About this Vendor
Chicagoland's Premiere Wedding Videography Company
Blink of an Eye Productions is an award-winning film production studio based in Naperville, IL serving the greater Chicagoland area and beyond . We use a combination of stunning aerial drone shots, captivating time-lapses, true 96fps slow motion, engaging interviews, 3-axis gimbal steadicam shots, wireless microphones to clearly capture the vows, multi-camera coverage, a video message camera station for guests at reception, DSLR's, cinematic film lenses, professional expertise and extensive editing/post-production to give you an unmatched cinematic quality that will amaze, endear and entertain you. Blink of an Eye Productions has been in business and a popular Knot member for over 15 years. Check out any of our wedding films and see why every Bride is buzzing about Blink of an Eye!
$$ – Affordable
Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Full-Length Video, Video, Photo + Video
Our wedding videographerReviewed on 11/23/2011 Brian M
Tom is fantastic to work with. He is so professional but so much fun. He's videos are like watching a movie in the theater. He has an amazing eye for this.
Dave and AshleyReviewed on 10/21/2011 Ashley M
Excellent!Reviewed on 3/31/2011 Jennifer S
I love, love, love the way my video turned out! When I saw all the great samples on Tom's website, I assumed that it was just his best work; the actual product wouldn't be as solid. I was wrong. The DVD is excellent, and everything I could have asked for. My favorite moment? Unlike the other four examples he'd shown me, my DVD didn't end with the dancing montage. He cut back to a song from the reception, which honored a favorite movie of mine. The way the video was editted, it reminds me exactly of the movie from which it was from...how cool is that? (NO, I didn't think to ask for that!) I would definitely recommend Blink Of An Eye!
We used Tom for our 9/1/17 wedding and he was outstanding! My husband and I spoke with about 8 different company's and when we met Tom we immediately said yes this guy knows what he is doing! He is extremely professional and super easy to be around which made us feel very comfortable. He is such a hard worker and it shows in the work he produces. Tom you were fantastic thank you so much for being a part of our special day! Everyone in our family cannot stop talking about how nice and amazing you were. THANK YOU!
We can’t say enough positive things about Thomas and the work he did for our wedding in September of 2017. He provides a truly professional product and takes into account your specific desires and needs. Thomas went above and beyond for us in more ways than one - without going into too much detail, a specific example of this was his willingness to work with me to get special approval for a type of videography that is not typically permitted at the location of our wedding. (It was a group effort and it came together beautifully in the end). Videography is a serious hobby of mine and Thomas embraced that and worked with me to produce a stunning memento of our wedding day that my wife and I will cherish forever. Although I have no where near the level of skill and knowledge that Thomas has - I know it when I see it. Thomas has the eye, the technique, and the equipment to capture every moment, and I’ve got no doubt that we made the right choice in hiring him.
Wish I could give a 6th star. Tom was absolutely phenomenal to work with and the production quality and end product of our video has given my wife and I something we will be able to cherish forever. He captured our day perfectly and told our story beautifully. I can't say enough about how happy we were when we watched our video for the 1st time. I also enjoyed picking the songs for the video and that added to the fun and experience watching the video as they were played during our wedding.
Blink of an Eye productions provided one of a kind videography services for our wedding. From the pre-wedding questionnaires and meetings to get to know is as a couple, to the phone calls to ease those last minute nerves that everything would be captured, Tom Hartmann is a knowledgable, reliable and creative videographer. Tom easily worked with our photography, although not affiliated, and did not interfere with is enjoying our day. He naturally captured every detail big and small. The true masterpiece comes in the final product when he works his magic in the production room. Our wedding video is nothing short of a feature length film set to all of our favorite music, with state of the art editing techniques clearly used in the process. Blink of an Eye Productions comes highly recommended! We will have real "live" memories to last a lifetime!
Tom filmed our wedding day in July 2015 at the University of Notre Dame and did an incredible job capturing every detail of our wedding day on video. We could tell all day long that he was very focused on capturing every moment, setting up interesting shots, and using a variety of cameras for different angles, and our families and wedding party all said that Tom was a joy to be around all day. It was a long day, especially in the heat during outdoor photos in the afternoon, but we really appreciated Tom's commitment to getting great footage of our wedding that we will treasure as a keepsake forever. We also appreciated how well he worked with our photographer and how both of them seemed in sync and never competing with each other to get a particular shot. The finished product was truly a professional quality video that has blown us away with each subsequent viewing. We have never seen a wedding videographer capture personal interviews with the bride and groom throughout the day before to weave through the video to create a narrative, and we loved having these personal conversations captured throughout the story. Tom was great to work with before, during, and after our wedding day and we cannot thank him enough!
AMAZINGReviewed on 1/16/2015 Lauren Q
Initially, we were not going to have a videographer for our wedding day--it was not high on our priority list. However, after some convincing by our parents, we decided to go with Tom at Blink of an Eye Productions. We only requested to have our ceremony, first dance, and speeches recorded. As our wedding night went on, we realized that Tom was still there! Tom went above and beyond what we expected for our videographer. We were truly impressed at his professionalism and his commitment to our big day. That was not where the excellence ended. We received our wedding trailer and it blew us away. Tom captured several special moments from our wedding that we missed or had forgotten. The filming and editing were beautifully done. Again, there's more. We received our wedding DVDs in the mail wrapped in a beautiful box with personal pictures on the DVDs and case. The little touches like that solidified our decision to go with Blink of an Eye Productions. I have rambled on and on, it is because I highly recommend Blink of an Eye and could not be happier being able to relive our wedding day with such a beautiful video.
Awesome, reliable videographerReviewed on 9/30/2014 Alexandra B
We loved using Juan as our videographer for our wedding. He showed up on time and lasted longer than I expected (up until the very end of the night!), which allowed us to get our sparkler send-off on video. He went above and beyond, but remained a fly on the wall that day. My sister and brother-in-law used Blink of an Eye for their wedding and they did SUCH a fabulous job that I knew I had to use them for my wedding. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, professional, affordable company that produces great work.
Meet The Owner
Thomas Hartmann is the owner and creative director of Blink of an Eye Productions. He is an award winning filmmaker, corporate video producer and professional wedding videographer with over two decades of experience in the industry. Thomas studied Film and Television at The University of Notre Dame and Columbia College in Chicago. He is the director of the award winning documentary Searching for Eddie Running Wolf (www.searchingforeddierunningwolf.com), has filmed for corporations such as Walmart and Ace Hardware, and has produced more than 500 wedding films for clients across the globe.