Creative Director

Paul McFall is a professional working and living in the nation’s capital Washington, DC. After graduating from college, he decided to move to Maryland from Virginia and three years later to the city. Paul currently operates Capital Films DC as its Creative Director full time.

At the age of six, Paul discovered his interest in film while working for his father who owned a photography business. After his father arrived home from an event, Paul would assist with editing and retouching photos. At age thirteen, Paul received his first SLR camera and immersed himself in the world of freelance photography. Over time DSLR cameras became video capable and soon after Paul made his transition to cinematography. Since then, Capital Films DC has produced hundreds of weddings and commercial projects.

How would you describe your style of cinematography?
My team and I strive to tell a story with every shot that we take. When observing a creative opportunity, we try to combine multiple angles and focal lengths to bring the viewer into the scene as much as possible. We also love to combine the film look with extremely cinematic slow motion shots in high resolution and to achieve this we utilize the capabilities of the most cutting edge technologies on the market to date. Once we sync our footage with the audio collected throughout the day, the story is complete.

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first step is to schedule a simple phone call to get to know the client and their requirements. Next we set up a zoom session or even meet in person to go over details of what exactly will be filmed throughout the day. After, we develop a contract which guarantees the production date and services. Upon signing, we require a 20% deposit of the total be put down and the remaining amount is due two weeks before the actual date. Once everything is all said and done, we make a movie!

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Communication, quality of work and work ethic means everything. You want someone who will be on time and works well with others such as your photographer and wedding planner. Here at Capital Films DC, we promise to deliver all of the above.