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Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming

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Based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming is a business that offers wedding videography services. Owner and operator Michael focuses on the art of storytelling to share the unique personality and style of couples tying the knot. This dedicated professional aims to capture your special day with keepsake videos for you to cherish in the years to come.

Services Offered

Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming offers wedding services in customizable packages to suit each client's needs. All packages include a highlight video, raw footage, and client revisions of high-definition video. Depending on client selections, Michael will provide additional hours, drone footage, livestreaming, and the services of a second videographer. Couples can anticipate their completed videos being available through digital download, SD card, and USB flash drive.

Highlights

Videography Services

Additional hours, client revisions, full feature video, high-def video, highlight video, multiple locations, one event per day, raw footage, save the date, slideshow/montage

Videography Starting Price

$1,000

Most Popular Package

$1,475

More information

What primary style do you identify with?

Storytelling
Documentary
Short form
Cinematic

Which wedding events do you service?

Ceremony
Pre-ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What final video formats do you offer?

Digital download
Card SD
Flash drive USB

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Client revisions
Highlight video
Raw footage
High-def video

Which of the following are included in the most popular package?

Client revisions
Full feature video
Highlight video
Multiple locations
Raw footage
High-def video
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    Jennifer Married on 23/04/2022
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    Just WOW!!!!

    I first learned of Michael when I reached out to other brides in a wedding Facebook group. I'd been searching for a videographer and sadly, I was looking for one on a short notice. In all honestly, I'd prioritized many other things because I only had only so much $. Like many others, I was also a "bride on a budget".. in attempt to make my wedding "Pintrest" and "#Instacute".

    After months of planning though, I realized that I'd planned to the finest detail that I may not even see half of this stuff from a bride's point of view (i.e.: cocktail hour). Even if I did see everything, I thought... would I be able to remember what I wanted to in the years to come? I know I'd certainly want to.

    They say a picture says a thousand words, but c'mon.. let's be real, there's no sound LOL.

    Here's the thing: Michael was able to capture SO many special moments. They were so candid too. Some people watched the video after and asked how they didn't even notice him going around filming (He's like a fly on the wall, I swear--and he knows how to navigate around the other vendors like your photographer if you also get one).

    He was able to capture genuine smiles, all the laughs, the hugs (and boy, there were hugs...lots of them having been one of the first weddings to occur during the tail-end of a pandemic), and of course, Michael was able to capture the people.

    Imagine having everyone that was most important to you all in one place...sharing one of the most special day you'll ever experience. It was truly magical.

    From Day 1 in getting to know Michael over the phone, I knew he would be a good fit. He is super professional, "cool, calm, and collected," and passionate about what he does. He truly helped me out by going above and beyond my expectations (picking up and dropping off rental equipment) and didn't even flinch or get upset when speeches ran a bit later than expected.

    Now this is the part you all want to know--- yes, you can expect it. The vid was awesome! Not only did I get a lengthier version of the wedding, but I also got a creative, fun, high-quality cinematic highlight video to enjoy after with family and friends over wine :)

    Michael is extraordinary... He's just a really good human being too.

    (If you're reading this Michael ... from the bottom of my heart - Thank you!!!!)




    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    Wow Jenn I鈥檓 absolutely blown away by the time, energy, and love you put into this review of my services. It was such an honour to be a part of your special day and capture all of those candid moments like smiles, laughs, and hugs. There was so much love in the air for your wedding it was palpable and I鈥檓 so glad I was able to capture it on camera. Thank you again and many blessings going forward!
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    Brenna C. Married on 22/05/2022
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    Excellent and warm!

    I asked Michael about his videography packages just a couple of months in advance of our May 2022 wedding, as Covid and family urgencies started to arise. All I wanted (or was looking for) was someone to capture our ceremony live, so family afar could have the opportunity to partake. Michael not only offerred live streaming services, but confirmed that the our live-stream video could be edited into some more fantastic and include the momento of an online guest book. One of my favourite offerrings that I didn't forsee was 1) being able to share with family and friends who couldn't make the live stream time, but were able to tune in a few hours after, and 2) having the memory of my husband and I's small talk during the ceremony (he was mic'd up) forever available for my laughter pleasure. Many thanks to Michael for making our day so much more than we hoped for!
    If anyone would like to see an example of Michael's work, I would be happy to share my wedding video. Please email Michael for my contact information, or visit my profile.

    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    Brenna thank you for this beautiful review! I have the biggest smile on right now my mouth is hurting haha. It was such a pleasure to be a part of your special day and I'm so glad we were able to connect you with your family and friends abroad. Also, so glad you cherish the in-between moments like the small talk with Iain...those are the priceless moments! Many blessings going forward 馃檹馃檶鉂わ笍
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    Tamara A. Married on 19/09/2021
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    Michael saved our livestream!!

