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Meet the Speakers
The Brothers Martens
Finding Your Voice: Signature Style vs. Following Trends
Henry Martens is founder at The Brothers Martens. They specialize in multi-day destination weddings around the world. Their work has been referred to as trendy and edgy, but they don’t see it that way. They view each film independently from the last; always striving to create a custom narrative, visual or audible, for each client. Sometimes this is achieved by developing a relationship with the couple before the wedding and sometimes it’s achieved by just documenting their incredible vision. Henry is going to walk you through how he approaches each event with the goal to create something unique every time.
Jon & Kaye Snyder
Jonathan & Kaye Luxury Wedding Films
Show Me the Money: Elevating Your Brand and Maximizing Profits
Jonathan and Kaye are a husband and wife wedding videography team based out of Atlanta. They are dedicated to creating beautiful and professional wedding films as well as educational content to help their industry peers elevate their brand in their local market. They’ll be teaching at the Wedding Film Retreat on the business side of wedding filmmaking and they’ll share their own methods for maximizing profits.
Matt “WhoisMatt” Johnson
FilmStrong Wedding Films
Relational Filmmaking: The Importance of Personality, Connection, and Client Trust
Matt and his wife Rachel run FilmStrong Wedding films and are based in Dallas, Texas. They create stunning films that push the limits of creativity and quality. He has amassed over 180,000 subscribers on YouTube with tech tutorials, wedding filmmaking behind the scenes videos, and business advice while also growing an incredible beard. Matt will be speaking about relational filmmaking, and how you can use who you uniquely are to engage with your couples, build a relationship, and have them fully trust you to be as creative as you want to be with their film.
Sarah & Rick Pendergraft
Creating Wedding Films that get
Yes, it’s a running joke in the industry… but there is something to learn from the fact that Sarah and Rick may have had their work stolen by other videographers more than any other wedding filmmaker. They spend much of their time on the road shooting weddings across the country and internationally. Their work has been featured by Huffington Post, People Magazine, The Today Show, CNN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports Network. Sarah & Rick will present on how to get your work noticed.
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Check out the digs!
Casa Azul Profundo is a private villa that can be rented as two separate units or one larger villa, and we have the whole thing to ourselves!
These videos offer a brief tour.
What to Expect
Arrive in Puerto Vallarta! The staff at our private villa will welcome us with salsa, guac, chips and margaritas. Once everyone makes their way to the villa, we’ll relax and share our first dinner together to get to know one another and prepare for the knowledge-packed days ahead.
Monday will feature classroom style presentations and hands-on training focused on the creative aspect of wedding filmmaking. You’ll have time to mingle and enjoy our two private pools between classes and dinner.
Tuesday will feature classroom style presentations focused on the business-aspect of running a wedding film studio. Soak in more mingle and pool time between sessions and dinner.
Time to explore! Grab your cameras as we get outside of the villa to explore Old Town Puerto Vallarta and capture footage you can use in your own portfolio. You may stay with the group or explore Puerto Vallarta at your leisure if you desire.
We’ll enjoy our final breakfast together and depart the villa by 11am.
Only 30 spots available for this retreat!
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