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How do you handle a dimly lit event?
Our DSLR cameras and lenses are capable handling issues of very low light, and offer the capabilities of using faster lenses that allow more light to reach the sensor. Most of the time, we don’t even need additional lighting, but in the event that we do, we use on camera lighting, as well as some additional room lighting if necessary.
What kind of equipment do you use for events?
We use Canon DSLRs (7D’s, 5D’s ‘mark II & III’), an abundance of fast lenses to fit your event needs, tripods, monopods, jib crane, pocket dolly, glidecam with vest, Arri 150 Fresnels, on camera LED lighting, on camera audio, wireless audio and a digital recorder. We bring a lot of stuff.
What's the difference between Storytelling and Documentary formats?
Storytelling takes aspects from both visual and audible parts of your day and combines them together to tell your story. This type of edit uses different parts of your day all cinematically combined into one 12-15 minute film, but not necessarily chronologically. It’s shorter than a documentary edit, but still includes most everything from your wedding. The documentary edit incorporates everything from your day in a longer edit. This film is typically 20-30 minutes, and is mostly chronological. It still includes cinematic elements throughout, but it is not as condensed as the short feature.
How am I involved in the editing process, and how long does it take?
You have total control of the content that goes into your film. After all, it is your film, and it should be something that you enjoy watching. We will post a cut on your viewing page, that way you can approve or deny any content, and we can add or change parts to suit your wishes. The editing process can take as much as 16 weeks. Once approved, any DVD’s take an extra week for authoring the discs.
Do you charge for travel to the event location(s)?
Transporting equipment to and from your location(s) can be strenuous! We charge a flat service and travel fee of $55 to each event or per day to recover the costs of fuel and travel. All weddings include unlimited locations. These fees apply to locations within the 9 counties that surround the bay area. Counties include: Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Marin. Any locations that exceed these 9 counties are subject to a fee of $1.00 per mile, based on a one-way distance.
What's the difference between the four different edit options?
The TRAILER EDIT is intended to be a short, quick, high energy edit that is available within a week of the wedding. It basically will show what is to come. The HIGHLIGHT EDIT is a slightly longer recap of your day, set to music, and incorporating different aspects of storytelling. The SHORT FEATURE EDIT is storytelling edit which includes everything from your day in a condensed version, which is intended to be fun to watch. It will include aspects of the ceremony, but not necessarily the entire thing, and most likely not in chronological order. The FULL FEATURE EDIT is a full length documentary edit of your day. This is typically chronological and incorporates most of the ceremony and speeches. It has aspects of storytelling but is mostly a visual document of the day.