Introducing Your Videographer

Born and raised in New Zealand, I now call Manchester (the one in the north of England) home.

Skilled in all areas of production, I am the one-man-band to tackle your videography needs - whether it is a wedding video to capture that special day, a promotional video for your business, or anything else you want preserved in moving pictures and sound.

Not satisfied with just capturing pretty pictures, I pride myself on the ability to tell engaging stories that move their audience.

Polite, professional, and discreet, I am also available for editing, directing, and screenwriting jobs.

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Portfolio

 
 
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Weddings

It's your big day. Everything is set. You've been dreaming and planning for weeks, months, years. The last thing you need is to be tripping over video equipment! That is why I have developed my working style to be as unobtrusive as possible. I am there to capture your day, as it happens, with minimal equipment but a maximum eye for detail. This leads to wonderful opportunities to capture genuine moments of emotion as you and your loved ones celebrate your perfect day.

I will capture the big moments (your vows, the first dance) as well as the little moments that you may miss. During the ceremony and speeches a second camera will be set-up to capture another angle of  your big day.

Packages are available below but please contact me if you have something else in mind as I am happy to offer a bespoke package to suit your requirements.

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Highlights Video: £1495*

A professionally edited highlights video (approx. 7 to 10 minutes) to capture the spirit and essence of your day. The video will be colour-graded and set to licensed music. This is a great way to share your special day with friends and family online. Presented on an engraved USB stick.

This package includes 10 hours of coverage on your day. Additional hours are available for £95.

* Please note that that this is priced for the Greater Manchester area. For weddings further afield I'll be happy to quote you the additional travel costs.

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Documentary Video: £1495*

Longer than the highlights video (approx. 25 to 45 minutes), this will detail more of your ceremony and the speeches. Professionally edited, colour graded, and set to licensed music, this is a great memorial of your day. Presented on an engraved USB stick.

This package includes 10 hours of coverage on your day. Additional hours are available for £95.

* Please note that that this is priced for the Greater Manchester area. For weddings further afield I'll be happy to quote you the additional travel costs.

Optional Add Ons

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Add a Highlights or Documentary Video to your package: £345

The best of both worlds; a short film to share online with a longer one to hold onto all of those treasured memories.

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Full Speeches Video: £245

Your full wedding speeches shot on two cameras which will be edited into either a separate video or your Documentary Video.

Interview Booth Video: £395

For 60 to 90 minutes (depending on your schedule) an interview booth will be set-up to record guest messages and responses to pre-arranged questions.

 
 
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Commercial Rates

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Business Profile Video - £1495*

In the modern business world the Internet is king. Invest in a short promotional video to highlight the story of your business to better connect with your clients. The video will be carefully tailored to your business with pre-interviews, a detailed creative brief, and location scout.

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Freelance Videographer - £395* Half Day / £595* Full Day

I will show up with my gear, shoot whatever you point at, and then hand over the footage for you to edit.

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Freelance Editor - £195 Per Day

Shot your own footage but need it professionally edited, colour corrected, or have motion graphics added? Please contact me for a quote.

* Additional travel costs may apply if shooting is outside of Greater Manchester.

 
 

Contact

If you would like to make a booking or have any questions then please send me a message below.

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Tim Carter Videography - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK.

 

FAQs

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.