Hi my name is Matt the creative founder of Aaron Rose Wedding Films, creative wedding videographer and documentary filmmaker.
I’m a passionate guy, lover of music, self development and classic films, a happy soul who loves what he does and does what he loves! And that’s film-making… and some bad guitar playing from time to time. The Aaron Rose story started when I was completing my MA in New Media Production, gaining the MA set me off into the world of professional story telling. So who’s Aaron? Well that’s a long story, but it’s all to do with alphabetical lists and the now almost defunct Yellow Pages. Aaron is just a nice name I came up with when I was first creating the branding that would get me to the head of an alphabetical list. Canny hey? The brand/name has stuck with me during my wedding film journey.
Over the years my documentary video work has been aired on both the ITV and BBC and I once worked on a world wide video marketing campaign for Mizuno sportswear. My music passion has seen me doing my thing on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury and working for record producer Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paolo Nutini, Badly Drawn Boy). Recently I was awarded the ‘English Wedding Award’s’ Wedding Videographer of the year for the 3rd time. Its a thrill to be recognised for my wedding videography and honour that my couples thought so much about their films that they voted for me.
I’m now over a decade into this crazy career and with over 300 weddings ‘under my belt’ I still get a kick out of creating special wedding film’s for my couples. I blend all the best bits of my passions into my wedding work to bring you film’s that are a little different than the standard wedding video. They ain’t wedding video’s, its more ‘a love story’ with a twist.
As a creative wedding videographer I take my visual influences from Street Photography and Art Films, adopting a unique use of shadows, light, reflections to create interesting visual compositions. I’m also massive fan of symmetry in film making and I’m always on the look out for symmetrical shots to enhance my work.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings, using my unique viewpoint of your wedding to create an emotive and entertaining film. I view each wedding with fresh pair of eyes and allow the unique day to inspire my creative vision. Following my intuition and the emotions of the wedding day to direct me towards the key action that needs capturing.
Watching this action as it unfolds before the gaze of the lens, I find the story running through the heart of the wedding. It’s in caring for a couples individual story that ‘the film’ becomes the keeper of their story, and by bringing my artistic take on proceedings I get to make a film that is uniquely yours. That’s art to me.
I love minimalism in my life and my film-making, so I bring a simple and relaxed approach to filming weddings staying super ‘low key’ and discrete.
I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I’m not thinking about the camera and that it’s second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with wedding filmmaking and not have to think about it.
I shoot with a minimum of equipment, using a camera no bigger than a professional wedding photographer, allowing me to disappear into the background of the event. Simplicity is key. Discretion paramount. I capture the action as it happens so you can enjoy your day as you want to.
I want you guys to be chilled, relaxed, and stress free on your big day and I know my approach will have the least impact on your wedding experience. I simply introduce myself when we first meet on the wedding day, then I blend into the background of the wedding celebrations. Ninja mode engaged.