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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you offer same-day edits?

A: No. While same-day edits seem to be “all the rage” these days, our experience has taught us that to craft a truly beautiful film takes time and attention to detail. Editing a film in only a few hours is not the ideal way to treat your wedding day. The film is forever, so let’s do it right.

Q: When can we expect our completed films?

A: Your wedding “highlight” film will generally be available within 8 weeks of your event, while the turnaround time for a documentary feature film is typically 6 months. We pride ourselves on timely delivery, but not at the expense of cutting corners.

Q: Our wedding will be taking place at multiple locations. Will you be able to accommodate the moving around?

A: Of course. We go where you go. We will always have at least one vehicle on site to transport us (and our gear) to wherever you will be during the day.

Q: Can we get the raw unedited footage?

A: All the raw footage from your event is available for a small fee. Please note however that raw footage is exactly that – RAW. No editing, color correction or any other treatment has been done to the footage.

Q: How does the booking process work?

A: We have streamlined the booking process to be as simple as possible. We require a 30% deposit to reserve the date plus a simple “click to sign” online contract.

Q: Do you use lighting?

A: We use lighting very sparingly. Not only can over lighting ruin the atmosphere at your wedding, but it can also be unnaturally harsh and unattractive. Any lighting we do will be unobtrusive and never on top of the camera. We use the most light sensitive cameras on the market which allow us to shoot in the most dimly lit locations.

Q: How is the audio recorded?

A: One of the biggest challenges when filming a wedding is capturing great audio. While you may not notice when the audio is outstanding, you will certainly notice when the audio quality is lacking. We record audio in multiples ways, from multiple sources to ensure clean and crisp audio. This includes recording directly from the band or Dj’s audio board, clip-on lavalier mics, ambient mics etc.

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