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Old July 31st, 2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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How long is your average wedding video

Lets say that your filming both the ceramony and reception. How long is your average end product?
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Old July 31st, 2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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I edit short form so I say probably between 40 and 60 minutes for the edited product.


I know a lot of folks that do long form and they're around 1:45 and 2 hours.

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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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Lets say that your filming both the ceramony and reception. How long is your average end product?
My full wedding, reception, pre-ceremony, etc coverage usually releases a final DVD of about 45 minutes (depending on the length of the ceremony).
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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:23 PM   #4
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i usually have the full ceremony, so 20-40 min. then the reception edit which is about 40-1.5 hours depending on speeches and then the 5 minute highlight
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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Typically:
3-5 minutes preceremony montage
20-40 minutes for the ceremony
5 minutes of photo session montage
30-40 minutes of reception
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:59 PM   #6
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One/two songs for highlights (includes get ready, arrivals, procession, rings, kiss) then seperate clips of speeches, toss, cake, reception - each linked seperatly from the main menu delivered on blu-ray using Sony Vegas.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 01:22 AM   #7
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I give them 2 DVD's for a full wedding.

DVD1 has the bride and groom prep (around 5 mins each), ceremony (most here are outdoors so that's around 15 mins) and the photoshoot (around 10mins)

DVD2 has the reception arrival (2 mins) speeches (up to 30mins) a little bit of dancing (about 6 mins) the cake and first dance (5 mins) and then garter and bouquet (around 5 mins each) and then the farewell (10 mins)

The first disk is normally no more than 35mins but longer for Church weddings

The second disk is normally about 60 mins ..depends on the speeches!!!

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Old August 2nd, 2009, 01:56 AM   #8
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I did a lot of asian weddings. They usually start in the morning with the door games and tea ceremony at bride's house. Then another tea ceremony at groom's side. If they have a catholic wedding, that will be another hour. There will be a photo session followed. Cock tail hour and reception. The final DVD usually 2 to 4 hours. If it gets longer, I will split onto a Main movie DVD and a Bonus DVD.
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 03:39 AM   #9
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Depends what coverage the bride wants.
My DVD's can range from 30 minutes to a full 2 hours, but on average it's around 1 hour.
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 01:43 PM   #10
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45 mins to 1 hour. Speeches I do not put in the main film cause they drag the piece down, I leave them unedited and put them on disc 2 in their entirety.


From all my feedback 45 to 1 hour is perfect and no one gets bored. I've actually had people send me their 3 hour DVDs ( filmed by another company) to re-edit in a more funky fast modern style.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 10:22 AM   #11
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In my market (Polish weddings) the videos don't get shorter then 3 hrs for "full package".

10-15 min for intro + B&G preps
50 min church ceremony
10 min photoshoot
5-10 mins for coctail hour
2-2.5 hrs of reception (inclu. interviews, speeches, official parts, cake, etc)
10 min highlights

I know it's tooooooo much but ppl are expecting 100% coverage from the day - unfortunately that's my market.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 01:00 PM   #12
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I prefer 3-5 min highlight and 30-45 min DVD for ceremony and reception
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 01:03 PM   #13
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A videographer's job is to document the event. If someone delivers a 15 minutes speech, the entire speech should be kept in the DVD. Editing work is done upon cut-aways and taking out dead moment or so. That's why there is a highlights video to show a short version of the wedding.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 01:57 PM   #14
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Ours is 45 mins - 1 hr
that is including preps, ceremony , photoshoot, reception..
We edit each chapter as a highlight reel..

Its a harder edit to keep final movies shorter but in the end most clients prefer something they can watch in a shorter timeframe..
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Old August 4th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #15
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For my company, it really depends on how long the ceremony is. I've shot a number of cultural weddings that traditionally run a lot longer. For instance, a full ceremony for Indian weddings can last up to three hours long.
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