We understand that for most people, choosing their wedding vendors can often be a tough decision, and down right confusing. Choosing a videographer is possibly 2nd only to entertainment as the most important decision you will make regarding your wedding. With such a huge range in prices, styles, equipment and experience, how can you really know who is your best choice, and what you are getting. Many popular wedding review sites and directories are just out to make a buck and rarely truly understand, let alone are about helping brides and vendors find the best match. I threw away hundreds of dollars on these sites before coming to the realization that many of them assumed that all brides care about is getting the lowest prices, pitting professional videographers against inexperienced under-qualified hobbyist in bidding wars. Choosing a videographer by price alone is a huge mistake. If the videographer is not a good fit, but the right price, it won't matter a bit if he or she ruins your video, or gets in the way of your photographer and ruins your photos. I realize there are brides who just want a bargain priced basic documentation of their wedding and if that is you then I would be happy to discuss other options. But what I prefer to deliver and have found that most brides would rather have is something extra special and far from average, for their once in a life time event. They understand the value of paying for the experience, back up equipment, and the extra time it takes to create an extraordinary, unique piece of art, that will be treasured for a lifetime and passed down to generations. And with our interest free extended payment plan such a production can easily be within reach of nearly every bride.

Even if you are just looking for a simple documentation of your wedding, at the very least starting with an experienced professional should still be your highest priority. Taking chances with a friend or "friend of a friend" can be a high risk. Every videographer has to start somewhere and we have all made our share of mistakes, hopefully learning from them without causing our clients disappointment. Your friend may mean well, but a lack of experience, back up equipment and/or skill may leave them unprepared to handle many of the details and unexpected events that can spontaneously occur during a wedding. No matter what tools are used you will always get much better results from the hands of an experienced professional. If your friend is an avid beginner videographer whom you would like to give a chance to cut their teeth on your wedding that is fine but why not hire a master craftsman as well incase your friend's video doesn't turn out so well.

When comparing videographers, obviously demo videos are going to be one of the primary considerations. When viewing our demo reels consider the following; Notice how the shots are smooth and steady. Notice how the transitions and timing are well thought out and synchronize to the music. How is the audio quality? Does the video have good entertainment value? Does it draw you into the couple's story and the beauty of their special day? This is the time to let your emotions help guide you. Imagine yourself in one of our wedding videos and how it would make you feel!

Not only is it important to me that you see the value in our production style but that we are a good match personality wise. After all, I and my crew will be with you the majority of the day. It is important that you feel relaxed and free to be your self so we can capture you at your best. One of the things brides seam to appreciate about me is my happy, go lucky, laid back, friendly cadence. With close to 15 years in the wedding industry including my experience DJing I have seen just about everything! Brides really appreciate having someone with that kind of experience in the case that something does go wrong, I am there reassuring them that it is still going to be a great day. If possible it is a good idea to set up a time to meat with me in person. I would love to hear all about your wedding plans. Skype, FaceTime, or a simple conference call will also suffice. If you like us and feel good about what we have to offer then why not book on the spot. You can guarantee your wedding date for as little as $500-$1000 down vi PayPal, credit card, personal check or cash. I will be happy to step out of the room and give you a moment to discuss your decision in private. The closer we get to the wedding season and your wedding date the less option you will have. We have had clients book even as far as a year in advance! You have to make a decision sooner or later and we won't be offended if you decide we are not a good fit. If not totally satisfied that we are able to provide the kind of service you desire then simply let us know and move on to the next videographers that interests you. But be aware like many in our field we don't take on every bride that is willing to hand us a check. We too want to make sure we feel that we are able to perform to our highest standards and are a good match. Be sure to have all decision-making parties present, as otherwise precious information and time may be lost in relaying to a third party. There's nothing more frustrating as a vendor than having my best sales pitch and vital information never make it to the necessary parties.

Hi, I am Matt Norton of Refining Fire Productions, SenecaLakeWeddings.com. Thanks for stopping by my site. I know that your time is precious and I believe you shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get the information you are looking for. I have packed this mobile site with all the necessary information you will need to make an educated decision regarding our qualifications to deliver the kind of services you deserve for your special day. i have included; prices, our mission and what sets us apart from the competition. Just simply scroll down to review the bold headings to find the information you are looking for. You can also use the hovering menu button to dive even deeper, with quick access to additional information.

I have been documenting weddings as a photographer and videographer for well over a decade now, and I truly put my heart into my work. I often search the Internet myself for inspiration from other wedding film makers and have found many talented cameramen and women, but where the real magic happens is in the editing. It is all about timing, transitions, music choices, picking the right footage and manipulating it to tell the story of the emotions and love shared by two people. Not any easy task considering for the most part none of it is scripted.

Being a stay at home dad has allowed me to dedicate much of my time to two of my biggest passions aside from my family and faith; weddings, and music production. In fact with my three kids just about grown, weddings and music are pretty much all I do. I once read that musicians make the best video editors and I very much believe it is true. We have a better sense of timing and how a scene should be artistically put together, synchronizing it to the music. When done correctly music becomes the back bone to any good film production, enhancing the emotional experience of the scene.

