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We work on an hourly basis as opposed to stipulating what we do and do not film. We feel this is an easier way to make a decision.
For example, with our Classic packages (8 continuous hours) you may decide for us to film between the hours of 1:00pm and 9:00pm. During this time we are free to film all important events. This can include, but is not limited to: bridal preparations, the bride’s arrival, the photographs, the speeches, the first dance. Basically, if we’re there, we’re filming
Naturally, you choose the period of the day you wish covered.
We can also provide you with additional hours.
Depending on the package you choose, we can shoot with a single camera, right up to a total of four. One camera is fine for smaller or quieter weddings, but in most cases we strongly recommend the use of at least two.
Multiple cameras gives the freedom split up and film separate events that happen simultaneously. This may be separate filming of the bride and groom preparing for the day. Or perhaps filming of the bride’s arrival whilst the groom waits nervously in the church.
Multiple cameras also allows for seamless editing during important parts of
the day such as the ceremony. In this situation one camera may capture a wider
view of the scene whilst the second can close in on the bride and groom
Or we can capture different angles and then seamlessly edit these different angles into one video, cutting out distracting camera movements or zooms.
Having more than one camera also allows for an operator to focus on artistic shots, as opposed to the ‘safe’ documentary approach. We can make use of a SteadyCam - a piece of equipment which allows for smooth tracking shots, similar to the type used in cinema. With the SteadyCam the operator is free to film and move around on his feet without camera shake.