[Resolved] VELVET VISION WEDDINGS / SCAM WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS
On June/28/2009 I signed a contract with Velvetclockwork L.L.C. /Velvet Vision Weddings and I hired them to film my music videoclip with their equipment (two (2) Sony- EX3 CAMERAS)
They responded to my Craigslist Ad and this is the way I found this company.
The meeting took part in their facility which is their place of residence as well.
The people that I had to deal with was Jason Lasater who is the owner of Velvetclockwork L.L.C. and Jacob Swanson who is the person that made the business arrangements.
They initially told me they were going to film by the 13th of July. They were not able to do it so I granted them an extension till July 17th. I was straight up front with them, that if the filming was not going to happen by the 17th of July they would have to refund me the amount of $600. My flight back home was on 30 of July. I had to go back to my country because I had to take care personal matters. They promised in writing and orally to provide many things like choreographers, green screen room, dancers, camera crane (jib) for making the video looking even better. And all that was included in the total payment of $1200. I gave them many chances to take responsibility, I asked them to refund me the money, I arranged a second meeting with them in where my partner E. A. was present and they promised that they will make the video despite it was 19 of July already
Finally when I saw that they’re not willing to film my video I decided to arrange everything by myself. So I booked M. N, Inc. a facility with green screen stage, I booked dancers, choreographers, make-up artist, Director of photography, and a second cameraman. I rented 2 Panasonic cameras, a camera jib, and I arranged everything for 27 of July. On July 24th I offered Jason Lasater and Jacob Swanson one last opportunity to settle the matter by using the $600 I had paid them to just show up in the facility I rented and just film my project, as cameramen. All of the sudden Jason Lasater and Jacob Swanson started making unreasonable demands to be the producers of my music video to keep the publishing rights, for the video that I have paid the whole expenses, for the MUSIC THAT I composed, for the LYRICS THAT I wrote and generally to make money by taking advantage of my performance, which is illegal from any point of view.
They haven't been able to comply with the 3 extensions I granted them for the completion of the project. I called them, left voice mails and emailed them several times, not to mention the very important meeting I had with them. Since I had no response from them one day before I decide to make the project by myself I had to postpone my flight and I had to make arrangements to shoot my video with someone else.
They breached our contract by not providing the promised production services. .
THEY HAVE NO GROUNDS TO COUNTERSUE. They pocketed $600 and walked away. They did not standby the terms of the contract despite the 3 extensions I gave them.
The company resolved the issue and i would really appreciate it if we can remove the complaint from the website. Would that be possible?