SO WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
Well in the shortest possible way to explain it, I am a creative daydreamer who enjoys making things. Especially things that are a little different, fun and quirky.
WHAT KIND OF GEAR DO YOU USE?
I shoot using professional cameras including Sony & Canon and a wide variety of sweet ass lenses.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN CREATING THE WEDDING FILM AND WHO PICKS THE MUSIC?
I always want my films to reflect my couples taste in music/style so I always ask them to send me 3-5 of songs that they love and think would be fun for the edit. Of course if you want me to find the song, I totally can! What I do then is search my music databases and try to find 3-5 songs that I feel match your wedding, send them over and you tell me which one you love the most. Music is super important to the film because it sets the tone and mood, so picking the one that fits you might take some time but will totally be worth it. Once we have that perfect song picked, the editing begins (and coffee intake) followed by more editing, re-cuts, minor adjustments, more coffee, more editing and then the last final touches and critiquing. Nothing leaves my studio without being just right in the Wild Light way.
HOW LONG IS YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?
Most wedding films are completed in 6-8 weeks of your wedding date but because I shoot with real film, It has to be mailed off, processed, scanned and digitized which usually takes about 3 weeks. This time can vary and affect the actual turnaround of each wedding but once I receive the film back, most weddings are completed within 2-3 weeks of confirming your wedding film song. Depending on the season, your videos can be finished in as quick as 2 or take as long as 12 weeks. I always strive to give my couples the absolute best wedding film possible so the best way to get an accurate turnaround time is to just ask!
I LOVE THE WEDDING FILM BUT WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE THE REST OF THE FOOTAGE, CAN I HAVE THE RAW VIDEO FILES?
Giving raw files is much like asking an artist for an unfinished painting. Raw files are not the final product, they are the raw materials I use to create a finished product. So it’s kinda like building a house, you need the bricks and the wood but if they are left by themselves they’re just materials, you need to put them together to create a beautiful house. My editing and post processing is what makes Wild Light Films, Wild Light Films. I do however offer a Documentary Style Video, it’s where I go through all of the footage from the day, edit, color correct and pull out unneeded and out of focus shots. This video lets you see the entire day as a long edit and is much more enjoyable than a folder full of unedited video files.
WHAT THE”DOCUMENTARY STYLE VIDEO” LIKE?
Good question! Think back of the fun, backyard home movies your parents would film, this video is kinda like that! I go through the footage from the entire day and pick out the best parts to put together a “camcorder vibe” video that shows the day from start to finish including vows (full ceremony if upgraded, toasts from the reception, bouquet toss, garter flinging, cake smashing and all the rad dancing moves your family and friends have to offer . These videos normally run between 45 – 90 minutes, so gather on the couch, make some popcorn and get comfy. (Actual video length will vary) This video can also be cut up in to separate videos upon request. (Hair and Makeup, Guys Preparation, Portrait Shots, Ceremony, Cocktail hour/Reception). // EXAMPLE: Documentary Style Video
DO YOU TRAVEL AND DOES IT COST EXTRA?
I am from Tallahassee, FL but will be relocating to Los Angeles in January of 2018. However I love, love, love to travel! Prior to videography, I was in a professional national touring band, so when any opportunity arrises to drive or fly, I’m down!
Weddings within 3 hours of Los Angeles, no extra charge for travel.
Weddings still within driving distance but not quite close enough (3-5 hours), I just ask for 2 nights of accommodations.
Having a super rad destination wedding? Get in touch with me and let’s talk details. I know budgets are always tough so lets see how we can make this happen!
- HOTEL BOOKING:
I love driving and flying, it’s perfect for getting in the zone for your wedding but since I’ll be traveling in the day before, I would need a room for 2 nights (night before wedding and night of wedding). Some couples will get a block of hotel rooms for guest/family and will just add an extra room for me but if you would rather not have to worry about booking, I can search the average price of hotels or Airbnb’s (which can be significantly cheaper) within 15-20 minutes of your wedding location, confirm with you and add that amount into the final pricing.
WHAT ARE YOUR COLLECTIONS AND DO YOU HAVE ANY EXAMPLES OF THE OTHER VIDEOS YOU PROVIDE?
For detailed pricing and availability, please contract me through the website and we can set up a time to grab a coffee or video chat!
WE LOVE YOU AND ARE READY TO BOOK, WHAT DO WE DO?
If you’re ready to get the ball rolling on securing your date with me, just contact me! We can go over any details and once we get you set up with exactly what you want, I’ll send over a digital contract for you to look over and sign. Once I receive your deposit, the date is yours. It’s as simple as that!
CAN WE MEET YOU?
I would love to meet you and have a chat! Whats your favorite coffee shop? If you’re busy/long distance we can easily jump on a Skype/FaceTime chat!
MY WEDDING WAS SO MUCH FUN AND YOU CAPTURED IT PERFECTLY, HOW CAN I RANT AND RAVE ABOUT YOU?
Well I’m glad you asked! Reviews are always welcome because they are the life blood of this industry, so If you would like to leave me some good reviews click here for links to the best places to do it!
If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here, please feel free to reach out!