Frequently Asked Questions.
Common questions about
Fox Jump Cinematics.
How are our prices determined?
Our prices are determined more by how we capture your wedding vs. what’s included in our packages.
I totally understand budgeting for a wedding. While we’re certainly not the most expensive Wedding Filmmakers on the market, we’re also definitely not the least expensive either. What we bring to the table is quality, piece of mind, and professionalism. We take a lot of pride in our work and don’t skimp on the small stuff. We take our job very seriously (we’re fun but professional), and we always aim to make the best possible film we can. When you hire us, you’re not hiring someone with just a camera, you’re hiring a carefully orchestrated team (small team, but a team regardless) to capture your day as beautifully as all the details you put into it. We aim to immortalize that.
What is the difference between a Wedding Film vs. Wedding Highlight Film?
Our films are just that, a Wedding Film; not a teaser highlight film of the day. We don’t limit how long or short our films are because the films tend to “tell themselves.” They are content-driven. We stop creating when your beautiful story has had a chance to tell itself. We’re not in the business of making really gorgeous music videos. While crafting music and imagery together is a part of it, we want to create something more, something that elicits emotions and that your family will cherish forever.
Do you offer aerial coverage?
We offer Aerial coverage with all our packages permitting the venue allows, we’re not in restricted FAA air space, weather permits, and/or time allows. We do this because we love the shots we can get with a Drone. While aerial coverage does not make a story, it certainly helps as a tool for enhancing a story; which is why we love it.
What is a Ceremony & Toast Doc Edit?
Countless times we hear from brides that the single most difficult thing to remember from the wedding day is the ceremony and Toasts. This stand-alone film edit provides a chronological replay of every breathless moment edited and synced with the cinematic audio.
Parts of the ceremony and toast will be in the film (synced with the high-quality audio capture) but they will be the BEST parts that elicit emotion and move the story forward. If a fully edited film of the Ceremony and Toasts is what you desire, documentative edits are a great addition.
How long is turnaround time?
Shortly after the wedding day, we’ll release a sneak peek of the film. As far as the final film, the saying goes, “You can’t rush art.” With a wedding film, there’s no exception. While we do everything in our power to get the film completed as fast as we can, we don’t like to rush.
We’re in the business of creating stories of your most important day. If we rush the process, the final product may not be as good. With that being said, we like to give ourselves a contractual 120-day framework to complete the final product. It rarely has taken us that long, but we do that to give us time for creativity to flow.
How will my films be delivered?
Digital Delivery. You can view, download, and share (anyone with a password) your films and videos at your leisure. It is strongly recommended to download and store all files contained within the portfolio ASAP. We do everything in our power to save backups as long as we can but it’s always encouraged to have multiple backups of these files just in case.
What does “Cinematic” audio mean?
It means the audio we capture at your wedding is the Highest Quality audio we can capture at an event such as this. It’s a combination of Lavalier Mics; On-board camera audio; Plugging into the Sound Board; Portable recorders; We even bring our own Shure SM-58 Wireless Microphone for toasts in order to get the HIGHEST quality audio possible. At most, we can currently record with over 15 forms of audio capture.
What does a “Content Driven” Wedding Film mean?
We don’t put a time limit on our films because we like to say that the films, “tell themselves.” What this means for you is that the film can range in length; They are “Content Driven.” Your story might be told perfectly in x-amount of minutes or it might be told in y-amount of minutes, there’s no way to know until we get into the editing room and see how the Wedding played out.
Much of the length is dependent on how much audio we acquire, so it is highly recommended to allow for instances, where audio can be captured, to take place. This could be anything from Pre-Wedding Interviews, Love Letters, Writing your own vows, Longer than 2-minute toasts, More than 2-3 toasts, and most importantly communication with the DJ/Venue/Band to ensure proper audio capture.
I will say that we’re not in the business of making wedding highlight music videos, we’re a Wedding Film Production House focused on the story.
Do you offer Long-Form Wedding Films?
Yes we do! It is an add-on we offer that gives you a 20-30 minute feature.
How many Camera’s do you use (How many angles)?
We use at least four (often five) cameras per wedding. This, of course, helps us get optimum coverage of the Ceremony and Reception without getting in anyone’s way.
Do you offer Live-Streaming of the Ceremony/Toasts?
Currently no, however, we are looking into it. If this is something you desire for your event, please inquire for more.
Do you offer Pre-Wedding Interviews?
Absolutely! It’s just another way for us to better tell your story. This can be done as a surprise from one partner to the other, or it can be done as a couple. This option truly gives us a foundation for who you both are. It allows us to learn nuances about your relationship that we may, otherwise, not have known before your wedding day. In the end, it gives us that much more to work with when crafting your story with footage, audio, and personality.
Will you capture bride prep and groom prep simultaneously?
Yes. We always operate with at least two videographers which enables us to be in two places at the same time.
I hope this won’t be in the video? My makeup isn’t on!
Don’t worry. We only use the shots that are flattering. Often we’ll shoot before you’re “ready” for us, but that’s only to acclimate you to having a camera in your face all day filming you.
Do you offer Rehearsal Coverage?
Absolutely. In fact, sometimes, some of the most tender moments happen at the rehearsal. Whether it be a beautiful impromptu toast given by Uncle Jerry or Aunt Carol or a surprise visit from a family member you hadn’t seen in years. Having us there truly can help tell the story, that is you.
Do you offer Post-Wedding Brunch Coverage?
Much like Rehearsal Coverage, we do offer additional day coverage as an add-on. Please inquire for details.
