About Derek Chan Films
Derek Chan Films is a Toronto-based videography company that specializes in creating stunningly romantic films for weddings. Derek's films seek to capture the authentic emotions felt on your big day without missing a beat. He combines all the elements in sound, storytelling and powerful imagery to evoke the splendor of that magical day.
Sincere representations of all those special moments leading up to the moment couples say I do are what matter in these personal films. He crafts those moments into a beautiful film you will want to treasure for many years to come. His wedding services include the following:
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40 Reviews for Derek Chan Films
Areeba Zaheer · Married on 30/07/2017
Areeba and Fahd- Toronto to LA
Derek and Cece are nothing short of geniuses. They're able to capture individual moments and create a whole story. My husband and I had a traditional Pakistani wedding and we're going back and forth on picking a videographer that was part of our culture or not. We realized, it's not so much about choosing someone who is familiar with the standard shots but someone who can tell a story. After watching a few of Derek's videos, we were sold and approached them to film our three day event. Derek and Cece sat down with us and went over key things to highlight, important family members, etc. But also wanted to do something crazy and make our video incredibly unique. Aside from the day of events, we met Derek and Cece the day after our wedding at Billy Bishop to take some beautiful Toronto skyline shots . Also, the day after our wedding in Cali Derek and Cece trekked a 5 hour drive to Yosemite National Park, and woke up at 3 AM to get the perfect sunrise shots. These two are incredibly committed to their craft and pour their heart and soul into the work they do. My family and I have probably seen the video close to 100 times and it never gets old. My husband and I now have our wedding to remember forever thanks to Derek Chan Films.Sent on 11/08/2018
Sam Dong · Married on 10/09/2016
Wedding Video was our number one priority during our wedding planning. We did lots of research and probably watched like 100 Wedding video before deciding to go with Derek Chan. His videos were one of a kind and emotions flow like water and have all the right hooks to get in your heart. His master editing skill perfectly capture all the high points of our wedding day and match it perfectly with the background music he specially picked for us. Derek Cece and Michael were 3 very professional videographer and were a blast to work with. Our SDE was Magically and we don't have word to to describe how much we love it. All our guest were so impress with our video and I will not hesitate a second to recommend Derek Chan Films to any Couple looking for the best Wedding Video ever.Sent on 20/04/2017
Thanks Derek and Cece for Capturing our Magically Love Story.
Shirley Tiet-Shamji · Married on 01/09/2019
Derek Chan Films
Derek Chan is a super talented cinematographer. The moment we met him and saw his work, we knew we wanted him to capture our wedding day. His work speaks for itself. Everything was well thought out and extremely artistic. He brought our vision to life. We love our same day edit as it documents all of the meaningful moments of our wedding. We can't stop watching it as it lets us relive our special day! He was very professional and the quality of work is incredible. Derek and his team were fantastic and worked in sync with our other vendors. We are beyond satisfied and highly recommend Derek Chan Films! - S&KSent on 13/09/2019
Rajat · Married on 20/08/2015
Derek and Cece make an amazing team and together, they capture the moments you would never want to forget. From the first time we met them to the time we got our video, we had an amazing and positive experience.Sent on 05/06/2016
Being an Indian wedding, we wanted something unique and different from the videos we usually see. Although Derek and Cece have not done many Indian weddings during our first meet, we looked at all their other videos and instantly fell in love with the style and the story like feeling. With this style, we could envision what our video was going to look like.
We could see how passionate both Cece and Derek were and that gave us confidence knowing that we made an excellent choice. Derek always kept in touch with us leading up to the wedding and was very organized and punctual before and during the wedding. They were not shy to ask questions and learn about the culture. They made sure they were well equipped with the tools and resources needed to ensure all moments were captured.
Everything from the NDE to the Feature film, quality was done to a high standard. Our NDE film was nothing short of spectacular and was well received by everyone at the reception, especially us. The main feature film captured everything we wanted them to capture. It was romantic, funny, inspirational and beautiful all in one.
We are so grateful that we chose Derek Chan films to capture our events and never hesitate to recommend them to our friends and families.
Thank you Derek and Cece for capturing our special day.
Ting Ou · Married on 25/11/2017
Derek and his partner Cici is wonderful. We had our wedding on Nov 25th 2017 and we cannot stop saying wonderful things about them.Sent on 04/12/2017
Originally derek was not our first choice, he was recommended by a friend who have seen them at work before. After being recommend we googled him out, checked a few of his videos and believe it not, my wife, mother in law and mother all cried watching his videos! It was a no brainer that we wanted his services. Our planners reached out and at no point had there been any regret.
Derek followed me around on my big day and Cici followed my spouse. The video taking is, what it is, but the video itself, was really something else. We asked Derek to have a same day edit for only the ceremony and tea ceremony of our wedding. As we wanted to play it for the guests at our dinner at night. We cried again, all of us. It was very beautiful, funny, and full of love. Not some slide show video, but a story to be told.
Personally would love to work with Derek again, but not going to be doing another wedding, haha. If ever the time comes for any event, would love to have Derek and Cici's services again.
Thank you Derek and Cici, that day was very memorable, but more importantly, we will be able to see it, cry over it for the rest of our lives.
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