Why should I have a wedding video?
A wedding is a celebration of love and commitment between two people. Those memories, though unforgettable, will become more distant as time goes on. Photos, while an important element for a wedding, are only able to convey one instance of a memory at a time. A wedding video, on the other hand, brings the story of your wedding to life. All the emotions and memories will be captured - especially the candid ones. Only through video are you able to capture the true essence of what you were feeling during your wedding day. Having a wedding video will allow you to relive your special day long into the future.
Why should I need a videographer when I already have a photographer?
Videography and photography are two different entities through and through. We may use some of the same equipment, but the techniques and thought processes are different. Photography is meant to take instances of an event – a snapshot. A photo is a summary of what the subject felt or experienced during that moment in time. Videography, on the other hand, is meant to show the journey that the couple experienced during their wedding day. Those candid moments that would otherwise be viewed as a photo, is expanded upon through video. With videography, you witness the anxiety before the ceremony, the limitless love while the couple locks eyes during the vows, and the unforgettable celebration with your family and friends during the reception. In our opinion, both photography and videography have their benefits. Check out the Knot’s article below.
We would like our wedding to be filmed, but the price seems too expensive. Why is this?
Filming a wedding is not as simple as grabbing a camera and pressing the record button. There are many hours and costs involved. Proper preparation is what allows us to provide a wedding film of the highest quality. We consult with you as much as possible through phone, email, and in-person meetings so we are always on the same page. We must account for the right video production gear like cameras, tripods, audio recording equipment, lighting, and other specialty tools (e.g. drone and camera gimbal) needed to properly capture your wedding. Then, we film your wedding – which is where all our preparation pays off and our experience as a professional video crew shines. After your wedding, we must edit the footage into a cinematic film that conveys the story of your wedding day – which involves a whole other set of skills. Overall, it takes a lot of logistics and planning to ensure filming for a wedding goes off without a hitch. Our prices are highly competitive for the quality of work we put out. You are not only paying for a wedding video; you are also investing in our experience and expertise to give you the best product possible.
Our prices are very competitive and offer much more value when compared our colleagues at our price point. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your lives. We always encourage couples to do their research and compare services with our colleagues to make sure we are the right fit.
Will having a wedding videographer be distracting to guests?
As professional wedding videographers, one of the requirements is to be as unobtrusive as possible. Though our goal is to capture the important moments of your wedding, we also don't want to take away from the experience by attracting attention to ourselves. However, there will be some occasions throughout your wedding where we would like to provide some direction – just like the photographer. This will allow us to capture the essential footage needed to tell your story.
How do I get the most value out of hiring a video team and ensure they get what they need?
Just like a photographer, there will be opportunities for us to point out a scene that will be great for us to capture. It could be a simple as the both of you walking and holding hands or as involved as including the rest of the wedding party to do something fun. We recommend ensuring that you add extra time to the photography session meant specifically for us to add a little spice of our own. We usually ask for about 10-15 minutes of time dedicated to filming.
Also, photographers tend to freeze the action to get the best pose for a photo. Though it will look amazing as a photo, it would look too static and, dare we say, boring when captured on video. So, whenever you notice us filming, be sure to add some movement (e.g. a kiss, talking, joking around, laughing, etc.). Overall, have fun and express your love. We’ll do the rest!
Why don't you give out the raw footage?
We understand that many of our colleagues offer raw footage from weddings. Unfortunately, it doesn't add value to the experience of your wedding day. It would be as if your photographer handed you all the photos of your wedding day including the unusable ones. You would get hundreds to thousands of photos including out of focus, incorrectly framed, and improperly exposed photos. You will get the same thing with raw video footage – and we tend to have five or more hours of raw footage. The good news is that we offer the DOC EDIT which is all the raw footage curated so the unusable footage is removed. So instead of five hours of jumbled footage, you get around 60-90 minutes of footage in a documentary style - organized in chronological order from the beginning of the day to the end of the day.
How long will it take for my video to be finished?
It typically takes us 6-10 weeks to complete your video(s). Editing takes a lot of time because we must comb through hours of footage and assemble it into a cohesive story that best conveys your wedding.
Can I make copies of my videos?
Yes you can! You paid for them so why not? As long as you save a copy for yourself, it's yours forever. We encourage you to send them to your loved ones that weren't able to make your wedding.