My time with you on your wedding day is not measured in hours and generally you have me for the day (with limits), so there is no need to watch the clock and rush on our account. Your wedding day will go by fast enough as it is.
I shoot your Vancouver Island Wedding Video exclusively in HD and will usually cover the ceremony with 2-3 cameras, I scale it back a little for the photo shoot and reception, usually using 1 camera from then on. During the wedding ceremony, I will use at least one wireless lapel microphone, and an additional microphone a a digital recorder as a back-up.
I realize that weddings are expensive, so I have designed a Wedding Video package that will provide a beautiful, shareable keepsake of one of the most special days of your life.
For 2018, the investment begins at only $1,800.00 CDN.
My basic package includes a telephone, skype or if possible – a personal meeting with you and your partner beforehand to get a sense of your taste and style. Editing a wedding video is a time intensive process. The finished video will generally be no more than 15-minutes. We will include a 2-4 minute online highlight clip that can be added to your Facebook page or social media. A password protected version of your video is made available online and you will receive a USB thumb drive loaded with the video file. We no longer produce standard DVD (mpeg2). While we have the technology to produce the DVD – the compression (from HD to SD) causes a significant quality loss. Most recent televisions all allow for the use of simple USB file input.
Depending on the wedding location, I do like to attend the rehearsal. This almost always involves travel costs, and depending on the location, this is not included in the the basic package. Attending the rehearsal gives me an opportunity to meet key family members and friends and to get a sense of the lighting ahead of time and to plan the best camera shots. If I am unable to attend the rehearsal, I will arrive early on the day of the shoot to help eliminate surprises.
During our initial discussions, we will custom design a package that fits your budget, style and wishes. Services that we can mix and match are:
– a comprehensive in-person planning meeting
– attending the rehearsal
– coverage of the Bridal preparation
– a second camera operator for the ceremony
– an engagement/save the date pre-shoot.
Generally we will finish editing your video within 2 weeks.
While our basic package is fairly comprehensive, we do offer additional services.
The process of editing a wedding video is very time consuming. I spend many hours during the editing process. Generally, I expect that you trust my judgement, experience and creative talent when choosing shots to be selected in the final version. One minor re-edit is included if necessary.
Digital Still frame grabs. Because we use high quality, hi definition cameras, we are able to pull many digital still photos from the video images. I’ve written about it here in my blog
A minimum $500 deposit is required to book the date. An additional $500 is due at least 2 weeks prior to the shooting date, and the final balance is expected upon delivery of the video files.
$200 of the deposit is considered the booking fee which secures the date. In the event of cancellation by you the client, this is non-refundable though we may be able to switch dates for you. In the very unlikely event that I would have to cancel – I will make every effort to find a replacement producer, or you will receive a complete refund.