A few typical questions and answers that should help with your decision to book a videographer to film your wedding.
What makes Keith Malone Wedding Films different from alternative video companies?
The first thing that jumps to mind is that when we say we are discreet and unobtrusive during the day, we actually mean it! This means that you can expect us not to poke the camera in people’s faces and ask them to perform on camera. It also means that we don’t get the bride & groom, bridal party or anybody else to pose or perform any antics. We just don’t do cheese. We also won’t go around all of the guest’s tables at dinner and ask them to smile into the camera. A ‘discreet’ videographer should be exactly that! Don’t believe us? Read through some of the testimonials from previous couples.
Do you film Same-Sex Weddings?
Yes of course.
Anything else that separates Keith Malone Wedding Films from the norm?
We recognise that every wedding and event are different and so are every couple. We do our best to reflect this in our wedding DVDs. We avoid playing it safe by churning out the exact same format with every event. On the day, we are continuously on the lookout for the extra detail shots that couples tend not to notice during their day. During the intense editing process, we create a personalised film that captures the buzz and excitement of the day. We are glad to say that these efforts don’t go unnoticed as we have often been thanked by couples for producing such a personalised DVD that they know are totally unique to them and different from the ‘norm’.
We also have a photographer booked. How well will you work together?
We recognise that the photographer has an important job to do – as does the videographer. As a rule, we simply don’t get in their way. We allow them to get on with their job. In fact, we work very well together as we are doing two completely separate jobs. Many photographers refer couples to us on a daily basis – hopefully this speaks for itself! Incidentally, if you don’t have a professional photographer booked, we strongly suggest that you reconsider. We’ve sometimes worked alongside an amateur “enthusiast” photographer who would have inadequate equipment and wouldn’t be doing anything different from a lay person with no photography skills. It is usually a situation that ends up with very disappointing results afterwards.
What “gear” or “kit” do you use?
The latest equipment, wherever possible! Specifically, we use high end Sony cameras that can film in 4K (much better than high-definition). Our cameras are actually the very same cameras that are used to shoot many TV programmes. We also pay careful attention to the sound recording. We use various techniques involving wireless microphones, connecting into the venue sound system, placing a lapel microphone on the groom, boundary microphones on the altar. You shouldn’t see them though; we are experts at hiding them and placing discreetly so that they work away in the background without making the place look like a production set.
Do we need to provide a meal for the videographer?
Given that the videographer will typically be around for 12 to 14 hours, it is politely requested that bar food is provided by the couple. A sit down meal with the guests is NOT required. Normally the videographer will eat in a bar or restaurant adjacent to the main function room while the guests are eating. The vast majority of reception venues will already be well accustomed to serving bar food to the official videographer.
Can we choose the soundtrack for our wedding film?
No, unfortunately due to music copyright laws, we cannot use unlicensed music on your wedding video. This is still the case even if the video is strictly for your own personal use. So, when Keith is editing your wedding video, he selects decent and appropriate licensed music from a variety of sources and matches the best licensed music to the footage from your wedding. The licensing fees for the tracks used are included in the pricing.
How soon will our wedding film be ready?
The normal turnaround time is usually about 12 to 14 weeks. During the Summer, this might be a bit longer. The editing process involves a dedicated level of commitment and a LOT of man hours. We don’t just copy the footage from the camera straight onto a DVD. It is the colour grading, audio editing, music matching, transition creation, opening titles, rendering, compositing and DVD authoring that takes the time… but we love what we do and our proud of our creations!
How can I book and do you require a booking fee?
Your booking will only be confirmed upon receipt of a non-refundable booking fee. The balance of payment is due in full on the wedding date. Payment must be in euro and bank transfer is the most preferred way.
Do you accept credit cards and laser cards?
Yes, we use a secure payment facility and most major cards are accepted.
What happens if the pricing changes in the future?
Our costs are fixed at the time of booking. So you are protected from future price increases.