Nowadays there are many more video production companies to choose from with prices that vary enormously. Why is this? To help you understand what you are paying for, here is a breakdown of our costs.
Filming Cost All our staff are full-time media professionals.
As well as being highly skilled and highly trained they also have many years experience in the industry. This leads to great footage as they have an in-depth knowledge of how best to use cameras and equipment in all environments. We train all our staff to be proactive rather than reactionary to situations, ensuring they are in the optimal position early to capture the perfect shot.
Part-time and amateur staff are a third of the cost to recruit but their results are nowhere near the level we require. Often we will bring a trainee along at no extra cost to yourselves and include any extra good footage they may produce. Experience tells us to rely on such footage as our only source would be quite frightening yet this is what most of the cheaper companies are providing. We therefore only employ the best, we pay our staff well and they produce results to match.
After we have filmed your day this is just the start of the process for us! Typically we will spend over 40 hours
editing your films. (Post Production). The editors will have up to 25 hours of footage to look at and arrange from up to 6 cameras used on your day.
Your edited short film will go through several processes starting with the main camera producing the spine or story of your day. Other camera angles are then added In sequence to build a fuller more diverse and artistic viewpoint. Once assembled the music is laid and each clip is adjusted the timing and balance.
Sound effects and graphics are then added before an independent editor will watch the whole film in its entirety looking out for balance running order and pace.
The whole film is colour graded so all cameras are matched and to give each section of the film a particular feel. A preview copy Is sent to yourselves for approval. We provide you with a chance to make changes, then spend an additional day creating and finalising your films and media.
To make a highly styled personalised wedding film takes time, skill and passion. Consequently our films are not cheap but we believe very good value for money.