Montaj Video Productions Testimonials
Nick and Rhonda Testimonial
Working with Montaj was great, not just on the day but even editing the DVD was a fun experience. We had a few late nights but was all worth it as we had our DVD within a month after the wedding.
John is a fun easy going guy and is great to work with we thank him very much for capturing and creating the most amazing moving moment of our special day that will stay with us forever.
Once again thanks.
Nick and Rhonda xxx
Gary and Kristina Karavellas Testimonial
From the moment we walked into John's studio we knew we had the right person. We always said we would see a few videographers, but we only saw 1, John. We walked out and were overwhelmed with his professionalism and quality of his work.
On the day of the wedding, it couldn't have gone any smoother. He knew what he wanted and how he wanted it and knew how to get the best out of us all. We continually get comments from family and friends on all the great shots he took and the way the video was put together.
The finished product is unbelievable. His professional and unique touches are what separate Montaj from the rest.
Gary and Kristina Karavellas
Spiros Yearos Comedian Testimonial
John’s friendly approach blends in very well and complements his professionalism which has done wonders for my comedy work following for my first DVD release by Montaj in 2011.
As a result of John’s videography, my comedy work has reached a wider market place and continues to prosper.
I find John’s passionate and perfectionist approach to his work a rare asset and recommend Montaj to anyone who is looking for a complete and professional job.
Toni & Kani Tezaris Testimonial
We flew John from Sydney to Darwin for the weekend and booked him a hotel close to our families homes.Being Greek he understands the large weddings and the traditions we have. I highly recommend this LEGEND to anyone. My video was left so natural it doesnt look rehearsed or fake. John captured every moment, was fun, full of creative idea's, magical movements, professional,and is just magnificant.
I am literally speechless I am just 1,000% over the moon. Our wedding is 1 day that we all want to cherish for a LIFETIME. Make Montaj video productions your #1 choice.
Toni & Kani
Darwin, NT, Australia
John & Daniela Papoulias Testimonial
Thank you for creating such a touching, evocative and stunning recording of our wedding day. The love, energy and emotion was captured so beautifully, allowing us to relive and share this memorable day with our family and friends forever. Your professional yet easy going and friendly approach made it so easy to work with you. Your humour and ability to make us all smile, even when we were feeling stressed or emotional is truly amazing. Thank you also for your patience throughout the entire editing process and for working with the challenging tunes that we threw at you - it was well worth the effort!
Lastly, we would like to sincerely thank you for your expertise and generosity and most of all for making the whole process such a fun and enjoyable one!
John & Daniela Papoulias
Sia & Clark Testimonial
Clark and I just wanted to thank you for the BRILLIANT job you did with our wedding video.
You were so much fun to have around on the day and you have captured our day so perfectly we really can't thank you enough!!!
You made everyone feel at ease in front of the camera and that way you were able to capture the moments so honestly. You made it look like fun and we laughed so much - it was great!
Thanks also for getting the video to me so quickly! Making a special trip out to the airport to deliver it to us before we went home was fabulous and very much appreciated - and making those extra copies - it really shows your professionalism!!!
It is obvious how much you enjoy what you do and that shows in the work that you produce for you clients - we love what you did and we thankyou and we would have NO hesitation in recommending you to others!!!
Thank you once again and I am sure we will meet again!
Sia and Clark
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Andria & Dimitri Testimonial
When my Husband and I began the process of planning our wedding, he was set to have John and only John film our most precious day. John was a pleasure to have with us on the day, but for those who think you just see him on the day your wrong. John meets and gets to know you as a couple and what your views and ideas are for your special day prior to the wedding. This is where you see his amazing ideas mesh with your vision. John was able to combine my husband’s obsession with soccer and my vision of an elegant princess like feel, and make us both feel happy and special.
John makes you feel included throughout the whole process even after the wedding; this is when you really get to know John spending night after night with him editing the DVD. With his special little effects you look like a star in every shot, and then you have your finished product and it’s nothing more than your own special fairytale, you will have for a lifetime.
Overall we highly recommend Montaj. He is professional, reliable and most of all sooooo funny.
Andria and Dimitri
Bill & Soula Testimonial
What can we say, you are the forever the professional, yet you always have a way to make us both feel so comfortable and laugh so much. Bill and I know who to go to for all future occasions.
Your passion is brought out in your incredible work; you have a keen eye and a creative and energetic spirit.
Thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of the editing process. Watching you create your work of art made us realise, just how much work is actually put into the final MASTERPIECE that is, Montaj video productions.
John, not only did you capture every intricate moment, you have also created the ultimate montage of our magical day. Everyone who has seen it loves it.
Bill and I would be more than happy to highly recommend you to EVERYONE, what can we say you are amazing.
Thank you so much, we have had so much fun along the way. You have created the perfect DVD for the perfect day.
