Kokoro Workshop
12+13 February 2019

Kokoro (Japanese: 心) means "heart; mind; mentality; emotions; feelings" in Japanese.

Heart, that word symbolizes the way we work, the way we edit. But also our passion for educating and sharing. As wedding filmmakers we need to posses a lot of different skills in various subjects. Ranging from shooting, creative editing to fully running and operating a business. It’s not an easy job and takes a lot of time to master.

A skillset that we have been optimizing for over 15 years. From working at big corporations, to starting and running a creative agency helping start-ups with branding, strategy and creative concepts, to taking Maru Films to an international acknowledged brand. With these experiences we provide very concrete tools to help you take your business and creativity to the next level.

The third edition of the kokoro workshop is even better, more optimized and personal than previous editions to provide even more value to our attendees. We teach you how to create a healthy business, with the right tools to get the clients you want, while inspiring you to do greater (creative) things.

Reasons to join


We will provide personal feedback to each attendee about your brand and wedding films. So you know how to and where to improve.

Meet other filmmakers

Get in contact with other (aspiring) wedding filmmakers from very different places in the world and share your experiences and views.


Hosted in our home town and we think it's one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. A must visit for everyone.

Improve your business

Learn how to optimise your process, charge more and get the clients you want by applying the right strategy to your business.

Learn everything

We share all information from how we run our business to all post production we do and won't be holding back, meaning you will learn everything.

New inspiration

Leave with new ideas and energy creatively, but also life in general, start doing things different and take charge with these tools.

workshop marufilms behind the scenes


A 2 full-day workshop consisting of sharing knowledge on our approach in Amsterdam.

09:00 – 18:00 / 12 FEB 2019

  • A round of introductions
  • Business A-Z
  • Getting your dream weddings
  • Inspiration and what it means
  • The gear we use
  • How we shoot (practical with real couple)

09:00 – 18:00 / 13 FEB 2019

  • How to create compelling stories
  • Editing techniques
  • Music and Sound design
  • Color grading
  • Live critique session
  • Creativity and finding your voice
  • Optional dinner after the workshop


Lauri van Bodegraven says:
I followed a workshop of Pui-Yuk and Remi and I have never been more creative and authentic in my work than after their workshop! They were so open about the whole process and I learned a lot from that. My level of editing has gone way up and more people are booking me because they love the work that I deliver now. Thank you so much guys!

Rafka Timofeyev
Thank you so much Dear Maru films for all the love, respect and knowledge you were so willingly to share to all of us, in two super intensive days. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of your Workshop. I feel now immensly inspired and armed with the right tools, to move my business forward. Very profound, honest and useful information without holding back!

Workshop venue

Hoxton Hotel Amsterdam

Situated in the city center of Amsterdam, next to the canals in a historic building, this is a perfect base for the workshop. Easy accessible by public transportation and also available for accommodation (not included), the rooms are beautiful but a bit pricey. Therefore there are plenty of other options really close to this venue for accommodation. It's already the third time we will be using this venue and it's very inspiring with great facilities.

More information


The capital of the Netherlands, a city of with hundreds of years of history and the canals are part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. But most of all it's a vibrant and inspiring city with very open people. A city powered by a lot of creatives and famous artists from the past. If you have never visited, make sure to check out the work of Rembrandt in Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh at the Van Gogh museum.

Getting there from the airport

For international travellers, the best way to get to the venue or Amsterdam city center, is by public transport. Take the train to Amsterdam Central Station, from there it's about a 15 minute walk to the venue. Other option is to take an uber, which we recommend over taking a regular taxi.

Accommodation options

In Amsterdam there are plenty of options for accommodation. But these are the ones we recommend

hoxton hotel maru workshop

hoxton hotel maru workshop

hoxton hotel maru workshop

hoxton hotel maru workshop


Amsterdam, Netherlands
12+13 February 2019

  • Entrance for 1 person to our 2-Day workshop
  • Review of your brand and a wedding film
  • Days from 09:00 - 18:00
  • Awesome environment and where we are sharing all our secrets
  • Including drinks, breakfast and lunch
  • Maximum 15 attendees
  • Investment: €1099*
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*excluding vat, but vat exempt for businesses outside the Netherlands

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