At the very young age of 13 I got my hands on my first video camera and gravitated towards making music videos. Many years and awards later I have carried my love for crafting imagery to music into the wedding industry and absolutely love my line of work. I am a romantic at heart. Creating wedding movies and music videos gives me great joy, and artist creative expression that you will find reflected throughout my work!

I am a husband and father of approximately twenty years and have the privilege of working with my very talented family. Be sure to head on over to the "About Us " page for more info on my family team, and I.

We would like to personally congratulate you on your engagement and welcome you to Refining Fire Productions Entertainment. It is an honor and a privilege to help you create and capture an unforgettable, amazing, and unique digital wedding film. Creating a production that will truly reflect your style and personality. My team takes that privilege very seriously, and promises to make the entire process unabtrusive and fun!

As a client of Refining Fire Productions your wedding movie will be the most important keepsake, and most powerful tool you will have in preserving your wedding memories. It is the only service that will truly allow you to relivie the experience of this spectacular day in full motion pictures and sound. You will have worked so hard to make this special day perfect, so we want to make sure we capture every important detail that makes this event unique and totally you; from the personalities of you, and your guests, to the fine intricate details of your wedding gown. We will probably even capture a few things that you will have missed, or forgotten in the excitement of it all
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Be A Star In Your Own
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At Refining Fire Productions, we love weddings, and are fully committed to providing you with the wedding cinematography package that will meet if not exceed your wedding videography dreams. Our mission from the very beginning has always been to provide the highest quality, most reliable, and exceptional cinema style wedding video production service to the quality conscious client who demands only the very best. Our business has been built on referrals so your total satisfaction is always our number one goal!

We have always strived to try some of the latest technologies and technics to achieve the greatest quality, and artistic value. This year that means upgrading to the latest Sony Alpha digital film series cameras for improved picture quality in low light, sharper images and a grater dynamic range.
Discover how your wedding memories can be brought back to life, as they are set to music in an unforgettable, emotionally charged, cinematic presentation that can only be described as; wonderful, breath taking, a must-have for every bride!" - Don't miss out on what may very well become your most prized wedding possession
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Matt Norton Cell (607) 742-6948
"...Pictures are great for your wall, but video's bring to life the memories of a day I'll never forget. My husband and I gather the kids around the tv every October 8 to watch the video and every year we get to relive the wonderful memories your company produced for us. Thank you Matt!"-Lorie Quick ......CLICK TO READ MORE REVIEWS
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Be sure to check out our references and download our short free pdf entitled "Secrets a To An Amazing Wedding Video!" for more great tips.
Not only will you learn how to choose the right videographer, you will also discover how to best utilize your time with them and ensure they don't miss any important details, or events. Why not check your wedding date's availability while your at it too?
As you can see we offer much more than just a simple documentation of your wedding day. Many hours go into making your wedding video a highly entertaining mini movie, and/or highlight music video. Contrary to public opinion my job doesn't end there. When I am not working on wedding videos I am researching and marketing. All the while our overhead costs continue to roll in all year round

We are now using a minimum of three cameras as standard. Over 25 years of shooting experience has taught me that anything less just doesn't cut it. There are simply to many unpredictable things that can go wrong. Not only do you get added entertainment value with more camera angles, but you also get redundant back up in the event that your photographer or a guest gets in the way of the primary shot, a memory card fails, or a battery prematurely dies..

Technology even just in the last year or two has been advancing by leaps and bounds. These advances translate into cleaner images, more accurate colors in low light, and a greater ability to handle drastic differences in bright, and dark areas, within the same scene. We are using the latest digital cinema cameras merged with vintage 35mm film lenses for a truly classic cinematic look, and artistic value using only the environments natural lighting. Keeping up with the technology can be costly but we believe it is well worth the results and our clients appreciate the fact that we are so unobtrusive. No one likes being blinded with a bright light and a camera in their face!

The way we watch videos today has dramatically changed over the last few years and will probably continue to change. USB Flash Drives (thumb drives) have become the new standard for wedding videography delivery. You may not even realize it but that shiny new flatscreen in your home may already be equipped with a USB port capable of playing back the highest quality High Definition video data files and if not plenty of affordable set top media player boxes have begun flooding the market. Apple has discontinued optical drives on their computers so if you want to watch your wedding on the latest laptop, a USB stick, or online link may be your only option. Plus syncing to your smart phone or tablet is made easy with digital delivery. But don't worry, we won't stop offering the option of DVD's and Blu-Rays any time soon. We strongly believe in multi format backups and future proofing your content. We know you are investing way too much to risk putting your trust in one copy of one format, so regardless of the format you prefer we include a safety copy as well as rights to make your own DVDs and digital copies to share with friends and family.

