Toronto Wedding Videographer
Short Feature | Full Feature | Same Day Edit
Do I really need videography for my wedding?
The answer is YES!
While some couples may think that wedding videography is just an additional, unnecessary expense to their special day, more often than not, do they also later regret not having included this bonus to especially live capture their unique celebration.
Recording the love and affections of your beloved ones, gives you the ability to hear those vows again, to hear the laughter between the Groom and the Groomsmen, and to see the tears flowing from the Maid of Honour during her speech again will bring those memories back to life. We cover everything in the wedding videography shot list.
Wedding videography is all the rage these days. Get it right, and you will have something to cherish for the rest of your life.
Need some wedding videography ideas? We have got you covered. Whether you’re planning a grand romantic outdoor wedding or a small cozy wedding with just close friends and family Focus Videography has you covered.
Over the years, the trends have changed. Couples don’t want just a typical wedding video with music in the background. With new videography editing softwares and new Luts for color grading, wedding videography has stepped into a new era. People want to experience the wedding when looking at the video.
If you’re someone that likes to stay in control, but the stress of the wedding is too much to handle, Focus is the best choice. Not only will you always be in control but you will always be well informed. You can ask as many questions as you want, such as “why do we wear black?
‘ or “what are some wedding videography dont’s? Or why should you do a first look? We are here to answer.
Need to know the specifics of the gear we use? Don’t stress because Focus is there to the rescue. Welcome to wedding videography 101.
SOUTH ASIAN WEDDINGs
SAME DAY EDITS
SAME DAY EDIT
What is the difference between Highlights Film Reel and Same Day Edit?
Both Highlight Film Reel and Same Day Edit will offer you the same length of video content, along with the same quality of video made for you and your loved ones.
The only difference between the two is the turn-around time. Same Day Edit video will be available to show towards the end of reception dinner while a Wedding Highlights Film Reel will be available approximately in 2-3 months time after the wedding day.
Feature Film VS Full Length Video
Some clients may not be well aware of wedding video trends at this moment. Wedding videos are now leaning towards a more “movie-like” feel. Some clients will like the new cinematic approach but some still like the traditional way where it is an hour long.
It is important our client understands that a longer film does not necessarily mean that it is a great film. Sometimes, it is actually the shorter ones that are more impactful. Most clients expect that if they are paying thousands of dollars on wedding videography, they deserve to get a longer film. They equate the amount of money they are paying to the length of the wedding video they will be receiving. In a few cases it is, but not all. A great example is the comparison between a Feature Film VS Full Length Video.
A Full Length Video is very sequential, linear and considerably not hard to edit. It is also longer than a Feature Film. Usually it runs approximately for an hour in total depending on the type of wedding. However, there is not much editing technique used in this type of film. It is just basically selecting good shots, dragging the footages into the editing timeline in chronological manner, syncing all the audios and overlaying it with background music.
A Feature Film on the other hand, is a more complex way of editing. It is a non-linear film that requires skills of storytelling in a manner that all clips flow together seamlessly. It also requires a very creative mind that can apply both the couple’s personalities and the editor’s artistic aesthetic. Thus, this type of edit takes a lot of time to finish but this is dramatically more concise and shorter in comparison to the Full Length Video.
We always want our clients to realize the skills, talent, time and the content that is put on their wedding video rather than its length. We educate our clients to see the value in the quality of a wedding video versus the quantity of footage. Essentially, it is our vision to execute the wedding video in a very professional and artistic manner that a couple is paying for and not necessarily how long the video is.
With packages that comes with only ONE wedding videographer, it is POSSIBLE to cover for both parties getting ready, depending on the distance / timing for travel to both parties. In the situation where both parties are not far away, the videographer will arrive at the groom’s side first, using 15 to 30 minutes to cover what’s needed.
In the situation where both parties are far apart, we will have the groom “re-enact” the getting ready portion during the photo shoot period.
