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FAQs

Should we have a Wedding DVD produced?
Everybody considers professional photographs to be an essential part of a wedding service to supply a great record of the day for yourself and others to enjoy in the future.  Professional video offers something different to photographs, you can't hang it on the wall but it will always bring the memories of your day flooding back in a way that a photos can never do. I read where at a wedding fair in the UK, a presenter said "I am holding two boxes. One contains your great-grandparents' wedding photos, and the other contains their wedding video. You can open only one. Which do you choose?" The audience choice was unanimous, everyone chose the video.

What should I look for in a Wedding Videographer?
Every wedding videographer has a different style. Spend some quality time and check out actual movie samples to see if that is the style you are looking for. You want a trained videographer who fully understands composition, and ideally someone who uses their imagination on the day and thinks outside the box. Remember, quality is key, not price.

What is the DSLR “cinematic” wedding DVD all about?
Very simply put. The DSLR (digital single lens reflex) stills camera brought out a video mode recently. When it came out it was a real game changer and revolutionised cinematography because it gave a that expensive cinematic look but at an affordable cost to cinematographers.  A lot of Hollywood films and TV series are now shot on DSLRs eg. Black Swan, House.

Because DSLR cameras give you the flexibility of switching lenses, you can literally use the best Canon lenses available in the market, allowing for better control of the depth of field, or in plain english, a sharp image with a blurry background or foreground, giving that beautiful filmic look that you just cannot get with regular HD video.

If these cameras are so good, why aren't all wedding videographers using them?
There is much training, practice and patience involved in shooting with manual DSLRs. They are also a very expensive investment when changing over from shooting how you used to on regular autoshoot video cameras. The results however are sooooo worth it ;-)

What DSLR and other equipment do you use then?
We shoot on a Canon 7D DSLR, and have a growing lenses collection. Throughout a wedding shoot we place our 7D on our Glidetrack dolly mechanism and Glidecam steadycam, so that we can achieve further cinematic grace and quality for our clients. This is why our videos are cinematic and film like. We also use our fully HD Canon XF 300 to shoot the ceremony and the speeches, as these parts of the day require much card space in your camera.

In post production, with our trained editing eyes, we edit in Final Cut Pro Studio 7, a TV industry standard editing suite. We spend many days precision editing your wedding film, beatmatching it with your music choice where possible and colour grading your footage so that it is picture-perfect for you. We also sync up all the audio in post-production as we use 5 microphones in the church so that we catch every word. [Our mics are broadcast quality sennheiser, rode, olympus and zoomH4n's]

Professional state-of-the-art equipment is very important and we use that, and most of all, we have a great eye for capturing emotion, magical moments, tonnes of joy and lots of fun. Everybody recognises great cinematography, and you will too, in your wedding DVD.

Will you get in the way at our wedding?
We are not invisible but we are as discreet as possible whilst still being able to capture the best shots. We capture people acting naturally and tend to only record them when they are not aware of us. We only film what's happening naturally on your big day and don't get you to act at all.

Will there be bulky equipment?
No. Our cameras are very compact. During the ceremony the groom will wear a very small black wireless mic. During the speeches and first dance, we need to use a small light on our subjects or else the picture may be too dark.

How many cameras will you use and how long will you be at my wedding?
That will depend on the package you choose. We will guide you in that selection based on your venue, your budget and the finished product you are looking for in order to have a  wedding film that you will want so share with everyone!

Can I make suggestions for my movie?
Yes. Before your wedding we will meet for a coffee to go over the details of your big day, or if you are not local to us, we will have a big chat on the phone instead. Having an idea of your personalities always helps us when shooting your big day.

Do you offer any add-on extras for a wedding film?
Yes. See our what we offer page

Are you available for travel?
Absolutely! We regularly travel nationwide and sometimes do destination weddings abroad. There is a travel fee for weddings further than an hour from our Sligo base. Let us know where you are and we'll let you know the fee.

How do I book Pink Lime?
We will email you a booking form with simple booking instructions laid out, and you then send the booking form back to us with a deposit of €300 to secure your date. Simple. The balance is not due until your wedding day. (Note: a deposit is essential to reserve your date)

How long is the finished DVD?
This depends on the speeches usually.  A wedding film is generally 1 hour 45mins or thereabouts, based on 30min speeches. There are chapters embedded in your DVD so you can skip through the various parts of the day to get to the bits you want to watch over and over again ;-)

Can I get my wedding film delivered on another format other than DVD?
Yes. See our what we offer page

On the wedding, will our videographer be dressed suitably?
Yes, your videographer will be suitably dressed for the occasion. We usually wear black/dark grey so we blend into the background.

Do you accept credit cards and laser cards?
Unfortunately we  do not accept credit cards. Cheques, bank drafts, postal orders and of course cash are all fine.

Do we need to provide a meal for the videographer?
Yes, it is kindly requested that bar food is provided by the couple as the videographer can be there up to 12 hours. A full sit down meal with the wedding guests is NOT required.

When will I get my DVDs?
Average post production time varies depending on what time of year it is but will generally fall into a 12-14 week time frame.  To give you an idea, May – September weddings usually take the full 12 weeks. Either side of that is often quicker.