Jeff Blankenship is the biggest ripoff Videoer of them all! It has been four years now and I am still waiting for my refund for the deplorable video garbage he and his total ripoff company Complete Video which most certainly did not complete ours! I ran out of money attempting to sue this sickeningly hateful person and his fake company. I paid for the complaint and paid 4 times to have him served and each time, his fake partner (there is no partner) dodged the service by the sheriff. Jeff Blankenship knows how to scam the system. He must be sued often. Meanwhile he has now moved from his mother's stinky basement with litter boxes to his new location on the backs of stolen money from all those other clients trying to sue him for bad service and product. I cannot believe it! He is actually making money, finding suckers who dont know about the BBB which did nothing for us, Ripoff Report, which hopefully will, and other consumer protection agencies. I just hope this man is finally run out of business and gets what is coming to him. I hope that this report from the Ripoff Report website is seen by people considering his business BEFORE they sign his ridiculous contract. I pity anyone getting married in Lodi or Madison who does not do the research. Jeff Blankenship counts on there being no regulation or reporting of his unbelievably bad attitude at weddings -ONCE HE IS PAID- he forces you to pay ahead of time so he can eat your appetizers in the hallway while you go looking for him to cover cutting the cake. The photographer from a different company even told us to sue him right at our reception. Even he spoke up at Jeff's disgusting behavior. How sad. My mother was in tears because she went to find Jeff and he was out of the room again at the reception, this time chatting with another videographer from a different wedding going on at the same time. He yelled at her because it was "his break." His break? We fed him! There was no break or scheduled down time. He just wanted a cigarette or candy bar or whatever. He is a liar. And the video itself looked horrible. My husband and I were hoping it would at least look OK after the fiasco that was Complete Video, but he was in the balcony zoomed in and the camera kept sliding off us as we said our vows. His little camera on the first floor was in the shot of the balcony camera. I found out later that our priest told him he could have both cameras on the first floor but he CHOSE to have the worst wobbly shot of us because it is easy up in the balcony. The camera work was shakey, the sound had a buzz in it, he cut out everything we told him to leave in, and did not bother to put in the interviews he did not want to do! We had to force him to do the interviews at our reception because he tried to get out of it. then, he did not even PUT THEM IN THE VIDEO!!!! I never got my other DVDs never saw my raw footage, and he knew that we would never find him or run out of steam trying. I had never heard of this website until today, and now I am filing this to warn people: STAY AWAY FROM COMPLETE VIDEO AND JEFF BLANKENSHIP!
Arlington Heights, Illinois