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You can certainly hire/rent a camera. It will depend on your expectations and budget. You will also find smart phones have great camera functions but from my experience if you are looking for something to capture the heart and story of your day then as a professional we would encourage you to consider engaging with a company like Wedding Movies to capture your wedding.
It should also be advised that a lot can go wrong with a stationary camera. It can be knocked by someone unintentionally which would impact the framing as well as stop recording or a battery failure. Also if settings are not set correctly it can autofocus to the background or wrong subject and the iris/aperture settings may keep shifting.
How long should it typically take for a videographer to return the final product?Louisa P
My sister got married two years ago, and it took almost 6 months for her videographer to return the video of her wedding. I want a videographer at my wedding, but I'm scared it'll take the same amount of time to come back. Is 6 months normal to wait for your wedding video?
6 months is a long time to wait and it will depend on the company you choose, what you agree to in the contract (and you should demand a contract!) and your expectations on the quality. At Wedding Movies you receive a short teaser within days of your wedding as we want you to have something immediate to share with your friends and family. Then once you have selected your music for your Full Length and Highlights version we take between 1 to 3 months to supply you an approval edit to review and sign off. It's important to note that we offer you a boutique service and all our edits are reviewed as part of our commitment to quality control and excellence prior to sending this to you for your comment and feedback. For an amazing result it's important to not rush the creative process and should you be working with an accredited Wedding Video company they should also keep you in a high level of communication before, during and after the wedding and have detailed documentation detailing the process.
Also I note that you are getting married in April 2018, so you should expect a faster turnaround as you are not getting married in the Christmas/New Year period which often has slightly longer turnaround times.
Can the videographer also just take a video of the entire ceremony start to finish?Sam J
Can the videographer take a video of the ceremony on a tripod but also do a edited mash up of the entire day? Or will this greatly increase the price? I love the edited videos, but would also like to remember our vows etc in their entirety. Thanks
I'm aware of some video companies that film only snippets of the ceremony so you will need to check. However there are others that will film the entire ceremony with multiple cameras therefor allowing you to see a version of the entire ceremony/vows etc in it's entirety. We aim to be as flexible and reactive to the clients requests and our pricing is reactive to those needs and budgets whilst also ensuring high quality.
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