Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life, yet all too often the bride and groom are too busy and distracted to truly enjoy every special detail. The special event that was months in the making is, sadly, over in the blink of an eye. The only things that remains after that amazing day are the wedding videos (and the presents, of course).
For years following the wedding, the family can celebrate special occasions by bringing out the wedding videos, so that the most detailed and realistic memories of the wedding can be once again brought to life and savored.
When I produce your wedding video, I focus on capturing the magic of the event without interfering. My 20 years of experience has allowed me to sharpen my skills so that instinctively, I will be positioned to videotape each special moment, without detracting from it.
I work closely with my clients to help them plan aspects of the wedding they may not have considered, especially where wedding videos are concerned. Here are some of the questions my clients often ask, along with my responses.
Preparing for the Wedding Video
Q: How can I best ensure that I get the wedding video I want?
A: We will meet with you before the event to make sure we understand what is important to you. Please share all of your expectations with us.
Q: Can you also do montages and specially produced video piece that will be shown at the wedding?
A: Of course!
Q: Can you provide video projectors and screens for showing videos at the wedding?
A: Absolutely, and at very competitive rates.
The Wedding Day
Q: How many cameras and people will be involved in shooting the wedding?
A: We can do a great job with one person, one camera. More are available at your preference.
Q: Will the videotaping of the wedding be obtrusive?
A: Not really. We use a soft, diffused lighting that makes subjects look natural, without making them squint. We comport ourselves in a quiet, dignified way that allows the focus to remain where it should be, on you!
Q: What type of equipment will be used for my wedding video?
A: Digital, Mini DV cameras
Q: How do you capture the sound?
A: Our cameras have sensitive, built-in microphones. We also use wireless microphones if necessary.
Q: When will the videographer arrive at the wedding and how long will he stay?
A: We arrive 45 minutes before the Ceremony and usually stay 8 to 10 hours, with NO time limits!
Q: What is the videographer’s shooting style?
A: My job as a wedding videographer is to capture the day in a way that will bring back all of the memories, joy and laughter, down to all of the details that you spent so much time planning.
Q: Are you familiar with my ceremony site?
A: It’s our job to be familiar. We call ahead and collect the information we need from the ceremony facility.
Q: Will you be shooting another wedding on the day of my wedding?
A: We NEVER shoot more than one wedding per day.
Q: Do you need special electrical outlets?
A: We are supply all of our energy needs. This is one less thing for you to worry about.
Post production happens after the wedding. Many hours of footage are edited to about 1 1/2 hours. Titles, transitions, effects sometimes sound are added at that time.
Q: How long will it take to edit the footage?
A: We will edit the footage within 4 weeks.
Q: Is the final cut put on a DVD or a VHS tape?
A: All of our final products are on DVD which are fully titled.
Q: How many copies of the final cut DVD will I get?
A: We include 3 DVDs with every package.
Q: What is the charge for additional copies?
A: We charge only $5 per extra DVD.
Q: Can I get a copy of the raw (unedited) footage?
A: Yes, all you need to do is ask.
Q: What types of special effects are available?
A: Nearly unlimited motion graphics and transitions for text and video. We can even do blue screen (chromakey).
Q: Can I select the music for the video?
A: Yes you may have any music you can provide.
For a moving memory that you will never forget, call me, right now!