Most Frequently asked Questions:
Wedding Film Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How much are your films?
A: You and your fiancé have a unique story that deserves to be told and every wedding day is completely different. To have our friendly, award winning team capture your wedding day and help you remember the most beautiful day of your life will typically cost couples $2649.00 to $4500.00 with our most booked films being in the $3200-$3500 range. We do not want you to have to pay more than what is required and have you locked into more than what you need. This takes a little customization. To get started with a custom quote, the Link to our simple inquiry form is —-> (HERE).
“I always thought that a videographer was something extra that people added to a wedding if they could afford to do so. I am now convinced that this is a must for anyone who is planning a wedding!” -Mr. & Mrs. Hurtado
Q: Do you all use drones for our film
A: YES! we are FAA 107 commercially licensed drone pilots and we use drones for your wedding film. We must comply with FAA 107 rules and regulations but, we will have drone footage in your film. If we can not use the drone during your wedding day due to high winds, venue restrictions, or some other unforeseen reason we will acquire footage near your venue.
“As a little kid, I climbed a lot of trees because I always loved the bird's-eye view.” -Felix Baumgartner
Q: Are you a professional business operating full-time with business insurance?
A: YES! We have been filming weddings, commercials, social media promos, gathering content for the action sports industry and outdoor tv shows full time since 2014 and have been working with couples since 2009. We are licensed in the State of New Mexico and carry professional business insurance. It is important that all your vendors carry business insurance.
“As a professional, I cannot afford to be complacent.” Amitabh Bachchan
Q: How do you capture sound
A: We take sound very seriously. It is 80% of your film. We use professional omnidirectional lapel & hypercardioid shotgun microphones to capture audio from getting ready to first looks, the ceremony and all throughout the reception. We communicate with your DJ on ways to acquire the best sound during your reception. Lastly, we go around the venue to capture sound… wind gently blowing through the trees, water coming out of a fountain or a trickling creek or river, waves crashing on a beach. We want you to relive your wedding day and sound is extremely important. We also take editing sound extremely seriously. We take a week and devote it bringing your sound to life.
“Video is 20% of the experience, you immerse the viewer through professional sound design and mastery. That is completely the other 80% of the film experience” -Cinema Sound
Q: How many people will be at our wedding filming and will you be there?
A: We utilize 2 cinematographers that are very experienced and have a love for our couples. We have an award winning team comprised of 4 camera operators and have 2 editors.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan
Q: How long does it take to edit films?
A: Great question! During peak wedding season we will have your finished film in 4 months. We take editing very seriously! We take your footage and back it up, encode it to a format for better editing, go through your content and mark the best clips, listen to the audio, sync the audio to video and piece it all together and color grade every clip.
“I don't believe in making a record and rushing it.” Hunter Hayes
Q: Do We get to pick our our music?
A: I wish we could let you pick any music you would like. First of all, it is illegal to pick mainstream music. If mainstream music is used for your film, most likely facebook, youtube, vimeo or other online hosts will block it, put ads in it or in some cases may fine you for using music with a copyright.
“I'm a total control freak and love to participate in the design of every single aspect of life.” Drew Barrymore
Q: What we need does not fit any of your proposed package, what can we do?
A: Tell us what you need!! Let’s figure it out together.
“It's all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible. Choices suck, they are inherently limiting.” Craig Armstrong
Q: What is your style
A: That is hard to describe. We want you to relive your wedding day. We also like to be creative and artistic. So timeless & documentary, mixed with some high end cinematic production artistic value would be a good description. We try to be flies on the wall and not intrude on you as your wedding day is about you. We will give a few pointers and instruction during a few moments or if we see something that has that “WOW!!!!!” factor.
“Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles
Q: Do we get to revise our films
A: Yes, 80% of the time time we can accommodate your suggestions for your finished film based on the footage we acquired. If something special is happening on your wedding day… communicate that with us so we are ready. You have 1 free revision with your film. It is critical that you share with us details about your day so that we do not miss it. But, by all means… any typos that slipped by, a guest appearing in your film dancing that you may not know… let’s get the film polished up as best we can. Please watch a few of our films so you can see our style and make sure it fits with what you dream of.
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” William Pollard
Q: Our venues are really bright and/or really dark, can you still shoot there?
A: YES! We have spent hours in education on proper light, lighting techniques and can shoot in almost any condition.
“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” Michelle Obama
Q: Do you travel?
A: YES! We film all throughout the Southwest and have filmed weddings on the East Coast, California, Texas, Arizona, Jamaica, filmed in Africa, Colorado. We do not charge for distances up to 150 miles. Beyond that, let’s figure it out.
“Honestly, there isn't anywhere in the world that I can say I would never travel to, given the opportunity.” Christie Laing
Q: Everything looks great, how do we book you?
A: To book your wedding we require a deposit and a signed contract. Please review it and if you need something changed, please feel free to express what you need. Once that is complete we require a non-refundable 25% deposit to book your wedding day. It is non-refundable as we turn away business once your wedding is booked.
“You can't get more for less. You get what you pay for.” Barbara Mikulski
Q: What package would you build?
A: I would figure out what time my fiancé is starting to get ready. Girls usually start earlier and guys later and end around a 1/2 hour after the garter and bouquet toss. If you have an dynamic exit (sparker, lights ect) let us know as I, personally would want that in my film. I would personally want 7 or 8 hours and a 5-7 minute feature film with the ceremony and toasts edit. We also own a 4k resolution TV so I definitely would want to purchase the 4k footage option. Lastly, I would want our rehearsal dinner covered. I remember my sister and Aunt said some very endearing things and presented my wife with a necklace that was an heirloom from my mother. Everyone wept, it was beautiful. Moments like that are priceless and a rehearsal dinner offers an experience and memory that deserves to be captured.
“True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.” Daniel Kahneman