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The Ritz Kapalua Maui Wedding Film

For Monica & Eric, finding marital bliss in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, The Ritz Kapalua Maui was one of their dreams come true. They spent a long time planning for this special moment, and they were not disappointed. The venue was perfect, just as they had imagined. The reception was equally stunning, and they were excited to celebrate in great style with their gathered guests.

One of the wisest things they did amongst all of that planning was to hire a professional videographer to film all of their wonderful experiences. Of course, the main reason was so that they would have a high-quality video of their wedding day. They wanted to be able to share this special event with far-away friends and family.

So if you’re also planning a great destination wedding, or even just a simple affair somewhere close to home, securing the services of a true professional will be a rewarding experience. Because a skilled and highly trained camera operator has all of the most recent video equipment, you’ll be assured that each important moment will be recorded and edited to provide you with a great wedding video.

You’ll be pleased to know that because of the state-of-the-art equipment used by a professional videographer, you will be able to see a fully edited version of your wedding video soon after the evening has concluded. The high-quality digital equipment used by your camera person is capable of processing all of the video segments, including audio and special effects right there on location. You’ll be extremely satisfied with the results.

The important thing about hiring a professional videographer is that you don’t want to wait until it’s almost time for your wedding. Select and schedule your videographer as soon as possible so that you are assured of having a qualified professional for your special day. Your wedding planner will probably already have this important item on the to-do list, but double check just to be sure this is being addressed early on in the preparations.

It was a true please to be apart of this amazing wedding at the Ritz Kapalua!

Congratulations to Monica & Eric, thank you for having us film your wedding!

Here’s the couple’s great 5 star review of us too!
Jordan came highly recommended as a preferred vendor by our wedding coordinator at the Ritz Carlton, and we knew we had to book him after seeing his work and amazing drone footage. Well before our wedding day, Jordan went through every step of the process with us, and really made sure that he understood what was important for us to capture on video. My husband and I are not used to being in front of the camera, but Jordan and his team were so attentive and made us feel so comfortable on our wedding day. They were professional and accomodating, and captured everything that we wanted in our wedding footage and more. We were so impressed by the quality of our wedding video- it captured the moments accurately and they definitely nailed it! And of course, the hi def drone footage was breathtaking and so cool to see! If you can, definitely go with Jordan and his team- I promise that you won’t regret it. Thank you, Jordan and the Hi Focused team!


Royal Lahaina Maui, Hawaii Wedding FIlm

It’s easy to see that Justine & Justin enjoyed their wedding day at the Royal Lahaina Resort. Just watch their faces and you can see the joy and excitement as they exchanged wedding vows. They will cherish this moment for years to come.

By having this video of their wedding day, they will be able to share this memory with others. You can be sure that they are pleased with the quality of the video. It was one of the best decisions that could have made regarding their wedding preparations.

It’s become the standard used by most professional wedding planners to include videography of the wedding and the reception. This way, the newly married couple will have something with which to remember their wedding for years to come.

As you begin planning your own wedding, this is something you should have near the top of your list. Hiring a professional videographer should also to be a ‘must-have’ line item in your budget.

There are many reasons that a professional is needed for this important responsibility. While friends may offer to take some photos or video with their cell phone, the results will likely be disappointing. A skilled and trained camera operator will use state of the art equipment that is in good condition. The end results will be spectacular.

Your videographer is trained and has the experience necessary to capture the most important events from the ideal angle. The video will also show you and your partner together, showcased by the settings of your wedding venue.

And of course, there is the wedding reception at the Royal Lahaina Resort Maui. You and your guests will appreciate have a quality recording of the fun and merriment of your celebration. You can have your first dance together as a married couple memorialized on a video that you can share with your friends and family.

Hiring a professional videographer is certainly one of the most important things you should include in your wedding preparations. The best ones have busy schedules, so don’t wait until the last minute. Make contact as soon as possible. You will be glad you made this decision early.

It was a joy being the wedding videographer at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
A big mahalo to Justine & Justin for having us film your amazing wedding day!

