Your trailer will be ready 6 weeks after the Wedding/event date and will encapsulate the flavour of the day in a 3-5 minute edit using the main elements of the day to drive the story along. This format is ideal for sharing on social Media and downloading to your phone or tablet device, to show friends and family offline.
In years gone by, in the days of Wedding Videography, it was the norm to have a 2, 3 or sometimes 4 hour video of the Wedding day, usually dictated by the length of the ceremony and speeches. Getting the call from the Bride and Groom for all to come and see the epic, was usually a heart sinking moment, knowing that was hours of tedious boredom ahead, thankfully…those days are gone.
If you are not familiar with the concept, let me explain…
The “short form edit” is firmly centred around the narrative and story telling aspects of film making. Much of the time is spent in the edit suite combing through the footage to extract the most heartfelt part of a reading, the part of the speech that got the most belly laughs and the segment of the vows where there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. These elements are what makes up the short form edit, they are in essence the parts of the day that stood out head and shoulders above the rest.
These pieces are seamlessly stitched together with b-roll, couple shoots, cocktail hour and all the remaining elements of the day to produce an entertaining 20-30 minute film that your family and friends will be left wanting to see more, rather than wishing it would end.
This is the technique used in all short form edits, basically it means that the films events do not run in chronological order.
The film may start off with the Bride’s preparations and then overlaying that you start to hear the Father of the Bride making his speech and the visuals then move to the reception.
The format usually has the Ceremony as the backbone to the film and everything else is centered around that.
Many hours are spent on the sound design and production of your Feature Edit. We choose all the music for the film, which mainly consists of cinematic style music, with the occasional song with fitting lyrics. It is important that we have control over this aspect of every film, as the music is of paramount importance to the overall mood of any film.
We carefully add in ‘foley’ sounds that we may of captured on the day or need to enhance the film with in post production, for example, the sound of waves crashing in or the sound of birds chirping in the morning. All of the sound elements adds a rich layer to the film, giving it that polished Hollywood/Bollywood feel.
Many hours are spent on colour grading your film. We shoot our footage in a very ‘flat” picture profile giving us lots of latitude in post production to add cinema style colour grading using our state of the art creative colour grading tools.
We use very subtle effects to enhance the look and feel of your film, a slight camera refraction effect, maybe a subtle lens flare, some slow motion in some parts of the film.
All of our post production work has a professional studio touch added and enriches the visuals to your film.
If you would like to have a record of the main parts of your day, you can do so by ordering the ‘Chapters’ from your day.
The Chapters usually comprise of the ceremony, speeches and dancing/performances at the evening reception.
The chapters are professionally edited with up to 5 camera angles of the event and use actual audio from the event as opposed to dubbed music.
The chapters can be anything from an hour in length to over 4 hours in length, it depends largely on the length of your ceremony, the length of the speeches and the amount of dancing/performances
A documentary edit is similar to ‘Chapters’ the main difference is that you gat all of the footage inclusive and is made into one single film, with all the events in chronological order, the audio is what was recorded from the cameras or audio recording equipment and there is no music dubbed onto the film. There is an additional charge for this.