Bill and Soula
Charles & Maria Testimonial
We first came across Montaj Video Productions when we saw John filming at another family members wedding. We spotted John swirling the camera around and we liked how he kept moving around the church and filming the service from all different and unique angles. That's when John stood out to us and we knew from just watching him at work during the church service that we had found our videographer! The bridal party looked so comfortable with John and they all seemed relaxed and full of laughter in his presence and we thought “this is how we want to feel on our day!..” and that is exactly how he made us feel from our first meeting, right through to our last meeting where we picked up our edited and master copy versions of our wedding.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts John, you are an amazing and creative videographer and the passion you have for your work shows in everything you do! Watching our wedding video we wonder how one person managed to capture so many special moments, which we didn't even notice on the day. You were always in the right spot at the right time!
When it came to the editing process our selection of beat crazy Greek music gave John a challenge as they were new songs for him to play with and he amazed us beyond our expectations! We loved that he invited us to assist with the editing; it made us more anxious waiting for the finished product. We highly recommend getting involved in the editing process you will appreciate the work that goes into the final product even more!
It's the little things John does that make Montaj Video Products exactly that.... a MONTAGE!!! We know who we will be seeing when we need a christening or birthday filmed!
Thank you again John, it has been a pleasure working with you. We have memories from the wedding and the editing process we will never forget! You mean more to us than just our wedding videographer!
We highly recommend Montaj Video Productions for your special day! We know you will quite simply be blown away, as we have been.
Charles & Maria
Kent & Valerie Dempsey Testimonial
What a perfect reminder of our special day! Montaj Video Productions did an astounding job of immortalising our big day.
The music we provided, thus matching our own tastes, was perfectly edited to fit the events of our day, every one of which was captured with care and commitment, providing us with the perfect package by which we missed many of the little occurrences that have been captured by Montaj.
John made us feel thoroughly comfortable on the day, and wasn't remotely intrusive yet managed to capture everything without fall. He brought the best out of us on the day, helping us to make the video even better, and capturing events like the speeches, that would otherwise fade in our memories over time.
Our package even included much anticipated little touches like custom DVD cases displaying still we provided, and a copy of the unedited footage should we wish to hear ourselves muttering nervously to each other, or hear every word of our guests congratulations during the reception.
We don't have enough superlatives to describe how happy we are with our wedding video package.
Thanks so much John!
Kent & Valerie Dempsey
Amanda & Robert Rosadi Testimonial
Thank you John (Montaj Video Productions) for recording our wedding video. Robert and I were very happy with your professional service on our wedding day and the great video package you put together. You were able to capture details that Robert and I would have missed if you hadn't recorded our wedding day.
John your sense of humour and easy going nature was appreciated in what can be a very hectic time, when getting married.
Thank you again,
Amanda & Robert Rosadi
Frances & John Lagakis Testimonial
Thank you so much for the wonderful moments you've captured in our wedding DVD.
Your love for the work and artistic skills is reflected in the amazing footage you've taken.
We love your work but more importantly, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you on our special day, your complete professionalism coupled with outstanding service which you provided after our wedding, surpassed our expectations.
Thank you for the unforgettable memories.
Frances & John Lagakis
Stacey & Peter Marsellos Testimonial
Just wanted to say thank you for making a perfect video of what was the best and happiest day of our lives. As the day went so quick we now have it as a treasured memory to cherish.
Seeing almost every videographer in Sydney – certainly felt like that anyway, and to get someone who was on the same wave length as us and not have to take out a loan we were sure after our meeting that you were the right person to film our Wedding. When we were told that you were booked on our date and you would send your partner Peter to film instead to be honest we were a little nervous about it but he proved on the day that he was also fantastic and great to work with.
Thank you also for the opportunity to sit in on every editing session and make it personalised to us.
Everyone who has seen it so far has said that they have never seen any other wedding video like it!
We have that day forever now.
Stacey & Peter Marsellos
Dare to Dream Wedding and Event Planners Testimonial
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for organising the wedding video for Heather Berwick and Todd Farrow on Saturday 26, 2008.
We came to you two weeks before the wedding in desperate need of a videographer after our previous booking with another supplier was cancelled, through no fault of our own.
With absolutely no hesitation, you made a last minute appointment with us and confirmed the final details for the booking days before the wedding. Heather and Todd were relieved that you were available, but for this, I will be eternally grateful.
You helped me save what could have been a massive disappointment for my clients.
Your professionalism and friendliness was constant during our first meeting as well as over the phone when we spoke.
As mentioned following our first meeting, I was so impressed with not only your work as a camera man, but the outstanding editing ability you have. The video footage you showed us blew me away. You capture so many beautiful moments when you film your weddings and that was exactly what Heather and Todd were looking for. We were especially impressed with the "Super Hero" shoot you did with the Grooms Party at one of the weddings you filmed. It's great to see you have fun on the day too!
Not only did you confirm our booking at the last minute, you also offered Heather and Todd a small discount on their package to help them with the extra expense they had not accounted for. After seeing your work, you are worth every cent you charge. So thank you for your generosity with out even being asked. I know this helped relieve some of their financial stress weeks before their wedding.
