Recommended by 100%
Margaret · Married on 11/05/2016
N Compass Cinema was AMAZING while filming our wedding! They were very professional in their attire and their actions. They released a highlight reel about a week after the wedding, and people that didn't even go to our wedding said that it made them cry! Not only did they capture the "main events" beautifully, but they also got amazing detail shots of our decorations, flowers, dresses, and outstanding drone shots from above our venue! While they captured all aspects of our wedding, they were also very respectful of our space and did not get in the way of anything. They filmed quietly in the background and did not distract from any part of our wedding. N Compass Cinema is well worth the money. Once the wedding is over, all you have is the video and pictures, and I feel incredibly lucky to have the day captured so beautifully by Rene and his team. I highly recommend N Compass Cinema for your special day!
Jordanna · Married on 09/06/2014
Our wedding coordinator helped us find N Compass Cinema and we are so incredibly grateful that she did! Rene was extremely professional from the first call we had with him, which continued through to our wedding day.
Rene and Richard filmed our wedding in Santa Cruz, CA on 9/6/14 - they showed up on time and were very diligent about getting all of the shots they needed without interfering with the many other things going on during wedding prep and the wedding.
Only two days after our wedding, we were pleasantly surprised to see that they had posted the highlight reel - which was amazing!! They were so creative with the background music that was used for the first part of the reel (music from the band during the ceremony), and they chose the most perfect parts from the ceremony speech to include. The highlight reel was such good quality and our whole family has commented on what a great job they did putting it together. We can't wait to see the final video!
I highly recommend Rene and his team without any reservations!!
Louella · Married on 09/21/2013
AMAZING. Honestly it felt like we knew Rene for years! haha he was so chill and friendly. And if you haven't seen their Vimeo, you need to! Their highlight reels will speak for themselves. Their work is impeccable. Showed up on time, got all the shots they needed, and you barely noticed they were there. We also got the raw footage which we got less then a month after the event, they literally give you a hard drive with all the footage they shoot. so fun to watch. They posted our highlight reel a couple days after our wedding, and we were happy to see it as we landed in London for our honeymoon. Produced lots of tears from us and our family and friends. We wanted to get the best videographers out there to capture our special day, and we truly felt like we did. You wont be disappointed working with them. Thank you Rene, Richard and the rest of N Compass Cinema! P.S. book with them as soon as you can, they are usually always booked! (good sign)
Jasmine · Married on 02/18/2012
these guys totally went above and beyond for us on our wedding day!
we've know rene and nicole for a few years now, and when we found out that they were building up a videography company, we knew we wanted to seriously hire them. during our "consult" with them, rene mentioned that if we could find someone else to hire it would be no hard feelings, but after obsessively watching video after video of theirs, we knew that their style was fun, fresh, and to the point. we knew there was no one else we wanted to capture our wedding day memories.
a few weeks before the big day, rene informed us that there would be three videographers there, rene, nicole, and richard. the more the merrier we thought! as the wedding day progressed, nicole and richard were there the whole time, capturing all our important memories, but my husband and i noticed that rene was missing... we weren't concerned about our memories, but just a little worried about him. but since nicole is his wife, we knew he couldn't have been too far away.
halfway through our reception we were surprised to a SDE (same day edit) from N Compass. rene had been missing because he was busy editing the movie for us! we didn't expect or ask for this surprise, but it was so touching to see our perfect ceremony replayed for us to soak in. it was such a lovely touch that even my (macho) husband got all teary eyed, which is totally not who he is at all.
we have watched our SDE many times now, and every time we see it, we see a small detail we didn't notice before, which makes the day so much more special and the video that much more precious.
i know that times are tough, and many people are forgoing hiring videographers for their wedding days, but trust me, you will value your wedding video just as much as your wedding photos! and N Compass Cinema is definitely a company you want to hire! if you need convincing, check out their vimeo site and watch their videos... they keep getting better and better!! we've had a few of our engaged family and friends hire them a few weeks after our wedding. i can't wait to see what N Compass will have in store for their weddings!
ps: book them asap... i've noticed they've had a lot of clients sign them recently!
Cassandra · Married on 07/09/2011
Can't express how thankful I am that I found N Compass Cinema! To receive such a beautiful highlight video the very next day after my wedding was something my husband and I will never forget and a moment we'll always treasure! We sat, just the two of us and relived our day from their perspective - we were in awe! I sobbed all over again - they are THAT talented!!! Family and friends have been RAVING about this video ever since!!!
Rene and Nicole are sweethearts, you will hardly notice you're even being filmed which makes for awesomely genuine moments being captured. Hire this lovely & talented couple...you won't regret it!!!
Alesha · Married on 12/12/2010
We can't say enough about N Compass. This lovely couple did an AWESOME job capturing so many amazing moments on our wedding day. I'm still in awe with how fast the turn around was and at how wonderful the final product is. Now that I think about it, it didn't feel like they were even THERE! In other words, they let us be as natural as we wanted to be without being "in the way" with their cameras yet, in looking at the footage, it seems as though they were EVERYWHERE! I highly recommend N Compass to anyone. They are very approachable and eager to make the client happy. I love them and will always have them in my vendor list.
kien · Married on 11/14/2010
I am very Pleased with the work that Naytron Rene Ablos has done.He is professional and a true artist.I trust his eye for editing films and his talent.
Jeni · Married on 10/09/2010
As a bride, finding the perfect people to capture your BIG Day is so important and a daunting job. I can't tell you enough how much N Compass Cinema exceeded my expectations. If there was 6 stars to be given, he would have them.
Weeks before my wedding we were on the fence about hiring a videographer for our wedding. Through a recommendation from our photographer (who is equally awesome : Encarnacion Photography) we decided to look up NCC's work. My fiance and I watched a few of the "same day edits' that they had done and were beyond impressed.
We were looking for a videographer who was not your typical boring, traditional and pretentious camera guy. We really wanted someone with an eye for photography, cinema and to tell a wedding story with a modern contemporary twist. Essentially we wanted/needed someone totally awesome - and we got it.
Rene is SO easy to work with and such a personable guy. My same day edit was up within hours for my family, friends and I to enjoy and they can't stop boasting about it. It's amazing what he did for a clip under 4 minutes, I can't wait to see the full cut of my wedding. Having the same day edit was awesome. No one is lying who has been married when they tell you it GOES BY SO FAST! The same day is a great refresher to help soak it all in.
Rene - I have told you over and over again - YOU ROCK!
One more thing, Rene is super talented with a camera... use him for any event! He did an event a few days after mine and all I can say is... wow.
Nick · Married on 09/18/2010
My wife and I actually weren't planning on hiring a videographer on our wedding day, but thought we should just in case we regretted it. We didn't expect much out of it.
Rene was hassle free, easy to work with, and stay mostly behind the scenes, not distracting us from greeting guests or enjoying most of our reception and ceremony. I almost didn't think he was recording half the time.
Within a day, he notified us that our wedding trailer was done. Again, we didn't think much until we saw it. WE WERE BLOWN AWAY!!
Rene has a steady hand, an artistic knack, and made the coolest 3 min trailer, capturing all the magical shots that made our wedding come alive. I was very impressed. I actually looked on youtube at other videographer's work and there is a substantial difference.
Later, he sent us our Wedding DVDs, which capture a majority of important events and moments of the wedding. I was thoroughly impressed. We showed our footage to friends, family, extended family, and co-workers.
All of them were elated with the work done and I told them that hiring a videographer on a whim was one of the best decisions I made for making the wedding the most memorable.
I recommend N COMPASS to anyone. If any of you are on the fence, please watch their trailers, which may help you decide from there!