Questions and Answers

We've compiled a list of questions that you may have (or may not have thought of yet) in order to help you better understand how The Film Jar fits into your wedding day. We'd love to hear your feedback about these questions or if you had any more that you would like answered. Just click the button at the bottom of this post and send us your questions!


What's the process?
First, we like to get to know you as a couple. This helps us create an authentic film that truly represents who you are and your story. We will meet again before your wedding day to cover all the details. Doing so allows us to plan and have an organized vision. After filming your wedding day, we will begin the process of meticulously editing your film.

We'd be happy to meet with you and walk you through a wedding film and show you a behind-the-scenes look at how we plan and what we are thinking when working on wedding films.

How "visible" are you at our wedding?
We take a discreet approach to filming your wedding. It's essential for us to be as 'invisible' as possible while still getting beautiful shots. We often have couples, and their families, tell us that they were so impressed with what we created, especially since they don't remember seeing us during the ceremony and reception.

Do you do same day edits?
No. We believe that staging our filming and rushing the editing process does not do justice to your wedding investment. You have planned your wedding day and have put so much time, energy, and money into all of the details. We believe your wedding film deserves more than a few hours of editing. Furthermore, we don’t want to risk missing something truly memorable because we are focused on editing instead of filming.

Editing your film is a creative process. We spend HOURS and HOURS organizing footage, syncing audio, choosing the right shots, and color correcting. It's important for us to give you more than a few hours of our time.  Just as your photographer needs time to make ready your images, we need time to create a beautiful film that can be cherished for generations to come.

While we understand how letting guests see your video on the day of your wedding could be exciting, we believe the audience that is watching 5, 10, or 50 years from now is more important.  When you share this film with your future family and friends, you can be sure that the proper time, attention and detail was put into perfectly capturing your story.

How will my video be delivered?
We always host your wedding film online for you to share. Also, you may receive your wedding film on DVD, Blu-ray, or a digital version on a flash drive.

Can you use any song?
Music selection comes down to what is legal. We take great care in choosing music that fits your style and your story. We have to use music that we can obtain a license to use. Not all videographers decide to do this. However, we believe in doing things the right way.

Do you require a deposit and contract?
We need both of these to hold the date for only you. This process protects both you and us.

How far will you travel?
We will go anywhere you will!

Do you like working with other wedding vendors, like my photographer?
Of course! We have many friends in the wedding industry. We are happy to work with anyone you have hired. We believe that all vendors are involved in making your day the best it can be.

Do you offer wedding photography along with the video?
No. Your wedding film is our priority. We do, however, know some great photographers in the area that we would recommend.

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