FAQs

Preliminary Questions (6)

It takes many years of experience and passion for video production to be able to constantly produce beautifully shot and crafted videos.  LA Wedding Films only use the latest professional equipment which when used properly delivers breathtaking picture and sound quality.  Knowing where to be and always being there to capture the important moments is another key benefit of a professional.

Very experienced. Our CEO and chief videographer was professionally trained by Australia’s leading film school and has been making wedding films professionally since 2004. He has shot over 100 weddings in that time. We also have a talented team of experienced freelance wedding videographers and editors to assist on individual projects.

We would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss your wedding video. We have tried to include as much as possible on our web site to give you confidence in our service, but we know it’s also very nice to meet and talk with the videographer you are considering.

No. We are a home based business, located in Beverly Hills. Having an office is unnecessary and would just add costs that we would have to pass on to you.

Yes. Contact Us and we can work out the details.

We use only the best Video and Audio equipment for the kind of nimble, unobtrusive Wedding Films we make. We use the latest 4K ULTRA HD cameras to capture the highest quality footage. We take pride in our work and we want it to last. Our editing systems are the same as used by film and TV studios. We also use high-quality wireless microphones to ensure you get the best sound for the vows, toasts and all the main events of your day.

Booking & Preparation (8)

We have a range of Packages to suit your budget. Contact Us for a free quote.

In order to maintain the quality and keep the high level of production value in our videos, we do not have an official lower priced package. If you are really on a tight budget you might consider hiring us to do a raw footage only video. This will make sure your event is covered professionally and then later you can possibly edit it yourself or have us edit it later. Contact Us to discuss your options.

As soon as possible. Most dates are reserved many months in advance. Keep in mind that there are only so many Saturdays in a year. Fridays and Sundays are also becoming more popular.

We sometimes offer incentives like extra free copies of your video or additional coverage time for weddings on days other than Saturday. Give us a call and we can talk about it.

All that is needed is a completed contract and a $500.00 deposit.

You have the option to pay your deposit to escrow.com who will hold the payment for up to 30 days to give you time to be completely satisfied that you will be receiving the service you are paying for. This will incur an additional fee of $30. Please let us know if you would like this option.

Yes you can. In fact we encourage it. We request that you send us 3 different song choices and we will pick the one most appropriate for your video. We need the songs at least one week before the wedding.

We are located in Beverly Hills. The first 60 driving miles of the day are free. After that we charge $.50 per mile.

The Big Day (7)

No. The pre-ceremony footage of the Bride and/or Groom getting ready is part of the package for people who wish to take advantage of it. This is included in the package at no extra charge, but it is totally up to you whether to use it or not.

We are not invisible but we are as discreet as possible whilst still being able to capture the best shots.  We capture people acting naturally and tend to only record them when they are not aware of us.

No. Our cameras have excellent optical chips, and lenses that can capture without the use of intrusive lights. In some rare occasions we use small, camera mounted lights to add to the ambient light, but only where permitted. Some locations such as churches, do not allow using any lighting at all. We are well versed in all the limitations of different locations, and in getting the best video captured by our professional video equipment.

Two cameras are used during the ceremony; one ‘manned’ and one ‘unmanned’. One camera is used the rest of the day. A second camera operator can be requested for an additional charge if needed.

No. Interviews are done only at the request of the Bride and Groom. If you do want interviews of your guests we would be happy to do so for an additional fee of $200 for extra equipment and setup.

We usually shoot about 2.5 to 4 hours of raw footage with both cameras.

It is up to you to provide the screen and projector. However many wedding reception venues will provide this for you. We can also help you with hiring these.

The Final Product (6)

We have recently transitioned from traditional Blu-Ray or DVD delivery to using portable Hard Drives. We have done this because a portable hard drive is the best way to share with friends and family on social media, watch on all smart devices and back up your files for safe keeping. Better still, the quality of the video files is a lot better on a Hard Drive than is possible on DVD or Blu-Ray. However, if you are old school, we still have DVD and Blu-ray options available to you.

This depends on what package options you choose. There are 3 primary options: The “Wedding Essentials” package contains a range of individual videos that typically run about 40-50 minutes in total. We also have the Wedding Documentary that is 18-20 minutes and the Wedding Trailer/Highlights which is typically 3-4 minutes. Read more about our Packages.

Yes.  We use a wireless lavaliere microphone on the Groom to get the clearest, cleanest audio to hear everything you say to each other.

If you chose to receive DVD or Blu-Ray, your package comes with your choice of either 3 Blu-rays or 3 DVDs. You can purchase 3 or more additional copies for $15 each.

Yes. Adding the additional option is $100 extra, including 3 extra discs.

The finished product is presented to you approximately 14-21 days after the wedding. We can provide a rush service on request.

4k Ultra High Definition (5)

4K Ultra HD is the latest standard in video. A standard full HD TV you’ll buy right now has a resolution of 1080p, or 1920×1080. A 4K TV has a resolution of 3840×2160. It’s named 4K because a 4K panel has about four times as many pixels as a 1080p TV, and since it’s nearly 4000 pixels wide, they call it 4K. More pixels just results in a richer, more detailed image. Read more.

Yes and No. Unless you have a 4k Television then you will not be getting the benefit of 4K. Yet. All of the major TV manufacturers are bringing out 4K televisions right now and pretty soon 4k will be the standard. So while you many not be getting the benefit of 4K now, when you want to watch your wedding films in years to come, they will designed to meet this future standard. This is known as ‘future proofing’ your videos.

No. 4K isn’t a gimmick like 3D TVs a few years ago or curved TVs now. They offer a clear benefit — more pixels in a smaller area, which means a higher-resolution with more detail.

4K cameras and editing equipment are a substantial investment for videographers. Many videographers are waiting until their clients demand 4K videos until they upgrade. This makes perfect sense. But the reality is that unless your videographer is filming in 4K, your videos will not look nearly as nice in the future when everything is in 4K.

Yes and no. Everything we film is in 4K so that will not cost you any more than we quoted you. However, editing your film into a final 4K product is a lot more complicated as the file sizes and computing power required to create these ultra high definition videos is exponentially greater than traditional HD. Therefore we typically charge a premium to deliver your final product in 4K Ultra High Definition. But don’t worry, even if your films are delivered in HD, by filming in 4K and then shrinking the video to normal HD size for editing, your images will still look so much crisper and more detailed than if there were just filmed on regular HD cameras.

Jan 4, 2015 | Posted by | Comments Off on FAQs