Frequently Asked Questions for Videography
What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Do you have liability insurance?
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
We are a boutique wedding film studio located in Downtown Rochester, MI.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
Each wedding is filmed using multiple cameras; usually 3 at the ceremony, and 2 at the reception. Due to the fact that we include the full ceremony and speeches in all of our packages, we rarely have requests to add unedited footage to a wedding film collection, but are able to provide this upon request.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
We are now editing in HD for those who want Blu-ray disc.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
The quality of the film is almost entirely dependent upon having enough light for the cameras; therefore, we have to use lights at 99% of receptions.
How many videographers do you work with?
I currently work with two assistants or "second shooters".
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
We almost always meet with the bride and groom before the wedding, and look forward to doing so, as we enjoy the relationships that we establish along the way. The only exception is when the couple is from out of town.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Unless there is an emergency with myself or my family, I will be at the actual event.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We prefer to film one event daily.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
I am networked with over 10 local videographers who I trust to step in and film in the event that I become unavailable.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Our standard equipment consists of 3 HD cameras, tripods, monopods, glide cams, wireless microphones, and on-camera lighting.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, we have a backup camera as well as a wireless mic kit in the very rare event of an equipment malfunction.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We only require one break, which is when we eat dinner.
Do you charge overtime?
Yes, additional coverage is discussed when meeting with the bride and groom and reviewing their anticipated itinerary.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
We hold full copyright to each wedding film production. We use portions of weddings for marketing purposes, but we don't distribute a full wedding DVD.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
The bride and groom are not directly involved in the editing process after the wedding. Before the couple signs their contract, they have access to an assortment of samples so that they are familiar and comfortable with the style and quality of work that is to be delivered. We do invite the couple to make suggestions both before, and after, the wedding day if they have any special shots in mind... which is always fun!
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
For the 2013 wedding season, our projected production timeline is four months.
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for 3rd Street Films
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.