Professionally created video captures the sound, sight, and emotion of your wedding unlike any other medium. And at the price we offer it, how can you not consider it?
Video is performed by our professional videographer, filmed with HD professional cameras, recorded with dual remote mic, fully edited with wedding appropriate Hawaiian music, and presented on a Blu-Ray disk (you must have a Blu-Ray player).
OK, so this is what we tell people who are thinking of video.
This is how we shoot video.
The videographer puts the camera on a tripod for steadiness and for making smooth zooms and pans.
All video is shot using natural light with the videographer making immediate adjustments for lighting changes (by clouds, setting sun, etc.). Simply, you're going to see the shadows coming in and out as the sun is covered by clouds (on a sunny day) but, it will be far less pronounced versus having a camera run automatically. FYI: Some locations and events late in the day will have less light consequently, backgrounds may be "blown-out" and the sky white. It is what it is.
It can be very noisy at the beach with the wind and waves (you've heard it on your own video shots) so to mitigate and lessen it to be usable, we use remote lapel microphones for the officiate and the groom. This obviously allows for better voice and overall sound quality. With that said, the sound of the waves and possibly wind are still picked up, more or less, depending upon the conditions.
License and/or certificate signing, cake, toast, limo, etc. are all shot handheld for practicality, as are any dynamic scenic and romantic shots.
FYI: The penalty of using a song for which the copyright is not purchased and compensation not made to the artist, starts at $10,000 for each infraction and videographers in Hawaii have been prosecuted. So, "no" you cannot select your own music (like "Over the Rainbow by "Iz" i.e. very expensive) for your video. We have to use the generic and paid for music bundles our videographer has purchased for this purpose. If you want to do your own editing of the RAW footage, see our order form.
Editing normally takes between 4 to 6 weeks. When completed, the disk is mailed. Postage is additional.
That's pretty much how it's shot. Our videographers also shoot weddings for their own local clients and for other services in the same way.
Our original video samples on this website use Apple QuickTime which is no longer supported i.e. they don't work. We're working on a proper and reasonably priced platform to share our video samples. Until then, we appreciate your understanding.
With that said, it's a great video service and far better than you would get trying to do it yourself. We like our videos, our clients like their videos, and for the cost, ours are as good or better than any other beach wedding video service. You will not find better for those parameters.
The following are the versions we offer.
Have you ever been trapped watching a entire 30 minute wedding video LOL? Our Express Movie is edited as a "movie short" including the most important parts of your wedding and about 7-12 minutes in length. We shoot your ceremony, portrait session, and whatever else you're having (cake, toast, etc.), and edit it with wedding appropriate Hawaiian music.
Full Edit Movie
Our Full Edit Movie is a traditional movie of your ceremony event about 15 to 30 minutes long. We shoot your ceremony, selected shots of your portrait session, beach scenics, and whatever else you're having (cake, toast, limo, etc.), and edit it including wedding appropriate Hawaiian music, and your live audio.
"Please convey our thanks to the videographer. We really enjoyed the video. I missed a lot of the ceremony as it passed so fast. With the video, we have been able to enjoy it at our leisure with our family. He did a great job editing, it feels like we were back on the islands. Thanks, Alison".
"Thank you very much, this is perfect. We had a great day and couldn't have been any happier with the way things were done. We are very happy we chose to use your company and would thoroughly recommend you in the future, we would be happy to write a testimonial should you want one. We were wondering if there were any way possible to get a copy of the words that were said by the minister as there were lots of interesting bits that are not used in an English wedding and there was too much going on to take it all in and remember it at the time."
"That was a great ceremony, we wish we had video to record it, can we get a copy of the words?"
FYI: We don't have ceremonies written down and they are not "canned" ceremonies. Ceremonies are specific and personalized to each wedding.
FYI: If it is cloudy and the ocean and sky are muted or bright white or you are under the shade of trees and not in direct sunlight, the sky and background of your video will have very little or no color at all (i.e. white). We don't see this as a problem simply because of the intent of having video is to focus upon the sights and sounds of your ceremony and important subject and events (i.e. you) and not the background. And having some cloudiness and even a slightly overcast sky is actually great for photos and video. With that said, if you desire otherwise, pick one of our sunny beach locations and hope for clear sunny sky :) Basically all locations are sunny except Waialae/Kahala where we prefer to place you under the trees. For a sunset ceremony, use Magic Island, Duke Kahanomoku or Ft. DeRussy (FYI: Like photography, we do not shoot into the sun for the ceremony.