Full day's filming of your special day from £700.
Typical videos are 1 - 1.5 hours in length with audio of the vows and speeches, also with your choice of music.
Plus a shorter on-line highlights video for friends and family to share like this one below:
Sammy and Jack - Sandburn Hall - 6th August 2021
Wedding Day Filming (Silver Package) Plus:
Pre-wedding romantic shoot
Price £??? - (please ask for a quote)
'Just wanted to say thank you very much for everything. You were one of the top highlights of our day and it was a pleasure to share our special day with you. The video is absolutely fantastic- thank you so very much for this. We really do appreciate it and watch it almost every day at the moment! ….. We would certainly highly recommend you to anybody who is getting married or even having an event and may contact you in the future if we have any events of our own! Thank you so much for making our day so very special.' Best wishes, Clare and Ian
'Hello Martin, Apologies for the delay in replying. Just wanted to say that you did a fantastic job at our wedding. The magic was fantastic for the children and the video was a fantastic bonus and the accompanying music choice was superb. I would highly recommend you without hesitation.' Best wishes Clare and Andrew
'Dear Martin, Thank you very much for everything you did to help make our wedding so perfect. The video is beautiful, we are so happy with it. Our families and friends have enjoyed watching the highlights video too. Thank you also, for the magic you performed. We, and our guests were very pleased with it. Our little bridesmaid keeps asking how you did your tricks! We are very please with the service you provided, both the video and the magic. We would certainly recommend you in the future, and have already passed your name on to a friend getting married next year! With love, David and Victoria xxx
Finally got round to watching the wedding video and we both loved it! It really captured the happiness of the day and the songs you chose worked really well - its a great way of remembering the most special day of our lives so we just wanted to pass on our appreciation :-). Also thought the CDs looked lovely!
Many thanks from both of us, Sophie and Mike
Wedding Videos are shot using high definition Panasonic cameras. I use a Panasonic Lumix S5 with a backup GH5S and a Sony A7 mk3 all filming in 4K at 3840 x 2160 25p. The small scale of these cameras (compared to my older shoulder mounted video cameras) means that they are less obtrusive for you, and more manoeuvrable for me.
Sound is captured using a Deity directional microphone and if necessary a Rode wireless microphone system with a small discreet lapel microphone attached to the groom's jacket. This will also pick up the bride's vows - she doesn't need to carry a separate microphone.
Editing is done in Final Cut Pro X on an MAC and archived to an external hard drive.
Edited film is output to USB memory sticks in .mov format (compatible with Quicktime).
I am no longer offering DVDS or Blurays.
A 'highlights' short version of the film can also be loaded to Vimeo where you can share the link with your friends and family. This is typically of about half an hour in length and will generally miss out speeches and greeting lines in order to achieve a shorter version.
I am just there to film what is happening. I don't try and pose people. I let the photographer do that as he/she will know exactly what shots they need. I will try and work together with the photographer so that we don't get in each other's way. When you have a formal photo session I will tag along with the photographer and film that too but carefully keeping out of their way. Having said that there are times when we will be competing for exactly the same camera angle and sometimes you may see the photographer in your finished film. It can't really be avoided.
It depends on the environment. I have worked with some large cameras which are mounted on fairly heavy tripods and I still have several cameras like that but most of the time its not really necessary to use anything that large. Modern technology is such that it is perfectly possible to use a small DSLR style camera to capture hours of 4K video on fast SD cards. So I much prefer the freedom that this gives to move into the optimum spot. I may still use a tripod for stabilisation of the shot, particularly during the speeches - sometimes a monopod is perfectly adequate.
Yes I do. It never occurred to me to mention it until I was asked this question by someone who had seen many on-line videos where music was playing continuously without capturing the voices of the couple making their vows. For me the whole point of the wedding video is to have an audio/visual record so I make every effort to capture the audio too. This can involve using a secondary audio recorder and sometimes I may use a lapel mike on the groom's jacket if the venue is really large.
Most wedding videos I do produce a film on USB that is between one and one and a half hours. The film is shot in 4K, processed in 4K and then compressed without any significant loss of quality so that it will fit on a 16GB USB stick.
Usually I create a .mov file that will play on any Apple equipment or any Windows equipment that has Quicktime. If you need something different just let me know.
Yes absolutely. I strongly recommend you do so that you have at least one backup. USB sticks are really easy to lose. I do keep a backup of the original film so it can be recreated but I can't guarantee how long I can keep it.
What I would say is don't try and post your video to Youtube or similar. For a start it will be too big and more importantly it will contain copyrighted music so you have get a legal issue if you do.
All the videos I post online in short highlights videos contain music which is either royalty free or which I have licensed for the purpose.
Sometimes this happens and what this normally means is that I need what's called a Mechanical Licence to capture the sound of the organ music for example. A small fee allows me to make usually about 5 copies of the video on mechanical means (USB/DVD etc) providing it doesn't go online.
Another situation is where the venue is somewhere like York Minster where the venue may demand a substantial fee to allow videography to take place. If that is the case that is not factored into my costs.
I have been making wedding videos since 2012. I started taking a small camcorder with me when I was performing magic at weddings and one time I arrived at Hazlewood Castle in time for the blessing in the chapel so I stood at the back and made a short film which I then presented to the couple afterwards as a gift. They have never forgotten it.
I certainly travel all over Yorkshire and I've also been up to Northumberland and as far south as Somerset. If I have a 9am start for bridal preparations then obviously I would need to stay over the night before somewhere and I need to charge for the costs of travelling. Within a few miles of York I don't bother with petrol costs but if you are some distance away then I need to add something for petrol and factor in the time it takes to get to your venue.
I perform close up strolling magic during the drinks reception and table magic during the wedding breakfast so these are times when I would not normally expect to be filming. I certainly don't film people eating! If the speeches are first I will be filming those and then starting some table magic. If the speeches are last then I will be performing magic until I sense that the speeches are about to start and then jumping over to the camera which will be set up ready.
The key is preparation and a good knowledge of what is coming next which is why I like to have a pretty good idea of the sequence of events if not the exact timings.