Fusion of Cinematic and Documentary Style


Chicago’s Oak Street Films is one of the top creative South Asian wedding videographer studio servicing greater Chicago area. Our over sixteen years of experience as South Asian wedding videographer (Hindu, Sikh, Muslim), as well as video coverage of all Indian pre-wedding events (mehndi, sangeet, rass garba, grashanti, pooja’s, pithi, mayoon, …) allowed us to develop intermixture form of filming. Throughout the years styles in wedding video were changing, new ideas were replacing old ones for a while. Today, most of those videos look obsolete (in terms of editing style). That’s why I believe documentary style is timeless and will look classy even years from now. Our unique style could be called a F U S I O N – bridging documentary and cinematic forms. All wedding events, ceremonies, customs etc. are filmed in documentary style with some artistic twist. Our signature video cinematic highlights (samples of which you can see on our website) are artistic compilation of most important moments of the South Asian wedding day which are edited in time-shifting style and color graded to achieve film look effect. The cinematic highlights are short form artistic video (no longer than five minutes) and are edited to the music selected by our clients. Oak Street Films cameramen and editors are one of the best Indian wedding videographers in Chicago. Over the years hundreds of our satisfied customers spoke very highly about outcome, hard to replicate by other reputable studios. Today, almost all of our customers come to us from referrals. Some of our cinematic wedding videos have been featured in Bridal magazines. See some samples of our cinematic wedding videos in “work” area.
Oak Street Films Chicago's top Muslim wedding videographer

Oak Street Films Chicago’s top Muslim wedding videographer

Oak Street Films Chicago's top Muslim wedding videographer

Oak Street Films Chicago’s top Muslim wedding videographer

Oak Street Films Chicago's top Muslim wedding videographer

Oak Street Films Chicago’s top Muslim wedding videographer

Oak Street Films Chicago's top Muslim wedding videographer

Oak Street Films Chicago’s top Muslim wedding videographer

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Chicago wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

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Chicago Jewish wedding videographer filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Chicago wedding videographer filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

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Documentary Style

All wedding events, ceremonies, customs etc. are filmed mostly in documentary style. There is no posing or staged scenes, everything is portrayed as it happened. Throughout the years styles in wedding video were changing, new ideas were replacing old ones. It makes me smile when I look at music videos from seventies, eighties. That’s why I believe documentary style is timeless and will look classy even years from now. Most of the video footage of all wedding functions throughout the day is acquired in documentary style with some artistic, cinematic twist. Final Blu-ray discs includes all major ceremonies and customs, speeches, performances, dances etc. All footage is delivered on high definition Blu-rays discs including chapters and menus for easy and fast navigation. The final edited video is approx 3-5 hrs long. There is also an option to convert all edited footage for delivery in standard definition on DVDs as well as digital conversion to PAL system

Cinematic Style

Our signature cinematic highlights (samples of which you can see on our main website – oakstreetfilms.net in “work” menu tab) are artistic compilation of most important moments. Cinematic highlights are edited in time-shifting style and color graded in post production to achieve film look effect. We believe that cinematic highlight should be no longer than five minutes to keep the viewer captivated.
All is edited to the music selected by our clients. It is very popular video form among our clients since it allows them to share their wedding day with family, friends, co-workers in very convenient way. Cinematic highlights are posted to our web servers in high definition and could be viewed on all mobile devices, tablets, computers all over the world. Your cinematic highlights could be password protected for added privacy.

Palmer House Hilton Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Palmer House Hilton Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Chicago's Sheraton Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Chicago’s Sheraton Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Palmer House Hilton Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Palmer House Hilton Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

What’s Included

The complete set include fully edited coverage of all events (approx 4 – 5 hrs long) on high def Bluray discs with chapters and menus as well as our signature cinematic highlights (approx 4-5 min long). We include 3 sets of high definition Bluray discs. The cinematic highlights are also uploaded to video streaming server (could be password protected) so it could be shared with family and friends around the world. There is also an option to create approximately 30 minute cinematic highlights (additional fee applies).

See More Videos

Here are the links to some of cinematic highlights from our previous weddings (there is more than 100 video samples on our vimeo channel)

https://vimeo.com/oakstreetfilms
cinematic highlights video samples in categories:
Hindu https://vimeo.com/channels/566935
Muslim https://vimeo.com/channels/566892
American https://vimeo.com/channels/566919

Booking

If you decide to book our services we require to sign our video contract and mail it back to us along with your down payment check. We require 25% down payment at the time of booking and remaining balance is due no later than on wedding day. We will sign it as well and provide you the signed copy for your records.

South Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

South Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

Indian wedding videographer at its best filmed by Oak Street Films Chicago

South Asian Wedding Videographer


CHRISTIANS WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER

JEWISH WEDDING VIDEOGRAHER

HINDU WEDDINGS:
MEHNDI PARTY
GRAH SHANTI / VIDHI
POOJA
GARBA / RAAS
BARAAT
CEREMONY
RECEPTION
(PERFORMANCES / SPEECHES / DANCING )
MUSLIM WEDDINGS:
MAYOON
MEHNDI PARTY / PERFORMANCES
SHAADI / NIKKAH
WALIMA RECEPTION

Each coverage is customized – these are just average hours of coverage for each event

HINDU WEDDINGS:
MEHNDI PARTY – approx 3 hrs
GRAH SHANTI / VIDHI – 3-4 hrs (one or two locations)
POOJA / PITHI – 2-3 hrs
GARBA / RAAS -3 hrs
BARAAT – included in wedding day coverage
CEREMONY – included in wedding day coverage
RECEPTION – included in wedding day coverage
Brake between vidhai and cocktail hour usually not counted as time of coverage
MUSLIM WEDDINGS:
MAYOON – usually 2 hrs
MEHNDI PARTY / PERFORMANCES – 4-5 hrs including preparations, performances
SHAADI / NIKKAH – coverage at Mosque is limited; venue coverage usually 5-7 hours
WALIMA RECEPTION – 4-6 hours

CHISTIAN WEDDINGS:
PREPARATIONS / BRIDE / GROOM
PHOTO SESSION BEFORE CEREMONY
CEREMONY
PHOTO SESSION AFTER CEREMONY (formal at the church and B&G with bridal party)
RECEPTION

Each coverage is customized – these are just average hours of coverage for each event

CHRISTIAN WEDDINGS:
PREPARATIONS / BRIDE / GROOM 1-2 hrs
PHOTO SESSION BEFORE CEREMONY up to 1 hr
CEREMONY – approx 1 hr
PHOTO SESSION AFTER CEREMONY (formal at the church and B&G with bridal party)
RECEPTION – who knows???

JEWISH WEDDINGS:
PREPARATIONS / BRIDE AND GROOM
PHOTO SESSION
KATUBAH SIGNING
CEREMONY
RECEPTION
(COCKTAIL HOUR / SPEECHES / HORAH /DANCING )

Each coverage is customized – these are just average hours of coverage for each event

JEWISH WEDDINGS:
PREPARATIONS – approx 1-2 hrs
PHOTO SESSION – 1-2 hrs (one or two locations)
KATUBAH SIGNING (approx 30- 45 min)
CEREMONY – usually approx 1 hr
RECEPTION – included in wedding day coverage

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