How do we film the day?
We create our film by putting an emphasis on different emotions, sentimental details, and priceless moments. Not only do we crave to capture the prime events of the wedding, but we also love to capture people’s emotions. This could be the couples tearing up or laughing out loud while reading their vows and the guest’s priceless reactions from witnessing this. We value little things and priceless moments that might be unnoticed on the day but is sentimental for the couple. This could be the beautiful table center pieces handmade by the mother of the bride, an heirloom necklace given to the bride a surprise gift from her mother, an intimate exchange of words between the bride and her dad just moments before she walks down the aisle, the couple’s little kids running around and giving their parents hugs and kisses, groomsmen talking about the craziest things they’ve done with the groom, a message video clip from the couple’s families who could not make it on the wedding day and many more. These moments are our golden shots!
We then shoot in a series of short video clips all throughout the coverage ranging from 10 seconds to 30 seconds, except for ceremony and speeches wherein we capture it continuously. We make sure we capture the best possible quality video and sound but we don’t want it to be too perfect and clean. We want it to feel real and raw as much as possible. So we try to shoot events from a distance, allowing people some space and capturing some clips using a hand-held camera to make our viewers feel like they are watching our clips from a human eye. The directing of the couple or guests is limited to the way the wedding photographer directs except during wedding ceremony and wedding reception (eg. positioning person where good lighting is favorable, looking at or away from the camera, movement/positioning of hands, feet, and body, etc.)
What is a highlight video?
The highlight video is a film created with music and cinematic editing comprising all of the best parts of the wedding day handpicked by us. The duration of the video depends on the chosen package. The creation of the highlight video is done at the sole artistic discretion or according to our creative imagination and style that we see that is fit for the event. This will then be incorporated with music, snippets of the couple’s vows, portions of speeches, and/or may add other forms of sound captured on the day (eg. bride/groom reading a letter, singing, family reading poem, etc). We only use licensed music from Artlist.io website. Also, colours and lighting may be enhanced during editing. Sometimes one or more of the cameras will almost always become temporarily useless due to, for example, the wedding photographer or guest standing in front of the camera blocking the entire frame at some parts therefore, editing is necessary to remove this part of the video.
What is the SEQUENCE OF EVENTS IN THE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO?
The sequence of events in the highlight video is not done in a linear fashion as seen in some traditional wedding videos that show the events in sequence from start to finish (preparation, ceremony, then reception). Our videos are arranged in a non-linear narrative or anachronic order, which means events are presented in a non-chronological order or in ways where the events of the video do not follow the direct sequence of events.
Do you use drones?
Drone flights are optional and are an add-on. They are subject to availability, weather conditions, and we have to comply according to Australian civil aviation regulations.
That means we can only fly if we have permission and is safe to do so.
Do you provide RAW FILES?
Unfortunately, we do not provide raw files.
Why not? Raw files are like unfinished artwork. Think of it as a sketch before it becomes a painting or a wood frame before it becomes a house.
We don’t want to provide clients an incomplete product.
Raw files are un-edited, usually dull-colored, varying from short and long clips straight out of a camera. Some clips may be blurry, shaky, dark, or may not look great. Because we shoot with editing in mind, we shoot in short clips throughout the entire day and many clips are as short as 5-10 seconds except for ceremony and speeches. One wedding will have hundreds or thousands of video clips from multiple cameras.
Instead of having the raw footage, we recommend you our add-ons, which are but not limited to the full video of the ceremony and/or full video of speeches (If not included in your package), in that way you can see more of the key moments in your wedding.
How long before our videos are ready to view?
Completion of edited videos such as the highlight video, as well as full video of speeches and full video of the ceremony (If included in the package or if added in package) will take 4-12 weeks from the wedding date.