Here’s their rave 5 star review of us!
Jordan and the HiFocused team are AMAZING!! While looking for a cinematographer, going through everyone’s YouTube and Vimeo, we kept going to back to Jordan’s videos and we HAD to have the HiFocused team capture our special day! We booked Jordan and his team February 2016 for July 2017 wedding, he was one of the first vendors we booked after booking our venue at the Royal Lahaina. Before the wedding, we talked to Jordan on the phone to ensure he captured everything we wanted. He recommended changing our timeline for the wedding to ensure he captured everything and coordinated it with our wedding planner. The day of the wedding, Jordan and the HiFocused team were great to work with; they were fun and easy to work with. They also worked close with our photographer, Jessica Pearl, to ensure both didn’t get in the way of each other and to ensure they got the same shots. Two weeks after the wedding, I receive an email from Jordan with the link of our video! AND WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Words cannot describe how in awe we were when we first watched our video. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about the video and they all expressed how the also LOVE the video. I highly recommend Jordan to capture your special day; you will not be disappointed! Jordan and the HiFocused team really captured “us” and our love for each other in the video and highlighted it. Huge Mahalo to Jordan and the HiFoucsed team!
-Justine & Justin


Maui, Kaanapali Hyatt Wedding Film

Pedro & Katrina, had the wedding they had always dreamed of.  This wedding was at the Maui, Kaanapali Hyatt.
The setting was perfect! They celebrated in style and elegance along with their friends and family.

As they shared about their experience, both of them agreed that one of their best decisions as they prepared for their special day was to hire a professional videographer to film with them. The venue was incredible and they wanted to be able to relive their wedding celebration time after time.

Almost every wedding planner highly recommends having someone with a video camera to record the wedding. However, just because someone has a video camera doesn’t mean that the equipment is professional quality and that the operator really knows how to use it. For that, you need a real professional that has the training and experience to record, edit, and produce a quality video product.

Imagine that you’ve reserved a premier destination wedding location. You and your partner are giddy with excitement, and your friends are shaking their heads in amazement. The actual wedding location has the most spectacular backdrop, and the reception and banquet facilities are beyond your wildest dreams.

Then imagine that your friend who was supposed to take some photos and a few videos shows up with an antiquated camera with scratches on the lens and a battery pack that won’t keep a charge.

The only wedding memories you’ll have are the ones you have in your head. Your plans to share images of your wedding with your friends and family who couldn’t attend are shattered. Your wedding will still be beautiful, but you’ll be disappointed at not having the photos and video you had wanted.

That’s why you need to hire a professional. You want someone who has state of the art equipment that is in perfect operating condition and a backup camera just in case something happens. You’ll also be pleased to know that your videographer not only knows how to use every capability of the camera, but is also a very creative artist.
It takes a special eye to see the possibilities for each segment. Knowing which angles are best, what kind of filters should be used, and selecting the best lens settings to get the right results are skills that you’ll find only in a professional camera operator.

So don’t settle for mediocre video skills and equipment. Take some time to find the best possible videographer you can find so that you’ll have the results you truly desire. You will be very glad that you did!

Thank you Pedro & Katrina for having us film your wedding!

Here’s their 5 star review of us!
As soon as my husband and I decided on Maui I googled Maui Videographers and came across Jordan and the Hi Focused website. I was thrilled when the Hyatt presented them as a preferred vendor in the wedding planning guide! After convincing my husband that Jordan’s footage was some of the best I had seen and this would be completely worth it; I contacted Jordan to book him and it was one of the best decisions we made. Jordan was very communicative with us through emails and phone calls while we worked out details. We had a call with him a few days before where he reviewed details of our wedding day and provided us with his professional advice on what would work best for our schedule and location. Jordan completely blew me away on the day of the wedding. He and his team arrived early and ready to work almost immediately. Jordan was really great with our photographer team and was great at communicating what he was doing and why. He helped put me at ease and his team really helped ease my husband’s stage fright. Every shot was well thought out and coordinated and the footage was amazing! We booked the team for 4 hours and we stayed right on track the entire time – in large part due to Jordan and his team.We fell in love with our wedding trailer! And we just received our documentary footage and raw footage package this week. The packaging was secure and very nice looking as well! We loved loved loved our wedding video!


Cherish Your Moment of a Lifetime for a Lifetime

– Cherish Your Moment of a Lifetime for a Lifetime
Happiness, romance and fun define your wedding day. Whether indoors or out, the picture-perfect moments add up to a one-time affair you will cherish for the rest of your life. A wedding video gives you the chance to experience this event of a lifetime forever.

Your venue is such a lovely place. You have seen it during your planning, but it is so much to take in once all the hugs and kisses flood you throughout your day. The cameras of Hi Focused cinematography will take it all in for you. We know how to bring your perfect beach setting, sanctuary or hall to wondrous life. We are honored to be invited to stay by your side for this occasion.

Your preparations before the ceremony are touching and intimate. Enjoy the candid moments, light touches and special whispers of warmth before you leave your individual identity behind to unite as one with the love of your life. Breathe, relax and have fun as you make the rounds to all the people who have come to celebrate your marriage.

The bride’s entrance, the couple’s vows and the moving ring exchange are finally here. Your elders, friends, co-workers and family are in the audience but by your side. The love in the air is palpable.

The brilliant flowers, ornate centerpieces and arch will hold your guest’s attention. But the most spectacular detail of the day is the bride’s wedding gown. So many people have helped her make the choice of a lifetime. When the festivities are over, you can look back and appreciate how incredible your day was.

Your wedding’s milestones will remain the talk of the town long after the day is over. Forever, you and your bridal party will reminisce about all the moments you made. No one will forget the first kiss, the bouquet toss and the cutting of your beautiful cake. The speeches and toasts are documented forever in your wedding video, so you may always cherish how your loved ones really feel about you.

Mahalo Angel & Kenneth  for having us be your Maui Wedding Videographers!

Here’s their 5 star review of us
Our search for a cinematographer began a year before our big day on June 28 2017 at Gannon’s in Wailea. After reviewing all other companies wedding videos in Maui, it was clear that HiFocused was the number one choice for us to shoot our video. Email communications were great from the beginning when we inquired about Jordan’s services. As we got closer to the date Jordan recommended some changes to the proposed timeline to try to fit all of our requested shots. On that day Jordan and his team showed up early to our condo unit. They were easy and fun to work with. At the ceremony site, they worked well with Cheynice of Karma Hill Photography and not getting in each other’s way (as they also worked with each other before). In just 2 weeks after the wedding, Jordan sent a link to our completed Wedding video!! The composition, music, highlights of tea ceremony, cake cutting, sunset beach video, drone videos and the ceremony were all amazing. We showed the video at our banquet a month later back home and all of our friends and family loved it! If you are marrying in Hawaii (especially in Maui), we highly recommend HiFocused as your cinematographer. Mahalo, Angel and Kenneth


Maui, Hawaii Wedding Film, Olowalu

Maui, Hawaii Wedding Film, Olowalu / John & Amanda / HI FOCUSED
The bride and groom had their beautiful destination
wedding ceremony at the St. Theresa’s Church in Kihei Maui.
Following their catholic ceremony, they had their gorgeous reception at the
Olowalu Plantation House which is one of my favorite venues on Maui!
It was a beautiful evening with all their closest family and friends,
also John and Amanda’s first dance was really impressive
and the dancing following it was high energy and a blast to film.
Thank you so much for having us be a part of your big day!
Congratulations, it was AMAZING!
Maui Wedding Film by: http://www.HIFOCUSED.com


