You probably have a ton of questions for us? Hopefully some of them might be answered below. If not then please do get in touch !
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many cameramen are there?
Well that depends on what package options you choose. The standard bespoke coverage is with a single cameraman with the option to include a dedicated second cameraman for greater depth of coverage. All of our feature films include two cameramen. We really can't stress enough how much the addition of a second cameraman adds to the film. Please do get in touch for more details.
Is two really better than one?
There is so much happening on a wedding day that having two cameraman 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. Over 95% of our clients go for the a 2 camera package, it's a very important event in your life so investing in having a dedicated second cameraman is a small price to pay, for perfection.
Can I tweak my package?
Our '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 send an electronic brochure explaining all the options.
Do you film in High Definition? Can you create BluRays?
All of our packages have the option to upgrade to be filmed in full HD and presented either on BluRay disk or a High Definition media file. Do get in touch and we can explain the options available in more detail. Our cameras and high end lenses give absolutely stunning results.
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. 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!
What do you wear?
We wear smart clothes, a suit and a tie! The absolute worst thing we can imagine is to turn up at your special day in gawdy monogrammed polo shirts advertising our company! Eek! No way! We want to blend in with your guests, so we naturally wear appropriate clothing for a wedding!
How long before I get my DVD or Bluray?
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 if we're filming more than one wedding per week it's easy to build up a considerable backlog of work. So we do quote turnaround times anywhere between 12 and 18 weeks, depending on the time of year.
How long was that?!
Yes we did say up to 18 weeks. We do hope to deliver before, but at least you know the longest it may be. Our goal is to make highly individual and bespoke wedding films and this does take time. Each film takes as long as it takes, we don't assign a set amount of hours for each edit! As many many clients have said over the years, it really is worth the wait!
If a quick turnaround wedding video is what you're looking for, then we may not be the right fit for you.
How can I see more of your superb work?
We do have lots of samples on this website, but we also have a dedicated High Definition channel where you can watch our latest edits, and some previous work too. Another really great place to look is our BLOG where we post both our wedding films and our personal films, which are pretty good fun (Callum really loves being filmed you see!) You can take a peek here.
The absolutely BEST way to see our work though is to come over to Edinburgh for a chat. We can show you some more clips in person and talk more about your plans. Again, just drop us an email or give us a call on 0845 226 2167 and Yvonne would be delighted to set that up. Look forward to speaking to you!
Where will you travel?
We're happy to travel all over the UK and Internationally. Travel costs do apply for weddings outside of the Central Belt of Scotland.
What cameras do you use? What sound equipment do you use?
We'll not bore you with tons of useless technical details, we hope the films speak for themselves in that respect. Suffice to say we use state of the art handheld cameras and lenses (so no big nasty obtrusive broadcast cameras with blinding lights! eek!) which enable us to perfectly blend in and capture fabulous relaxed and natural footage. 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 radio microphones to capture crystal clear audio whenever it is needed.
Who supplies the music? What about Copyright?
We ask our clients to supply the bulk of music choices for their wedding film. We do like to add in some tracks occasionally as we do feel we have the skills to find the perfect track for any given part of the film. As for copyright, we do hold all the necessary licences to use commercial music on your Wedding DVD's and BluRays.
Why choose a professional?
Really? ;-) If all you want is a 'wedding video' then perhaps Uncle Bob might suffice. However, if you want a truly original, unique, moving, fun, individual, stunning, creative....you get the picture....wedding story of your day, then please get in touch!
I have another question not answered here?
That's fine, no matter what you need to know, please just give us a call on 0845 226 2167 or an email using the form on our Contact page. We look forward to speaking to you soon.
Cherry Tree Films (known then as Design Scotland Video) won the 2006,
200, 2010 AND 2011 Scottish VOWS Award for 'Best Videographer'
and was also shortlisted in 2007 & 2009. Steve also won the UK Wide Institute of Videography Award in 2009 for Best Open category for one of his wedding videos and again was a winner in 2010 Awards list for Best Wedding Film.
Main Photograph Courtesy of Blue Sky Photography