Who are we?
AVR Films has been in the Bay Area Wedding Video business since 1986.
David Ethridge is the founder/producer, well known for personally working with his brides.
The studio is located in the South Bay in San Jose.
Where do we film events?
Weddings in Carmel Valley, Monterey, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, El Dorado Hills and Sacramento Valley area have all been in our movies.
Wineries in the north bay, Monterey Bay Wineries, Napa Valley Wineries, South Bay Wineries, Plymouth Wineries all give us great back drops in our films.
The South Bay: San Jose, Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy too.
Also, filming weddings in LA, New Port, Hawaii, Cozumel, Costa Rica have been fun.
Therefore, Book us, fly us and we are there.
Wedding video is our single greatest passion.
Therefore we create hand crafted and composed wedding films that emotionally impact our couples to tears and laughter!
What equipment do we use to capture the best quality footage?
We are a Canon based company using DSLR’s and the C100 camcorders.
High quality audio is a must in this business and we use Tascam recorders hidden
on our groom, minister, DJ and house sound.
Do you film 2K & 4K HD Films?
We film 2k and 4k movies for the highest quality possible.
How do you get that cinematic look in your wedding movies?
When we film our weddings we set ourselves apart by using consistently Sliders, Stabilizers,
Cranes and Drones.
How do you work with Photographers?
David Ethridge and his outstanding film crews have been chosen by Photographers as one of the easiest to team up with.
Professional, stealth and very experienced now for over 25 years.
Who has chosen us to film their wedding?
Many a time we are chosen even by event professionals on their own wedding day!
Catherine Hall, Colson Griffith, Deanna Graham, Ashley Maxwell, Orbie Pullen, Jason Mitchell, Adam Gold, Flowers by Edgar
We have filmed Jeff Garcia & Carmella Decesare, Thomas DeCoud, Mike Singletary’s Daughter and others.
Whether it’s for 30 or 300, indoor or outdoor and sunny or wet, we just love filming wonderful families coming together.
We also supported and filmed “Wish upon a Wedding” for our amazing bride Heather, our cancer Bride.
We loved giving Christopher and her their dream wedding day.
Our featured films have been in many wedding blogs:
Style Me Pretty
Today’s Bride SF
AVR Films Awards:
3 consecutive years Videographer Choice Award
ACPWC Best Videographer Award
How long does it take to deliver your movies?
The industry standard from my experience in the last 2 decades is 4-12 months after your wedding.
Here at AVR Films we deliver your Wedding Trailer film (approx 4 min) within 2-4 weeks after your wedding!
The Feature film (approx 30 min) within a week or two after the Trailer!
This is one game changer that separates us from everyone else.
How Fast do you book ahead for any weddings?
We usually book 6 to 12 months out sometimes even longer.
And there is only so many weddings we do per year.
What types of weddings have you filmed?
Same Sex Weddings
Beach Culture Weddings!
What Wedding locations do we love filming weddings at?
(Venue name is link to movie – City link is to venue)
Cornerstone Sanoma – Sanoma
Deer Park Villa – Fairfax
Quail Lodge – Carmel Valley
Silver Creek Valley Country Club – San Jose