Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I GET A WEDDING VIDEO?
People can try and sell you on the idea as much as they want, ultimately it is up to you – to be able to re-live and share your wedding day with family and friends, now and into the future. If it is, a wedding video is one of the best possible ways to capture your special day. Still photos – being extremely important for almost every wedding – only convey a single moment. A wedding video on the other hand, records the detail that is missed between photographs, as well as the emotion and joy of the day. The amount of happiness that your wedding Feature Film will bring you, both immediately and into the future, makes it a must-have for any couple.
% of people who Regretted NOT Booking a Videographer
I CAN'T AFFORD TO GET THE PACKAGE I WANT, WHAT SHOULD I PRIORITIZE?
Anyone we encounter, when reflect on this question, says the same thing: filming. The most important thing is to get the day covered and captured. We always recommend booking a longer filming time rather than an additional edit. We can always talk about additional edits later when the money’s replenished, but remember, we can’t go back and re-shoot the wedding day. This is one of the biggest regrets we come across from past couples…that they didn’t get us for longer.
We are also very flexible with payment plans, so don't be afraid to open up to us. We are here to capture one of the most important days of your life!
WHAT IS A 'FEATURE FILM' & WHAT IS A 'TRADITIONAL-STYLED FILM'?
Today, more and more people are catching onto short-form edits (Feature Film) as the way to go for their wedding videography. Why?
A ‘Feature’ edit is basically a 5-30 minute wedding film, depending on your chosen Video Package, creatively edited to highlight the most memorable moments of your day. In our experience as professional wedding videographers, a traditional ‘Documentary’ style video, while still a beautiful record of the day, is long and can be quite tedious or elongated.
Our goal is to produce a wedding film that you’ll actually want to watch over and over.
Remember – longer is not always better. Believe it or not, more time and energy goes into creating a Short Form edit than a Documentary style. We’d highly recommend considering it as an option for your final wedding video.
HOW LONG SHOULD I BOOK A VIDEOGRAPHER FOR?
In the end it really depends on how much of the day you want to have on video, and how much time each section of the day is planned to take. We recommend booking for the whole wedding – in the end, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Picture yourself after the wedding – you don’t want to look back, wishing you had gotten that extra special footage of the bride’s preparation, the bride and groom’s first dance together, the bouquet toss, or your guests saying goodbye at the end of the night.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DELIVER THE FINAL VIDEOS?
If you've chosen a package that contains a Film Trailer, that can be seen & delivered within 2-weeks of the Wedding. The feature film usually takes 4-6 weeks after the Wedding to complete. Traditional Styled wedding videos can range from 2-3 months to complete.
WILL THE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER RUIN THE ATOMOSPHERE & ANNOY GUESTS?
Although a wedding videographer needs to be very skilled at staying out of the way of guests, there may be times when we need to provide a small amount of direction during the course of the day (in much the same way as a photographer would). This is simply to ensure that we capture your day in the best possible way, and we keep this to an absolute minimum. Also, fortunately for wedding video, it does not require a flash. A skilled wedding videographer, for the most part, will generally remain unseen at a wedding.
WE WANT OUR WEDDING FILMED, BUT IT'S SO EXPENSIVE. WHY?
A lot goes into the creation of a wedding video, but there is a lot of other factors that are involved as well. Things to keep in mind are the hours and costs involved with: Administration, inquiries, marketing, gear (cameras, tripods, audio recording equipment, lighting, and a bunch of special tools to help us get some epic shots), gear maintenance, transport, meeting with clients, organizing schedules, tedious preparation (charging batteries, cleaning lenses, clearing cards), filming, editing (downloading footage, watching through, cutting down, choosing music, story-telling, color-grading, touching up, exporting, uploading), re-editing, recovering, repeating. Wedding Videography is a huge, detailed, and time consuming process that take its toll on people that also have to maintain their lives as well. If we didn’t charge what we did, the product would suffer.
While we don't overprice anything, we would rather charge the right amount than 'not enough', causing the quality of the product to take the fall.