    We found Michael just a week before our wedding when our original videographer cancelled last minute... we wish we had found Michael from the start! Michael was an absolute joy to work with! We were in panic mode when we contacted him, he was so kind and understanding- he calmed us down and assured he could make sure our friends and family could watch our big day. He was in constant contact leading up to the day, explaining his process and giving us our link in plenty of time. Day of, Michael beat all of us down to our ceremony site, taking time and care to explore our site with an artistic eye to provide the most beautiful shots possible. All of our loved ones adored our livestream. Cell reception at our site wasn't the best so Michael had a beautifully edited final video up on our link less than 24hrs after our ceremony so everyone could relive the moment and fill in any blanks. We would work with Michael again anytime at all if we needed video services again, we highly recommend him to anyone at all needing these services!

    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    Tamara thank you so much for this heartfelt, thorough, and glowing review of my services it means so much! It was a pleasure to be apart of your special day. Sending you and Dave lots of love and blessings for a wonderful life together!
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    Emma H. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Great Service and Great Price

    Michael was amazing to work with. We had some issues with cell service at our location, so the livestream didn't work. He was quick to post the fully recorded version! Recommended!

    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    It was amazing to be apart of your special day Emma! Thank you for being so flexible when the livestream didn't work due to a weak data connection. I'm so glad we could get a quick edit the day after to your family and friends to watch!
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    John Married on 26/09/2021
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    Michael Toru - ready for anything!

    Michael livestreamed our wedding and made a video keepsake for us (for great value!). He was great to work with throughout the planning process and was super flexible as we had to change course a few times due to COVID-19 restrictions. Michael also coordinated between all of the vendors which made our lives easier. His guidance through this time was definitely appreciated.

    On the day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. Michael came prepared for the torrential downpour and the livestream was seamless and high quality for our international viewers who could not attend in person. Michael also worked very quickly to get us the recording for the next day so that we could watch the wedding with grandma in Scotland.

    As a person, Michael was very positive, professional, and a delight to work with. Would highly recommend!

    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    John thank you for your kind words about my work! It was an absolute pleasure to be apart of yours and Katie's wedding day. Sending blessings for a beautiful life together!
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    Ross M. Married on 13/08/2021
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    Amazing Service!

    Michael was friendly, accommodating, and most importantly did an amazing job filming our wedding. He was also able to easily work around those last minute complications that can occur. We specifically wanted to mention how quick the turnaround was on our wedding video. He had a great quality video edited and ready for us as well as our friends and family earlier than all expectations. We would highly recommend Michael to anyone!

    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    It was such a pleasure to be part of your wedding in beautiful Tofino this summer! Many blessings to you and Queenie 馃檹鉂わ笍
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    Christine S. Married on 11/07/2021
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    Secret covid wedding reveal

    Last fall we had a secret wedding alone due to covid. We hired Michael to be part of our secret reveal 9 months later. He streamed our fake wedding to our senior family members in our yard and live streamed to 200 people, this as a tricky format to stream both the video of our first wedding and the reactions from the people watching the surprise! Michael did an excellent job! He was funny, friendly, flexible and made a beautiful summary video of the entire day for us. Highly recommended hiring him to make sure all those special moments are captured and shared with those watching around the world.
    Sincerely, The Smiths

    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    Thank you so much Christine! It was such a pleasure to be apart of unveiling your secret wedding to your family and friends. Sending you many wedding blessings 馃檹鉂わ笍
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    Harry Married on 26/06/2021
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    Superb wedding videographer

    Mike is a great guy who is both friendly and professional. The quality of our wedding video was fantastic, especially when edited together to highlight the special moments. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a flexible videographer who provides excellent results.
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    Erandi M. Married on 04/06/2021
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    We loved Michael Toru!

    This is a long overdue review of Michael Toru! We had such a great experience with him. We hired him fairly last minute to livestream/video our wedding. It was such a life saver as at the time restrictions were tighter than we thought they would be, we had to disinvite many of our guests and had family from Ottawa couldn't make it out. Michael helped turn a fairly negative situation into something much more positive.
    We thought the value was great as well and are so happy to have this wonderful memory from our wedding to look back on. Michael himself was also so lovely and added a wonderful charm to our wedding. Very happy overall, thank you Michael!

    Michael Toru Video + Live-Streaming's reply:

    Thank you for this beautiful review Erandi! It was such a pleasure to be a part of your special day and to be able to help share your beautiful wedding experience with your family. Many blessings to you and your family in the years to come!
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    Ian Married on 14/05/2021
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    Very positive experience - Very happy with results

    Michael did a great job at capturing the right moments at our wedding. All our friends and family who watched said it was a very positive experience and were happy they could be apart of our wedding via livesteam.

    Michael was very professional, very personable, and an all around great person to have join us for our wedding day. He had all the right equipment and made the whole process as smooth as possible.

    We would 100% recommend him to others looking to live stream / videography for their wedding or events.

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Hi I'm Michael the owner and operator of Michael Toru Video + Live-streaming.

I have a major passion for sharing the story of your wedding day through the art of filmmaking.

Please get in contact to see how we can work together to make your special day that much more amazing!

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