This is a list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information about VillaView Cinema, please get in touch with us at 514.473.7457.
WHAT IS A DOCUMENTARY EDIT?
The documentary edit is made up of your speeches, ceremony, and main dances (father + daugther, mother + son, and bride + groom)in their entirety.
WHAT IS A WEDDING HIGHLIGHT?
A wedding highlight is a 3-5 minute (one song) high paced edit that tells the story of your wedding day with all the big moments.
WHAT IS A WEDDING FILM?
It is a 10 - 15 minute film handcrafted to tell you story! We comb through all the footage and all the speeches to find the heart of your story and bring it to the forefront with the art of filmmaking.
WHERE CAN I SEE A WEDDING FILM?
Get in touch with us and we will be sure to send you a private link to an example of a wedding film!
WHAT IS AN "OUR STORY" FILM?
An "Our Story" film varies in length and depth but is always created to share your story as a couple. How did you meet? Who asked out who? How did the proposal happen? We often invite the bridal party to participate and ask them how they knew you were meant to be together and what makes you unique. We intermix all this with an engagement shoot to create a film that you can present as a Save the Date or to show at the wedding reception before you enter. Check out an example below!
WHY DON'T YOU HAVE YOUR PRICES ON YOUR SITE? WE ARE JUST COMPARING PRICES.
We find that the couples just looking for the lowest price, or even a “number”, aren’t necessarily the best fit for us. We certainly understand budgets, but when a family contacts us excited about the quality of our work, it gets us excited about the wedding! The more we know about the personalities and wedding plans of our couples, the more personalized your wedding film is. Get in touch with us and we will gladly send you our prices and packages!
WHAT IS AN "ONLINE DVD"?
The Online DVD is a special link we send you that hosts all of your final videos with a dvd style menu. At this link, you can view every video in HD and download them directly onto your computer. You can also share this private link with anyone you wish, anywhere in the world. It can be viewed on any multimedia device (laptop, computer, tv, ipad, iphone, etc).
WHAT IS RAW FOOTAGE?
The raw footage on the hard drive is absolutely everything we shot on the day of your wedding, uncut and unedited but sorted by category (bride prep, groom prep, ceremony, etc). Keep in mind, we don't shoot with the intention of adding hours of "raw footage". Everything we shoot, we shoot with the film in mind. The original files are made for editing software and not always playback friendly, therefore we convert them to a standard file format for you!
WHAT'S ON THE CUSTOM USB?
The custom USB features all your final videos in the highest quality possible complete with a blu-ray style menu. Plug it in and watch your videos whenever you'd like!
WHAT ABOUT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL?
We travel anywhere in the world to capture your wedding!
WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS AND EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE? IS IT HD?
We use Canon C100 Mark II's along with top of the line lenses, stabilizers and audio equipment, everything is shot in Full HD. Don't worry though! We definitely don't have a large footprint! We strive to be quick on our feet and capture the moments. The last thing we would want is to be obtrusive and turn the wedding into a production.
WHO COMES TO SHOOT MY WEDDING?
We don't believe that sending a complete stranger to your wedding and then giving the footage to someone who never met you is the right way to go. We get to know each other, we come shoot your wedding, and we edit the film from beginning to end. We feel this continuity goes a long way in a creating a film that stays true to our couples.
DO YOU HAVE BACK-UP CAMERAS IN CASE ONE BREAKS?
Yes! We have back-up cameras and are also members of the Canon Professional Services program. If a camera, or lens breaks/malfunctions, they ship us one overnight!
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SICK?
We have relationships with a handful of wedding cinematographers around the country that we know and trust who could fill in if need be.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR BOOKING FEE TO HOLD THE DATE?
We take a 500$ non refundable booking fee to reserve your date no matter the package your choose. The remainder of the balance is due the week of the wedding, or in the morning on the day of shooting.
HOW LONG DOES IT USUALLY TAKE TO GET THE FILM?
We promise to deliver your final videos in 4-6 months. The wedding highlight comes within a week of your wedding (sometimes even 2 days after!). The wedding film is a much more intricate edit and usually comes around the 4-5 month mark. The documentary edit will be sent to you around that same time as a part of your online DVD link.
WHO CHOOSES THE MUSIC?
You are hiring us to create a piece of "art" that represent your wedding day to the best of our ability. So naturally, if you are adamant about having that special Shania Twain song from 1999 in your film, but it doesn't fit the mood or feeling of your day, we aren't doing our job. We actually seek out and find music off the beaten path, based on your preferences, you might not hear on the radio. That way your wedding film soundtrack not only reflects your style and taste, but is unique to your wedding, and your wedding alone! Give us a shot, check out some of the music we have found and used in the examples on our website!