What does “Flexible Time Frame” mean?
What this means for you is that we’re not going to tell you that you get 8-10 hours of coverage, or 6 or 12, etc. We are there to tell your story. We show up about two hours before the bride begins her prep (dress shots, detail shots, heirlooms, etc) and leave after the grand exit at the end of the evening. If no grand exit happens, we stay until the party “dies down.” We can’t tell a good story if we’ve left before we can get a good ending!
How will you coordinate with our photographer?
We reach out beforehand to introduce ourselves and then we maintain constant communication throughout the day. We’re very good at working with the photography team. We wouldn’t be very good at our job if we weren’t:) We are there to perform a service so we work WITH the photography team, rather than FOR the photography team.
What is RAW FOOTAGE and what’s included?
We offer all the Raw Footage we took from the day via Online Portfolio. This way, you can still see what happened during your day. Just because it didn’t make the final cut, doesn’t mean it’s not essential to you and yours. You’ve hired us to cover your wedding; you deserve to have all those moments to keep:) Other companies often don’t or refuse to offer this, we believe that footage should be shared and enjoyed.
Raw Footage is just that, it’s raw. Think of Raw Footage like the ingredients for a delicious cake. Raw Footage is like the flour, water, and eggs (etc.) and the Wedding Film is the delectable finished product. I try to organize them as best as I can (Act I, Act II, Act III corresponding with the day’s events) but keep in mind, there’s often up to 500gb of clips to sort through, so some can get out of place.
Do you need to know the timeline of the wedding before?
Absolutely. It’s imperative that we are working with the planner, photographer, and DJ/Band to ensure we’re timing the day properly for optimal coverage.
How many Videographers will be at my wedding?
We always use, at least, two videographers and an assistant no matter what. This helps us to be in two places at the same time. This comes particularly handy when the groom is getting ready off-site.
Side Note: We strive to make ourselves as NON-INTRUSIVE as possible, often shooting from far off with long lenses, but also at times moving as part of the action.
Will you be one of the videographers filming our wedding? Will either of you have an assistant?
Yes, we would be one of the videographers filming. We typically shoot with two videographers and one assistant. As of now, our team consists of myself (Colton) and Jessa. As far as an assistant, I usually bring one as it may be needed for your particular event.
Who owns the copyright to the final wedding video?
We own exclusive rights to the film and footage whereas you would hold non-exclusive rights. This is to protect both parties from unauthorized re-editing of the film and/or footage.
How much dialogue will the Wedding Film have?
As much as it takes to tell a great story. Audio is crucial to enhancing emotion, and it’s extremely important that we have a lot of great content to work with.
What will you be filming and how much input do we have?
I’m assuming you mean the wedding day itself? To that, I’d say Bride/Groom Prep, Ceremony, Reception, Grand Exit.
It’s typically implied that, when hiring us, you’re hiring us for our creative vision. Because of which, we don’t give our clients too much creative control over the final product (though we absolutely welcome requests). We do allow for one set of gratis amendments (up to 3 hours of editing time), should our client, not like our final product.
Rarely does this happen, and in the event that it does, we do everything in our power to ensure satisfaction and oblige with requests.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use Sony products for their clarity and low-light capabilities.
We use some of the most top-tiered camera equipment and lenses available for this market. Said equipment comes at a high cost to us, but trust me, the imagery we can capture with it is pristine and unmatched.
Will you be using lighting?
Yes, non-intrusively. It is important to note that, while we do supply camera lighting for stuff like Dances and Toasts, it is important that your venue has sufficient lighting for your event.
Do you have backup equipment in case something happens?
Will our film be private or public?
Part of us being able to conduct our business is being able to show our work to lovely couples such as yourself; so that’s entirely up to you. We’d love to showcase our work (your wedding), but I completely understand wanting privacy.
Will the film be watermarked?
When I submit the film to you, I watermark until you’ve told me you love it! At that point, I put our logo at the very end; almost like end credits.
Will the Film have your logo on it?
Yes, but I’m happy to submit a version without if you’d like.
What is the process for backing up the footage immediately after the wedding?
We back up the footage in three separate devices after the wedding. One of which is in a different location.
For how long do you keep footage?
While we do our best to keep the footage indefinitely, it’s outlined in our standard client agreement that it’s the responsibility of our client to ALSO keep a backup for themselves as soon as it’s delivered. This is to ensure maximum retention of files.
Can we use popular/commercial music for our wedding video?
Unfortunately not. While I would love to oblige, the risk of liability is too high. In the event, we got caught using unlicensed music, the fines could be detrimental and/or prison time for myself and/or our crew.
How do you handle the music for our wedding video?
We subscribe to ROYALTY-FREE sites where we get all my music for events. They all have a fantastic selection of relevant music that works quite nicely in the work we produce
Do you choose the music or do we?
It’s something we would choose. You’re welcome to give input, however, we strongly suggest letting us take on that role. Music can have a profound effect on people, especially when heard for the first time, and we want you both to be able to fully react to the music/video when you first see your film.
Are changes available once we see the first edit?
Our clients are given one set of gratis amendments to the final film.
Do you or the other videographer speak Spanish? A large portion of our guests will be Spanish speaking only and we want to ensure this won’t be a problem or that you have a way of communicating with them if it is necessary.
Unfortunately we don’t, however, we do have the ability to hire assistants who can.
How much is the deposit and when will the remaining balance be due?
The retainer is $1000 to hold the date, and the remaining balance is due two weeks before the wedding.
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