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I was married in November 2010 and have tried repeatedly to get our wedding video. No one answers phone calls or emails -- we were completely ripped off. They came and videoed the wedding and reception -- where is my video!?
DO NOT USE HIM! We were ripped off by Bruce Blackwell on Dec 18th, 2011. We have tried repeatedly to contact him and every number we call him from he blocks for the next call. He has given us absolutely nothing for our $1000 we paid him. He is a complete scam artist. We contacted the BBB and they could never reach him. You will be very sorry if you use American Video Productions so please head mine and other's warnings.
DO NOT USE BRUCE Blackwell. Not just EH, aweful...It has been one year and still no video. He does not return emails, phone calls and even a letter from the BBB, please do your research and avoid this man!!!
SO UPSET. Unfortunately this is the first review I have ever written and it is not going to be good.. We have not seen our video and it has been 7 months. I am not sure if I would rather be saying it was horrible…I just wanted you to know that we have received nothing from him after sending him the full fee amount after our wedding last Oct 2010….I will write a new review if we actually get our video, but until then, if you want someone reliable I would go somewhere else…..
Ruined My Wedding.
Bruce Blackwell with American Video Productions ruined my wedding. He was hired to video my wedding and the result was embarrassing. We refuse to even show our family and friends the finished product because of how terrible it is.
A few of the issues were the microphone he gave the groom to wear during the ceremony did not work so you cannot hear us say our vows, the camera was set up so far away during the ceremony that he had to zoom in so far that the whole picture is extremely grainy, he only shot the first dances, speeches, and cake cutting. He didn't show any of the guests, the venue, the decorations, fast or slow dancing, the garter and bouquet toss, or the exit. The footage that he did provide was not edited. Everything was shot from a camera on a tripod so it's all at one angle and nothing is edited. The camera he has is of extremely poor quality as well because the sound and picture are horrible.
The final product does not properly showcase all that the package detailed nor does the product reflect the 20+ years of experience that he says his company represents.
If you hire Bruce Blackwell or American Video Productions for your special day you will regret it for the rest of your life.
Unreliable- Collected money and didn't deliver. If zero stars was an option, I'd have chosen that. Not only did he collect half of the project fee upfront and arrive late, but he NEVER gave me ANYTHING in return for my money. If you hire Bruce Blackwell, you're going to get fleeced. Notice that there is no physical address anywhere on his website? It's hard to sue without an address... BEWARE!
More Than We Expected. American Video Productions prepared a video of our daughter's wedding reception in May 2009. We were thrilled with the result. The audio and video were of excellent quality, and the selection of material could not have been better. The final product included all the toasts, with audio, which was not included in the package and was therefore a very pleasant surprise. The video is a wonderful memento of a major event in our lives, and we recommend American Video Productions unreservedly.
We Really Enjoyed Our DVD. We hired American Video Productions after taking advantage of one of their sales promotions in the Spring of 2009. They produced a wedding DVD that really touched our heart strings. I keep watching it over and over. The editing was very nice, they added the names of the wedding party at the end and the DVD had a very nice flow to it. It was well worth the price.
WORST VIDEO EVER. I hired bruce and his wife to do a 2 hr wedding video. EMPHASIS on video. Not only did he NOT show up on time to the wedding..... he gave me a 40 min DVD of just video stills. To make things worse... they didn't even use VIDEO footage they filmed.. they used my family members video montage they made for us. Now they want to charge me 140. for the "raw footage that wasnt used in the original video"... I dont even understand why the "original raw video" wasn't used in the video
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