Cinematography > Cinematic Films
Why do we not call it video? Because cinematography actually means the art of motion picture photography – particularly through the creative use of light and depth of field. It truly is about bringing the beauty of stills alive through movement, sound and emotion. This was only possible with cinema film cameras but now we can produce the same quality footage on our DSLRs.
Of course it is still about the eye behind the lens, people skills, storytelling and an understanding of light that sets beautiful work apart.
If you are wondering if it is really necessary to have both stills and film then you might find it interesting to read this email which we received from one of our couples:
When we received our wedding photos it was an incredible memory in itself just going through all the images and re-experiencing our day as told by KHS. The photos we have will be a lifelong keep sake of what was the best day of both of our lives. I’m so glad we chose to invest in you and your skills/passion. I knew from the first time I saw some of your work that you were who we wanted and needed! So much so we didn’t confirm our date until we knew you’d be available!
I am also so happy that KHS produced our wedding video as the synergy and story between the video and stills made our wedding day ‘memory time capsule’ even more special. I cannot imagine having one without the other as they work together so seamlessly whilst offering such different points of view. We did consider whether or not to have a video and are so glad we decided to. I would whole-heartedly recommend anyone who is lucky enough to have you photograph their wedding to not miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity to have you also create their wedding video.
Thank you so much again for everything.
Will & Louisa
Our wedding films can be anything from one camera to a much larger team depending on your requirements and location. A 10 hour UK wedding with 2 film makers starts at £2,000 but please get in touch so that we can work to your specific needs. You might also want to consider some aerial work for example. If you are planning a destination wedding then you should definitely be looking at our new Photography, Film and Air byLumiere website - a business that we have launched specifically for destination weddings, shoots and events.
Here is an example of what we call a wedding highlights - just the best bits of a wedding set to music. Kate and Radleigh's beautiful wedding was in Oxford – Jesus College followed by the Divinity Rooms at the Bodleian Library.
The brief for Alexandria and Alex was different - they wanted us to capture the highlights over two days of celebrations and their final 23 minute film included short sound bites from interviews as well as their first dance. Here you can watch the 3 minute edit from the original. The wedding was at Thyme in Southrop and we were able to shoot some aerial footage over the two days.