Wedding Videography FAQ's
Selecting a Wedding Videographer can be an exciting stage of your wedding planning process; however, it can also leave you with lots of questions. It is important to make sure you have all the information you might need before choosing who will be the right for your day and for the final film you’re hoping to achieve, so to help you out I have put together some answers to Armelle Films frequently asked questions.
Where do you travel to?
I cover the central belt of Scotland, mainly around the Glasgow area and the North West of England such as Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. I will also take on the occasional Scottish Highland Wedding or destination wedding too, it all depends on my diary so it’s always best to drop me a message to check location and availability.
Will I have drone footage in my film?
Drone footage is included in the price of both my packages. I like to include drone shots to add a cinematic perspective and of course show of your amazing choice of venue, however drones need the right weather and location to be able to fly. If its too windy, or too wet, flying won’t be possible. If your venue is near an airport, I will also need to gain permission from Air Traffic Control, this is usually not a problem as long as enough notice is given. I always try my best to incorporate some flying time, even if that’s finding a weather window later in the day when you’re all sitting down to dinner.
Can I choose the music for my film?
The answer is yes and no. If you intend to view your films privately in the comfort of your own home with your friends and family then you can request any soundtrack to your full film, I usually recommend that you send me a selection of songs you like, and I can pick the ones that suit your footage the best. However, if you want to share your highlights film online, due to copyright law you need permission for any music you use so I generally use music from my professional filmmaker’s archive. I try to select music which suits you as a couple and reflects your day.
Do you charge for travel? Travel expenses do apply, this is simply to cover my mileage which is the use of my car, fuel and time. This is only applied if the location is out with a 30-minute radius of my base. Can I add Guest Messages to my film?
Yes of course, it’s a lovely way to incorporate more of your close friends and family into your film and include a video guestbook. I would expect to capture around 8-10 messages.
This would be charged at an additional £150 to cover my extra editing time and time on the day interviewing your guests.
What time do you start filming?
You will often hear that filming starts from ‘bridal prep’ but as I’m sure you know this is a long period of time and often starts from 6am! I assume you will not want a camera filming you as you roll out of bed, so I generally start 2 hours before your ceremony start time. This enables me to capture your finishing touches or hair and make-up before getting into your dress. It also gives me plenty time to capture the groom prep too if he is at the same venue or nearby.
Can I request additional copies of my USB Gift Box?
Yes, if you would like extra copies for presents to family or friends, please just let me know and I can add these to your booking. Extra USB Gift Boxes are £30
Will my Highlights Film have audio?
I like to incorporate audio of your day into your highlights film as it gives it more atmosphere and authenticity. Snippets of your vows and speeches may be included as well as happy guests cheering, laughing and generally having a good time! If you have written personal vows, it’s a lovely soundtrack to your highlights film. This is something we can discuss in your pre-wedding call.
When is the deposit and final payment due?
The deposit is due upon booking to secure your date and the final balance will be due 4 weeks before you wedding. If you want to break your final balance down and pay in instalments this is also an option, just let me know.
Do you have a lot of camera equipment?
I tend to have a very minimal set up with my equipment so that I can remain in the background of your day. I use a couple of cameras throughout the day and just one tripod during the ceremony and speeches. This means you don’t have equipment in your wedding photos or too much gear spoiling your beautiful wedding décor. It also means I can travel light if you have multiple locations on your day.
I hope this has been a useful read, however if you have any other questions about your film please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org