Do you travel?
Yes, I’ll travel anywhere! If travelling clocks in at more than two hours from OX14, I usually need accommodation the night before and sometimes the night after.
For overseas weddings, I’ll need a room for the duration, preferably nearby. I also ask that flights and transfer costs are covered.
Can you film both of us getting ready?
Each film package comes with one videographer as standard. If you are both getting ready at the same venue (or nearby), then I can usually film you both getting ready. However, if this is not possible, for an additional fee, I can organise a second videographer to make sure we cover both locations.
When does coverage end?
Although I don’t give a set finish time, I’ll always be there to capture some of the party. Your wedding film needs some of the crazy dance moves. End time will always vary from each wedding and often depends on the time of your ceremony and speeches. There is always the option to extend coverage til late too. We will discuss all of this properly beforehand.
Can we obtain the RAW footage?
Yes, I’m more than happy to provide a timeline of all my clips for an additional fee.
How do you record sound?
During ceremonies and speeches, I clip a small audio recorder onto the lapel/inside jacket pocket of each person speaking (except the bride of course), along with backup audio recorders nearby. I can also use feeds from any microphones used during the ceremony or speeches.
Do you have a drone?
Yes! I have a drone along with an A2 CofC drone pilot license and insurance. Aerial footage is included as standard, subject to location and weather conditions on the day.
How do I know you won't lose our video?
I use multiple cameras that record and backup onto two separate memory cards. After every wedding, I immediately back up everything recorded that day to a storage drive. Then, when I get back to the studio, I back this up again onto a second external hard drive. I also triple back up onto cloud storage. That way, if anything were to happen to the local physical copies, there’s always a backup!
Are you insured?
Of course. That goes without saying. I am fully insured and a public liability certificate can be supplied as per venue requirements.
CAN WE CHOOSE THE MUSIC FOR OUR WEDDING FILM?
I’ll always welcome your suggestions with regards to music genres and will always try to work with your ideas. To use music in a wedding film, it must however be licensed. I will select the soundtracks based on the feeling I get during the edit. It’s part of the creative process and plays a very important role.
DO WE NEED TO MEET BEFOREHAND?
It’s always nice, but not essential. If this cannot be arranged, I always try to Zoom/video call at the very least. This provides a good platform to check out my personality and put a face to the name. To gain a proper understanding of the wedding and to create the best wedding film I can, I’ll send you a details questionnaire to complete beforehand. This allow me to understand the precise timings and details of the wedding. We’ll always follow this up with a final chat in the weeks leading up to the big day.
HOW LONG WILL OUR FILM BE?
I usually produce a short film (5-7 minutes) and/or a longer film (15 minutes) depending on your package choice. I ask that you trust me with the length of your film. The story and content of your day will dictate the length. I would never want to cut a great story short due to time constraints, and equally I would never want to dilute a story just to reach a minimum length. In my experience, these film lengths contain that sweet spot.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
To secure your date, I need two things from you. First, is completion of an online booking proposal, and second a booking fee payment paid by transfer into our business account. I’ll invoice you for the remaining balance payment due 30 days before the wedding.