINGS?

No. The first films I have shot were corporate gigs. I have also worked in small tv productions, corporate events, music videos, real estate and corporate identity films, let alone some personal projects. If you want to create a signature film for your company I will be more than glad to hear your thoughts at hello@cinemaofpoetry.com

Second, a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about your wedding videographer, regarding the process when we start working together. From our first conversation till the day you receive your film. Swipe left or right to navigate through the questions.

WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

It is very important for me to be able to connect with you on a personal level, and there is no better way to chat than in your mother tongue. I am native Greek speaker, but having spent several years in Italy and France I am also fluent in Italian, English and French.

WHAT KIND OF FILMS DO YOU DELIVER?

I generally deliver a short film (3-5 min) and/or a feature film (20 min). I am more than glad to discuss with you about additional deliverables that suit your plans (instagram teaser, medium length film, full ceremony, speeches, original footage etc.).

DO YOU WORK ALONE?

In order to ensure the high standards and the quality of my work, some events require that I hire a second shooter. But sometimes, especially for elopements, and intimate weddings, it might not be necessary. I am more than glad to discuss about this with you and arrange everything accordingly. Just get in touch.

CAN WE CHOOSE THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR FILM?

Sound design and licenced music selection are two aspects that I curate meticulously in my post production process. I ask you to trust me on using licenced cinematic music and audio as I find fit. I use the audio as a narrative instrument to enhance the storytelling experience, rather than having cool music set to nice imagery.

WHAT CAMERAS AND GEAR DO YOU USE?

When you watch a nice film on the big screen you don't really think about the gear that was used on set. For your wedding too, I ask you to worry less about technicalities and to trust my creative approach and experience. I use the latest professional equipment to capture image and sound. I light where needed. I have backup cameras. But It is not about the gear. It is about the story.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO BOOK YOU?

Fill in my contact form with some information that I need to understand your story better. We will then tailor together all the details to best fit your plans. Once we have decided that we are a good match, I will send an agreement for you to sign and return with a retainer fee. Your date is fully reserved thereafter. You are always welcome to meet me in person in my studio in Athens.

DO YOU OFFER HOURLY WEDDING COVERAGE?

In order to ensure the quality of my work, I need to make certain that enough elements to tell your story will be captured during the day. We can discuss the coverage of your event on a per case basis, but keep in mind that an art house wedding film should not be stripped down to hours of filming. The main part of the creative process lies in the inspiration and in the post production.

WE ARE ELOPING. CAN YOU HELP WITH OUR PLANNING?

I will do my best to share with you all my previous work knowledge and experience to help you pick your spot and plan all things at best. If you need a planer I will gladly refer you to some of the best professionals in the industry so that you can relax and enjoy the journey.

WHAT EXTRAS DO YOU CHARGE FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS?

I ask you for the fees to pay my own booking for accommodation, car rental and airfare. The expenses depend on the location and on the time of the year. I will do my research and send you a quote to see if we can work together. If by chance I am already in the same country, we can discuss to plan all details better.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK YOU?

My rates are definitely reasonable and tailored to meet the needs of your event. This is the only thing that I do for a living and my professional ethos requires 24/7 dedication to my craft. So don't expect me to work under cost. I am happy to share my pricing with you or to build a custom quote that better suits your needs.

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