When does wedding coverage typically begin?
Default coverage begins one hour prior to the ceremony start time. However, in recent years more and more couples ask for extensive pre-wedding coverage. Talk to your videographer, let him or her know what your expectations are and determine a schedule that works for you.
What do we receive when editing is complete?
At Digital Imaging of Cape Cod we use only very high end HD and 4K cameras. In order for clients to experience the best quality available we deliver weddings on BluRay disks (these require a BluRay player, now common in most homes). Our clients receive 3 BluRay editions of their edited wedding or the complete wedding on a computer ready thumb drive (also called Flash Drives).
How long is the online trailer you produce?
The extremely popular online trailers generally play for approx. 4 minutes. The trailers are carefully produced to create a sensitive and creative recap of the wedding day. Trailers are what all your friends, family and social media contacts will see and comment on. The content of the trailer should be discussed with your videographer prior to the wedding.
Can we select the music incorporated into the wedding video?
We encourage all of our clients to provide as much input into their final video as they like prior to us sitting down and beginning the editing session. It is important for us to know what your expectations are. We provide all clients with a pre-wedding worksheet to gain some insight into a couples preferences.
Do you interview guests and wedding party?
No, we do not interview or choreograph the wedding day in any way. What we hear most often from past clients, "we never knew you were
Why does drone coverage cost extra?
Drones and their use is a rapidly evolving (and popular) field of image acquisition. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has established very strict guidelines on the commercial use of drones in U.S. airspace. Currently drone use at weddings (or any commercial venture) require the drone pilot to be FAA certified. FAA certification requires pilots to pass what is essentially a standard pilot license exam. This is a rigorous and difficult exam to pass and requires weeks of careful study. This helps to insure that your drone pilot is actually qualified to fly. In addition, insurance for drone pilots is very expensive. For these reasons it is very important for clients to hire a company that is actually certified to fly a drone. Clients put their wedding guests at risk when using non-certified pilots.
How do we make a deposit?
Secure deposits can be made right here on our site. Head to the dropdown "Pricing" Our preferred payment method is Venmo.
When is the balance due?
The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding unless other arrangements have been made. Balances are by check only.
How do you capture the audio during the ceremony?
In addition to our on-camera microphones we clip a small lapel microphone on the grooms jacket. This records to a digital audio recorder in the grooms pocket. This provides an interference free intimate audio of the vows.
Who will actually cover our wedding?
We are a team of three experienced videographers who shoot in the same style and use all the same high end technology. In addition, we utilize a team of "second camera operators" who support our primary videographers. You can be assured of the same high quality and the same professional demeanor from our entire team. As a general rule, Bob Lassiter, the owner, will cover the first booking that comes in for a given day.
Do we need to worry about the photographer and videographer cooperating together?
Absolutely not. We defer to the still photographer in all phases of the wedding day.
Are you insured?
Yes, we carry commercial business insurance which includes liability.
How many hours of coverage do we need?
This varies from client to client and what their expectations are. Once we know where your wedding will take place we can begin to formulate a "video timeline".
Our ceremony starts at 2:00 and the reception starts at 5:00. Do we pay for the hours in between?
Yes, coverage is contiguous. The hours between the end of the ceremony and the start of the reception are generally taken up with photo sessions, often at multiple locations. This is often the time period that we capture some of the best footage of the day.
Are you professionally certified?
Yes, we have achieved the following industry certifications: Adobe Certified Expert, FAA Remote Pilot Certification, CompTIA + Certification and we also carry a United States Coast Guard License. In addition we annually receive "Couples Choice Awards" from both The Knot and Wedding Wire which are based on authentic reviews collected by both The Knot and Wedding Wire.
Two camera, what exactly does that mean?
For 5 and 6 hour coverages it means one cameraman using two cameras (minimum) for the ceremony. For 7 and 8 hour coverages it means two cameramen for the pre-wedding, ceremony, and cocktail hour and one cameraman for the reception. For all day coverage it means two cameramen for the day.
Note: your ceremony, regardless of the hours of coverage, will be filmed from two angles. When possible we also use a third camera, usually a mounted GoPro for unique views of the ceremony. We also like to create a timelapse sequence using a fourth camera when location and lighting are advantageous.