HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU FILM EACH YEAR?

I COVER ABOUT 15-20 WEDDINGS EACH YEAR. THIS WAY I CAN GIVE THE PROPER CARE AND ATTENTION NEEDED TO EVERY PROJECT BOTH IN THE EDITING PROCESS, THE BUILD UP AND PREPARATIONS AND THE DAY ITSELF. 

WHAT KIND OF WEDDINGS DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH?

IVE BEEN TO HUNDREDS OF WEDDINGS OF ALL SHAPES, SIZES, RELIGIONS AND CULTURES. CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AFRICAN, GREEK, RUSSIAN, CHINESE AND INDIAN TO NAME A FEW. I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING THE INGREDIENTS OF EACH CEREMONY I FILM AND ALWAYS TRY TO DELIVER A FULL LIVE VERSION TO MY COUPLES.

I HATE THE IDEA OF BEING FILMED. WILL THIS AFFECT THE WEDDING FILM?

AS STRANGE AS THIS SOUNDS, I HATE BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS MYSELF. I GET IT CAN BE QUITE ODD HAVING A CAMERA POINTED AT YOU, HOWEVER MY APPROACH TO WEDDING FILMS US INIQUE. SO FIRSTLY, WHATEVER IDEAS YOU MAY HAVE OF WHAT A VIDEOGRAPHER LOOKS LIKE. THAT'S PROBABLY NOT HOW I'LL LOOK. I DON'T USE A MASSIVE VIDEO CAMERA AND YOU WON'T SEE ANY BIG TRIPODS OR FLUFFY MICROPHONES. IN FACT, I'LL LOOK NO DIFFERENT TO MOST OF THE OTHER GUESTS. MY CAMERA IS PROBABLY SMALLER THAN SOME OF THE ONES YOUR GUESTS WILL BRING. IN ADDITION TO THIS, MY WEDDING FILMS ARE MAINLY DOCUMENTARY STYLE. THIS MEANS I DON'T NEED YOU TO POSE FOR LITERALLY ANYTHING AT ALL. JUST SIMPLY ENJOY YOUR DAY AND WITHIN A SHORT WHILE YOU'LL FORGET THAT I'M WORKING. SERIOUSLY, THIS DOES SOUND LIKE A CLICHE, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT MY COUPLES ALWAYS SAY TO ME. "OUR GUESTS DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE WE HAVE A WEDDING FILM MAKER"

WHAT CAMERAS DO YOU USE

I CURRENTLY SHOOT WITH A SONY A7III

WHAT TIME DO YOU STAY UNTIL?

ALTHOUGH I DON'T GIVE A SET FINISH TIME, I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE TO CAPTURE SOME OF THE PARTY. THE WEDDING FILM NEEDS SOME OF THE CRAZY DANCE MOVES. END TIME WILL ALWAYS VARY FROM EACH WEDDING AND OFTEN DEPENDS ON HOW LATE YOU START GETTING READY ON THE DAY. WE WILL ALWAYS DISCUSS THIS PROPERLY BEFORE HAND.

HOW DO YOU RECORD SOUND?

DURING CEREMONIES AND SPEECHES I CAN USUALLY TAP INTO A SOUND DESK OR THE DJ'S MIC FEED. AS A BACK UP, I'LL ALSO CLIP A VERY SMALL LAV MIC (ABOUT THE SIZE OF A THUMB NAIL) ONTO EACH OF THE PEOPLE SPEAKING (EXCEPT THE BRIDE OF COURSE).

ARE YOU INSURED?

OF COURSE. THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING. I AM FULLY INSURED

CAN WE CHOOSE THE MUSIC FOR OUR WEDDING FILM?

I'LL ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR SUGGESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY AND WILL ALWAYS TRY TO WORK WITH YOUR IDEAS. TO USE MUSIC IN A WEDDING FILM IT MUST HOWEVER BE LICENSED. I WILL SELECT MOST OF MY SOUNDTRACKS FROM MUSICBED.COM BASED ON THE FEELING I GET DURING THE EDIT. IT'S A PRETTY TIME CONSUMING PROCESS AND ONE THAT NEEDS TO BE PERFECT IN ORDER TO COMPLIMENT THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THE FINAL FILM, SO I HIGHLY SUGGEST ALLOWING ME TO FIND THAT PERFECT SET OF SONGS FOR YOUR FILM

HOW LONG WILL OUR FILM BE?

FEATURE FILMS USUALLY RUN 10-15 MINUTES DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH HAPPENS DURING YOUR DAY

WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR WEDDING FILMS?

I'LL ALWAYS TRY TO GET YOUR FILM TO YOU WITHIN TWO MONTHS HOWEVER DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR THIS CAN DIFFER. IF I HAVE A CLEAR SCHEDULE I'LL OFTEN DELIVER THE WEDDING FILM THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

DO YOU WORK ALONE?

YES, MOST OF THE TIME I PREFER TO WORK ON MY OWN. THIS IS PURELY BASED ON MY ETHOS OF SIMPLICITY AND DISCRETION. IT'S A WEDDING DAY NOT A FILM SET AFTER ALL. THAT BEING SAID, IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM A SECOND CAMERA PERSON OR ASSISTANT THEN I CAN CERTAINLY ARRANGE THIS FOR YOU.

DO WE NEED TO MEET BEFOREHAND?

NOT AT ALL. I ALWAYS FIND THAT A SKYPE, FACETIME OR EVEN A GOOD OLD FASHIONED TELEPHONE CALL IS ENOUGH FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT MY PERSONALITY AND PUT A FACE TO THE NAME. I MEET LESS THAN 3% OF MY COUPLES FACE TO FACE BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY.

TO GAIN A PROPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE WEDDING AND TO CREATE THE BEST WEDDING FILM I CAN, I'LL SEND YOU A NUMBER OF QUESTIONNAIRES TO COMPLETE BEFORE HAND. THESE ALLOW ME TO UNDERSTAND THE PRECISE TIMINGS AND DETAILS OF THE WEDDING. WE'LL ALWAYS FOLLOW THIS UP WITH A FINAL CHAT IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE BIG DAY.

HOW DO WE BOOK?

TO COMPLETELY SECURE YOUR DATE, I NEED TWO THINGS FROM YOU. FIRSTLY COMPLETION OF A VERY SIMPLE BOOKING FORM THEN SECONDLY A DEPOSIT PAYMENT PAID BY VIA CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD.. I'LL INVOICE YOU FOR THE BALANCE PAYMENT ONE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING.