Calvin L · Married on 23/07/2016
We were so happy to secure Derek for our big day; we fell in love with his wedding videos and just knew we had to have him film our wedding. Derek, Cece, and Michael blew us away with their professionalism and artistry. The wholeSent on 31/07/2016
team was completely Amazing to work alongside on our wedding- they created the most beautiful same day edit video that our family and friends are still talking about. How they were able to create such an amazing video in one day is unbelievable. We are incredibly happy with Derek's work!
Kimberley · Married on 18/06/2016
The most important aspect of a videographer is being able to capture and portray moments full of emotion from the wedding. Derek Chan Films not only delivers on that front, but also adds another important element to their entire process: Passion. This passion shows in the work that Derek (and his wife) does beforehand by going over your wedding day schedule, during the day to adapt to the conditions of the environment, and afterwards in the final products they deliver to you. You will always feel at ease because of Derek's professionalism and easygoing nature.Sent on 10/01/2017
When it comes to the final products themselves, Derek Chan Films does an excellent job of weaving all those important moments during your special day together into a cohesive video that caters to your preferences. For my husband and myself, we chose the lighthearted and fun-filled route that produced an amazing same-day edit and main feature video that put smiles and laughs on the faces of all our families and friends. The speeches and clips of the day weren't just interwoven together haphazardly; they came together seamlessly as if a story was being told. The final result was just beautiful!
Our "story" will definitely stand the test of time and be a great way to re-live that day in a compact and endearing way. I fully recommend Derek Chan Films for any couple that wants their story to be captured and told in a way that caters to their tastes. You will not regret it!
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.
Jennifer Wiken · Married on 15/08/2015
If my husband and I had to recommend only one vendor from our wedding it would be Derek and Cece. They could not have been more professional, considerate, or available and open to communication. It has now been 6 months since our wedding and we still have people on a weekly basis telling us how much they loved our video or how it moved them to tears...and this is usually people we have never met! We love our video and can not say enough about how happy we were with Derek Chan Films. If your wedding video is important to you then trust it to themSent on 17/02/2016
Ashley Geerts · Married on 06/06/2015
At first, my husband and I weren't sure whether we wanted a wedding video; but after pouring through countless wedding websites and reading how it was the one thing people regretted not getting, we decided to look into it.Sent on 23/12/2015
When we came across Derek Chan Films, we knew right away that this was who we wanted to have capture our day. As we watched the film, I had tears in my eyes - I didn't know the couple, but the way the film captured their love was incredible. I turned to my then-fiance, and to my surprise he too had tears! I think we watched every video shared on their website that day.
Derek Chan Films was incredible to work with. They are responsive, enthusiastic, and very professional. Derek was very accommodating and met with us over Skype, as we were located in Ottawa and could not meet in person. He asked us a number of questions too, to make sure that he was capturing those little details that were important to us.
The finished products are beautiful. We received a short highlight film, which has been wonderful to share with our family and friends. We also received a longer feature-length film, which captures so much of the day. To see the laughter, the happiness, and to hear us say our vows again is incredible. It is true when they say your wedding day goes by in a blur - to have Derek Chan Films there to capture our day was the best decision we made.
