There is nothing complicated about ValveOn videography service. Our aim is to simplify it for our valued customers (read: you). If you have any questions, concept which isn’t clear or a wedding film style you want to know more about, we make sure to reach back out to you with answers. To cover some very basic ones, here goes ValveOn’s list of FAQs;
1. What is your approach to filming a wedding day?
It’s a collaborative approach between us and the client but the couple takes center stage. ValveOn team is keen in listening to customers’ suggestions and how they expect the wedding day would turn out to be. They are basically our directors. Once we have a good understanding of the look and feel based on their inputs, the rest is all about taking good angles, capturing remarkable moments and a great deal of technical skills to go about telling a story in moving pictures.
2. What is a Save the date film or a Same Day Edit?
Everybody loves movie trailers. Save the date video is a prelude to the full wedding film, a teaser complete with a release date (the big day). On the other hand, a Same Day Edit (SDE) aka Onsite Wedding Video is a short film shot during the entire day. It is edited and shown during reception. SDE, on average, runs a full duration of one song (about 3-4mins). Same Day Edit video is a more comprehensive layout of your story whereas Save the Date video serves as a brief yet exciting introduction.
It is especially interesting to have both in your wedding if you ask me. The footages are real and as natural as the emotion which comes along with making it.
3. How do you present yourselves on the wedding day?
We will come in our smart casual clothes and rubber shoes footwear – because we will be running around quite a bit – chasing highlights of your wedding day. ValveOn does not have a company uniform. No two wedding films we produce are alike, so neither do we.
4. Am I going to look good on my wedding video? What post process do you apply in order to achieve or capture the best in the video?
Definitely! Most of the processes and enhancements we do improve the overall look and feel of wedding film. Colors, like actions, move and even invoke emotions. It helps a lot especially how each scene or mood is presented, felt and celebrated during your wedding. Like every piece of artwork, every stroke and detail makes up the masterpiece. A good example is how a documentary film feels different than movies. Documentaries are more natural whereas movies are cinematic. Documentary style wedding film has all the element of being natural. Emotions burst as real time as when a scene is being shot. Pure and unprecedented.
5. How long will the final wedding video be?
Onsite wedding video is often a length of one song (3-4 minutes give or take) while Wedding Highlights Video usually runs for 45mins to an hour. Note that we are just referring to final edited videos. Our clients get a copy of raw footages provided they have a Mac-compatible hard drive with at least 100GB of free space. We give this freebie as an added value.
6. Can you explain or justify your wedding video rates and packages?
The investment and hard work we put in to ValveOn team is valuable. Like most things of value, it comes with cost. Our rates and packages validate guaranty and quality for a number of things at play (i.e., equipment, time, effort, talent and manpower skill). Your investment comes with a contract that gives you your money’s worth. What we always tell our couples is to check out wedding videos we shot previously and decide for themselves which package suits them and gives them value for money.
At the end of the day, you, too, would like to see where all that savings and effort go. ValveOn team is looking to give you fulfillment.
7. Can I use my own music?
Of course! It’s your wedding, your story and your music. However, we would appreciate if you give us a heads up or a list of songs we can use for the final video. It will certainly make things easier for all of us.
8. Do you accept pencil bookings?
Sorry we do not accept pencil bookings to avoid problems for future bookings/cancellations.
9. What makes you different from other video companies?
This is a good question! We really can’t speak for other companies out there doing similar work that we do. What we do know is we actually love our work and the impact its making to people we work for.
Our team members have daytime jobs. This is something we do out of passion. Its the same passion we put in every time we shoot weddings. Frankly speaking, the same one we think would make all of us successful. Oh and yeah – we are Pros.
10. What are the arrangements to fly you overseas to do our wedding?
This question is best answered in person or in email. We will be more than happy to shoot for you abroad or any part of the world you choose to tie the knot.
11. Do you require meals at the wedding day?
Even passionate artists need to be fed. We appreciate to receive packed meals as we know buffet tables are for the members of your guest list So yes, please feed us.
12. Do you have preferences with the photographers you work with?
No. We’re very adaptable and friendly.
13. Why does it take so long for the video to finish the editing process?
Reviewing all footages require a huge amount of time – especially with multi-camera setup. I don’t want to get very technical but believe you me, it’s worth the wait
14. Why do you call yourselves ValveOn?
The name came from my muse – she calls me Balbon. So, it should be pronounced as valve-on and not some french sounding name