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Documentary Edit Package
- 8 hours of coverage
- Ammon as your videographer
- 90+ minute edited video shot in 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 3 copies on bluray or dvd
- 2 camera angles at ceremony with lav mic on officiant
- Add ons:
- Raw footage as digital file: $200
- Extra filming hours: $120/hr
- Highlight video: $300
- Edited video as digital file: $150
Questions and Answers
Who will be my videographer?
I am a UCLA multimedia graduate with 11 years crafting wedding videos. You can trust me to be present and ready to capture the precious moments as they happen, using a mic system to capture clean sound as well as making artistic decisions through out the day to frame your event in the most beautiful manner. With a gracious and professional approach in my filming style I am able to blend in with the guests and get proper coverage without being a visual distraction. My videos will be shot with an aesthetic emphasis on elegance, with a high level of attention for artistic detail in filming and editing.
While cooperating with everyone involved through out the event -photographers,DJs, Officiants, family, caterers, venue staff, I will help enhance your wedding day!
Why hire a videographer?
A well-made wedding video can effectively tell the unique and personal story of your wedding day. Whether it’s in the hotel suite at 1:30pm while you begin getting ready for the dress with your trusty bridesmaids having a laugh, to the touch of your father’s warm hand as he guides you down the aisle, the series of unfolding moments are so precious but happen at such a rapid pace brides are often overwhelmed and have difficulty taking it all in. A wedding video can help you refresh your memory in a serious way. The highlight video can also be an excellent way to share the wedding with guests and friends through social media.
How long is the completed edited video?
Depending on the length of the ceremony, the edited version will typically be approximately 90 minutes in length on average. Longer formal ceremonies will result in a longer video, and some approach two hours in length.
Which cameras do you use?
Our videos are shot in 1080p HD with Canon C100 Mark ii EOS cameras. The beautiful image quality can be seen in our sample videos.
May I choose my own music for the video?
Yes, you can request tracks for the highlight video as well as needed portions of the video edit. Main events like the ceremony, speeches, cake cutting will utilize a mic for original sound.
Do you have a contingency plan?
I have never been absent from any of my 400+ bookings in the last 11 years, but yes, I have a contingency plan included in the contract. I have a resource of professionals in the Bay Area that can cover for me if needed. I take full responsibility and promise to shoot and deliver your wedding video seriously.
What is the difference between the raw footage and edited video?
In the edited video, I will spend time making editing decisions to arrange the footage in a video presentation. For example, for the prep footage, I will edit desired shots where the footage is exceptionally beautiful and arrange them to flow in a presentation with a blend of music and original sound. The raw footage is unedited and will be lengthier and resemble an extended documentary.
Will my ceremony be captured in its entirety?
Yes, I place a second camera on a tripod for a wide shot and use this angle in editing to deliver a seamless edit using two angles of the ceremony. The groom will be mic’d for clear sound of vows.
How do you work with my photographer?
Having 11 years of experience shooting 400+ weddings, I know how to appropriately work with photographers. I empathize with the challenge of the photographer’s task in delivering beautiful photographs. I have a high awareness of what they have to do, and can successfully execute my job without being in their way. Photographers usually have had to deal with videographers in the field that lack professionalism and experience, but with my approach they will be pleasantly surprised. A couple reviews on Yelp highlight this aspect of my successful workings with the photographers.
How does payment work?
The video was amazing!!! We watched the whole thing immediately and would have to pause throughout it just to talk about how well he captured that moment and to relive it/ laugh about it! It really felt like I was reliving our wedding all over again =)
They were honestly like an extra set of eyes for me that day. When watching my video, i got to see things I didn’t see but expected to soak in on the day of my wedding.
Ammon was very prompt since the beginning. He answered every questions and concerns that I had and made the process very easy. At the day of the wedding he showed up early and looked around to get a sense of the location and all we had. He was very courteous to us as well as the other vendors. He had a good turn around time with sending the videos after the wedding.
I knew that Stanford Memorial Church can be very challenging for both photography and videography and I wanted someone who had experience 1) dealing with building rules and limitations as far as camera placement, angles, etc. 2) could get along well with all of my other wedding hires (wedding planner, lighting, DJ, etc) 3) would work very well with the photographer and not be too intrusive 4) would not cost me an arm and a leg. Ammon was knowledgeable and open about all of this and helped me to feel at ease.
We just received our wedding video and we are absolutely in love with it. Ammon did an amazing job capturing all of the most important details. It was so fun to have our guests leave messages for us. Everything about the video was great, from the editing to the clarity and sound.
He takes the importance of his job, on this day, very seriously, and he delivers.
Ammon was so great to work with, and was always prompt in his responses to this slightly OCD bride. He blended right in on our wedding day, and we are so thrilled with our video. The DVD and case are personalized with pictures of us, which I thought was such a special addition. We are SO glad we made the choice to hire a videographer and that we chose Wedding Moments HD! Thank you again, Ammon!
I am so glad I decided to get a video of my wedding, it definitely captures things that photos cannot. I will keep it forever. 🙂
Every time i see my wedding video i get teary eyed and am so happy to have hired Ammon, because we will always be able to relive our wedding day through our wedding video. Thank you Ammon for a fantastic job and capturing the most important moment of our lives! We will always be grateful!!!
Throughout the day, Ammon was extremely professional and kind. He was non-obtrusive and blended in to the party. After watching the wedding video I could not believe the clarity and the moments captured. It completely brought me back to the night of the wedding!
Even my photographer said he was awesome and she has seen some videographers that are super intrusive and more of a nuisance.
As a bride trying to keep the budget in check, I almost didn’t hire a wedding videographer. I figured, “Oh well I have pictures to look at, so why do I need a videographer?”
Up until a few months before my wedding, this remained my attitude. Under my mom’s persistance we finally decided to hire a videographer, and we are so glad we did. Ammon was a dream to work with. He fit into our budget, and we got so much value out of his services. There are too many little moments that photographers can’t even begin to capture, and we are so glad Ammon was able to for us. I would highly recommend using him!
The final video included comments from our loved ones aand we will cherish those moments and comments forever. If you’re on the fence about who to pick, you will not be disappointed. Ammon was actually referred to me and I’m very pleased we picked him.
We used Ammon for our videographer for our wedding on April 24, 2010. He was easy to work with, fairly flexible, and delivered the video very quickly after the wedding. The video looks great: clear picture, good audio, smooth transitions, practical breakpoints, very professional & (most importantly to us) sweet and not cheesy! Great value for what you get and 20+ times better than just having a friend or family member with their own videocam shooting the footage. Thanks again, Ammon!
Watching the video, there are a ton of close ups of myself and my husband, and it would appear that he was always near us with the camera, but truthfully I barely even noticed he was there the whole time! I would have felt very uncomfortable if I constantly noticed the camera, but I literally can’t think of a single time where I noticed that it was pointing at me. But watching the video now you can see he was front and center the whole time!
Ammon did a great job filming our special day. He never seemed to intrusive and blended really well with the background which is what we wanted. He didn’t require much direction as he knows what to do and puts his creative artistic nature into his work. The quality of his product is so great and you won’t find a better value anywhere else with his affordable prices.