Ritz Resort Kapalua, Maui Wedding Video

Weddings have always been special events. Just look at this amazing wedding video at Ritz Kapalua, Maui Hawaii.
As you can see in this video of Michelle & Keith certainly enjoyed their celebration!
The venue is splendid and all of the careful planning is evident. What a memorable wedding day!
Weddings take a lot of preparation, from flowers to candles, and from the reception venue to arrangements for family and other guests. There’s the dress for the bridesmaid and the outfits for the groom and his best man.
And of course, there is the bride’s dress. The Ritz Carlton Resort wedding ceremony was amazing and full of emotions: laughter and tears and smiles. The reception that follows is filled with the sounds of the guest cheering for the newlyweds. Eventually, however, the day will end the only thing the couple has are the memories.
Most newlyweds spend hours and hours, going through hundreds of wedding photos. It seems that everyone has a camera on their cell phone. The selection of photos available are varied. They are shared with guests who were at the wedding and with those who were unable to attend. But while those photos serve as wonderful reminders, nothing captures the awe and joyfulness of that special day better than a professionally produced wedding video.
A high-quality video, recorded by a trained, professional video artist, will give you a lasting memento that allows you to share with others every aspect of your wedding day. You’ll also see the look in the eyes of the groom as he watches his wife-to-be coming towards him. Through the magic of video, viewers will be able to get a sense of the emotions and wonder of the celebration. In addition to the amazing visual images, a video can also capture the sounds of each special moment. You’ll hear the bride and groom as they exchange their vows. If there is any special music sung by friends or family members during the ceremony, you will have a recording of that to share also. By having a reputable wedding videographer in attendance at your marriage celebration, you can focus your attention on the important things. Your hired camera will take care of creating a beautiful video that will document every important moment. Hiring and scheduling a qualified videographer is probably one of the most important preparations you can make as you plan that special day. Make it one of the very first things you do. You’ll be so very glad that you did! Enjoy watching this beautiful wedding video we shot at the Ritz Kapalua Maui.

Congratulations to Michelle & Keith on their awesome Maui Wedding!

Here’s their 5 star review of us!
Jordan is so much more than a standard wedding videographer, he’s extremely talented and has an eye to capture the emotion of your big day. Jordan and his team filmed our wedding on May 5, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Our wedding planner highly recommended him and she nailed it. We had a few emails and a phone call before our big day. Jordan is extremely detailed and organized. He caught a few things in the schedule that we tweaked due to his feedback. My husband is a pilot and saw that Jordan does drone footage so that alone sold him. Jordon is very personable and a nice guy. On the day of the big event, Jordan and his team were on time and were fun to film with. The day went perfectly. He knew the property very well and kept us moving to capture the best lighting. His drone footage was Jaw dropping especially at the end on Lava point. After 3 weeks, Jordan emailed us the link to view our video. The music selection, shots, voiceovers, scenery, and aerial coverage were perfection! We both had tears watching it and my husband never gets emotional. I’ve shared our wedding video to many friends and family that weren’t able to attend our wedding since it was a small destination wedding. Everyone always says this is unlike any wedding video they’ve ever seen and we usually always get tears ;). I love how he cuts it to be 7 minutes so it makes it easier to share with friends. He does give you the all the raw footage that you and your parents would want to see. Many of our friends over the years decided against hiring a videographer and afterwards every single one of them regretted it. Your wedding is one the most important and expensive day of your life, after it’s over all you have is the video and photos. And the video is so much more personal. Select Jordan to film your once in a lifetime moment, I promise you will not regret it. We can’t thank Jordan and his team enough. Mahalo ~Michelle & Keith


Drone Cinematography

Drone Cinematography has changed so much over the years. I remember starting just about two and a half years ago with a GoPro attached to my Phantom 2 drone flying my drone around Maui, Hawaii. We also had to solder wires to connect it to a transmitter so we could see what we were filming, this is called first person view, FPV. Now drones have cameras already integrated with the drone. For FPV just plug your smart phone or tablet into your controller and you can see what you are shooting and have full control over your camera settings as well as drone settings and various intelligent flight modes. The intelligent flight modes are amazing too! When I had my Phantom two there was really just 3 flight modes now there are many many more. You can do tripod mode for steady slow controlled shots, you can do tap to flight, simply tap on your screen where to fly to, you can do active track, pick a moving object and it will follow it, all pretty amazing and useful too! The quality on the cameras are getting more and more professional too. For me as a professional filmmaker I want the highest quality possible and the current Phantom 4 Pro has amazing quality. It has an impressive 1” sensor, that shoots 4k resolution at 60 frames per second with great clarity and high performance in low light conditions. This is truly a professional camera that can fly. On top of the ease of use, set up time, camera quality and flight modes the Phantom 4 Pro drone has forward and back sensors for obstacle avoidance. I tested them by flying the drone straight at me full speed where it stopped about 6 feet away!  The batteries last about 40% longer too. The Phantom 2 with a Go Pro and FPV was about $2000 now, 3 years later you can get the Phantom 4 Pro with so much more for $1599. Pretty awesome!

