I have questions about your wedding videography pricing! How does it work?
We have packages based on hours of coverage between 6 and 10 hours. However, we can create custom packages for our clients of any amount of time! We are flexible with filming at multiple locations as well. To give an idea, though, our 6 hour, full service package (meaning it comes with a highlight film AND a full edit) starts at $2800. We have highlight packages starting at $1800.
What is the process? What should we expect when working with Classic Filmworks?
We like to learn as much as we can about each couple. We are happy to meet in person, schedule a phone call, or just text back and forth! Once we have a couple on our schedule, we send out a questionnaire so that we can learn as much about their event as possible. We like to know how our couples met, and if they are doing any specific events at their wedding (exchanging gifts, first look, etc). We plan to arrive whenever our couple wants us there, but we suggest arriving about an hour before the dress goes on. We suggest scheduling timeline events within the timeframe so that we can capture everything. However, if our couples want to add time the day of, no problem! We can do that too!
What education and/or training do you have in the wedding videography field?
We have years of experience, as well as photography and videographer education. Nan has an associates degree in photography, Nikki has extensive video production related coursework. Nan has been in the videography industry over 20 years, and before that she specialized in portrait photography. Nikki has been in the industry for 13 years.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
We got started by working with other companies and were inspired to start our own. Nan started her business in 2001, and never looked back. She has always stayed up to date on current gear and trends and its been a fun journey!
What types of couples have you worked with?
We've worked with all types of customers! We love the diversity of our couples, and seeing all the different cultural ceremonies and customs! We love our clientele and enjoy meeting new people.
What advice would you give a couple looking to hire a wedding videographer?
Make sure your professional is just that - a professional. Sometimes people get a camera and think that makes them a videographer. There is so much more to it - audio, lighting, planning, etc. We've encountered many issues while shooting and we always have backup. We have backup to our backup! Non-professionals may not be prepared if something goes wrong. Also, make sure your videographer is clear about who is shooting your wedding. If they are going to send someone else to shoot it, you should know about it first., not the day of.
What questions should we be asking our wedding videographer?
Think about what you'd like to get. Does your professional offer a highlight only, or do you get a feature film too? What does their editing style look like? Are they willing to make edits if you need something changed? Do you like your videographer? Do you connect with this person? Its your wedding so you want to love your vendor team!
Venue: Wedgewood San Clemente
Hair & Makeup: Beauty and the Beach Hair and Makeup
DJ: Forever Tomorrow Events
Cake: It's All About The Cake
Florist: Flower Company of San Clemente (FCSC)
Venue: Wedgewood Fallbrook
Photography: Everlove Photography
DJ: Steve Ferreira
Officiant: SoCal Vows
Venue: Tom Ham's Lighthouse
Photographer: Wilbur Studios
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