FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QESTIONS

A few typical questions and answers that should help with your decision to book a videographer to film your wedding.

FAQ-WEDDING FILM BY VELVET WEDDING STUDIO

For most of you your wedding will be the most important day of your life to date so choosing the right suppliers will come with lots of questions. Below are some of the most common questions I get asked

Why should we have a wedding video?

When looking back at you special day, five, ten or fifteen years down the line you won’t regret it. Photographs can only do so much!  Professional video offers something different to photographs, you can’t hang it on the wall but it will always bring back the memories of your day flooding back in a way that a photo will never be able to do. It is a fantastic way of capturing all the members of your family from the most senior to the very youngest. You will be able to show your grown children a special moment in time that they may not have witnessed or were too young to remember at the time.

I’m keen to book a wedding videographer, but my fiancée isn’t...

So often couples say to me afterwards that they were pleased they had booked me, even if one of them was uncertain beforehand. My style is very discreet and not intrusive.

Will you get in the way at our wedding?

I have been complimented by many brides and grooms for being inconspicuous. I try and stay out the way and out of people faces. I don’t set up shots or ask you or your friends and family to pose for the camera My aim is to capture people acting naturally. I want you and your guests to enjoy the day, without at all feeling self conscious.

What do you wear?

I wear smart clothes. The absolute worst thing I can imagine is to turn up at your special day in polo shirt advertising my company! I want to blend in with your guests, so naturally I wear appropriate clothing for a wedding!

How does payment work?

The booking deposit is £200 due to secure the date when you receive the contract, and then the balance of the payment is due 3 weeks after wedding, when the package will be complete. Some people are happy to pay the balance before the wedding, but some decide to wait until the video is finished. It’s up to you.

Do you work well with photographers?

Over the years I have worked with many photographers some on repeated occasions and there has never been a problem. If I have a set way to get certain shots I always speak to the photographer before hand to make sure it won’t get in the way of his shot and vice-versa. The reason we are there is to capture your wedding the best we can and that will only happen if the photographer and videographer work together with this aim in mind.

What equipment will you bring to my wedding?

I film everything on one Canon C100 Cinema Camera along with multiple Canon lenses. I capture sound on a lightweight shotgun microphone, hidden external zoom recorder and small lavalier microphone.

Which package should I choose?

It’s totally up to you, but I welcome the option of you upgrading your package later on if it’s out of your budget.

How long is the wedding film?

This totally depends on the content of your wedding day. On average ,wedding highlights are between 5-7 minutes long and the average length of the edited full wedding film is between 1hour20min -2hours20min. Wedding highlights and full wedding film are included with all video packages.

Is there a contract and a deposit required? Is my deposit refundable?

This reservation fee is 100% refundable ONLY if your wedding plans change and you cancel the date outside of 120 days before your indicated wedding date. Also, in the unlikely event of serious personal injury or emergency circumstances beyond the control of Velvet Wedding Studio I will make every reasonable effort to secure a replacement professional cameraman. If securing a videographer is not possible the client will receive full refund. If you have to change the date of your wedding please let me know as soon as possible so I can check my availability. If I won’t be available on the new date, unfortunately your deposit is non-refundable.

Will our package prices increase after we have paid our deposit?

No. I offer a Price Guarantee, so that once your booking has been confirmed your package prices are guaranteed. Therefore any future increases will not apply to your account.

When will we receive the final wedding film?

I aim to have you wedding video finished approx 3 weeks after the wedding.

How many copies I’ll receive and how much are additional copies?

The latest trend and my personal favourite is to have your film on the highest quality possible so I provide the finished film on a free USB memory stick. USB quality looked simply stunning and were significantly better than the DVD. USB can be plugged to any devices: TV,Computer,DVD Player,Xbox,PlayStation etc. Blu-ray (high-definition picture quality) and DVD copy are also included with different video packages. Please check Prices and Packages page for more details. Additional USB/DVD/Blu-ray copy cost £25.

Do you record the audio for the ceremony & speeches?

Yes, all video packages I offer I record professional audio for the whole day (wedding preparations, ceremony, speeches, first dance etc.)

Can we choose the music?

No, unfortunately due to music copyright laws, I cannot use unlicensed music on your wedding video. This is still the case even if the video is strictly for your own personal use. All songs are licensed from sites like Music Bed and Song Freedom Online. It’s important for me to keep creative control when it comes to picking songs to score your video but feel free to browse through the websites and tell us if you like any specific songs.

Do you have to use the drone for my wedding?

No. The drone is a bonus piece of equipment for me. It’s a very time consuming to get a decent aerial footage also it’s up to the venue to grant permission. I’ll be happy to include aerial footage in your wedding film made by licences drone operator.

Do you need feeding?

I don’t expect to have the full wedding breakfast. However, a plate of sandwiches or some of your main course, served in the bar would be welcome, especially if I working 10 or more hours.

Can we get raw footage?

Yes you can. However, raw footage is very, very hard to watch. It can be 4+ hours of random clips, no colour corrections and no external audio synced in. Raw footage on USB costs £30

Do you use bright video lights?

I almost never use lighting equipment because the cameras and lenses I use are very sensitive to light, meaning they can capture great footage in dark areas.

How far should we book in advance?

I suggest that you book as soon as you make a decision that you would like me to film your wedding. I currently booking for 2017 and 2018.

What happens if I lose/delete the video?

I will store the master copy of your wedding film. If you need another copy, just let me know and I will be happy to send it to you.

We love what we see and we want to book you! What’s next?

Congrats on making your decision! Please check that I’m still available for your date on Contact page. Please fill out the form, add your message and I will contact you shortly.

Do you still have questions? If you’ve looked through my site and still have questions, I’ll be glad to help you. Please use my Contact Form or call me on 07882647756

WE ARE VELVET WEDDING STUDIO

Velvet Wedding Studio brings an original and creative quality to all of their wedding films, photos and produce contemporary style memories for couples who wish to have something unique to them.

Find Us At

Cannon Corner
GL3 4FD
Gloucestershire
07882647756
velvettreestudio@hotmail.co.uk

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