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Meet Robbie Dickinson of Dickinson Films in Fullerton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robbie Dickinson.

Robbie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a videographer, my style combines creativity and story telling. It started in high school when I took art as a subject and fell in love with the creative process as well as telling stories through my paintings and not just making something aesthetically pleasing.

I continued to paint throughout college and I eventually picked up a camera when 2 friends wanted to start a YouTube channel with me. Once I started learning how to edit video footage, I realized that this was the medium that I wanted to work with to produce art and tell stories and I dropped my paintbrush.

A few years down the road, a co-worker asked me to film her wedding. This was another turning point for me. I found that I loved the challenge of filming an entire wedding and capturing high quality footage on the technical side; I got to tell a couple’s story and then I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the day with the couple themselves on one of their most important days together. (I majored in counseling in college, so being with people, listening to them, and helping them in stressful times is also my thing.)

After that wedding, things started to snowball once her friends saw the highlight video. A lot of them asked me to shoot their weddings too! At that point, I invested in better filming equipment and began to develop my wedding film style.

Part of the snowball effect was me shooting some business ads and real estate videography too. I absolutely love what I do and I love learning and developing as I go on.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Fairly smooth. I foresaw working with photographers being a potential struggle (because of stories that I had heard) so I worked extra hard to make that a smooth process at each wedding. All the marketing strategies that I tried besides bridal shows have been difficult, mainly to build trust and rapport with potential clients. Bridal shows are what I prefer now because I get to actually meet the couples to get to know each other and see if we’re a good fit for each other.

Dickinson Films – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I produce wedding films, real estate videos and short business ads. I mainly do wedding films and that is what I’m known for. However, my videography skills and creativity make filming homes and businesses easy and fun to do. Wedding films are the hardest to produce but I enjoy them the most.

I’m most proud of 1. my blend of people/customer service skills 2. high quality videography and 3. creative ability in filming and editing. I don’t see all three qualities in other vendors. You need all three. I’ve seen others with high quality videography, but they don’t edit well or they don’t have good people skills (which doesn’t help an anxious couple on their wedding day).

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Two proud moments. 1. A bride’s father was terminally ill and couldn’t be at his daughter’s wedding. They were very close. I was able to edit the complete wedding in a week and have him watch it before he passed away.

2. Hearing from the groom about how many of his family members were in tears of joy while watching the highlight video I made for them.

Pricing:

  • Bronze Wedding Package (3-4 hours) – $800
  • Silver Wedding Package (8 hours) – $1000
  • Gold Wedding Package (10 hours) – $1200

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Image Credit:
Heidi du Plooy
Jaspery Goh

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