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  • Creative Wedding Cinema




Creative Wedding Cinema

FAQ

How far do you travel?

About one hour each way is good, all of our packages include a couple of hours travel. Extra travel time however is not a problem for those who appreciate our work.

What areas can you cover?

The West Mildlands and the centre of England mainly, it’s all down to time. Foreign travel is not a problem, just let me know some details and I can give you a quotation.

Where are you based?

I work from home with the help of my wife Lynsey. We are based in Aldridge which lies within the Walsall - Sutton Coldfield - Lichfield triangle. We have a dedicated edit suite equipped with all that is necessary to produce a high quality product from start to finish.

What is a Cinematic Upgrade?

The Cinematic upgrade option adds a touch of luxury to your Highlights Film. Extra finishing hours are spent colour processing, reframing and manipulating the film clips to maximise their visual appeal. Send us an enquiry to see some examples.


How do you license music for use on the internet?

For any film that is to be uploaded for public viewing online, we use production music with a specific licence for internet use, this cost is all included in the price. Over recent years the number of artists contributing to the pool of production music has increased greatly and the choice and quality is much improved. For private films on DVD and Blu Ray etc, copyright and licence are not a problem for popular music and the choice is endless.

How much time will you spend filming on the day?

Most of the packages have a minimum of 7 hours included. This is enough for filming an afternoon wedding right through into the evening celebrations. If you want to include bridal preparation, simply add extra filming hours onto your package to cover the extra time. I don’t like to set a time limit but a 13 hour day with travel is not a problem. As always, my main concern is having enough footage to tell your story well when your day is over.

Can we meet before we commit to a firm booking?

Yes of course, no one wants a stranger at their wedding. We can meet to discuss your expectations, talk about your wedding day plans and see if I am what you are looking for. Heavy selling is not my style, we both need to feel comfortable if it’s going to work out.

Can you do photos as well?

A popular question, I don’t believe you can do both well. I focus on filming work because that is where my passion lies. Not many photographers would take on both roles either without the added cost of additional people and different equipment.

Can we choose the music that goes on our Highlights Film?

Your choice is always better than a surprise so yes. But some couples actually like surprises so if you want me to make a selection based on the mood of your day, that would be a pleasure too, I just want you to be happy with your final film.

Can we approve our film?

Yes. I need about a month, the studio editing will take between 3 - 10 days to complete depending on the package. I upload the Highlights Film to Vimeo for your private viewing so that you can approve it, only then will I create your final copies.

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What is the Trailer option?

It’s just like the longer Highlights edit, all the best moments of your day, only compressed into an engaging one song short film for sharing online and on social media. It will have a licensed soundtrack so there are no issues with music copyright.

What is your filming style?

I find I get the best footage if I am as discrete as possible, when people feel at ease, that’s what makes good viewing. I use small compact SLR style cameras that are not in your face but that doesn’t mean there is any compromise on production quality.

What is the difference between a Documentary Edit and a Highlights Film?

The documentary edit is a replay of your day as it happened, a straight forward selection of scenes that will incorporate the full ceremony and speeches from start to finish. The Highlights Film is a collection of all the best moments encapsulated into a 20-25 minute film with a music soundtrack, designed to be shared over and over again. Both film types take about 4+ days to edit (there is also the option of the ceremony and speeches as separate films with the ‘Highlights Edit’ should you want a complete and entertaining memory e.g. ‘The Platinum Film Package’).

What is the difference between a Trailer and a short Social Media film?

They are essentially the same thing - the Social Media film is created from scratch however and this takes a good deal of time. The trailer on the other hand is created after a Highlights Film editing has finished and most of the work is already complete. This explains the price difference between the two products.


Pages’n’pages of Terms and Conditions?

No, our T+Cs are very brief and can be found here. They mainly address copyright issues with music and performers who may be playing at either of your venues. There is always a solution to a problem should it arise.

How do we book?

We have a dedicated website for bookings, we will send you the link details in due course. All we need is a £100 deposit and your venue / personal details through the dedicated booking site. The remaining balance is due up to 14 days before your big day.

We’re on a tight budget, can we build our own filming pakage to suit?

Yes, in the Packages Virtual Store, there is a three step process for creating a tailored package…… Filming > Edit > Media. Make your three selections and build your own.

Is there a problem if we also book a photographer?

Not at all, we will work together to get you the best memories of your day. I film in a very discreet manner and try to keep out of everyones way where possible.

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***Special Offer***
Free Cinematic upgrade
with our Gold and Platinum
packages worth £100.
Offer valid for bookings
before the end of 31/01/2018
David Doidge
Whetstone Lane,
Aldridge,
West Midlands.
WS9 0HH
Text or 07941 542131