Each wedding is different and they all require special attention and care to make each video unique to you. No templates, no other editors, and no cheesey graphics and music. If you have a quick question about how things are done, see below, otherwise contact me and I would love to go over everything with you and your soon-to-be.
What films do you provide?
I only do two main types of films, everything else is a-la-carte.
Music Video – AKA Highlight Film. Your day is set to music that fits you, the venue, and the ambience of your special day.
Story Film – Incorporating your vows, ceremony, and letters all in one jam packed video with music, graphics, ‘home videos’ (if needed). Basically this could be anything that is dialogue related or that little something extra to help craft a deeper story about you as a couple.
A-la-carte includes but is not limited to: drone footage, social media teaser videos (48hr turnaround), same day/night teaser video, 4K footage upgrade, raw footage, timelapses, full ceremony film, rehearsal dinner documentation, rehearsal dinner film, full speeches and toasts film, full first dances film, honeymoon video consult and edit, unique story film idea, extra filming days, skip-the-line main video turn around (within two weeks), and more.
WHEN DO I GET MY WEDDING FILM(S)?
It takes typically 6-8 weeks to deliver a final video.
How many hours are you scheduled?
I am typically a part of a wedding day 8-10 hours total, until I have captured all the footage and angles that I need to create a unique film for you. I think it is utter nonsense to limit my time with you in 4, 6, or 8 hour blocks as the wedding date is booked just for you, no one else.
HOW DO YOU WORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Once we are booked, I'll give your photographer (and other vendors) a call to introduce myself so we are on the same page for your special day. My style of filming is mostly incognito to capture what moments between the moments unfold but we'll do some 'staged' stuff before guests arrive and during cocktail hour. Just be sure to schedule a little longer for photos AND video, since we'll be sharing a time slot. Most photographers and I are pretty aware of one another and usually help out one another to point out a cool shot and take turns.
Do you travel?
Yes, I can travel! Local weddings in the Phoenix-metro area are no additional cost. Typically anything outside of three hours of driving will require additional compensation for a hotel stay and food. Flying is totally doable too, I just ask for flight, baggage, hotel, and food compensation. I do my best to book on Southwest Airlines, which cuts costs significantly.
DO I GET TO PICK THE MUSIC OR PROVIDE IT?
We'll definitely talk about the music genre and style but ultimately that decision is left up to me when I dive into the edit and see how the video feels and is taking shape. I license the music from high-quality sites to make secure rights agreements with the artists. No one here wants to get in trouble with the law later down the road! If you're a composer, let's talk and see how we can work in what you have to make your wedding video even more special.
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
I use a variety of gear to capture your day. High-quality audio recorders, the best low-light cameras on the market for those awesome evening dance floor moves, and a plethora of support gear like tripods, sliders, and gimbals. Though my style is more handheld (not shakey movie chase scene handheld), a little slow motion filming and a gentle sway can get some pretty incredible shots. No matter the amount of gear or type, I'll use what's best to help serve the moment and story we are trying to tell about your day.