Here at Fylde Wedding Films we understand how much planning goes into a wedding day, and how many questions there can be. We’re always happy to answer any you may have. below are the most common faqs we get asked.
Why have your wedding day filmed by Fylde Wedding Films?
Your wedding day is an unrepeatable once-in-a-lifetime, event. So why burden the responsibility of making a priceless recording of the biggest day in your lives on some poor relative with his un-tested new camcorder? Chances are you’ll end up with a three hour tape of muffled audio and grainy visuals with the date and time stamped in the corner. Why take the risk?
We use broadcast quality equipment, and our crews have the technical expertise to get the best results. Our post production is done using the latest AVID editing technology, that allows us to grade the pictures, and mix the sound to the highest standards, and your finished film is presented on a DVD or digitally that you and your family will cherish forever.
How long will my wedding film be?
Generally the duration of your wedding film depends on the length of the Ceremony and the Speeches. The package chosen is also a factor, since a package with 2-3 cameras will have at least double the amount of footage to use, and can include preparations from the Bride and/or Groom. Having live entertainment will also extend the length of your film. The more that happens on the day, the longer the film. As a guide our films last anywhere from 45mins – 2hrs, all finished with a complimentary highlights montage at the end.
What area do you cover?
We’re based in Blackpool, but we will travel up to 50 miles around Lancashire at no additional cost to you to film your wedding. Effectively that includes Preston, Lancaster, Southport, Bolton, Blackburn, Burnley, and as far north as Carnforth and the Lake District! If you are outside our region please still get in touch and we can work out the best filming package for you. If you are unsure if you qualify, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We’ve booked a photographer, won’t that be enough?
Well not necessarily. There are many photographers of quality out there and the formal and candid shots in the album more often than not look fantastic. However a picture is simply that. Video captures the wedding in a different way with movement, sounds and personality, truly capturing the atmosphere of the big day, especially the Ceremony and the Speeches. Sharing videos online is now as easy as pictures so why not have both?
Being able to sit down in years time with children and watch the wedding day, sharing and reliving those emotions again as if they were yesterday – Priceless! It’s also a perfect way of immortalizing family and friends on film forever, a visual memory. Both video and photo have their own merits, and where possible having both at the wedding should be sought.
Can we choose what music to include in our wedding day film?
Yes, absolutely. Fylde Wedding Films will purchase all necessary PRS copyright licences, allowing us to record or dub music of your choice onto your wedding day film. We will ask you to provide us with your choice of music before the wedding so that we can start editing as soon as possible after your big day. You can provide us with music on CDs, or as WAV or MP3 files. We can also download your choice of music on your behalf from sites such as iTunes and/or Amazon, at a cost of £30.
We want to send a copy to a relative/friend who lives abroad. Can we get a copy that is compatible with DVD players in other regions?
Fylde Wedding Films is able to convert your film from PAL (the UK SD TV system) to the NTSC standard that is compatible with players in the US. Please contact us for more information.
Why have more than one camera?
This is the question we get asked more than any other. We will always place a single camera to get the best possible coverage in a church or venue, and at other times during the day such as speeches, but the chances are that it may simply not be possible to see everything that is going on. A good example might be a reading from a family member during a church service. Although we have positioned the camera to get the best possible shot of the bride and groom during the ceremony, a reader may stand in such a way that he or she is not clearly visible to the camera. A second camera removes any chance of this happening, and also allows far more interesting editing. For example, during speeches, we can show you not only who’s making the speech, but the reaction to it! We would always advise 2 cameras whenever possible. Our Hollywood package includes a 3rd (unmanned) camera. Subject to venue logistics.
How do you film the wedding?
We’ll liaise with you before the wedding date to ensue we have all the necessary information for the big day. This is usually done through email and phone calls for convenience, however we are more than happy to meet prior and even attend a rehearsal if necessary. It’s very important to us on the day to blend in with your guests, in order to minimise any attention to the camera(s), which is why our crew will always be smartly dressed in suits. Our style is to capture the story of the day as it happens live, through the use of candid and general atmospheric shots. There are times when romantic shots will be filmed, which often coincides with the photographer’s and last little more than 10mins. Speeches, cake cutting and the first dance are filmed live and our crew know the best techniques to best cover the action, whether with a single camera or often 2 cameras. Ultimately we want you to feel completely at ease on your special day and will do our utmost on our part to make sure that happens.
Can I see the edited version before my DVD is made?
Yes, you will be able to view the edit of your film, either online, or on DVD. At this stage the video will have a time-code clock burnt-in to the picture, which will allow you to pinpoint any changes you want made as accurately as possible. Your final version will be ‘clock’-free!
Will I get a proper DVD with chapters and menus?
Yes! Our all-inclusive prices include editing and authoring. Your DVD discs will be authored for you as soon as you are happy with the edit, and are supplied with a personalised presentation case. Digital USB delivery gives you the file that will play on your computer or Smart TV in full HD. Your USB will also be personalised for you.
Will our wedding day film be used on your show-reel or other promotional material?
Unless you specifically request that you do not want us to be able to use footage recorded at your wedding, we reserve the right to use footage/stills for promotional purposes. This includes appearing on our show-reel, website and Facebook page. If we want to use the material for broadcast or commercial purpose we will seek your agreement before doing so. This excludes the use of media for news purposes.
Do you require a deposit?
We require a £250, non refundable deposit in order to secure a booking. The balance is due one month before the filming date.
How do we pay?
We will issue you with an invoice and receipt with our bank details. You can pay by electronic transfer or by PAYPAL. Please contact us for more information.
Can we have our film in another format other than DVD?
Yes. The Hollywood Package gives you your wedding film AND Highlights as a digital file. This file is of higher quality than DVDs, in full HD. The personalised USB stick lets you copy your film onto your computer to watch there, or stream to other devices in your home. If you have a Smart TV, Playstation etc… the USB should even plug in and play on those too. For all other packages USB delivery is available for just £25.00. Please contact us for more information.
We think our choice of packages covers most eventualities, but if you have special requirements, or you want something that’s not included, please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help you. Contact us HERE or call us on 01253 310725.