DJI phantom 4 pro Drone

With the power and abilities of today’s drones, come regulations. As a drone pilot you are either a hobbyist or a professional. If you make any money from flying your drone you need to get a Small Unmanned Aircraft Pilots license called a Part 107. It’s a multiple choice test, that test extensive knowledge on weather, aeronautical knowledge and reading sectional charts (maps for pilots). It’s no easy test and takes time to study. If you are a hobbyist all you need to do is register your drone with the FAA and of course follow their guidelines.

For me as a wedding filmmaker, here on Maui, the use of drones really add a high production value to my films. It gives the viewer a perspective on the location like nothing else can, especially videoing such scenic wedding venues as we have here in Maui, Hawaii. Flying my drone has given me a renewed appreciation in the beautiful place we all live. My last drone film Drone Maui was featured on KHON News and The Down Town LA Film Festival.

So in a few short years, drones have revolutionized the industry in so many ways. Drones give us a new view of the world that we never had before. With technology advancing so fast and drones still being realitvly new, I’m excited for what the future holds for these modern filming marvels.

Drone Maui as featured on KHON & The Downtown LA Film Festival


Maui, Haiku Mill Wedding Film

Weddings have always been special events. As you can see in this video, Jenna & James certainly enjoyed their celebration!
The Haiku Mill, Maui is splendid and all of the careful planning is evident. What a memorable wedding day!
Weddings take a lot of preparation, from flowers to candles, and from the reception venue to arrangements for family and other guests.
There the dress for the bridesmaid and the outfits for the groom and his best man.  And of course, there is the bride’s dress.
The ceremony is amazing and full of emotions: laughter and tears and smiles. The reception that follows is filled with the sounds of the guest cheering for the newlyweds. Eventually, however, the day will end the only thing the couple has are the memories.
Most newlyweds spend hours and hours, going through hundreds of wedding photos. Perhaps there was a professional photographer.
It seems that everyone has a camera on their cell phone. The selection of photos available are varied. They are shared with guests who were at the wedding and with those who were unable to attend. But while those photos serve as wonderful reminders, nothing captures the awe and joyfulness of that special day better than a professionally produced wedding film.
A high-quality video, recorded by a trained, professional video artist, will give you a lasting memento that allows you to share with others every aspect of your wedding day. You’ll also see the look in the eyes of the groom as he watches his wife-to-be coming towards him.
Through the magic of video, viewers will be able to get a sense of the emotions and wonder of the celebration. In addition to the amazing visual images, a video can also capture the sounds of each special moment. You’ll hear the bride and groom as they exchange their vows.
By having a wedding cinematographer in attendance at your marriage celebration, you can focus your attention on the important things. Your hired camera will take care of creating a beautiful video that will document every important moment.  Hiring and scheduling a qualified videographer is probably one of the most important preparations you can make as you plan that special day. Make it one of the very first things you do. You’ll be so very glad that you did!
Maui Wedding Cinematography: http://www.HIFOCUSED.com

Wedding Trailer

Wedding Film

Here’s the couple’s great 5 star review of us too!
During the wedding planning process, I placed a lot of emphasis on the video. In this in age, the video is how we are most likely going to share our memories with our friends and family. I worked closely with Jordan and was very specific about how I wanted the final product.
Jordan met every request and exceeded my expectations. The video brought back all of the emotions of the wedding, captured artistic details, played with speeds and lighting perfectly. Not only is the video beautifully visually, he was able to capture the emotional aspect of the wedding as well.
I would highly recommend jordan to anyone looking for a talented videographer.


Hotel Wailea Maui Wedding Film / Dahee & Chris

Dahee & Chris could have gotten married without having the video made, but then they would never have been able to enjoy sharing their special day with all of those friends and family members. Imagine all of the benefits of having a professionally crafted video of your wedding day. Sure, there are all of those photographs, but they never seem to show the wonder and splendor of the event.  The bride and groom’s amazing wedding day was at Hotel Wailea, Maui.

