What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding we have done is unique and it would be impossible to choose the most memorable as I remember all the weddings I do with great happiness and fondness. An entertaining moment in one of my weddings however was when there was an owl as the ring bearer in an old church ( you can probably see where this is going already). When it was time for the rings the owl lept from the falconer's hand and decided to settle up in the beams and rafters. The bride kept trying to coax him down with food, which after several minutes finally worked.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Cinematic,Natural, Story-Driven, Personal.
What about your business are you most proud of?
We have seen enough companies that provide 'template wedding videos' which capture the events but do not capture the emotion of the day or the story of the couple, losing all those precious moments forever.
We know you deserve better.
To capture passion it requires passion, time and understanding. We pride ourselves on being able to capture these beautiful stories properly in full for you to keep forever.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
When looking at a videopgrapher remember these 2 tips
1: Do not limit yourself- when talking to a videographer make sure you sit down and tell them about your story and what your wedding is going to be like and what you would like the film to look like.The videographer will then tell you how they can acheieve that, how it can impact thne wedding and how much it would cost. From there you will be able to get the perfect film for yourselves. If a videographer doesn't allow this then, be wary.
2- Videographers are usually chosen last- but rember if a picture paints a thousand words, Imagine hwat a video could do...
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Again similar to memorable weddings there is so much variety in the weddings, no weddings should be a copy and paste, each is unique with different personal touches. One which emotionally grabbed me, however, was a locket wrapped around the bride's bouquet. It was her mum's who passed away when she was 5. The locket was given to her by her dad so her mum could be with her on her wedding day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After confirming with us the dates, locations and availability, we will organise a date for a free consultation. This consultation is usually done via email, skype or phone call (Couples Preference) where we then discuss their story and without any limitations what they would like to have. We then agree with the perfect way to film and capture their big day according to what they need. We then film their wedding in a way agreed by the couple and once the footage has been returned to the editing team it is then cut and edited into several reels again if needed by the couple. We then upload it online for the couple to preview, once the couple is happy with the preview we export it to the couples prefered media.
We then offer any additional services that they might require after the inital consulation.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
I caught a rare bird call a nightjar on top of its nest with two baby nightjar chicks snuggled underneath it when I was shooting a promotional film for the BTO (a bird charity).
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
Blade Runner- It is my favourite film and it's cinematography is amazing anmd beautiful.
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
As part of our services, we offer an in-house soundtrack if the couple wants a truly unique and personal score to their wedding. Shane Barber (Our Composer)is a very versatile (modest) and highly talented individual. I have been working with Shane for many years and he never fails to impress. Shane has an amazing knack for composing the music I have in my head before I even need to open my mouth. Whether it is a classical mix or something a bit more techno, whatever soundtrack that suits your wedding we will make sure its the correct one.
Describe how you got into videography.
I specialise in wedding videography now as I have roots in professional screenwriting and narrative production from my experiance at Ealing studios. Then one day i decided that i wanted to capture people's natural stories not once made up or loosely based off but to capture peopels real fairy tale endings.