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1. What type of cameras do you use?
I use Sony 3 CCD High Definition Digital video cameras. Because of this, all weddings are shot in HD giving the client the best quality image possible even when delivered on standard definition DVD’s
2. How Many cameras do you use?
I usually use a 2 camera setup. This gives me the best opportunity to capture everything without missing an important part of the wedding.
3. How early do you arrive before the wedding?
I usually try to come to the rehearsal if there is one to get an idea of where I might get the best shots. On the day of the wedding, I like to be there a few hours before to get footage of the church, small details, people getting ready, etc.
4. What kind of microphones do you use?
I believe that sound is very important and therefore I try and use the best equipment that I can get. I usually like to have wireless lapel mics on both the groom and the Pastor. I also have shotgun mics on the camera to record ambient sound. If there is someone already running sound at the venue, I try and get a direct connection from him. Same goes for the DJ at the reception.
5. What kinds of formats do you delivery the wedding in?
After I editing the footage of the wedding, I delivery them to in DVD format which can be played in most any DVD player.
6. Are there any other services that you provide?
I can also create photo montage videos for events such as the rehearsal dinner or reception if provided with the pictures. I also film other events such as graduations and parties
Pricing for photo montages and other services are located on my pricing page under Extras.
7. What about the Contract?
To reserve a date, I require each client to sign a contract, and a deposit of $200. If for some reason you have to cancel, the deposit is refundable as long as the cancelation is greater than 2 week from the scheduled wedding date.
8. How do you edit the wedding video?
After filming the wedding, I transfer all the footage from the cameras to my computer where I use professional Non-Liner editing software to mix all the shots together. Putting music to the video is also in this process. I try and produce a cinematic mood in the video while sticking to the natural progression of the ceremony. Once I finish editing all the footage I burn it to DVD and put it into a DVD case with a custom printed cover. I typically spend at least 20 hours on each project. Some take more, some take less.
9. Will you personally be the videographer for our Wedding?
Yes. Absolutely. I will also try and have another person to operate the second camera if possible.
10. What is your dress code for the wedding?
A wedding is usually a very formal occasion, so I try and dress accordingly. I try to dress in black to stay as invisible as possible.
11. Are you Unobtrusive during the Ceremony?
Yes! I try my best to be as as invisible as possible. The ceremony is a very special time, not only to the bride and groom, but also the people attending. My goal is to capture each moment the best I can, without being distracting and interfearing in the ceremony.
12. Do you work with the photographer at the wedding?
Yes. Communication between the Photographer and Videographer is very important. I try and cordnate with he or she so we are not runnin over each other during the event. Depending on the Photographer, somtimes I can incorperate the photos from the wedding into the video or DVD case cover.
13. What is your style of Videography?
In each video, I try shot in a cimematic style of filming. I feel that this type of videography evokes the special mood and overall essance of the wedding day.
14. What about Lighting?
If at all possible, I try and not use any extra litghting other than what natural lighting exist. Altohough, weedings in general usually take place in situtions where light is minimal, so in some cases, small amounts of extra lighting may be nescessary to capture the shots. Please understand that the darker the event is, without additional lighting, the video quality degrads significantly.