Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
What Will I Receive With My Package?
Your package comes with an edited full length feature video. This is not a short 8-12 minute video showing only certain segments of the day. This is a full length video that consists of moments from every segment of your wedding day that I/we were scheduled to capture. This includes moments from the Bridal prep, Grooms prep, First look, Ceremony, Portrait session, Cocktail hour, Reception, Bride & Groom first dance, Father & daughter dance, Mother & Son dance, Speeches, guest dancing, Cake Cutting, grand exit and much more…
Do You Capture Both The Bride And Groom Preparation?
Capturing both the Bride & Groom’s preparation is very important to us. However, the package you choose will determine if both will be possible. For example, if you choose a single cinematographer package and you’re both getting ready at the same place, we’ll certainly try to capture the groom’s prep. This is not always possible depending on the location. If you both are expected to get ready at different locations, then the bride will be our main focus. If capturing both the bride and groom is something you would like us to capture, then we would recommend the 2 Cinematographer’s package which will be most suitable. Not to mention all the extra creative footage you will get for your final video when two cinematographers are filming your event simultaneously. For more about this, please check out the section on the “7 Benefits of Having 2 or More Cinematographers Film Your Wedding!”
What Type Of Cameras Do You Use?
We use digital-SLR cameras that allows us to change our lenses to accommodate the type of effects we want to accomplish, as well as those that works best in low light situations such as during the reception. Our cameras capture High Definition 4K and full 1080P video. Our goal is to create the best quality video for you; therefore we shoot with that in mind choosing the most suitable quality settings, using the best suited lens for the scene we are shooting in at the time, as well as utilizing the proper lighting equipment’s to get the best possible exposure.
How Many Years Have You Been Involved In Cinematography?
I’ve been shooting wedding videos and other special events for over 7 years. Our previous company included both Cinematography and Photography. However, we’ve recognized that we are more passionate about cinematography; not to mention that most of our work is in that category. Therefore we’ve decided to specialize in wedding cinematography, and apply those skills and creativity to other cinematic events such as, Anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Engagements, Love Stories, Maternity, Proposals, Quinceanera, and much more.
What Is Your Turnaround Time For A Wedding Video?
The completion timeframe for the feature video is normally 6-8 weeks after the date of the wedding, (provided a fully completed questionnaire and all song choices have been given to Christo Cinematic, along with any payment due). There are times during the busy wedding season when the delivery time may be a bit longer. Should that be the case we will update you in advance. Also, during the editing process, we keep you updated on how everything is coming along.
Something Christo Cinematic Don't Do:
When creating your feature or Highlight video, we do not simply piece clips together in a way that anyone can do with basic software. For us it’s all about creating memories in a unique way through a special process that tells your story the way we think you would want to relive the joy of seeing all the wonderful moments we’ve captured of your special day, according to the vision you have expressed, and that which we ourselves maintain for each of our clients. For that reason we carefully select the absolute best video clips, audio clips and of course the music. Not to mention all of the other artistic and creative work we do to bring it all together. Then we customize your video the way we believe you would absolutely love and treasure for the rest of your lives.
What Will I Need To Provide Christo Cinematic Before My Wedding?
In order for us to place your date on our calendar, a signed contract and a 50% retainer is required. The remaining will be due two weeks prior to the event. Within 30 days from your wedding you’ll receive a link to a questionnaire that you would fill out online and submit at least 1 week before the wedding which should provide us with the final details of the wedding timeline and other info we would need in advance.
Do You Offer Any Promotions?
We offer a special promotion of 10% off any of our Cinematic packages for anyone who currently serves, or have served in the following categories. Registered Nurses, Fire Department, Police Officers, Military Personnel and School Teachers. These promotions apply not only for weddings, but to all types of Cinematic events which Christo Cinematic provides services for. Some of these includes: Weddings, Anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Engagements, Love Stories, Maternity, Proposals, Quinceanera, Birthday Parties & Other Special Events.