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Commonly asked questions
HOW MANY CINEMATOGRAPHERS WILL BE AT OUR WEDDING DAY?
WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICE?
We always recommend at least two cinematographers at your wedding. Your coverage will be more comprehensive and your video will have more dimension in that it’ll be shot from an additional perspective. This is great for angle changes for important moments, such as the ceremony, speeches, or formal dance—moments where the focus is on the couple. And because the assistant’s primary role is to shoot b-roll, that also provides a greater opportunity to catch those great reaction shots from the guests.
We're based out of Los Angeles, California, but we film all over the world. We will go above and beyond to travel to your destination to make sure your wedding day is a memorable one. Contact us and we'll get you more information.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU FILMED?
DOES silhouette creative Films HAVE ANY RECENT DEMOS FOR PUBLIC VIEWING?
Well over 100. We’ve been creating films at Silhouette Creative for over 20 years and we love what we do. Once you are certain you want us to capture your wedding, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Yes, you can see the “Portfolio” link above or click
DO you HAVE A MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM NUMBER OF HOURS WE NEED TO BOOK?
HOW SOON SHOULD WE BOOK OUR EVENT WITH silhouette creative films?
We film until we've captured everything we need to tell your story. Generally, from when you're getting ready in the morning, until you formally exit your wedding reception. And, if you need us to stay longer, feel free to let us know. We want you to love your film and to capture everything you care about!
We highly recommend you book your event as soon as you have a set date for your special day. We always recommend reaching out as soon as you're thinking about booking in order to secure your date. When you're ready, click on the "Contact" link at the top of this page, or you can go direct to our contact form by clicking
DO YOU PUT A LAV MIC ON BOTH THE GROOM AND THE BRIDE?
DO YOU RECORD THE AUDIO FOR THE CEREMONY & SPEECHES?
For the ceremony we use two Lav mics to capture the audio for both the Bride and Groom, as well the officiator. Don’t worry you won’t have any wires showing, it’s discreet. It also won’t interfere with any signals coming from your DJ. It’s all internally recorded. If you wish to not use a Lav mic we have other options as well. We record the toasts by plugging directly into the DJ's soundboard. Absolutely, we record the audio for the ceremony and the speeches. We usually have multiple backups as well
No, we've found it works much better to put a Lav mic on the groom only. This Lav can pick up the audio from both the bride and groom during the ceremony at a clear crisp quality. We also put a lav mic on the officiant as a backup. There may be moments where the audio is provided by the wedding venue facilitators on large speakers. We generally check into this well before the day of your event and we will coordinate everything with your wedding planner or the DJ.
WHO ARE THE VIDEOGRAPHERS THAT WILL BE AT MY WEDDING?
WILL YOU GET IN THE WAY A LOT?
Our team is organized and professional and, we do our best to blend in on your wedding day. We don’t setup tripods in the middle of the aisle or leave piles of gear all over the place. Our hope is that you would notice us about as much as you would notice your photographer.
Edward & Aubreann, Of course! We also have 3 additional cinematographers available to film at any moments notice.
DO YOU ONLY BOOK WEDDINGS?
HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING DO I GET MY BASE FILM?
No, we also book quinceañeras, love stories, Mitzvah celebrations, Sweet 16 events, wedding vow renewals, and many more. Contact us for more information and pricing. We can also work with your coordinator to plan how we can make your day very special.
This can vary, but normally the turn around time is 7-12 weeks for the base film and 9-15 weeks for everything else. Sometimes It’s a lot quicker, but it just depends on where in the year your wedding lands and the amount of backlog we have.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SICK AND CAN’T MAKE IT?
what kinds of cameras do you use?
We use several different types of cameras to capture your day. Our primary cameras are a RED 6K cinema camera, an HD/4K Canon cinema camera, and we also use 4K DSLR cameras and 4K drone cameras to capture creative angles. During the reception, we utilize camera stabilization mechanisms in all of our camera systems which provide smooth action shots.
For one, in the entire 20 years of being in business this has NEVER happened. We’ve never once missed a wedding for any reason ever. Now, if this were to happen for some reason, we’d contact you right away and see if we could find a fitting replacement last minute. You’d get a 100% refund and help coordinating any necessary accommodations.