Cinematography FAQ

What are your starting prices? What do most couples spend on average?

Our wedding film packages begin at $1800 but most couples spend between  $2500 to $2900

Wedding film/Photo Combo packages begin at $3700

How are you able to capture our day without  being "IN THE WAY" OR A DISTRACTION TO GUESTS? how do you capture audio from the day?

 

Our cameras are small enough that they allow us to be nimble, reacting to spontaneous moments that occur throughout the day. Combined with our goal to be unobtrusive and letting things happen naturally, most guests hardly know we're there. We utilize a combination  of on camera microphones, as well as off camera audio devices, and very small lapel microphones to ensure every word is captured perfectly so you can hear all those special moments of your wedding day.

What is a SHORT FILM, and what about the other stuff?

 

A short film is what you will watch thousand of times and share with everyone you know (and many you don't know) It's your love story; it's the culmination of your lives now coming together as one. The short film has the ability to take you back to that day and allows you to relive all the emotions and feelings you had. The length of your short film will be between 5 to 7 minutes.

We understand the ceremony, toasts/speeches and other moments throughout the day are important keepsakes you might like captured. We offer edits that include full versions of the ceremony, fist dance, toasts and speeches and other long edits. These are perfect to watch on your anniversaries and for sharing with those close to you only. Each package is customizable.

Do I have to book cinematography and photo together?

You are not required to use both services from us. We have work with other photographers.

How many videographers will be present at my wedding day?

All packages include 2  video shooters, and multiple cameras, so we can get multiple angles of all the big moments.

Do you offer partially coverage?

 

The least amount of coverage we will do on a wedding day is typically 8 hours. To tell your wedding Story, we will need to have additional time for details, location shots, getting ready of bride and groom, reading or cards, first look, etc. It is really hard to create a cinematic film if we don't have enough footage.

 

Do we get to choose the music?

 

Yes and no. All music has to be licensed legally to use in your film. As a creator and story teller, I will pick the ideal song, most likely cinematic. I would love you to trust me and let me be the artist that will create your story. If you want to choose a song, we can give you a link of licensed music, but  it has to be chosen before your wedding day. The majority of wedding videographers illegally use music that is not licensed to be put into their films.

 

How long will it take to receive my finished wedding film?

We will send you a 1 minute teaser to you the next 48 hours after your wedding to share on social media. Depending on the time of the year, short films take anywhere from 2 to 3 months, and ceremony, dances ant toasts edit, plus documentary edits 4 to 6 months.

Does Cinemarvelfilms carry insurance?

Yes, we are fully covered. Always ask your vendors if they carry insurance.

Do you offer raw files?

All our package prices are built around buying the edit and not including RAW footage.  We do offer a licensing fee of $650 for personal use.  We will deliver a hard drive with all the video clips we recorded on your big day, but before we provide RAW FOOTAGE, we want you to understand what they are: Hundreds of unedited files. Giving raw files is much like asking an artist for an unfinished painting. We spend a lot of editing time watching EVERY second of footage when we make your Wedding Film, and we use the very best and most precious parts from all the footage. You’ll find in the raw footage that it’s a lot of us setting up shots (framing, focusing, etc.) and the wedding short film has all the best bits. If your package includes a Documentary edit, we will fill it with footage from the day that didn't make it into the Short Film, so once you have both those videos, you're essentially seeing as much of the day as possible in the most aesthetically pleasing way. Raw  footage is not easy to watch. It’s not something that can be burned to a DVD and watched on your television.

Nowadays all videographers shoot on digital media, which means every time we start and stop recording, a new video file is created. Now imagine how many times we do this throughout the entire 8-10 hour wedding day, not to mention that most of us are using 3-4 cameras for each wedding! What you end up with is hundreds of 10-60 second, 1-10 minute clips which we must then sort, color correct imperfections, and then ultimately piece together to create a story. Who has the time to sift through and double-click, watch for a few seconds, close, double-click, watch, close, hundreds of times?