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Before Your Wedding Day

Package 1 Explained

No matter what your budget is for your wedding, make sure that you get a videographer to capture the memories of your big day. You'll be sorry if you didn't! For only R8,000 (excludes travel fee outside Bloemfontein) we can capture the memories of your big day forever digitally. We will use two to three professional HD cameras to record the main events during the day.

We start the day with capturing of the venue and décor. At the ceremony we'll capture all the events like the arrival of the bride, exchange of the rings and the first kiss. At the reception we also capture the big moments like the bridal pair entering the hall, speeches, cutting of the cake, first dance and lastly the bouquet and garter toss.

What makes this package so great is the price! For a mere R8,000 you'll receive all the raw footage that was captured on the day on dual-layer DVDs (4-6 discs). You'll also receive a highlights video of 4-9 minutes to share with friends and family. The highlights video will be available within 21 working days.

The package allows coverage of 7 hours. If the time allows it, we'll gladly capture the getting ready of the bride and groom. We do however charge R1,000 extra per hour if your timeline for the day exceeds 7 hours. So make sure that there will be enough time to capture everything within 7 hours.

What's Included:

  • 7 Hours Coverage
  • 1 Dedicated Camera Operator
  • 2-3 Full HD Camcorders
  • Capturing Of Décor At Ceremony & Reception
  • Full Ceremony Coverage
  • Couple Shoot With Photographer
  • Full Reception Coverage
  • 4-9 minutes Highlights Video
  • All Raw footage provided on DVD (not edited)
  • Preparation of bride and groom if within the 7 hours coverage time
  • Extra Hour Of Coverage: R1,000

Package 2 Explained

Package 2 is by far the best seller as this package offers great value for only R10,000 (excludes travel fee outside Bloemfontein) . The reason why this package is such a success is because of the highlights video clip, raw footage and 10 hours coverage time. Your friends and family won't really wish to sit and watch your entire wedding DVD of 2 hours! They would rather like to see a short version that covers all the aspects of the day, but within 5 minutes.

And this is actually what we will do. However, instead of waiting for months for your video to be directed, we promise to upload your highlight video within 21 working days. You can then share the link with your friends or simply share the link on your Facebook page.

The highlight video clip is the perfect 'thank you' gift for your guests as you can forward the link to everyone to watch while the wedding is still 'fresh' in everyone's mind. Furthermore, you will also receive all the raw (unedited) footage on DVD (4-6 Discs)

What's Included:

  • 10 Hours Coverage
  • 1 Dedicated Camera Operator
  • 3 Full HD Camcorders
  • Capturing Of Décor At Ceremony & Reception
  • Preparation Of Bride & Groom
  • Full Ceremony Coverage
  • Couple Shoot With Photographer
  • Full Reception Coverage
  • 4-9 minutes Highlights Video
  • All Raw footage provided on DVD (not edited)

Package 3 Explained

This package is perfect if you would like a complete edited version of your wedding day. Unlike the other packages where we only provide the client with the raw footage, this package will have all the video edited so that it can be enjoyed like a movie.

We don't capture the bride or groom getting ready, but from the ceremony onwards we'll capture as many angles as possible and convert this onto DVD/Blu-ray/USB. 2 Videographers will be present the entire time with 3 Full HD camcorders as well as a GoPro Hero 5 Black to capture creative angles.

Not only will you receive the highlights video clip, but also two fully edited HD quality DVDs with personalised covers (standard DVD and Blu-ray Discs). We start the day by capturing decor at the reception and ceremony. We remain put at the ceremony and capture all those big moments. We then join the photographer for the couple shoot whilst the second videographer is capturing footage of the guests during the cocktail hour/pre-drinks. At the reception we also capture all the big moments from the bridal pair entering the reception hall, speeches, cutting of the cake, first dance, the tossing of the garter and bouquet.

What's Included:

  • 2 Dedicated Camera Operators
  • 3 Full HD Camcorders
  • Capturing Of Décor At Ceremony & Reception
  • Full Ceremony Coverage
  • Couple Shoot With Photographer
  • Full Reception Coverage
  • 4-9 minutes Highlights Video
  • All Footage Edited And Provided On DVD:

    2x Copies On DVD: 2x Ceremony, 2x Reception with highlights video
    1x Blu-ray Copy: 1x Ceremony, 1x Reception with highlights video

Do we have to meet prior to the wedding?

If you are making use of our wedding DJ services, then we strongly recommend that you come and see us the week of your wedding. If you are only making use or wedding DVD services you are still welcome to meet us to discuss any enquiries you may have.

Our offices are located in Langenhovenpark and offers secure parking. We have a very relaxed approach to clients and you're welcome to pop-in at our offices anytime during the week.

Do I have to pay a booking fee?

Yes, a 10% administration fee is required to ensure the booking of our DVD services. We strictly work on a first-come-first-served basis. Once we receive confirmation of monies deposit into our account your wedding date will be placed on our online calendar for your reference.


On Your Wedding Day

At what time will you arrive at the wedding venue?

