Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Your package comes with a professionally 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…
Myself personally “the owner and lead videographer of Christo Cinematic” Stephen Christo, will be scheduled to filming your wedding or event. We also have other professional videographers as part of our team of whom any may be assigned to you, only if I become unavailable due to an emergency, which has never happened yet. When it comes to all the details of your wedding or event, much planning goes into effect on our side long before the date. It is said that “The quality of your preparation determines the quality of your performance”. We believe strongly in that saying and therefore we prepare as much as possible so we can achieve our ultimate goal which is to go above and beyond to capture and create the best video possible for you.
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 videographer 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 Videographers package which will be most suitable. Not to mention all the extra creative footage you will get for your final video when two videographers are filming your event simultaneously.
We use digital-SLR cameras that allow 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 utilizing the most suitable quality settings, using the best suited lens for the scene we are shooting in at the time, as well as choosing the proper lighting equipment’s to get the best possible exposure. Your video quality will be delivered in Full HD via a flash drive. This method is great for watching on any computer, especially if you choose to connect to a large screen TV. Also it’s great for storing backup files easily so that you can guarantee securing your memories for generations to come.
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.
I’ve been shooting wedding videos and other special events for over 8 years. Our previous company included both Videography and Photography. However, we’ve recognized that we are more passionate about videography; not to mention that most of our work is in that category. Therefore we’ve decided to specialize in wedding videography, and apply those skills and creativity to other videography events such as, Anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Engagements, Love Stories, Maternity, Proposals, Quinceanera, and much more.
Your Highlight video will be posted online on Vimeo.com. We will provide you with a URL link which will allow you to watch your video at your convenience. While most people will not get to see your full length video since this is a home video mainly for the bride & groom and their family and friends, the highlight video can be viewed online from a computer, iPad or your mobile phone. You can see it and share the link with anyone you desire. Please note that Highlight videos are included only on certain packages, but can also be purchased as an add-on to whichever package you choose.
In order for us to place your date on our calendar, a signed contract along with a 25% 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.
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.
Each of our videographers wears dark colored clothing. This allows us to blend in seamlessly while avoiding any unnecessary distractions. Our goal is to be as unobtrusive and candid as possible, sort of like a “fly-on-the-wall” approach. During the summer months we may wear short sleeve depending on the temperature. Other times we wear long sleeve. However, at every event we are dressed professionally.
Our goal is to always get at the first location within an hour of our actual start time. If circumstances allow us to start filming early, then that will simply be a bonus we extend to you at NO EXTRA charge.
We offer a special promotion of 10% off any of our Cinematic packages for anyone who currently serves 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, Quinceaneras, Birthday Parties & Other Special Events.