WHAT FILM LEVEL SHOULD I BOOK? 1, 2 OR 3?

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Obviously we are not to know a couple’s budget, so we can’t advise you in that area! But in terms of the offerings, the Levels are largely determined by the coverage and specific long form edits. So, if you’re not interested in having any of the reception covered or your formal proceedings are going to be short, then Level 1 would be a good option. But if you want your bridal dance and speeches covered, or right up to the final reception dance floor action captured, then you should go for Level 2 or 3.  The Level you require will also be largely determined by your travel logistics.  If your preps, ceremony and reception are quite far from each other then that may also mean you need to go for a higher Level as that takes up time.

To help you decide, here is a rough example of how the coverage of the 3 Levels can work…

Level 1 (3 hrs coverage – e.g. 3pm – 6pm)

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Preps (1 x partner only)
3:45pm: Pre-ceremony action
4pm – 4:30pm: Ceremony
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Family portraits and post ceremony action
4:45pm – 5:30pm: Location Shoot
5:30pm – 6pm: Canapes and Reception Arrival
6pm: Filmmaker(s) finish

Level 2 (6 hrs coverage – e.g. 3pm – 9pm)

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Preps (partner #1)
3:45pm – 4:15pm: Preps (partner #2)
4:30pm: Pre-ceremony action
4:45pm – 5:15pm: Ceremony
5:15pm – 5:30pm: Family portraits and post ceremony action
5:30pm – 6:15pm: Location Shoot
6:15pm – 6:30pm: Canapes and Reception Arrivals
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Reception Coverage
7:30pm: Speeches
8pm: Cake Cutting/First Dance
8:15pm – 9pm: Dance Floor Action
9pm: Filmmaker(s) finish

Level 3 (9 hrs coverage – e.g. 3pm – 12am)

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Preps (partner #1)
3:45pm – 4:15pm: Preps (partner #2)
4:30pm: Pre-ceremony action
4:45pm – 5:15pm: Ceremony
5:15pm – 5:30pm: Family portraits and post ceremony action
5:30pm – 6:15pm: Location Shoot
6:15pm – 6:30pm: Canapes and Reception Arrivals
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Reception Coverage
8pm: Speeches
9:15pm: Cake Cutting/First Dance
9:30pm – 12am: Dance Floor Action/Guest Coverage/Party Time!
12am: Filmmaker(s) finish

* As it gets closer to the wedding, if you feel you need some extra time up your sleeve, you can easily add 1 or 2 x additional hours to any level.

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