I hope that you are able to see that our service go far above and beyond the average wedding videographer, creating an artistic keepsake that is unique to you and your wedding celebration and that will hold far more value than you could imagine. Justly our prices reflect that. However while we and many of our clients prefer to have the balance paid in full prior to the wedding we offer a flexible interest free, expanded payment plan that can stretch beyond your wedding date. As you make your installments we will edit and post sections of your video online for your viewing pleasure. No more long waiting until your video is payed off or completed to begin enjoying and sharing your wedding memories.

Full HD packages with digital USB Flash Drive delivery and Youtube Hosting Start at Just $2,600.
When You Understand How Important Of A Role Your Videographer Plays In Your Wedding Experience, You Realize The Fun And Excitement Doesn't Have To End With The Reception! You Can Relive The Best Parts Of The Day In A Whole New Way! We Set Out To Create A Work of Art Equal To, If Not Even More Spectacular Than The Original Event.
#1: THE MOST EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL AND SKILLED. - For over 25 years, I have put my award winning Audio/Video Production skills to work, my portfolio includes celebrities and international industries but my best times have been spent during the past 15 years helping many happy couples create amazing, memories in fun, exciting, romantic, Hollywood style wedding movies. I have references and testimonies available and, over 95% of my business comes from referrals.

#2: YOU ALWAYS WORK WITH THE OWNERS. - And that's important! Your wedding gets the 100% attention it deserves, and we are extremely accessible by phone and email. If we are not out performing, you will always reach us, and if we are busy, you will hear back from us within minutes of your call. This is how a Wedding videography company should be run. The benefits of working with an owner operated company are unmatched. When it is our name out there, you know you will get the best service, and the best state-of-the-art sound and video recording equipment in the industry, from the latest technics to the latest technologies, tools, and apps.

#3. ORIGINAL CUSTOM SOUND TRACK. - One of my biggest passions has always been music production. It is what I attended college for. I started Refining Fire Productions in part to expand my home studio and help found, and promote my music career as a singer/songwriter. (http://www.MattNortonMusic.com) If you like I can record a cover of your first dance song as well as incorporated original cinematic music themes into your movie for a totally unique Hollywood like experience. With my ever growing worldwide Youtube fan base, who knowers, some day when I am rich and famous your wedding movie could be worth a lot of money. LOL

#4: ORIGINAL AND FUN IDEAS. - I specialize in creating highly personalized and unique wedding videos that reflect your style. These special touches go a long way in making your video extra special and meaningful. Just ask one of our former clients who watches their video over and over again. I once had a bride who watched hers once a day for a couple weeks strait.

#5: FULL-TIME OFFICE SUPPORT. AS FULL-TIME PROFESSIONALS, during the week, we are available to answer any questions you may have or help you with any aspect of your planning where you need advice.

#6: THE BEST SOUND AND VIDEO, BACKUP EQUIPMENT. - As owners, we take great care and pride in our Audio/Video Equipment. Although our unique talents, expertise, and abilities come first, our equipment are the tools we use to perform. We use the latest proven technology for reliable professional, results. Backup equipment is built into each system to help insure we don't miss an important shot.
Why Refining Fire Productions
Destination Weddings
While New York's beautiful Seneca Lake is where the majority of our weddings take place, we are also available to travel out of state. Florida being one of our favorite destination and vacation location. Out of state travel costs start at just $500.
Pricing/Investment Info
Do You think we wold be a good fit for your wedding videography needs? Why not send me a text or an email and have me check your wedding dates availability and then we can set up a time to meet in person, Skype, phone, or even text, whatever you prefer.

When we say it is an honor and privilege to help you on your special day, we mean it. Please call or text now at
(607) 742-6948.

Refining Fire Productions serves but is not limited to the the Following location and wedding venues; Elmira Country Club, Geneva Country Club, Seneca Country Club, Hill Top Inn, Tanino Ristorante, Tony R's, Corning Radisson, Esperanza Mansion, Sarrasins, Corning Country Club, Bristol Harbour, La Tourelle Resort and Spa, Ventosa Vineyards, Aurora Inn, Statler Hotel, Garrett Chapel, The Ginny Lee Café, Wagner Vineyards, Fulkerson's Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars, The John Joseph Inn, Fontainebleau Inn, Lakewatch Inn, Taughannock Farms Inn, Celebrations, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Heron Hill Winery, Elmira College, Hobart & William Smith College, Ithaca Yacht Club, Ithaca Country Club, Ithaca College, Cornell University, Sage Chapel, Lawrence Chapel, Norton Chapel, Annabell Taylor Hall, Six Mile Vineyard, The Barn, The Fox and the Grapes B&B, Red Newt Wine Cellars, Belhurst Castle, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Logan Ridge, Geneva on the Lake, Castel Grisch, The Genetti Hotel Grand Ballroom Williamsport PA, Herman J. Weimer Vineyard, Owego Treadway Inn, Sonnenberg Gardens Canandaigua. Also, We will travel upon request.
Refining Fire Productions is a family business founded by award winning videographer Matt Norton in 2003, specializing in Hollywood cinematography style destination wedding videography.
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