This is package depended . Below is a breakdown of the starting time of each package:

Service Arrival Time Departure Time
Package #1 2 Hours prior to the ceremony 21:00
Package #2 11:00 capturing décor / bridal preparation 21:00
Package #3 2 Hours prior to the ceremony 21:00/22:00

 

Remember that it's the MC's responsibility to ensure that all formalities are taken care of before 9pm (for package 1 & 2)

What footage will be covered on our wedding day?

Depending on the package you choose, we’ll be covering all the important events of the day:

  • Décor & Surroundings
  • Getting Ready Of Bride & Groom
  • Ceremony
  • Couple Shoot
  • Reception (Speeches, First Dance, Cutting Of The Cake, Bouquet Toss & Garter Toss)

What kind of setup do you require?

To ensure that we provide you with the best possible product at the end of the day, we kindly ask that you assist us with the following request(s):

  • Sufficient working space for each videographer – at least 1.5 metre radius (for tripod & camera movement)
    We usually allocate a space of about 4 metres away from the priest/pastor/MC
  • No more than 2 photographers allowed per venue/location. (1 Main Photographer & Assistant)
    This means you will already have 3-4 people running around during your reception (2 Videographers & 2 Photographers)

 

If for whatever reason the above mentioned can't not be provided we can't not guarantee our work.

We hear that lighting is usually a headache for videographers. Please explain.

What The Couple Wants:

A beautiful wedding. This may involve a candlelit setting with romantic lighting that defines the venue. You may want the dance floor to be dark when everyone is dancing (most people prefer this since it lowers inhibitions). You also may not want your photographer and videographer to be very noticeable and distracting. Anyone who has had a light shined in their eyes or has seen the glaring light bobbing up and down in the dance crowd understands this. Lights on stands are rarely attractive in a ceremony or reception setting.

What Videographers Want:

Light, light, and more light. Ever been on a movie set? Using 1,000 to 100,000 watt lights is commonplace to give the cameras the light the movie cameras need. So wedding videographers tend to want the same, since without appropriate lighting the footage will not be viewable. Unfortunately there is no such thing as flash videography (photographers have it made in this respect), so the solutions involve either stand-alone lights or a camera-based light. Stand-alone lights are large and bright, often pointed at the ceiling to bounce light around into the room. These involve stands and cords that, when tripped over or knocked over, can present fire and safety hazards. Camera-mounted lights are usually attached to the top of the camera and the light is pointed straight at the subject.

We’ve heard that sometimes photographers & videographers don’t work well together.

Both photographers and videographers want to capture those special moments. It may happen that the one party jumps in front of the other party to capture a specific moment or angle. It may however cause frustration if the one party continuously gets in front of the camera lens.

It's professional common courtesy among photographers and videographers to ensure that they respect each other's shots and to work together as a team. The couple however can rest assure that as professionals Sound Bytes will always work as a team to make your big day special and unforgettable.

We kindly ask that not to hire a photography team that consists of more than 2 photographers. We have personally worked with such a team in Bloemfontein and the end result was devastating. The photographers were all over the place causing us to get terrible angles during the entire course of the day. Not to mention flashes going off every second. The final product was in such a bad state that we refunded the client and we that we don't quote on a client's wedding if the same company is used again.

How many of your team will be attending our wedding?

This is again package depended. However, our team will consit of a maxium of 3 people if the client reserves a sound and video package. More information below:

Service Amount Of Team Members
Sound Only 1
Sound & Video Package 1 or 2 2
Sound & Video Package 3 3

 


After Your Wedding Day

How much control do we have in the editing process?

Most weddings follow a natural flow of events and we generally compile the video in this way/format. If you have a special request, please notify us beforehand we start the editing process.

Editing is charged at R390 per hour after the product has been provided. However, if a fault/error is detected in the footage it will be repaired/fixed free of charge.

* Each additional DVD disc: R200
* Each additional Blu-Ray disc: R250

How long do we have to wait for the final product?

  • Package 1-3: Please allow 21 working days for final product (30 Calendar days)

 

NOTE: We understand that some couples would love to see some of their footage ASAP. For this reason, you the client, are ALWAYS welcome to come and collect your raw footage the day after the wedding :-)

Do you keep backups of our footage?

We keep backups of each wedding for a maximum of 1 (one) month after your wedding date. Due to the large size of Full HD video clips we can't store data for longer than 1 month. Bearing this in mind we urge clients to check their raw footage or edited DVD for any faults. We do however keep off-site backups of your wedding whilst we're busy with the editing process - thus ensuring that your data is safe for the first 30 days after your wedding.

We're not located in Bloemfontein. Courier costs?

We offer a free courier service (worth R250) to our video clients. We will gladly ship your final product to any South African address. Kindly provide us with your address before your wedding so that we can ensure it reaches you ASAP.

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Hire Our Sound Equipment

  • Hire our sound equipment from only R1,500 for your event.
  • Complete the equipment hire agreement and bring your ID with when you come and collect the equipment.

Contact Us Or Visit Our Offices

54a Elias Motsoaledi Street, Langenhovenpark

Tel: 084 833 44 53

Cel: 084 833 44 53

Fax: 086 61 000 89

Email: info@soundbytes.co.za