Candidly, it boils down to 2 factors: time and complexity. But if it’s kept simple, just the ceremony filmed,and it’s post produced with minimal editing, then there’s no reason the wedding video—a really well shot video with awesome sound—should cost more than $500. And that’s my fee for a simple wedding video. Here’s a few samples.
How many hours do you think the videographer spent filming this Kauai wedding?
Wedding cinematographer: Difraser
Two hours won’t cut the mustard, as they say. To pull off a dynamic wedding video like this takes a bunch of hours. I shot this one a few years ago, but to the best of my recall I arrived at the lookout early for a morning ceremony, spent 2 hours at the lookout, then we headed to Poipu and I filmed for another 4 hours. If you’re looking for something as elaborate as this—by the way this is only the highlights video, the full length feature is thirty minutes long—ask me about my premium package. http://www.kauaivideoproductions.com
Besides great cameras and film lenses, I fashion my videos with all sorts of tools. Of course tripods with professional fluid heads—that’s a given for any pro, but I also use short dollies called sliders, and regular dollies with thirty feet of track—for beach weddings in Kauai not very practical. Then I use jibs and film cranes—again, for a small beach wedding a bit of an overkill, although I love the cinematic look of crane shots. I now also offer aerial shots using a DJI Inspire quadcopter. All in all, the slider is my pick of the crop, light and small enough for the beach or anywhere yet it packs a mighty cinematic punch. If you like the look of this Kauai wedding video with the cinematic feel, and you’d like to book me for your upcoming event, please contact me through my home website at http://www.kauaivideoproductions.com. I am both a cinematographer and photographer and I love both mediums.
Golden beaches, misty mountains, sparkling swimming pools, verdant jungles, opulent hotels—it sure sounds like a great vacation destination, but it’s also my back yard, and I couldn’t think of a better place to film a young aspiring fashion model. So that’s what I did. Enjoy Kauai, and enjoy the view! Oh, if you’d like to contact me, please use the contact form
A hot summer day. Where did the trade winds go? Down the trail, lugging three tripods, two cameras bags, with how many lenses? And sound gear, headphones, a video slider. And the sun kept coming. Does it sound like I’m complaining? Heck no. It was amazing! A dazzling wedding with a terrific couple. Well worth the hike. I think.
A young couple’s whose spirit rocks Country and whose heart soars for the islands finds that marriage is the answer. It begins outside a rustic bungalow, tucked into the edge of the rain forest a stone’s throw from Anini Beach, where the bride applied her make-up. Close by, on the banks of a sleepy pond, frogs trilled while Koi seen as spangles of golden orange rippled the waters. Much was filmed with motion sliders and a steadycam for a theatrical experience. Upon receiving the video the bride sent us this text: “Thank you again so much, this video by far exceeded my expectations and wishes!!!” www.difraser.com
Filmed at a gorgeous estate, this Kauai wedding video photographed and edited by Difraser is a perfect example of what you can expect if you choose my Deluxe Video package. The video has numerous elements, that I call wedding video ingredients— different things happening at different times over several hours. This includes getting ready, a nervous groom waiting for the big moment, guests arriving and taking seats, and then, after the ceremony, the party vibe of a sizzling celebration against a thematic Kauai beach sunset.