Knot and Gown Films is a wedding videographer that serves Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Diego and the surrounding areas. They find beauty in every project. To document your big day, the team will infuse their candid, unobtrusive approach with cinematic, documentary, short form and storytelling style.
Chris Bennett, the owner of the company, has over ten years of videography experience. His trusted team of cinematographers has filmed over 100 weddings around the world. In 2013, Chris established Knot and Gown Films.
The company provides a variety of services to ensure that your video is unique. These offerings include:
While based in Southern California, Knot and Gown Films is happy to travel. They are available in areas such as Seattle, Washington, Jacksonville, Florida and more.
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Kayla · Married on 06/30/2018
Chris and Kayla were absolutely amazing to work with and I highly recommend them!! They got every detail of our wedding captured and was completely taken back by their quality, creativity and hours they spent with us on our special day to make our video absolutely perfect. Can’t thank you guys enough!
Joyce · Married on 05/22/2018
One of the Best Decisions We Made
Thank you Chris and Kayla for being our videographers and being part of the best memory in our wedding!
Back to the days when I was planning our wedding - I was browsing through some beach wedding videos on YouTube. Then I came across this breathtaking Oahu wedding video by Chris. That moment after I saw their video, I had a wish that it would be amazing if they could make our wedding video like that as well. Without thinking too much, I gave it a try to contact him to see his availability. It turned out he was going to be on the Oahu island in Hawaii around our wedding date. They were actually going to the island to shoot for another wedding at the same The Kahala Hotel just a couple days before ours.
It’s like coming from the feeling of “We absolutely love his work, but we aren’t so sure about his availability, and how much to fly them over...” to the feeling of “This could actually be happening!”. Other than his availability, we got lucky to happen to save a lot on their travel cost in our price quote. As they were already going to Oahu a week before us. - This is absolutely too good to be true, but it is true. :-)
We are lucky to have Chris and Kayla as our videographers. Through the beginning of the planning communication, we feel that they are very friendly, humble, open-minded, easy going, listening, and professional, which we value alot.
The shooting experience was fun and awesome. We drove around the island to a few sceneries spots. The fun parts include missing each other due to the wrong GPS address I gave them (so sorry!), and all of us running to hide from the short term rain, then running back out to salvage the good colors of the sky and ocean when the sun came back out. :)
Chris is the tech guy, with his talent with video shooting, playing with effects, while Kayla is the director of the story line tying all the small pieces together into a beautiful story.
We are absolutely amazed by the end product we received from them. It is a breathtaking Hollywood grade video that they put together on our story! It has captured the best moments happened in that 1.5 day. (One day from the wedding day, with additional half day going around the island for scenery shots).
Another important thing to mention is - we held our wedding in Cantonese the whole day. It’s definitely challenging for them to shoot for a whole day without understanding a word of Cantonese. However, they have no problem with the language barrier at all.
For the translation, they provided us all the vow and speech clips with timestamp, and we did a bit of translation on the vow & speech we selected. When their work came back, it surprised us to see how each phrase of our Cantonese vow/ speech fits in each unique video edit in the background perfectly, just like they also spoke the Cantonese language as well!
Other than the language translation, we also requested some revisions and requests, and they are always more than happy to make it happen for us.
Chris and Kayla have very great patience. They go beyond to give extra efforts in making the video perfect for us. We could feel that they truly care about our wedding video just like their own!
Choosing you as our videographers is one of the best decisions we have made.
We love the love story in our wedding video!
Thank you again Chris and Kayla.
Melody · Married on 04/28/2018
Chris' (and Kayla) work is stunning and he was incredibly easy to work with. He is very laid-back and calm, which was a such a comfort on our wedding day when it could have been very chaotic. In setting up for the wedding he was super responsive to us and our planner, and set up calls to make sure we were on the same page (which was so reassuring!). He was focused on telling the story of our wedding and had thought through the shots and audio and details to get those results. On the day of, he partnered really well with our photographer. He was not intrusive at all but captured every moment that we wanted. He uses light and sets up the shots beautifully, and captured some truly unforgettable moments. He even used the reflective surface of an iPad to get a different angle on my face. We aren't very comfortable around cameras and I know we made faces or acted awkwardly or stood in weird lighting, and Chris made the video flow together with a natural touch and made it all come out amazing. After the wedding, he worked with us to make sure our 1-minute Instagram edit and longer highlight reel captured our personalities, with our music choices and key moments. He even went back and edited a shot for us after we'd approved then had second thoughts about a 2-second clip. He demonstrated incredible commitment to making the video come out both beautiful and personal to us. He displayed artistry, expertise, and professionalism throughout. If you want a video that captures the momentousness of the moment, and a videographer who is committed to his work, I cannot recommend Chris enough.
Chris has the ability to be calm and to capture weddings through his lease in a remarkable way. It's not just what he films, it's his keen ability to edit that makes his videos so fantastic!
Amazing videography. Professional and talented.
Chris was extremely professional and knowledgeable. We worked together on an evening wedding and the there was very little lighting. He amazed me and the bride and groom with what he was able to capture even in that difficult setting. He is very friendly and so easy to work with! I highly recommend him.