Bay Area Wedding Video

AVR Films

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.

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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.

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Wish upon a Wedding AVR filmsDo you have any feature movies published?

Our featured films have been in many wedding blogs:

Inside Weddings

Eric & Catherine Hall

Grace Ormonde

Edgar & Macio

Style Me Pretty

Little Black Book: Thomas DeCoud & Edwina

Berkley Wedding Thomas Decoud

Today’s Bride SF

Prohibition, Winter Fantasy Cover, Gothic Bride, Dark Circus Wedding,

Mitchell & Carlee, Adam & Kelly, Eric & Catherine, David & Jordan

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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?

Chinese Weddings

Vietnamese Weddings

Japanese Weddings

Filipino Weddings

Mexican Weddings

Persian Weddings

Same Sex Weddings

Catholic Weddings

Christian Weddings

Indian Weddings

Beach Culture Weddings!

What Wedding locations do we love filming weddings at?

(Venue name is link to movieCity link is to venue)

Bentley ReserveSan Francisco

Four Seasons HotelSan Francisco

Westin St. FrancisSan Francisco

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay – Hotel Half Moon Bay

Oceano Half Moon Bay – Half Moon Bay

Leal VineyardsHollister

Leal Vineyards Willow Heights Mansion – Morgan Hill

Clos LaChance WinerySan Martin

CordevalleSan Martin

Fitz PlaceSan Martin

NestldownLos Gatos

Auberge du Soleil Napa Valley

Lake Tahoe

Cornerstone Sanoma – Sanoma

Regale WineryLos Gatos

Villa MontalvoSaratoga

Deer Park Villa – Fairfax

Holeman RanchCarmel Valley

Quail Lodge – Carmel Valley

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Roles RanchGilroy

Dolce Hayes ManfsionSan Jose

Cinnibar HillsSan Jose

The RanchSan Jose

Asiel DesignSan Jose

Corinthian Grand Ballroom – San Jose

Silver Creek Valley Country Club – San Jose

Palo Alto Hills Golf Country ClubPalo Alto

Rosewood Sand HillPalo Alto

Fogarty WineryWoodside

The Peninsula Golf & Country Club – San Mateo

Stanford Memorial Stanford

Casa Real at Ruby Hill – Pleasanton

Ruby Hill Golf ClubPleasanton

Murrieta’s WellLivermore

Wente VineyardsLivermore

Garré Vineyard & Winery – Livermore

Grand Island MansionWalnut Grove

Oregon Wedding – Destination