GO SEE EMERALD
That’s a phrase that we never get tired of hearing. It also lets us know that our reference base is as strong as it was 20 years ago.
WHAT STYLE OF FILMING DO WE INCORPORATE IN OUR WEDDINGS?
My approach to filming a wedding, has always been to find out if our clients have a certain style, and bring that vision to reality. Whether it be documentary, cinematic, or photo journalistic we always like to incorporate a variety of different shooting techniques.
HOW UNOBTRUSIVE DO WE MAKE OURSELVES THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING?
From the time we arrive at the grooms house, until the moment the DJ says “goodnight”, we make a point to be as transparent as possible while still capturing all of the details and NOT your attention. This helps us blend into the natural flow of your wedding day.To be an obtrusive and looming videographer will always alter your actions and emotions throughout the day, which in turn transfers over to a final product that looks staged and set up From the small private ceremony at City Hall, to the extravagant reception of your dreams. To the quiet beaches of the Caribbean, we make a point of watching & filming the day as it unwinds naturally.
WHAT ABOUT QUALITY CONTROL?
With the introduction of DSLR cameras, and 1080i HD Blu-Ray, the playing field has leveled off tremendously when it comes to delivering top quality resolution.But NOT creative quality,I’ve always felt that the drama is in the details of what & who we are filming at any event, so it will all fall on the eyes behind the lens. Also post productions is 50% of the puzzle so you really need to ask, whoever you are hiring about how well their cameramen & editors know each others work. This should define and separate your choice in selecting a good videographer.
HOW CAN WE OBTAIN THAT “MOVIE” LOOK FOR OUR WEDDING VIDEO WITHOUT GOING OVER OUR BUDGET?
To really get that “motion picture look” that many brides & grooms are looking for today, multi camera shoots are the key ingredients to producing your own short wedding film. With the use of steady cams, rail systems and cranes, these packages require multi-cameramen ,an audio tech & usually a runner, which is where the cost comes into play.Not to mention the added hours it takes in post production. So with that information in mind you can rest assure that we have the ability to produce it…all you need is the budget. But unfortunately everything & anything that is “NICE” in this world is also expensive. I always try to work with my customers on my price structure & their budget & also explain to them that they have to see what is important in the planning stages of their wedding and to allocate the right amount of money for each vendor. If your wedding videographer & photographer are a top priority, then maybe you should not leave them last when your planning out the order in which you are booking them .Typically when you leave them towards the end of your shopping list you will probably not have the same amount of funds you originally set out to spend because you spent a little to much on other things. Also keep in mind that these 2 items are “THE ONLY” physical things you will have to look back on. Remember … memories will fade, but visual images will never.
SO AGAIN, WHY GO SEE EMERALD?
From our cameramen & editors, to our clients & fellow vendors, there is a reason why Emerald has stood the test of time in this ever changing business. We like to think it has to do with the dedication to our craft and the friendships we have made along the way, I hope you enjoy the work that we have displayed on these pages & would love to sit down with you to discuss your wedding day.