$500 non-refundable retainer is due upon receiving the contract. This will hold your date.
Do we pick the music for the highlight video?
We have access to an archive of music we use for wedding videos. You normally do not get to pick the music do to copyright laws. We have over a decade of video editing experience and we know what songs go well with some videos and what don't.
How long is the Full video(INCLUDED)?
It ranges from 30 mins to a little over an hour. This all depends on how long your ceremony is and how much you do or don't want in your video. We provide a shot list on the back of your contract so we know exactly what you are looking to see.
What does the Full video look like?
The video that is included with all of our wedding packages is a nicely edited story of the day. We don't give you a chopped up video. We put a lot of time and effort into making you a nice video. Here is the time line
The video starts with details of the bride getting ready edited to music.(optional) Then it will show detail shots of your ceremony location edited to music as well. After that you will see the full ceremony with audio coming from multiple sources such as the officiant and groom for vows. We do trim down some parts of the ceremony to clean up down time or take things out that you don't want in. After that you will see some shots of the family, bridal party and couple edited to music. We capture these during your photo session. (not every pose the photographer does will be in the video). You will then see detail shots of the reception location edited to music and then formal parts of the reception will be in their with natural audio. You will hear the audio from your introductions, toasts, and dances. The video then ends with a short highlight of dancing edited to music.
How long does it take to get the final video?
We edit all weddings in the order they are videoed. It can range between 1-4 months. It all depends on what time of year it is. Summer/Fall tends to be the busy time.
How do the payments work?
The $500 retainer is due upon booking the date. The remaining balance is due on or before the wedding day. We accept Venmo, cash or check.
Do YOU USE LIGHTS AT THE WEDDING?
For some parts of the wedding I do use video lights on light stands. I do not use lights during the ceremony. I use lights for the Introductions, formal dances, toasts, garter/bouquet and cake cutting. During the non formal parts of the reception I turn the lights off so they are not distracting to you or your guests. The lights make a big difference in the quality of your film
Do I need a second videographer?
You do not need two videographers but it is highly recommended. Having two shooters opens up more possibilities for creative shots and helps assure things are captured from the best angles. Also you do not need to have a second shooter there the full time Brian is there. Example: You can book Brian for 8 hours and have the second shooter for 6 hours. Having a second shooter present for the ceremony and formal parts of the reception is when they're the most helpful.
What dont you film?
We do not film everything. Our goal is to tell the story of the wedding day with out you getting bored with the video. We don't film receiving lines, cocktail hour, guest interviews or the entire family photo session. That doesn't mean we are not still working. During those times we capture the detail shots of your day to help tell the story. During the family photo session we still record most of it but we usually only include the main family groups in the full video. We do not record every pose the photographer puts you in because they don't always translate well to video. Receiving lines and cocktail hour does not translate well to video. We no longer do guest interviews. This is a older style that leads to many headaches. It makes the guests very uncomfortable and reflex on us. Also we do not know what comments you want or don't want in you video. If there is something you would like to ask if it is included please don't hesitate to ask. I'm happy to help