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Awards & Experience

HI FOCUSED Cinematography

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HI FOCUSED is dedicated to making exceptional wedding films that are both visually beautiful and emotionally moving. We take pride in our unobtrusive filming, sophisticated editing and attention to detail. Further, we get to know each of you, your wedding timeline and location so we can craft you a personalized wedding film. Our stellar reviews and highest awards reflect our dedication to excellence. Making wedding films isn’t just what we do; it is our artistic passion.

Awards & Achievements

  • Gold Medal for Best Cinematographer in Hawaii from Borrowed & Blue’s Vendor Voted Best of Award 2017
  • The Knot Hall of Fame Award
  • Four-time winner of the Knot Best of Weddings Award
  • Eight-time winner of the Couples’ Choice Award by WeddingWire for industry excellence
  • We are the most reviewed all 5 star videographer on all of WeddingWire Worldwide
  • We are the most reviewed all 5 star videographer in Hawaii on WeddingWire, The Knot and Yelp
  • Pro Panel Speaker at The Knot Hawaii Workshop 2017
  • International Exposure films viewed in over 141 Countries
  • Featured film-maker in Hitch On Maui web magazine
  • Featured in Bridal Fantasy Magazine 2015
  • Featured in Hawaii Bride & Groom magazine
  • Web features include: Borrowed & Blue, LaBride, WeddingWire, Hawaii Bride & Groom and Style Me Pretty
  • Part 107 Licensed Commercial Drone Pilot by the FAA
  • Drone Maui Film featured in the DTLA Film Fest
  • Sponsored drone cinematographer by Polar Pro
  • Video Production mentor for Kihei Charter School, Kamehameha School and Maui High School
  • Preferred videographer with Maui’s top vendors: The Fours Seasons, The Ritz & many more

Experience

  • Fourteen years event videography experience, specializing in weddings of all sizes from small beach weddings to multi-day multi-location weddings
  • Experience on the East Coast as shooter and editor with four of the world’s top twenty-five wedding cinematographers rated by Event DV magazine
  • Producer of various video/film projects: action sports (Hawaiian Extreme Sports), music videos, commercial projects, Jack Johnson Rock the Vote and other special events
  • TV Projects featured on KITV, KGBM, Fox Sports, Outdoor Life Network, OC16, Hawaii News Now

Our Promises to You

  • Less than four month wedding flm delivery.
  • Unobtrusive and professional, we take care to make our clients feel at ease.
  • Professional & consistent delivery of quality wedding films. Our 5 star reviews reflect this.
  • High production value with a small footprint – we use compact steadicams, dollies and drones. We also use professional audio and lighting gear.
  • Responsive (usually less than 24 hours) to emails, calls and inquiries.

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