|How Much is your deposit?
We respectfully request a deposit of 25% of the total services you book at signing to formally secure the day for you. We don't require any installments thereafter, and request that the remaining balance be paid in full the day of the event.
We'd like to Book with you! What do we do now?
Great! We can cover this over the phone, email, or you can come in and we can fill the contract out in person. Basically we will be looking for the following information:
First & last names of the Bride & Groom (and any other 'care of' names)
Relevant mailing address
Phone numbers (daytime, evening, cell)
Event Location (ceremony & reception) & times
Video package you wish to book, and any other options
Other vendor/personnel information (Priest/Pastor name, DJ, photographer, etc)
After we get everything filled out, take a look through it, and you'll sign & date the contract, and secure your deposit. That's it, and you're set with a date locked in. We'll confirm details throughout the season, and certainly before your wedding. We'll look forward to working with you!
When do we need to supply photos?
We would like to get our hands on the photos at least 8 weeks prior to your event, especially if you plan on showing it at your reception. Please number them (carefully on the back with a stick-it note, or ink that won't run, bleed, or damage other photos) in the order you'd like them presented. Please bundle them together in a stiff envelope, so that no harm can come to them.
How long does it take to finish our production?
There are no shortcuts with Renaissance...
We are proud to say that we always spend time
with your cherished footage and the final
production. However, we know you can't wait
to see it, so we aim for delivery of the final
productions (VHS & authored DVD's) to
be 4 weeks from the event date, rarely later,
many times before. If we are waiting for any
photographs or other content from you, it
will delay the production accordingly. We'll
always update you with project status, especially
when we're in our busy sections of the season.
It seems like we're always shooting and editing,
so we get these back to you to enjoy as soon
as we can, with full artistic attention.
What format do you shoot on, and are there backups?
record on broadcast-quality, 2/3" 3 CCD
digital and High-Definition video cameras.
However, we offer a clear difference by utilizing
some of the most involved systems for video
acquisition in the nation (and world). These
are not mega-store, or prosumer models (which
can be categorized as 3 CCD as well). These
are true broadcast-quality systems that are
manually calibrated and engineered (manual
focus, exposure, audio, color & more),
and have true broadcast standard and high-definition
lenses, balanced audio, and fluid-tripod instruments.
Our most 'basic' package utilizes tens of
thousands of dollars in field equipment. Want
to compare? The camera tripod system
we utilize at your ceremony costs 2-3 times
(or more) what some others may spend on their
cameras, and our lens costs more than what
many spend on their entire business... Does
anyone locally bring over $70,000 worth of
recording equipment to your ceremony on their
'intro package' - How about in the United
only the beginning... We spent more than $200,000
in 2005/2006 just to 'study' HD... This isn't
for bragging rights... It's simple - we won't
risk our client's footage, we want to offer
the best we can, and our investments are returned
by their business. Wedding venues are dark,
and we shoot from distances very far away
so we're not an obstruction to you or your
guests. We capture remarkable images in very
harsh environments, with smooth motion and
artistic framing and composition. Please check
out our work - any wedding. We'd be honored
if you did. Please consider out testimonials
Absolutely - of course - this is essential!
At a minimum, we have a 2 to 3-way backup
system. Some of our packages entail a 6-way
backup, utilizing tapes, hard drives, precision
memory cards, onsite editing techniques and
more. Electronics are awesome, but they can
ocassionally fail - we will not. Take comfort
knowing we always will have your special wedding
footage captured for you - every frame, every
We've spoken with someone that will shoot for $x - will you?
appreciate this question very much, as we're
all very big on finding the best service for
the best price, right? Our prices on our wedding
packages have been carefully considered, to
pass on the maximum quality and artistic advantages
to our customers, at an honest price, while
still maintaining our business. We contract
a dedicated and event-proven staff, coming
from local news stations and corporate video
production departments. Likewise, we utilize
superior field equipment, which is true
broadcast-quality, as well as editing
platforms that have cost us hundreds of thousands
of dollars (actually more than $1/2 million),
and we make it available to you on your wedding
productions. We have always been proud to
offer this unique level of service, and we
we have always encouraged clients to study
demonstrations from proposed vendors and to
compare the quality, clarity, artistry and
style and composition. We spend anywhere from
40-60 hours (or more) on each client's production,
providing our clients true video productions.
Truth be told, with the equipment we utilize,
the engineers we contract, and the time we
spend on each production, our wedding pricing
is a bargain and
well under any industrial standard. Please
remember, this same equipment and staff used
nationally for concerts and corporate events.
Considering the caliber of our production
& operation, you are getting true video
productions, with true industrial equipment,
at a price that is less than 1/3 of the industrial
believe that others may charge you less, but
they can't provide the same value. We are
not new prosumers, hobbiests, or DJ's adding
an added video service for extra money. We
have been here for years, and we are truly
dedicated to our customers and the quality
they deserve. Our company has grown very quickly
as a result, and we are so appreciative for
the trust and business we continue to receive.
Of course don't forget that our clients say
they love our productions, and that they watch
them repeatedly, even years later. Please
check our testimonials,
or certainly consider an unfortunate phone
message we received:
I know this may sound like an odd request,
however since you're in video production in
town, I was wondering if you knew how to get
in contact with (*service*)? We have tried
repeatedly to contact them about our wedding
footage that they shot earlier this year,
and we're starting to scramble after receiving
no reply. If you know of additional ways to
contact them, we'd appreciate it. Actually
someone told us to call you when we were planning
our wedding. I am now regretting that we did
not - I guess this is the hindsight we face.
Thanks again anyway".
Personal Note: Wow - how do you answer
that?... Apparently, sometimes you don't get
what you pay for, even if it's at an attractive
price. You know, we have a number of friends
and other vendors in this business that we
have enjoyed working with throughout the years,
and even a small few that we refer video business
to. Hearing that someone has had trouble with
a vendor is upsetting and very frustrating,
specifically because I know how much time,
money, and passion we personally spend on
our own productions. I stress an important
point again, please audition your services
and footage, ask for demos/referrals, and
make sure you like what you see and hear.
Do they have websites, photos, or recent examples
that detail their work and style? If they
don't, why wouldn't they? Please study carefully...
You know what you want, and you certainly
know what you like. We proudly offer a unique
production service, with a product designed
to be a timeless treasure. We hope you agree.
The bottom line - you are a qualified video critic, and most importantly, you are an employer of a service for an incredibly special event. Please do your homework, as there is only one chance to capture your special wedding footage. Of course, enjoying that footage once you get it is an obvious advantage as well! The most expensive video production is one you don't like - no matter the price or bargain. Please be sure to audition our work - we would be honored if you would.
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