How long will my video be?
The ultimate goal is to tell the story of your day in the most effective way possible. With every couple's wedding day being different, the last thing I want to do is stretch or squeeze every wedding video into a pre-determined length. So each video is edited to the length that best tells the story of the day. The approximate lengths are 7 to 10 minutes for a Highlights Video and 25 to 45 minutes for a Documentary Video.
How do you select the music?
I have access to a large library of licensed music that can legally be used in professional videos. One of the largest tasks of the editing process is to search this library to find the right songs that fit your personalities and day
Can you use my favourite song by my favourite artist in my wedding video?
Short answer: No. Long answer: Due to copyright laws this it is not possible to use popular music for videos unless you can afford to pay the excessively expensive rights to do so (thousands upon thousands of pounds). You may have noticed other video companies using popular music in their videos. All I can say is the best of luck to them and I hope that they do not get caught!
What happens if We do not like the music you choose?
Before your wedding I will discuss with you the types of music that you like (and dislike). This will give me a guideline of what to look for when picking the tracks that best compliment your story. Then, before the video is finalised and sent to you, you will have the opportunity to view the video and veto any song choices I've made. While this has never happened before, at the end of the day it is your video and I want to ensure that you are happy with it.
Are you discreet?
Of course. On your big day I will aim to strike a balance of capturing the essential moments to create a treasured record of your wedding day whilst minimising the impact that my presence has on the day itself. Then, once the edit is done, I’ll allow you to preview the video before I officially send it to you so that you can let me know any bits you want changed or removed. It’s your wedding, and your wedding video, so I want you to be happy with the finished result.
Do your prices include VAT?
I am not currently required to charge VAT. So the prices on my website reflect the total price.
Do you capture Bride Preparation?
That is entirely up to you. My standard packages include 10 hours of coverage, so, in most cases, this should be enough to cover from bridal preparation to the first dance. If not, additional hours of coverage can be purchased for £95 per hour.
Do you capture Groom Preparation?
Again, that is entirely up to you and your schedule. As a general rule of thumb, if the bride and groom are getting prepared in locations no more than 10 minutes apart then it shouldn't be an issue. But please contact me if you would like to discuss it more.
I've seen Pre-Ceremony Interviews in your Other videos - Can you do the same for my Wedding video?
Absolutely. Interviews are a great way to communicate your story in your video. Provided that you can make time before the ceremony on your big day, then there is no extra charge for this. Each interview will take approximately 15 minutes including camera and microphone set-up.
How to you capture audio?
During the ceremony I will put a small lapel microphone on the groom. This is sufficient to pick-up the groom, bride, and celebrant's voices during the ceremony. I also use a professional grade shotgun microphone on my main camera and discreetly place additional microphones in the venue to pick-up ambient noise. During the speeches I will discuss with you the best way to capture the audio with your given set-up. This is usually to place several microphones at the head table. If a sound mixing board is being used for the ceremony and/or speeches then I will plug a recorder into that as well.