Grace Hwang · Married on 24/05/2015
Derek and Cece are brilliant at what they do! My wife and I could not be happier with the end product - a beautiful mini-movie that allows us to relive our wedding day for the rest of our lives (and still makes me cry every time I watch it). I cannot wait to show this video to our future children and grandchildren...Derek and Cece really captured all of the emotions, love, and excitement that filled the day! There were so many gorgeous shots in the video that we had no idea they had even captured, which is a great testament to how skilled they are at capturing every precious moment while not being distracting at all. They are hyper-organized...they helped us stay on track with our own wedding planning! They are very detail-oriented and ensure that you get exactly what you want. If you are looking for a beautiful and professionally produced short-film to really freeze a special moment in time forever, I highly recommend you reach out to Derek and Cece.Sent on 13/07/2015
Ting Ting Yang · Married on 11/04/2015
Both my husband and I love photography and videography. We have high standards when choosing the "right videographer". Derek has exceed our expectation and beyond. Derek's passion for videography was expressed in the quality of his film and the professionalism during the entire process. We had an out of town wedding in Toronto. Communication was very important to me. Derek responded to my email within hours if not minutes. That really helped to calm a nervous bride. :-) He was not just someone we had hired, but also a friend. He wanted to know us, our hobbies, styles, fashion senses, music, interests, how we met. These lead to the film which contained our personality.Sent on 21/07/2015
We ended purchasing the 12 hour session to cover the entire day. Derek and Mike (Derek's second videographer, also an awesome videographer) filmed more than 12 hours just to get a 20-minute film to perfection. The 20-minute film captured a story and a memory. It will always be the reminder of the greatest day of our lives. The film and audio qualities were preteen, clear yet natural. The most important thing, we were NOT asked to pose or speak in a certain way just to produce a film. Every gesture, every speech, every dance, every laugh, every move was candid. I had specifically asked for a time lapse of Toronto to remember this beautiful city. That was amazing!
We felt like we hit the jack pot after finding Derek Chan Films. A friendship was built during this pleasant journey. It is the best film company in Toronto. We will definitely refer them to friends and family!
Brian Quon · Married on 29/11/2014
During my search for a wedding videographer, I came across countless firms in Toronto capable of taking video clips of a wedding, combining them together and adding a pop song to the soundtrack. But ask yourself this: Wouldn't you rather captivate your guests through a compelling wedding story rather than get their attention by playing a song heard many times over?Sent on 10/12/2014
If you want a video to tell to the true story of your wedding day, one that will engage the audience from start to finish, the you will need an experienced wedding cinematographer. A talented cinematographer will use video and sound clips captured throughout the day to craft a cohesive, powerful and emotional story that will become your wedding film. It is something that you will want to watch for many years to come, and a good investment.
I contacted Derek Chan Films after watching many of their previous wedding films, especially their Same Day Edits. Starting with the first contact, Derek and Cece were very responsive, upfront and professional and set aside part of an evening to meet with us in person. They gave us tips and techniques with regards to lighting and positioning to give the best picture quality. Their team worked well with our chosen photographers, and operated stealthily and unobtrusively around our 270 guests.
The same day edit was completed on time and according to schedule, and having seen Derek's previous work, I had very high expectations for our SDE. After watching our own video, I was completely blown away, and our guests were speechless! Although I have seen many SDEs, ours was unlike any other and uniquely crafted to our wedding, telling our story in such a compelling way that I could have not imagined. Derek Chan and his team can bring the same magic to your event, and I strongly, strongly recommend them!
Watch Derek Chan Films' videos online - the work speaks for itself.
Larissa Clemente · Married on 25/10/2014
Derek asked us many questions prior to the event date to make sure he got to know us a little and what we wanted. This made everything run smoothly the day-of.Sent on 28/10/2014
We went ahead and also got a Same-day-edit and showed it to our guests at our reception. It made me cry because Derek managed to capture all of the emotions of the day. Everyone absolutely LOVED it and told us afterwards how much they enjoyed the video. We are speechless and so far everything has exceeded our expectations. Derek is professional, thorough, and AMAZING at his craft. We can't thank Derek and his team enough for all of the hard work they put in throughout the day. Prior to hiring him, I watched maybe 20 other same day edits from other companies, and no one even comes close. If you are looking for the next up and coming videographer, look no further than Derek Chan.
Annie and Penny Tse-de Luna · Married on 12/10/2014
Dear Derek & Cece,Sent on 08/01/2015
THANK YOU for transforming our wedding day to an extraordinary work of art. The film you created for Penny and I was more than we could have hoped for in a wedding video. Your creative vision artistically captured our style and silly personalities while beautifully showcasing the essences of love, family and joy. These are testaments to the pride you take in your work and the service you provide your clients. Throughout the entire process, you were both so friendly, easy to work with, and accommodating. We would absolutely recommend you to anyone knowing the positive experience, quality of service and work you provide.
Your masterpiece is a timeless keepsake we’ll continue to watch and treasure in the years to come. Again, thank you so much for what you’ve given us.