DO WE NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your wedding date. After this the remaining balance is due 28 days before the wedding.
WILL WE MEET BEFORE THE BIG DAY?
If possible, I would love to meet with you a month or two before-hand. This gives us an opportunity to run through the final details once the schedule is in place, and also to get to know each other a little so we connect on the day. If a meeting isn't logistically possible then that's fine too, I'll give you a call and we can discuss it all from the comfort of your own sofa.
DO WE NEED A SECOND FILMMAKER?
Team work makes the dream work, but it all depends on the day. Weddings can be intimate occasions, and with guest list of 80 or less having two filmmakers on the day may feel a little over-kill, especially with a photographer or two thrown into the mix. However, there are times when an extra pair of hands (and eyes) can make all the difference. If your morning preparations are required across two separate locations, guest lists exceeds 100, or you are getting married somewhere with filming restrictions, such as a place of worship then I would recommend bringing my awesome second shooter on board. This is something we'll discuss in details at the time of booking.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WEDDING?
After the big day I will get to work on editing your films! I edit each and every wedding myself, and dedicate at least 30 hours to each one. All weddings are edited in the order they were filmed and the delivery date can vary depending on the time of year, the number of hours covered and the duration of your ceremony and speeches. Your film is therefore guaranteed within 6 months, but the average turnaround time is 12-16 weeks.
HOW LONG WILL OUR FULL FILM BE?
Your wedding film depends on your schedule on the day -whether it's an early or late ceremony, and whether a second shooter is included. Your 'feature' film will typically be between 15-25 minutes long, and will include highlights of the ceremony with natural audio. All online trailers are 2-3 minutes long, and your ceremony + speeches will be delivered fully edited as stand-alone films, so you can play them back in real time whenever it suits you.
CAN WE CHOOSE OUR OWN MUSIC?
Of course! Music plays a huge role in the crafting of your film, it sets the tone and helps form the basis of the narrative. I love that everybody's preferences are different, so after the wedding I will ask you to send me 5 or 6 tracks that are significant to you and some of these will feature in the 'feature' film. In order to avoid copyright infringement it is best to use a licensed song for the mini highlights trailer shared online. Some mainstream songs are available for licensing, but if your first choice is unavailable I will use one that I feel compliments the footage and best reflects the overall vibe of the day.