FAQ

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It’s coming up on 12 years now. That’s a lot of weddings and a lot of happy couples!

My very first wedding was actually for my sister-in-law in Sydney which I shot on a tiny Sony handicam and a cheapo tripod. It was a great day and I caught the bug. Things have come quite a way since then!

Video:

Canon XF300 Full HD Camera
Panasonic GH3 DSLR Camera

Audio:

Sennheiser G3 Wireless Microphones
Rode NTG-1 Directional Condenser Microphone
Zoom H1 Recorders (x3)

Accessories:

Manfrotto Tripod
Manfrotto 501HDV Pro Video Head
Manfrotto 523PRO LANC Controller

Editing Suite:

Apple iMac 27″ running Final Cut Pro

Yes. Always.

Thankfully I have never needed to use it however, but it’s great peace of mind to know its there.

A booking fee of €100 is required to secure a date. No date can be considered ‘booked’ until a booking fee has been received.

Booking fees can be paid by cheque, bank draft, direct bank transfer or PayPal, whichever is more convenient for you.

Any outstanding balance is then payable on or before the day of your wedding.

As standard I supply three copies of your DVD but you can order extra copies if you wish. The cost per extra copy is €25.

Normal turnaround time is 8 weeks. This is an average and depends on time of year and the number of edits in the queue ahead. I edit on a first-shoot first-edit basis in the interest of fairness to all couples.

Yes, your DVD will be split up into logical chapters from your day to enable you to skip to whichever chapter you like. Or watch straight from start to finish if you prefer!

Chapters for a full day’s shoot would be along the lines of:

  • Bridal Preparation
  • Arrivals
  • Ceremony
  • Meet & Greet
  • Photoshoot
  • Drinks Reception
  • Dinner
  • Speeches
  • First Dance
  • Highlights
  • Good question. A video with poor audio is useless. For that reason I use 5 seperate audio sources in the church:

    • Wireless microphone tuned to the church audio system or failing that, attached to a church loudspeaker
    • Voice recorder on the pulpit for the readings and homily
    • Voice recorder in front of the musicians.
    • Hidden lapel mic on the groom to capture the all important “I do’s”
    • Camera mounted shotgun microphone for ambient noise and as backup

    All of this is then overlaid in post production to ensure you have as best as possible audio

    Similarly for your speeches, I will tune in wirelessly to the hotel’s audio system. I also attach a small voice recorder to their microphone as backup.

    This is at your discretion but considering I will usually be working for 10-12 hours, it is kindly requested that bar food is supplied. A full sit-down wedding meal is not necessary.

    I will take my break when you are having your meal. It gives me a chance to back up footage and prepare my equipment for speeches, dancing etc.

    Sometimes your wedding venue will require insurance details of your suppliers. This is a good thing and something you should request yourself anyway.

    I am insured with camerainsurance.ie (O’Loughlin Insurance Group) for Public Liability and Professional Indemnity and my Policy Number is DMI/20003ZZ01.