Different Types of Wedding Films

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If you are a newly engaged couple searching for a videographer you more than likely have seen several companies offering a variety of different wedding films. Highlights, Documentary edit, Feature Film etc.

What do these films mean? What’s the difference? Below I have listed the types of films that I offer and a brief description of each.

The Documentary Edit
These are the full-length edited versions of your ceremony and reception events (i.e. processional, speeches, first dances, etc). It will be most appreciated by the couple and close family. Multi-camera angles are edited into a single flowing coverage of the day. No post-production music is used in this feature. Typical run time is 60+ minutes but it varies.

Cinematic Main Feature
This is an extended highlight. Artistically blended music and wedding day audio, it covers a lot more of those special moments from both the ceremony and reception events. Designed to display and elevate the emotion from the day. Final product is typically 10-12 minutes.

Love Story Engagement Film
This is a planned and directed pre-wedding day shoot telling your story in your own words! Includes interviews and music, often incorporating footage from multiple locations. It is a separated 2-3 minute film that is added to your final delivery. This edit is completed prior to the wedding date, so that it may be shown at your reception if desired.

Aerial Footage
Some films may include spectacular views from between 15ft to 300ft elevation above the ground. High definition footage is captured from our remote control quad copter with state-of-the-art GPS stabilization and full high definition onboard camera. These shots are used primarily for what the industry refers to as “establishing shots”. These shots are not intended to become central to your video, but when artistically coupled with the full content from the rest of the day, there is no easier way to make sure your end result has that special “Wow” that puts it above the rest. Availability subject to venue guidelines.

RAW Footage
These are the completely unedited clips straight off the cameras. In addition to all the cool shots we used to make your video, these may contain a large volume of all the footage from the day, including the out-takes, errors, fauxpas and generally unusable shots. But some people like to keep the whole collection of footage as a security. Chris Castillo Films only promises to keep the raw footage and project files for 12 months after final delivery, so having them yourself helps ensure you have your own backup, should you lose or destroy your deliverables.

These are “the best of the best” moments from your day. This is what you will want to show all your friends and post all over social media. Covers the length of one song. Audio clips from the day are limited for emotional impact. Final product can range between 3-5 minutes.

So what type of video best matches your needs? Feel free to contact me to go over any details and how we can best cover your wedding.

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