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Manchester Wedding videographers

Hi, I’m Jon

my wife and i run red seats

If you’re going to invite a couple of wedding videographers to the biggest day of your life you may want to know a little about us and Red Seats.

Things I like: Cake. Puppies. Pizza. Coffee. Sunshine. My wife. Coffee. Cake. Lens flare. Whiskey. Manchester. 80’s action movies. 90’s action movies. Weddings. Acting. Pina coladas. Getting caught in the rain. Video games. Indian food. Cake.

Things Rebecca likes: Cake. Books. Tortellini. Exploring cities. Baileys. Tea. Baking. Awful Netflix rom-coms. Weddings. Glitter. Cake. Dogs. Restaurants that don’t put goats cheese in the vegetarian option. Cake.

We’ve recently had a son (Jacob). This means Rebecca’s currently on maternity leave, so you’ll mostly be hearing from me at the moment.

 

Why become a videographer?

I love making films… My uncle gave me a camcorder when I was 14 and I immediately started making my own sci-fi action thrillers. They were terrible and embarrassing and I hope nobody ever finds the tapes.

But then I did some film modules at Manchester University. Plus, I started going to the cinema… a lot. Along with watching DVDs with friends on an almost daily basis, it re-ignited the passion.

Fast forward a few years and a videographer friend of mine invited me to help him film a wedding in Manchester city centre. In my time making films I’d never considered wedding videography before. Despite an unfortunate incident with my shoes I thoroughly enjoyed my first wedding shoot and that was it. The seed was sown and the Journey began.

Rebecca and I met a few years later. She initially had no interest in being a videographer. But she soon realised how much fun I was having… and wanted in. Now we travel all over the country meeting awesome people and capturing the best day of their lives on film forever.

Why a Manchester wedding videographer?

WHY NOT HOLLYWOOD?

Hollywood is a long way from home. The commute To LA from Manchester would be horrible. As a wedding videographer I’m happy to travel pretty much anywhere, but it’s nice to come home. Also, if you’ve ever made a scripted film, you’ll know it’s a long and boring process. Filming the same scene over and over all day is really frustrating.

Filming a wedding is far more exciting.
We can plan all we like but you never know exactly what is going to happen on a wedding day and that’s the most exciting part.

That’s how I approach the edit too. I don’t have a plan. I look through everything that happened on the day and play about a bit with the images and audio until I find the stories that matter and the tone that works best.

There’s a tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from putting the pieces together to create a unique film that really takes people back there in a new way.

Red Seats is a stupid name for a wedding vidographer!

Why not something cheesy like “Wonderful cherished love wedding videos”?

Sure, we could have gone with a cheesy name but that’s not what we’re about.

We don’t want to make films that are cheesy.

We want to make films that are cinematic in style and tell stories that elicit an emotion, be it joyous or sentimental. Like something you’d see at the cinema. Cinema seats are traditionally red… so… Red Seats.

…Also my favourite colour is red and my nickname at university was “two-seats” (long story)