FAQ - Videography
** Frequently Asked Questions for Videography
**What primary style do you identify with?
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes. We have lights we can put on cameras and lights that can be put on a stand to make sure we have sufficient light so we are equipped for any lighting situation. We also have many low-aperature lenses that work great in low light!
How many videographers do you work with?
We have a main videographer that shoot's every wedding and edits all of the footage and a few other second shooters who rotate depending on availability.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?<br> We love to meet our clients beforehand. If the client is available to meet beforehand we always encourage it so we can get to know each other better and hear a bit more about their preferences in person before the big day!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Our primary photographer in our company is Mindy and our primary videographer in our company is Fernando. We guarantee Mindy will shoot every wedding for photography and that Fernando will shoot every wedding for videography.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never an event in the same day. Only on special occasions on the same weekend.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Multiple lenses, microphones, HD SLR Cameras, sometimes go pro cameras, sometimes a quadcopter to get HD overhead shots, lights, stands, memory cards, a slider, a steady-cam and many other accessories essential to videography.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course. I always shoot with multiple cameras- you especially need multiple angles for the ceremony - if 1 failed I have the other cameras to choose from.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We usually take a break to eat and we require a meal provided by the client for any event that has 5 hours of coverage or more. Other than the meal - we don't take any breaks.
Do you charge overtime?
Our packages are based on hours of coverage. This is also because - the more hours of coverage - the more editing and time we put into your video. If you decide on the day of the wedding that you didn't book enough hours - we will stay for an extra hourly fee. The cost is for the shooting + editing.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
We always have preference forms to find out the client's videography preferences and any shots they want us to get. Many clients send us a lot of details. By telling us the way they want it shot - they are very involved. If a client has any suggestions for how they want it edited we are always happy to edit that way .
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
6-10 weeks depending on the volume of weddings we have at the time.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
We do need a certain amount of footage to create a highlight film but weddings in the US always fit within that span of hours. For a documentary film we could shoot any amount of hours - the film will just be longer for more hours of coverage. For the highlight film I'd say we need atleast 4 hours of coverage.