We usually film with a crew of 2-3 cinematographers (candid style) and 2-3 photographers (candid and documentary style) along with a director,
a production manager and an aerial drone operator. The crew works as one coherent team with different cameramen specializing in different lenses and styles including aerial,
time-lapse and underwater filming.
For a larger scale wedding, we don’t recommend a reduction in the size of the crew as this is likely to affect the quality and grandeur of the film.
This choreographed, multi-camera setup allows us to position ourselves strategically to capture ceremonies more naturally as they take place,
without any hindrance.
However, there are certain advantages to having a smaller team too! For more intimate weddings, a crew size of 4-5 people is enough.
This allows for a greater, non-obtrusive individual control of filming for each crew member and this can lead to better,
unobstructed views of the festivities especially when the party is on a smaller scale involving lesser people.
This also creates a warmer bond between the crew and families as there are lesser people to co-ordinate with. There is an obvious reduction in cost too!
The expenses for the travel, food and accommodation for the crew members are usually borne by the client unless decided otherwise or factored in as a package deal.
In addition, the hard-drives for the final delivery are paid for by the clients too.
Any additional days / hours of shooting (not mentioned in contract) are charged extra as per the rates in the contract.
There are no other hidden costs.
In the standard package, we deliver three different versions of the wedding film and all the edited digital photographs that include both candid and documentary style.
All films and photos are delivered in a Pen drive.
The three versions of films include –
1) The Trailer (TR) – A 2-4 minute trailer or teaser film that can be released on social networking sites for the friends and family to see, reminisce and cherish.
2) The Highlight film (HL) – A 10-20 minute highlight film of the best moments of the wedding on select songs interspersed with the story as narrated by the couple and their loved ones.
3) Full wedding Films (FF) – The entire footage of the main events like the sangeet, wedding ceremony etc. in a film format edited minimally on ambient sounds blended with soft instrumental music.
A recent trend has seen quite a number of couples opt for one-minute Instagram edit cuts instead of the lengthy full films.
Apart from reduction in the cost of the edit, this cut is fast paced and edgy and shows the whole wedding in under a minute.
During a wedding shoot, the stills and the video teams should have harmony and co-ordination for the benefit of client coverage and to avoid getting into each other’s frames.
We usually cover both together to ensure perfect synchronicity of images and film coverage but in rare cases we have accommodated an odd request to allow a photo team to work alongside for wedding coverage.
It’s difficult to determine the total number of images we will be shooting over a typical two or three day wedding.
Approximately 3000-4500 images are expected to be shot during a typical three-day wedding.
All images are given to the client in high resolution JPEG format on a 1 / 2 TB Thunderbolt drive (digital delivery) and all the images are colour and exposure edited. The images are shot both in candid and traditional style.
Cold Coffee Instacuts are very short films that can be posted on Instagram. They are part of our High end package where we present the quick glimpses of your wedding in under a minute.
This is not a standard deliverable and is purely a complimentary edit by us.
How can we ensure that the photography team has the best resources at hand to create magic?
Good lighting is a pre-requisite for great photos and videos. If a few simple things are taken care of at the planning stage,
the job is half done. Go for natural lighting instead of tinted hues and ensure that the stage, mandap etc.
are well lit especially in the night. The spatial design should be such that it allows the crew to cover the event from multiple angles for a good variety in footage
– always advise your planner to keep in mind the space needed by photographers in case of over-crowded events.
It’s a good idea to have some extra time at hand before each event for couple shots – it doesn’t take more than 10-15 minutes,
but ensures that the couple has some stunning portraits before the hair, makeup and outfits make their way to the dance floor – to never come back the way they were!
It is rare that the delivery of the film is delayed beyond 40 days.
But it is possible that the director of film is unhappy with some portions of the film and requests for a revision / re-edit – in which case a delay might happen.
All we can say is that it is for the benefit of the film and the client. Most great cinema blockbusters have been delayed but have usually turned out better due to the re-edit.
So it’s all in good spirit. We apologize for the inconvenience (should a delay happen) but assure you that we will not release anything that we don’t absolutely adore.
So please be patient and give us time to work our magic.
The images, trailer and highlight film are delivered via an online link. Everything that has been shot by us is your property. We don’t hold back anything. You get all the raw data on a hard-drive.
This raw data may be useful for edits later like first anniversary / 25th anniversary etc.
Highlight films are usually unlisted on our youtube channel. We do not release / upload the highlight films on our Facebook / YouTube channel unless you allow us.
Trailers are shorter versions and more exciting videos and hence we release them worldwide on our YouTube page. However, the release depends upon a few factors.
Firstly, we do not release trailers of couples who don’t want them to be shown publicly. We respect your privacy but this clause has to be specified at the time of signing the contract.
On an average, one out of every five films is released on our public channel depending on the strength of its story or its uniqueness in any other aspect ranging from décor to destination.
You need to inform us at least three months prior the Events Date. 90% of the deposit will be refunded.
If we have already made any expenses due to the commitment we did to you against your booking, that amount will also be deducted .
For the modification of the dates also, you need to inform us at least three months prior to the Event’s Date.