Mari Jimages Video Productions, Lichfield
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Filming Clients for over a decade and covering ALL central England and Wales, you will be glad you found us. 4 core packages ranging from £400 to £780 (current Promo prices). Call to check your date.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Complete Footage on DVD or USB
Dollies and Gliders
Flexible Hours on the Day
Long Edit (>1 Hour)
Physical Shop / Studio
Second Shooter Available
Short Edit (>15 Minutes)
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Highlights Film
Pricing & Costs
- THIS is what WE do, ALL of the time. YOU will hopefully do this less often, indeed just the ONCE in most cases ! SO we both need to get it just right, and we know that OUR part of the deal is important to you. You can trust to our experience in making sure the very best moments of your celebration are captured and enjoyed by you, and by your family and friends for ever. Not for us the tedious boring ritual record of the day. We make the day to come to life in the video record, for you to re-visit many moments you probably didn’t even see on the day. It’s a very big day, and will cost a small fortune. VIDEO is probably the best VALUE investment you will make allowing you to treasure the day forever. With ALL of our packages we provide 5 copies of the fully edited DVD, PLUS we provide 1 extra copy of ALL FOOTAGE (unedited). HD USB drive version also optionally available (included as standard with our Full Monty All Inclusive package). Filming content options include: Bridal Prep/Groom Prep Guest Arrivals Ceremony Group Shots (informal shots, shadowing Photographer usually) Guests Line-Up Entrance to Wedding Breakfast Speeches Cake First Dance Guest Messages STILLS Montage (80-120 shots set to music) to finish off the film Backing Tracks for appropriate film sections using YOUR music choices or leave it to us :) Filming Options: 1 or 2 Camera shoot using HD VIDEO cameras not DSLR's (giving better zoom and better audio) Average content capture 2hrs-3hrs (sometimes more !) Delivery Options: Standard DVD Format (SD) - FULL film duration 70mins or more - FULL film duration 40mins (Snippets package only) - SuperEdit Highlights film duration 20, 25 or 30mins at Client choice HD Blu-ray Format (HD) HD USB Drive Format (HD) Social Media MP4 Upload (Youtube/Vimeo/FB) (of FULL or of SuperEdit) A few dates still available for 2017 - call to check your date soon.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2005# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team5Public Liability InsuranceYes
Press & Awards
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
Too many to list. Maybe when the bride said "to be my awful wedded husband" and about 15 seconds passed before she realised what she had said and her face down the lens was an absolute classic - maybe when we filmed the two doctors getting married at Lichfield Cathedral, with 12 of the groom party walking through Lichfield town centre in top hats and morning suits and queuing to buy an ice cream each from the ice cream van in the market square - raised a few eyes from the public as they bought their spuds in the market square - maybe when our clients emerged from Warwick Register Office and we spotted 100 or more Morris Dancers parading through Warwick centre - we persuaded them to surround the newly weds for an impromptu shoot grabbing a very special unplanned moment - maybe it was filming a wedding in The Vatican, St Peters Basilica, and escorting the bride and her father up the back stairs past the Swiss Guard, emerging into the main atrium area amidst hundreds of Americans and Japanese who all thought the bride must be a film star - so there WILL be hundreds of photos of THAT bride around the globe - followed 2 days later with a personal blessing from the new pope in St Peters square - one of the few occasions a bride gets to wear her wedding dress TWICE.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Personal, Discrete, Non-Posed, Natural, Attentive
What about your business are you most proud of?
The number of Clients who have been given superb memories of a happy day in their lives through our eyes and lens and studio magic
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Suppliers have to work together as a team - try to identify and avoid prima donna's that see only their service as important - when a team comes together it works for YOU in the results achieved, and everyone in happy.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Hard one to answer - so many special moments. I guess the tear-jerker would be the Warwick wedding again - at the Breakfast which was held in Stratford, the Groom did not stand behind the top table as most do, instead he paced the room, passing all the guests tables, whilst delivering his speech without notes. as a grand finale he walked behind his new bride and held her shoulders, leaning over to speak to her directly, to say how much he loved her and how he always would. He committed to make it his life's objective to ensure she was happy, and he meant it. Beautiful and precious for everyone in the room. He is a lecturer, she is a police officer. Neither roles known for their tenderness. But that day drew the whole room into their eyes together.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Enquiry stage usually establishes that we "get on" which is important for us as well as for the Client. Once the package content is greed, we ask that the Client download a Booking Form and a Deposit of £150 is payable to secure the slot. 2 weeks before the wedding we send an Event Checklist for completion and return, following which we set up a call in the week before the wedding to walk through our Checklist Q & A in depth (takes about 30mins on the phone.) We aim to deliver the edited film within 4 weeks of the wedding (earlier if possible).
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
The antics of the herd of deer behind the newly-weds at Swinfen Hall near Lichfield. They put on a show of leaping on racing. Or maybe the moment at a church in Broadway when the vicar asked "if there is anyone present who knows of any reason ..." - the main doors at the far end of the church FLEW OPEN with a bang and 2 ladies RAN into the church as everyone, including the bride and groom, turned around in astonishment. In fact it was just two LATE ladies who went on to slink into the pews, but it makes for great film and considerable humour by the bride and groom. To ADD to the special apsects of that day, they whole bridal party then WALKED from the church to the breakfast venue hotel (about half a mile) through Broadway village where all the shoppers and visitors and passing cars hooting and gazing in wonder at the parade - LED BY A GUITARIST at the front with the happy couple.
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
That would be "The Death Of A Princess" - I have my own view of what happened to Diana in the Alma Tunnel in Paris, and I believe that my view is one that has never been proposed as the cause of the fatal accident. I have met Princess Diana and consequently have taken an interest in the circumstances in which she died. I also have a photograph OF Diana that she invited ME to take - now there is another story :)
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
At least a dozen all of equal points
Describe how you got into videography.
I worked in IT most of my adult life. We were exhibiting at Olympia in London and decided we needed some filmed content to showcase our products/services, and to film the Olympia event itself. We could not find anyone to do it at short notice so I finished up doing the whole thing myself, including learning the edit tools needed, and the production attributes demanded for re-production. That led me to take a wider interest in the whole area, including commercial videpgraphy. We have produced films for businesses as well as brides, and we have Animation and Graphics generation skills as well.
- Bridebook Gift: The STILLS MONTAGE will be provided as JPEG files for use in an A5 PRINTED PHOTO ALBUM (Vistaprint)