CAN I CREATE MY OWN CUSTOM CINEMATOGRAPHY PACKAGE?
RUFFMEDIA's packages are meant to help guide you in deciding the needs of your wedding that was taken from our ‘A La Carte’ section. We understand that not all weddings are alike, which is why we give you the option to create your own custom package. When you do so, keep in mind the following:
- How many hours you need (each hour @ $300)
- What type of video(s) you’d like (i.e. Highlight Reel)
- Any additional footage (i.e. Aerial Videography, Full Motion Picture, Same Day Edit)
Please submit an inquiry so our team can assist you in creating your custom cinematography package!
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT PLANS?
Upon electronically signing your official wedding contract, a nonrefundable retainer fee (1/3 of your total package) will be due. Depending on how far out you book your wedding, the remaining 2 payments will be divided into 2 monthly payments due 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.
NOTE: If your event date is less than three months away, your retainer fee would be 1/2 of your total package.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES?
All taxes and fees are inclusive with our pricing. There are no added fees on top of your total package price. Although, gratis vendor parking, meals, and gratuity are greatly appreciated by our hardworking team.
CAN WE SELECT THE MUSIC OVERLAY FOR OUR CINEMATOGRAPHY PACKAGE?
Music choice sets the overall tone of your wedding highlight and how it will be edited (ballad vs. up-beat music). Our creative team decides the music for the teaser clips, but are open to suggestions for your other videos.
Unfortunately, since we upload your Highlight Reel onto Vimeo and YouTube for easier sharing with your family and friends, they have very strict copyright rules that forbid us from using most mainstream music. From the list of requested songs we receive, we try to use a different version or a cover song.
If you choose to use the mainstream version of the song, then there may be a possibility that your video cannot be uploaded online.
If you have absolutely no music preferences, our creative editing team will choose for you.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS AND/OR VIDEOS?
An online viewing gallery of your wedding videos and/or your top 50 photos will be available on our website. Once completed, you will receive a custom USB drive containing your final videos and/or photos in high resolution. RUFFMEDIA gives you the rights to make as many copies as you’d like to share with family and friends.
WHAT IS YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?
Turn around time can vary depending on the time of the year. The following are our standard completion times:
- Sneak Peek / Teaser Clip – 1-4 months, unless otherwise stated.
- Highlight Reel Video – 1-4 months, unless otherwise stated.
- Any other fully edited video – 1-6 months, unless additional footage is needed to be shot after your wedding date (i.e. Wedding Cinema Vérité)
- Engagement Photos - 1-2 months, unless otherwise stated.
- Wedding Photos - 1-6 months, unless otherwise stated.
An expedited service for final photos and/or video is available at additional cost.
HOW LONG DO YOU STORE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS?
All original footage containing photos, video, and audio will be archived 365 days after the scheduled event(s). Couple has until then to retrieve or request any additional footage or copies at additional cost.
"MOTION PICTURES" DESCRIBED
What are the differences between the RUFFMEDIA's types of videos?
ENTOURAGE/ROMANTIC SHORT FILM – Short cinematic films of the bride and groom or bridal party that’s captured 3-6 months before the big day. These films can either be premiered prior to the wedding day or as an introduction to their grand entrance during the reception.
SPECIAL FEATURETTE – Optional short films of either the ceremony, toasts, or any other special events that occur during the reception. This feature serves as a purpose for those who may have a smaller budget and would only want a Highlight Reel and their full Wedding Ceremony.
HIGHLIGHT REEL – Also referred to as a “wedding trailer,” this 3-5 minute artistic film serves to summarize all the best and memorable moments in a short video that’s perfect for sharing. This is set to a cinematic song that allows the footage, audio clips, details, and celebration speak for themselves.
FULL MOTION PICTURE – Chronological footage of your wedding in its entirety, wrapped in an edited film that can run anywhere from 15-35 minutes, depending on the length of the ceremony, speeches, and special events throughout the day. This is a vast expansion of the Highlight Reel.
WEDDING CINEMA VERITE – Documentary style biopic of your Full Motion Picture involves commentary from the bride and groom. This entails filming and interviewing the couple in post-production. Separate Full Motion Picture without commentary included.
SAME DAY EDIT – A 3-5 minute video produced from footage captured on the day of the event and premiered during the reception. The editing process is completed on-site of reception. Projector and equipment to premier the video must be provided by the Bride + Groom.
RAW FOOTAGE – Untouched, unedited clips that are captured throughout the entire day. These files are fairly big which is why we need to transfer them onto a separate external hard drive provided by the client.