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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

FAQ - wedding film - frequently asked questions

Do you shoot destination weddings?

Yes we do! We've been lucky to film in many countries in Europe for some very high-profile clients. Our fees are simple and straightforward, do contact us for more information.

Will there be a second shooter?

Steve & Yvonne both film at all of our weddings, so yes there are two camera-people. We LOVE the getting ready stages of the day so we can be in two separate places at the same time! We actually film with anywhere from 3 to 5 cameras during the day.

Is two really better than one?

There is so much happening on a wedding day that having two camerapeople at your wedding allows a much more dynamic and complete wedding film. We are able to film both bride and groom preparations, both photoshoot and guests relaxing, and generally be in two places at one time so you get a much more complete picture of the wedding day. It also allows us to use our full range of equipment for capturing those truly cinematic shots. The ceremony, speeches and dancing sections of the day are filmed from multiple angles for a more polished final edit.

What kind of gear do you use?

Gear? Just know that we’ve got all the gear we need to tell your wedding story! Cameras, lenses, stabilisation, audio and lighting, but... not so much that your wedding becomes a film-set. Remember our approach is to be discreet, and that follows through with the gear we use.

Suffice to say we use high-end Sony 4K full-frame cameras and highest quality fast lenses which enable us to perfectly blend in and capture fabulous relaxed and natural footage. We also use a range of camera movement and stabilisation equipment to get that real cinematic look. Sound? Well that is every bit as important as the picture, so rest assured we use a range of on-camera, fixed position and remote sound recorders to capture crystal clear audio whenever it is needed. The bottom-line is that we consider it pretty obvious that we have great equipment, and we don’t feel the need to shout about it. If you’d genuinely like to know though, Steve would be more than happy to chat gear (he’s the archetypal geek!).

Can I tweak my package?

Our ‘Film Collections’ are merely suggestions and are entirely flexible. So feel free to ask about creating a totally bespoke wedding package that will suit your needs perfectly. Do contact us for a chat, or we can email over a brochure explaining all the options.

Do you film in 4K?

Yes, everything we do is filmed, edited and presented to you in 4K.

Who films and edits the wedding film?

Well, it’s just us, that’s it. No ‘team’, no ‘crew’, no ‘weekender’ cameramen who have other jobs, no students. Your wedding film is far too important for us to entrust it to people not 100% invested in you and your day. So rest assured…it’s just us!

"Wedding Video" and "Wedding Films". I'm confused, what's the difference?

Wedding Video is such a 90's and 00's term, what we do now is far removed from the "Wedding Video" of old. State of the art equipment, cinematic movement and composition, film industry standard colour grading, storytelling editing skills, all of this makes the use of the phrase "wedding film" fully justified and far more accurate for what we create! The full-disclosure answer though? People still search for the phrase "wedding video", so it needs to be in here somewhere ;)

What do you wear?

We wear smart casual clothes, a shirt & tie, and probably a comfy pair of skechers (14hrs on your feet is tough!)

How long before I receive my finished wedding film?

We spend a considerable amount of time in the editing and post-production phases of creating your wedding film. We also film the bulk of our weddings during the May to September period so it’s easy to build up a considerable backlog of work. So we do quote turnaround times anywhere between 12 and 16 weeks, depending on the time of year.

How do I receive my film?

We deliver your films using an absolutely fab service called Mediazilla. Think "Netflix for weddings". Totally digital, all for you to download and keep in 4K and share with anyone, anywhere in the world, anytime. Drop us a message and we can show you how it looks and works.

How can I see more of your superb work?

We do have lots of wedding video samples on this website, and also on our social media channels,

However, we'd actually encourage you to come and pay us a visit in person, where we can chat more about your plans and show you a full Wedding Film. It's nice to see all the short clips online but we feel it's also important for you to be able to watch a full edit on the big-screen with cracking audio. We'll supply the drinks and biscuits/snacks.

Just drop us an email or give us a call on 0131 445 1000 and Yvonne would be delighted to set that up!

Where will you travel to?

We’ve traveled widely over the years and we’re happy to travel all over the UK and Internationally. Travel costs do apply for weddings outside of the Central Belt of Scotland.

Do you offer aerial drone footage?

Yes, all our films include this where weather conditions and location allow. We're fully insured and trained.

Do you have a question?

That’s fine, no matter what you need to know, please just give us a call on 0131 445 1000 or an email using the form on our Contact page. We look forward to speaking to you soon.

Wedding Video in Scotland by Cherry Tree Films
Broxmouth Park WEDDING, Scotland

Holly & Adam