The story began when a friend desired to film his wedding. With limited funds, he soon discovered video was not an option — and sadly, he was unable to film his wedding. We asked ourselves: why is nobody servicing his
needs? His family should be able to reflect back on those moments and vows. Their children should be able to enjoy family history.
We noticed that most videographers cares more about making money, or improving their portfolio, than helping a family capture history. We thought everybody should be able to afford video — so we set out to create Vanilla
Video and liberate raw footage for all.
Guided by the idea that everybody should be able to access their history, we pushed ourselves to reinvent videography as a service. Our goals were predictable pricing, fast turnaround time, bullet-proof reliability and easy
online ordering. We simply wanted the ability to have someone show up, film something, and deliver the raw video for our own personal collections without all the pre-production, meetings and planning.
After months of designs and concepts we came to an unlikely, but revolutionary, conclusion about video production — editing is arbitrary. In fact, editing might even be undesirable for some projects, like events and
weddings. Since editing could always be done sometime in the future, the raw footage became the focal point — the idea of Vanilla Video was born.
Building on this assumption, we built Vanilla Video into what it is today. How amazing it is that anyone can now get raw footage, delivered online to your own personal account. Easily hire our videographers online without any
major planning. Perfect for so many use-cases.