The Main difference is during the bride’s entrance to the ceremony, only one angle will be shot while shes walking down the isle. This is same for the reception entrance.
Our team uses Sony A series, Canon C-100s, Canon mark 3 to mark 5 series for cinematography. We also use steadycams, monopods, and also drones ( additional fee, also dependent on weather and flying permit ) for mobility.
For our audio department, we attached a wireless microphone to the groom during the ceremony, and also a recorder to the DJ for the reception speeches ( dependent on the DJ having an audio output ) In the rare occasion, a wireless microphone might pick up radio signals, it is always advised to have your guest turn off their cell phones during outdoor ceremonies.
It is dependent on weather / flying permit.
The client is not responsible for any damages to the drone caused by weather or flying conditions or human error. View our list of drone equipment that we use.
Same Day Edits are edited on the day itself, creating a recap highlight of your wedding day ready to play during reception.
The client is responsible for the projector and audio. We deliver a usb with the digital files for you / DJ. Same day edits generally span 3 to 5 minutes ( one song chosen by client ) SAME DAY EDITS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PACKAGES THAT HAS 2 VIDEOGRAPHERS
If you choose to have a same day edit + short feature film, we recommend having the short feature film a different length vs the same day edit.
The short feature film length options are ( 3 to 5 minutes, 8 to 10 minutes, and 15 to 20 minutes ), we suggest choosing 8 to 10 minutes / 15 to 20 minutes option in order to have a different flow than your same day edit ( the choice is up to you of course! ) Same day edit and feature film generally feature the same clips, we encourage clients to purchase only one of it.
Short feature film consist a HIGHLIGHT of your day. ( Options between 3 to 5 minutes | 8 to 10 minutes | 15 to 20 minutes )
Full feature film is a CHRONOLOGICAL order for your wedding day ( Minimum length of 1 hour ).
Our team brings in extra cameras and backup equipments.
In the situation where camera error happens that is out of our control, we will use the backup camera, which will also be shot in the same resolution ( high definition ) for your event. Client’s understanding is appreciated regarding the slight time lost between transition of our artist switching cameras.
Videos are delivered in high definition mp4 format, available for online download
We deliver raw footage for you to download.
Toronto Wedding Videographers & Cinematographers
Congratulations on your engagement! Now begins the journey of scouting and hiring the best Toronto wedding videographer to join your wedding. Every candid and loving moment will be captured, and your story will be told in a way that you can relive it on a daily basis.
Focus is a team of professional and talented wedding videographers, located in Toronto. We are eager to capture a love and romantic story. The moments you will be experiencing together with your family and friends, are our core mission on one of the happiest day of your life.
Our belief is to capture the natural moments of your wedding day by our videographers. Some of us feel awkward to be on camera, so our wedding videographers are the best at making you feel comfortable. We have committed to honouring the unique moments and transform them into forever lasting memories that will be memorable and cherished forever. It is our honour to have the opportunity to be part of your celebration of joy and unity.
Each film is personalized to fit your style. It is a way to look back at such a wonderful celebration, to have a flashback of the memories of the moments and live through that day again. The best way to capture the energy of your day is through wedding videography.
You may feel like you are going through the same ceremony as other couples. Doing the same motions, and taking the same cues, that millions have done so before you. But remember, you are uniquely different from them. Your story is unique. No one else has the same experience you have. For this reason alone, we are passionate about our mission to document your story, with aesthetic expression and emotion to match you.
We are thrilled to meet you and hear about your story. Let us know about the details. They are the fundamental elements that build your relationship. In order to do justice to your relationship with a videography style that matches the couple, we need to know as many details as possible.
We are interested in putting identify energy and a storyline that represent the real you, rather than putting random footages throughout your wedding day. We are here to deliver your story that can be shared to generation after generation. You deserve to remember the day.
Focus have experienced a rich diversity in cultural traditions from all over the world. With many inspiring relationship and learned so much from every couple, it is why we are excited to film your wedding!