MEET THE FILMMAKER
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Ethan Monroe Sigmon
Filmmaker. Photographer. Storyteller.
Who We Are
I've been making films for almost 10 years now, and I've probably seen well over 200 weddings. To be honest, I can't believe I'm even writing that. With every trade comes a sense of passion and respect: an urge to not just do a good job, but to do the *best* job. To not only make your clients happy, but to challenge one's self and satisfy an inspiration.
When you look at other videographers, rarely will you find the person behind the camera. Too often, videography companies will outsource their videographers, their editors, and their producers. That doesn't work for us, because our films thrive on a key element: relationships. That is, your relationships with your friends and family and with each other. Our relationship with you, as not just a client, but a friend. And lastly, our relationships with your vendors: your photographer, planners, florists. We strive to use these meaningful relationships to set ourselves up for success, to be dependable craftsmen, and to capture the emotional moments within them.
Making films is about telling stories, reliving experiences, and cherishing memories. That's why I created Monroe Films. We aren't just another wedding boutique to staff your wedding day, and we don't think you're just another client. I hesitate to use the words "wedding videographer," because we're filmmakers. We're storytellers. We're artists. Monroe Films is made up of a small team of assisting artists surrounding me, Ethan.
We want to make you laugh, cry, and smile every time you watch any film of ours. We believe that although every wedding day may be different, your wedding is one of the most important days of your lives. That's something I remind myself of at the start of every wedding day. We want to bring to every wedding the same sense of passion, skill, and creativity.
These are the ingredients that will make your wedding video the best wedding film you could ever see.
I have spent many years of my life cultivating this craft to tell your story. That means being present in every moment, knowing when to step in and when to step back, letting magic unfold. I work alongside a small team of shooters and assistants at my side. We shoot on only the best equipment for the job, and we bring to the table professional knowledge, skill, and an unbridled passion for telling stories. Our films are cinematic and story driven; image and sound is tightly woven into custom score from independent musicians.
When I'm not filming weddings, I film commercial, documentary, and narrative projects. I also work as a lifestyle and editorial photographer at www.ethanmsigmon.com. In my time off, you might find me on my bike, in the gym, getting another stamp in my passport, or simply enjoying my time with my family, my friends, and my dog, Banksy.