Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is your deposit and payment policy?
The initial deposit is only 25% with the remaining balance due before or the day of your wedding. We accept payments, and if you need to delay payments, all you have to do is communicate with me. I'm a pretty cool guy so no need to worry.
2. Why do wedding films cost so much?
Wedding filming requires people to do the same thing a film crew would do on a movie set, which in turn takes many hours of perfecting their craft along with the substantial investment in gear. I film weddings by myself with around $25,000 worth of equipment. Along with that, editing a highlight and short film takes somewhere about 30-60 hours of work.
3. What is a highlight video?
Short, sweet and simple. Our “Highlight Videos” provide a summary of moments you will always want to cherish. We discreetly record wedding preparations, vows, speeches and other significant happenings throughout the day to give you an edited arrangement you can watch, re-watch and share.
4. What is an engagement interview?
Most people have no idea how you both met, how he proposed or the reason that made you realize you were meant to be together. Engagement interviews allow you to look back at a time in your relationship and truly cherish each other.
5. What is a short film?
A bit longer than our brilliant highlight films, these “Short Films” provide you with an extended cut version of your wedding day. We will fully record everything from the moment you start getting ready until to the moment you bid everyone a farewell.
6. What parts of the wedding day do you film?
I will be like a fly on the wall for most of your wedding day starting at prep until you leave in your horse and carriage. My second videographer arrival time is based on the groom's prep time.
7. How would you describe your style?
Timeless, discreet, enjoyable, and clean. Trends come and go, but crafted pieces of artwork will remain standing.
8. How do you select the music you use in the wedding film?
So LEGALLY, we can not use copyrighted music. Copyrighted music is any music you hear on the radio or something released by a signed music artist. So with that being said, I do have access to copyright free music websites that I purchase music from so no one sues me. But if the film is just for your viewing at home and will not be published on the internet, we can happily "borrow" some of your favorite music songs.
9. What is the turnaround time for the final video?
The turnaround time is 4-6 weeks during offseason, but that extends to 6-9 weeks during peak wedding season (May through Oct.).
10. How many edits do I get if we would like something changed in our wedding video?
In the rare case that you do not absolutely love the edit I send you, I will gladly make any corrections you desire. All couples are allowed one chance to make changes, anything more than that will require paying an hourly editing fee of $50.