Thank you also for your honesty. I appreciate that you were open and honest with us regarding your possible business trip to Africa. I am always happy to deal with businesses that are honest, as this shows a lot on integrity and reliability, which is exactly what you displayed. It was unfortunate that you were unable to film the wedding for us but instead of cancelling our booking when you were away you automatically provided us with another camera man, Nick.
Please pass on my thanks to Nick for the fantastic job he did on the day. As with all weddings, there was a little chaos at the Bride's house but Nick was patient and filmed what he could until the Bridal Party were ready. Please also thank his assistant Vicky for me as I know she also did a lot to help Nick on the day. They too were professional and friendly, which definitely helps the Bride and Groom have a fun, stress free day. Vicky also helped at the reception by babysitting Heathers 6 month old nephew so the parents and grandparents could have a dance.
There is so much I could say to express my thanks. It has been such a pleasure working with Montaj Video for this wedding. I have been so impressed with the service we received since the first meeting until the filming finished at the end of the reception. I now look forward to seeing the final edited video as I am sure ut will be amazing and everything that Heather and Todd had hoped for.
Heather and Todd had a fantastic day and I know they will love re-living their memories while they watch their wedding video.
I will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to all my future clients.
I look forward to working with you again in the future and wish you every success for your business as the service you provide is second to none.
Executive Wedding Co-ordinator
Dare to Dream Wedding and Event Planners
Aphrodite & Marlon Bouari Testimonial
It’s your worst nightmare! See when your work is this impeccable people can’t help but come back for more! Only you could have captured such a full on wedding!, you got everything and more I actually saw things on the video I missed on the day which was something really special.
Thankyou for knowing exactly what moments we would want to savoir. I don’t want to babble anymore because then I will start sounding like a demtel commercial, and there is nothing scripted about my testimony of your work, We both thank you for all the hard work you put in to our special day and we were honoured to have someone of your calibre looking after one of the only things we took away from that day and we got to keep forever.
Aphrodite and Marlon Bouari
Aphrodite Big Brother Testimonial
Re Môntaj what can I say, your work speaks without words,
Thank you for reaching into my mind and making my ideas and thoughts appear exactly how I had mentally visioned them and you transported them on film.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, even when my vision seemed weird.
Everything you do works perfectly and if it wasn’t for your amazing direction and eye for detail, I would have gone unnoticed out of 35, 000 other applicants.
You will definitely be everywhere throughout my life where I want every important moment captured.
Thank you Aphrodite
Studio 504 Testimonial
I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing work you have done for Studio 504. The professional manner in which you have conducted yourself has been truly fantastic. All my staff has loved working with you and hopefully we will be able to do some more work together in the near future.
All the best John
Director Studio 504
Steven Prassas Testimonial
Last year in my capacity as solicitor acting for a deceased estate I was required to distribute a considerable amount of money to a charitable foundation dedicated to the preservation of big cats, the deceased having a passion for saving big cats from threatened extinction.
Pursuant to the Will, I was responsible for selecting a worthy foundation, and from my research I identified Save China's Tigers as a potential recipient of the donation. This foundation carries out a breeding and re-wilding program of South China tigers on a 300 square kilometre property known as Laohu Valley situated in Free State, South Africa. I made arrangements with the foundation's chairperson to spend four days at their property to observe the work they do.
I decided that I wanted to professionally record the visit on film and on making enquiries, John Filipakis of Montaj Video Productions came highly recommended.
John accompanied me to South Africa and produced a two hour DVD that took into account many aspects of the visit including a safari, the wildlife, the environment and the formal handing over of the estates cheque.
John's camerawork, his use of different techniques and subsequent editing made the finished product not only informative but highly entertaining. He as also very adept and artistic in arranging the appropriate music to suit the various scenes he filmed.
John worked autonomously and did not require direction from me but understood exactly what was required of the work commissioned. The end result was a highly professional wildlife documentary.
From my association with John, I have no hesitation in recommending him and his work is testament to his artistry and professionalism.
Steven G. Prassas
B.A. Dip. Law (S.A.B.), Public Notary
COMINO PRASSAS Solicitors, Notaries and Mediators
Save China's Tigers is a charitable organization that relies on public support to rescue the most endangered South China Tigers from extinction. Steven Prassas, representing the estate of Jennifer Bone, made a reconnaissance trip to Save China's Tigers Rewilding and Breeding project in South Africa. John documented the trip of Steven with much wit and fun, while conveying the project's goal and achievement at the same time. We appreciate John's work very much and want to thank John for his help and support.
Founding Director, Save China's Tigers
http://tigerliquan.blogspot.com (TigerLi's Blog)
"I am grateful to our ancestors for leaving us the Chinese tiger -- the spirit of nature and the wellspring of culture. I pray, thanks to the united efforts of people worldwide, that the roar of the Chinese tiger will be heard echoing in the wilderness for generations to come"-Li Quan