VIDART is an award-winning film and photography company that specializes in professional wedding photography and videography for the Midwest as well as nationwide film production services for feature films, cable television and commercial productions.
Why pick VIDART as your wedding photographer or event videographer?
(If you’re looking for why to choose us for feature film services, please scroll down).
What type of equipment do we use?
Only the best. Our event photographers use professional Canon 5D mark iii or iv DSLRs, or Canon r5 or r6 mirrorless cameras, with professional Canon RF or EF lenses (SIGMA ART or equivalent). In addition, for low light or compositional shots, we offer on request portrait quality 3 point remote flash lighting with optional backdrops.
All photographers have years of experiencing shooting weddings, events and working on feature films as DPs. Unlike many other wedding and event companies, we do not retain copyright on photos. You own the copyright to every single photo we take, and can order your own prints, with no added fees (other photography companies may force you to buy prints from them at extremely inflated prices, leading to thousands of dollars in unexpected charges just to make a basic wedding album). For video, our videographers are equipped with GH4, GH5, GH6 cameras for multiple streams. We are equipped with wireless lav technology, and shotgun microphones to ensure hassle free professional audio.
Whether you need a scriptwriter, DP, a director, someone to help with lighting, sound, casting or location scouting, you’ve come to the right place. We can handle all of your filming and equipment needs under a simple no hassle day rate, bypassing expensive rental studios or unreliable freelancers. We have produced, directed and distributed four feature films, and have received dozens of official selections and won awards for best picture and story at several film festivals. All of our films have made it to streaming services encompassing the TVOD, SVOD and AVOD world, and we can help you navigate the increasingly complex world of digital distribution for your finished product, or provide consulting services on how to get your script/project funded via Slated.com and how to network with buyers at film markets from Netflix, HBO, Starz, Epix, Showtime, Paramount, Peacock, and more, and even how to start earning money right away via services such as FilmHub.
Our kit includes:
Drones (any aerial recording is provided free of charge as a courtesy and will be done only on a recreational basis):
Tripods and gimbals:
All additional equipment is included free of charge for each day you book us. No added fees. Don’t see something on our equipment list that you need? Ask us, we have dozens of other AV and lighting equipment and peripherals for a variety of jobs, not included on our list. The above list is what we recommend to make shoots fast, easy and simplified, for example, battery operated RGB lighting without requiring electricians for lighting or gaffers to gel. If you have a shoot that is 7 days or more, contact us for a custom quote as well. We offer discounted day rates for events or jobs more than 7 days, and can work with your filming budget.
Studio quality shooting made possible by controlled lighting.
Editing included for up to 200 photos and optional printed stills and photo album.
All events include an online photo gallery with up to 200 stills from your event.
Add videography for only an additional $500.