How long have you been in business?
I have been in the wedding videography business since 2005. I have documented nearly 50 weddings, so I have a great sense of structure, timing, and logistics of a wedding day. I have been shooting and editing video for over ten years. Videography is my greatest passion, so you can be sure I will go to great measures to capture the best looking and sounding video for your wedding.
Are you the one who will be videotaping my wedding?
Yes. If you select a package that requires an additional camera operator, I only hire qualified, experienced cameramen to ensure all angles will be captured perfectly.
What type of cameras do you use?
I use 3-chip digital video cameras that record in the widescreen (16:9) format. I shoot in 30-frames progressive mode, which means your video will have a film-like feel to it, as opposed to looking like it was shot with a home video camcorder. I shoot in this mode to future-proof your video. Shooting in widescreen will allow the video to fill the frame on any HDTV. Although our video is not high definition, when viewed on an $80 HD-upconverting DVD player, the video has near-HD sharpness.
What kind of lighting do you use?
I use available lighting for the ceremony so there is no interference with your photographer. At a dimly-lit reception, I use a low-power on-camera softlight, which is very subtle, but allows for a much better picture in dark reception halls.
How many and what kind of microphones do you use?
I use two discreet UHF high-fidelity wireless microphones during the ceremony. One is placed on the groom, the other on the officiator. These microphones feed crisp, clean audio directly back to my cameras for excellent sound. I also record a separate channel of ambient room audio for applause and laughter.
How do you edit the wedding video?
I use computer-based non-linear editing software. Everything is completely digital so that your video never loses quality. Once the video is cut, I author it on a DVD with custom menus and chapters that allow for easy navigation.
Do you have a time limit on the number of hours you cover?
No. Unlike most videographers, I stay as long as I need to. I don’t believe you can put a time limit on documenting your special day, so I stay for the entire duration from beginning to end.
None of your packages seem to fit my needs. Can you create a custom package?
Absolutely. Just send me an e-mail.
How much is your deposit?
The deposit is $200 due when you submit your contract. That secures my services for your wedding date. The remaining balance is due the day of the wedding.
Do you charge extra for travel?
There is no charge for travel within 60 miles of Indianapolis, IN. Outside of that, I charge a flat $100 for additional travel.
How long will it take to get my DVDs?
Typical turn-around time for editing, authoring, and packaging is 3-5 weeks.