These samples are for viewing purposes. I do not expect the highlights sections (morning preparation, before ceremony etc ) of the weddings you deliver to look like this.
The samples include multi-cam ceremonies, the multi-cam greeting line after ceremony, the multi-cam bridal party entrance to reception room, the multi-cam speeches, and the multi-cam first dance.
They also contain all the highlight clips in between.
Please note I do not expect you to rearrange the highlight clips to create a story.
In relation to the highlight section of the projects, these samples are presented to give you an idea of the clips I choose as well as the clip duration.
The samples include, music, you do not need to include songs, I will add these.
Grainne + Andrew Markree Castle : https://mediazilla.com/NHCbiRQKSW
Stephanie + Gary – Kilronan Castle: https://mediazilla.com/HGVeYmcwOY
Caroline + Brian – Salthill Hotel : https://mediazilla.com/DDsZSQjanx
Lorraine + Remo – Lough Ryan: https://mediazilla.com/PCPn0igySS
Amber + Jack Lignum Restaurant: https://mediazilla.com/1d1bnPYs98
I want my videos to be fast moving and not boring so clip duration is really, really important to me.
Laughter and people having a good time are essential to the overall feel of my project.
Please scan the full clip and use the best part of each clip.
Beware that the start of some clips may be shaky or not level.
1-2 seconds is long enough for static b roll shots.
2-3 seconds is usually plenty for most other shots unless there is good animation, bridal party laughing, drinking champagne etc. In other words if it is boring shot keep it short, if it is good, longer is fine.
Clips for the groom prep can be a little longer (3-4 seconds) as there is usually less coverage time than the bride.
Drone footage can be longer but I rarely deliver clips over 3-4 seconds
For ceremony, speeches and dancing clips can be a lot longer as they are part of a multi-cam edit.
When i deliver projects via dropbox, this is the folder structure.
1 – Prep ; This is highlight footage set to music.
2 – Ceremony ; This is multicam footage with multiple audio sources.
3 – Greeting line ; Usually one long wide angle with a second angle for the first 2-3 minutes. This is highlight footage set to music.
4 – Sign2Sit: This is highlight footage set to music.
5- Entrance: Multicam footage. Use audio from camera unless speeches start immediately afterwards.
6-Speeches: Multicam footage.
7-Evening: This is highlight footage set to music.
8-Dance: The first dance is multicam footage with 2 angles. The rest of the dancing is highlights.
When creating a new library and importing files please choose the ‘leave files in place’ rather than import them into the library file.
Please add the name of the couple and the date on the first few clips. Font Effect; Fade Font; Helvetica
Try not to include footage of videographer or photographer if possible unless it is necessary or a very strong shot.
Please fade in an out for all audio, e.g. at the start and end of speeches, switching audio tracks during the ceremony edit.
If one of the angles is poor composition or slightly soft/out of focus in parts for the multicam for the ceremony and speeches it is ok to leave it out or use less if there is better angles.
Don’t mix in poor shots/angles for the sake of it, used best available — example dancing, vows etc.
Check inside the multi-cam file to make sure all important files are linked and manually link if you have too.
Leave out or cut bad expressions of people, yawning, coughing, scratching nose, looking bored etc.
If the exposure and white balance is changed mid shot, don’t show the change if possible, unless it is a strong shot, chose either side of the transition.
Beware of audio levels, keep them between -12 and -6 db for ceremony, speeches and dancing.
If there is a long clip of dancing / couple laughing etc it can be cut up and used a few times in a different location
Please take notes of any issues when editing and send them to me on delivery.
All Audio and video files should be imported into the sidebar so I can see them in the browser. This is very important to me, I need to see all the clips that were shot and what is available for the project.
Clips should be added to the timeline in the order they appear in the browser.
You do not need to rearrange clips / timeshift to create a story.
Drone footage is a very important element of my product delivery.
3-4 second clips work well.
If there is a panning/tilting movement they can be longer.
Please include all usable drone clips unless they are very similar. I can delete them if I want.
Nature is very important for my brand. If there is shots of fields, tops of trees etc please include them.
Don’t include shaky bits or abrupt changes in angles.
If the drone clip dimensions do not match the view window please resize.
Please use the multi-cam feature built into FCPx for all the multicam sections.
If you use the PluralEyes app instead, please include the new audio files that have been ‘audio shifted’
There are usually 4 cameras for the ceremony, two cameras are set up and run for a few minutes before the ceremony begins. . Please skim through the static cameras and take 4 of the best clips from each, the groom hugging people, looking at his watch, laughing with the groom’s men etc.
Audio for all the clips for the non multicam parts of the day are to be set to -15-20db.
Typical sequence of events for Irish Catholic Weddings;
walking down aisle
lighting Candles / Introduction from priest (either can be first)
Reading 1 (Guest)
Music between readings
Reading 2 (Guest)
Prayer of news married couple (most ceremonies, not all)
Prayers of the faithful (Guests)
Mothers brings up the gifts
Closing prayer/thoughts from priest.
Upload file to dropbox, google drive or similar
Deliver XML file by email in new email with the couples names as the subject.
Please note any issues/ problems faced with the edit in the email or any clips you marked for my attention.
If you are using Plural Eyes include all the audio drift files.
Never delete project files until I confirm I am happy and I have delivered the project to the client.
Please read this brief before delivery to ensure projects are completed correctly.