1st, December 2017

Capturing Your Story: How Long Should Your Film Run?

Your wedding day is one of the single most important of your life; it marks a new chapter, and there are endless stories to be told. Capturing this day - and the real love story that led to it - is of the utmost importance to brides, grooms, and their families and friends. While your love story is undoubtedly epic (and never-ending!), how long will your final film run? Customised for Your Story Experienced videographers and cinematographers will deliver a film package that meets your stylistic and budgetary needs. That said, there are a few generalities of which to be aware when it comes to your film: A concept film captures much more than your wedding day; it can trace your story from the moment it began. Feature edits are approximately 10 to 20 minutes. A skilled editing and production team can select stunning footage to tell your story in a shorter, yet incredibly powerful, way. Of course, you may choose longer films that run between an hour and an hour and a half. This allows you to capture more moments from your story, ceremony, reception, etc. If you choose to have a highlights film only (or in addition to), that will be about three to five minutes. Komal and Rupak, for example, wanted a film as unique as they are. To introduce their first dance, they requested a video that illustrated how music is the language of love. “You Are the Music” is a poignant, artful homage to their relationship. While the entire wedding day should be magical, there are key moments your videographer will capture. These include, of course, the ceremony and important aspects of the reception, such as toasts and first dances. Many films also include interviews or commentary from loved ones (e.g. the mother of the bride, the groom’s beloved grandfather, the happily married octogenarians who give their best marriage advice). Your wedding is uniquely you; your film should be as well. Contact us to see how best to translate your love story to film.