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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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We're considering taking this approach. We'd shoot with DSLRs and produce a one song highlights video of the day but also provide DVDs of all the raw footage too. Just wondering if anyone else is doing this?
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 12:41 AM   #2
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There are a couple competitors in our area doing this. I've seen their demos on their websites, the work is good, they produce very nice highlights. I've met with a handful of couples that also looked at these other companies and they've said they liked the highlights but they also want the full ceremony and reception events. It makes it an easy sell when the highlights we produce are of similar quality but we're also giving them the full ceremony and reception events.

I could see it being an easy sell if it was cheaper just for the highlights but I wouldn't want to do it because you're doing the same amount of work shooting.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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We're considering taking this approach. We'd shoot with DSLRs and produce a one song highlights video of the day but also provide DVDs of all the raw footage too. Just wondering if anyone else is doing this?
We're doing a highlights only package - and so far people are loving it.

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Old May 3rd, 2010, 03:57 AM   #4
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I could see it being an easy sell if it was cheaper just for the highlights but I wouldn't want to do it because you're doing the same amount of work shooting.
We would sell it as a cheaper package because although it's the same amount of shooting it's much less editing. They would get the ceremony and speeches etc in full too although it would be raw unedited footage.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 04:01 AM   #5
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We're doing a highlights only package - and so far people are loving it.

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Do you mean it's always SDE's though, we're not thinking of producing them, they'd get the highlights video a few weeks after the wedding.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 04:04 AM   #6
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Hey Tony - exactly what we do. Shoot the highlights on the day, edit as we go, screen at the reception, burn onto DVDs & then deliver a usb hard drive and 2 DVDs the morning after.

We shoot all the speeches and put them on the DVD and hard drive as is.

We don't do any additional editing and never see the project again - if they want changes then they have all the source material and project sessions.
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Do you mean it's always SDE's though, we're not thinking of producing them, they'd get the highlights video a few weeks after the wedding.
Yes always SDE's.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 09:12 AM   #8
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a lot of folks in Singapore still think documentary. Been trying to change that too. Ooh delivering ONLY SDE would be so sweet.. no pain and they couples get their stuff the same week!
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 01:56 PM   #9
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We're considering taking this approach. We'd shoot with DSLRs and produce a one song highlights video of the day but also provide DVDs of all the raw footage too. Just wondering if anyone else is doing this?
We leave it up to the couple. The day is shot in the same way regardless of the way they may choose to have it edited, so the shooting fee is paid upfront. For the wedding day an SDE is an option, and after the wedding they have the choice between unedited footage on DVD's, A 2-3 song Highlights, a full-length Documentary cut or the time-intensive Cinematic shortform edit. Except (obviously) the sde, none of the final-product decisions are made before the wedding.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 04:37 PM   #10
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We're considering taking this approach. We'd shoot with DSLRs and produce a one song highlights video of the day but also provide DVDs of all the raw footage too. Just wondering if anyone else is doing this?
Our final DVD consist of each section being highlights with different songs
both preps, ceremony, photoshoot, reception..
we also include a highlight of the whole day posted online to share with their family and friends.

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Old May 3rd, 2010, 09:46 PM   #11
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I would def offer this due to the fact of less editing if couples actually asked for it.

So you do 2-3 songs for the highlights, plus add the Speeches and Ceremony?

I honestly think doing a Highlights Video takes more work with 2-3 songs than a documentary.

For me once the raw footage is cut down it's an easy process to do a documentary style video and I feel better about giving them that experience in the end.

In the end I think it comes down to budget. I think if a couple wants a super deal then this would be an option.

But not for now.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 10:35 PM   #12
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Hi Tony,We leave it up to the couple. The day is shot in the same way regardless of the way they may choose to have it edited, so the shooting fee is paid upfront. For the wedding day an SDE is an option, and after the wedding they have the choice between unedited footage on DVD's, A 2-3 song Highlights, a full-length Documentary cut or the time-intensive Cinematic shortform edit. Except (obviously) the sde, none of the final-product decisions are made before the wedding.
Wow you've certainly got all bases covered! Very interesting approach, I didn't realise anyone was being so flexible. I can't see how you shoot exactly the same way though not knowing what final option the couple will choose.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #13
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Wow you've certainly got all bases covered! Very interesting approach, I didn't realise anyone was being so flexible.
Shooting in a way that makes each editing style an option gives you the chance to offer more than one version of the wedding. And if you save that choice for after the wedding they're more apt to see the importance of holding on to the memories than when their main thought was of the budget before the wedding.

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I can't see how you shoot exactly the same way though not knowing what final option the couple will choose.
I just shoot the same way I have for 20 years. Not much thought goes into it anymore. Its more instinct. I still have nightmares though that I've shown up at the wrong church or walk in right when the bride is going down the aisle...
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