However, a video can provide all of that and more. In fact, nothing can capture the mood of the wedding better than a skillfully made video. You’ll be able to see the bride in all of her splendor as she is escorted through the gathered crowd. Then there’s the expression on the groom’s face as he sees his enchanting bride approach. That’s something only a video can provide.

An experienced videographer will also know how to capture the beauty and splendor of the wedding venue. You’ve made special plans to be married in that location, so you will certainly want to have a recording of that as well.
Don’t forget the audio portion of the video. You’ll enjoy listening to each other as you share your wedding vows and when you here the wedding official announce you as husband and wife.

You’ll celebrate at the reception with all of your guests, so it will be important to have the videographer invited. It will bring a smile to your face as you listen to the music while you watch the two of you dancing together for the first time as a married couple. You might also enjoy listening to the toasts made by your guests. And then there’s the cutting of the wedding cake. A photograph can never capture that moment like a video will. Your wedding planner will take care of all of the preparations, but you might want to check that a videographer has been contacted and scheduled well in advance. These skilled professionals are in high demand, so don’t wait until it is too late. Put it at the top of your planning list.

All the best and congratulations to Dahee & Chris at Hotel Wailea, Maui!


The Bride and Groom’s Wedding Film with HI FOCUSED

Today, couples can make their beautiful wedding day an everlasting document. Soul mates will relive their day forever with cinematic memories from a perfect wedding video. They may pass down a moving portrait of their ceremony and festivities to future generations.

Your moment of a lifetime crystallizes on film with Hi Focused. As your special guests, we appreciate your trust and are honored to celebrate with you. In respect to your big day, we hide behind experienced cinematography techniques and professional high-definition cameras.

Weddings are as unique and personality-filled as the couples who plan them. A cornerstone of our promise to you is attention to all the details that set your wedding apart. This includes the people who share your day. You will be delighted to look back to see how happy your elders, friends, bridal party and children felt on your big day.

A bride (and groom!) never forget the wedding gown and all its thoughtful touches: the neckline, intricate accents, train, veil and earrings. The dress may be heavy and multifaceted, or short and sweet. No matter what style she chooses, family and friends are honored to watch her handle herself with grace and poise.

For all the eyes on her, the bride never sees just how breathtaking she looks. From intimate closeups during her departure to a panoramic view of her entrance, a wedding video may be the first time a bride pauses to watch herself in action. She surely deserves it.

No couple arrives at a wedding venue by accident. Your right choice has meaning and purpose. Wonders of nature and a heavenly landscape accent your beach wedding by the sea. A place of worship lends a hallowed atmosphere to your nuptials. Your own home transforms into a paradise of romance, love and laughter. A novelty location tells the story of your relationship.

Your wedding day is an unforgettable forever, going until the last tearful hugs and waves goodbye to your guests. We understand how to maximize all kinds of lighting: misty dawns, sunlight, sunset, candlelight, the stars, chandeliers and disco balls too. Through our lenses, positive and powerful energy radiates from every centerpiece, bouquet and thematic accent.

We tell the full story of your wedding through a strategic mix of carefully-posed and assembled shots, with magical candid scenes. You will have the time of your life as your consecrate your union, now and forever.

Tasha & Colby, A Maui Wedding Film at Gannon’s Wailea.

Here’s the couple’s great 5 star review of us too!
Jordan and his team deserve 6 stars if that was an option 🙂 First of all, Jordan is extremely talented and uses amazing drone technology that helps to make the videos extremely personable and allows you to feel like you were there and felt the breeze from ocean/saw the surroundings, etc (you can check out the samples on his website of his work, which you will fall in love with). This was one of the biggest reasons we hired him, since not all of our family was able to make it all the way to Maui from CA and Europe we wanted them to feel like they didn’t miss out. Additionally, Jordan and team were extremely professional, and were able to capture all the special moment but not make us feel like we had someone with a camera in our face all day 😉 Also, Jordan helped to give us our wedding video within 20 days of our wedding (most would have taken a few months) and allowed us to quickly share it online – and sent us a beautiful wooden box/flash drive with our wedding film and full days coverage on a flash drive. Again, highly recommend to anyone that would like to hire a Cinematographer!



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