Modern 8 Films

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location: San Diego, CA United States

willing to travel: Yes

describe your artistic style:

We are Ted & Alanna, husband and wife, travelers, storytellers, and video ninjas! Filming the nervous laughter, the tears, the epic dance moves... the moments you just might have missed:)

Super 8 Film and HD video

what inspires you?


what do you love about weddings?

A wedding day is a time for couples to showcase their personality, their story, what has brought them to that day and why they love each other. A time for them to shout at the top of their lungs "THIS IS US!" Being able to film that moment and return it as a piece of personal artwork to our couples pretty much rocks...

what's your travel policy?

We will to travel to just about anywhere you are willing to take us. We require a basic fee to cover our travel expenses. Available for travel year round.

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Past Couple's Comments

  1. I cannot give enough praise to Alanna and Ted from Modern 8! They were an absolute pleasure to work with from the very beginning of the crazy booking a videographer process. They are clearly passionate about their work and telling couples’ stories and it’s evident in their work. I’m obviously biased but I think the highlight video they made for us is one of the best I’ve seen on all the wedding blogs. They made us feel at ease throughout the entire filming process. We never felt awkward or forced and they guided us slightly when we looked like we were deer caught in the headlights. Alanna and Ted are incredibly talented storytellers but, most importantly, they’re incredibly sweet and good hearted people. It truly makes all the difference when it comes to your big day!

  2. Our video through Modern 8 Films was the best gift in the world. It is the ONE thing that will help me, my husband, our family and friends always remember our special day – this is priceless (because it all goes by too quickly!). We received our highlights video a week ago, and even my parents who were skeptical of video to begin with, are in complete awe. We share it with everyone – even people who barely know us – and it brings them to tears. Ted and Alanna do a great job of capturing the raw emotions. We felt so comfortable from the first time we met them via phone; we refer to them as family even though they live 2,000+ miles across the country. There are certainly a lot of options/expenses to consider when getting married, but deciding to do a video and work with Modern 8 was one of the most worthwhile investments, and I hope the feelings we get when we watch our video (now at least twice a day!) never go away, because it’s incredible.

  3. Thoughtful, thorough and tasteful — these are the words that sum up Modern 8’s very fine work in filming and producing our wedding video. Alanna and Ted have much experience and creativity when it comes to documenting all that a wedding entails, and this all was clearly demonstrated from the moment we started working with them until our final videos arrived in the mail. We booked Modern 8’s “Whole Shebang” package, which captured beautifully our entire wedding weekend, complete with great audio/vocal tracks from all the events/speeches and with personal music we selected. The end result of their work is not just simply a historical memento for us to have to remember our wedding; our video is actually very magical, very fun and enjoyable to watch, and something that will help us and our family to celebrate our marriage and love for each other the rest of our lives. Finally, Alanna and Ted were extremely professional and nice to work with, and this professionalism undoubtedly helped us to feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Modern 8 and their work to anyone considering a videographer for their wedding.

  4. Brittany + Jeffrey Callaghan :

    Ted + Alanna are truly a gem that we feel so fortunate to have found for our wedding day. When at first they didn’t have our date available we searched endlessly for another team that gave us that same feeling that their videos gave. We even thought that maybe investing in video might not be worth it. When circumstances forced us to change our date we booked them and now it is only in retrospect that we realized having this amazing film was THE most important decision that we made when it came to capturing our day. Watching our video we laugh and cry and can’t believe that even for a second we thought having this memory wouldn’t be worth the investment. I am confident that there is nothing that compares to the mixture of HD and Super 8 to capture a wedding but it’s really the editing and the people behind the camera that take it to the next level. There are some parts (a lot actually) where we were just like HOW did they make that look so cool or flow so nicely, we actually can’t believe we have this to watch for the rest of our life and remind us of this amazing day that we put so much of ourselves into! It is such an incredible keepsake. Thanks to Modern 8 we have evidence of all of the small details, hard work, love and happiness that transpired that day, we recommend them without hesitation.

  5. Alanna + Ted were amazing. They perfectly captured exactly what our wedding meant to us, to our family, and to our friends, and they did so so discreetly that we are left to wonder how they even filmed all those wonderful moments. But the filming is only step 1. Their real genius is in putting it all together into a 3 minute masterpiece. Alanna and Ted have a true creative talent when it comes to editing. We didn’t have to give them any tips or direction, they just said your film will be ready in a few months. When it arrived, we couldn’t believe how well they understood what we wanted and how beautifully they portrayed it.

    We’ve already recommended them to many friends and family. And if we get married again (to each other, of course), we’ll hire them.

    Thank you Alanna + Ted,
    Allie and Sean of the Flash Mob Government Shut Down Wedding in SF

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