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On Your Wedding Day

At what time will you arrive at the wedding venue?

  • Highlights Video Package starts at 10am (groom getting ready) and strictly ends at 9pm. Overtime per hour or part thereof is R1,000.
  • The Edited Package starts at 1pm and will end after all formalities are completed.

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 (not included in Edited Video Package)
  • 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 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 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 we'll 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.

How many team members will be attending our wedding?

  • Highlights Video Package: 1 team member
  • Edited Video Package: 2 team members
  • Sound & Video Package: 2 team members

About Us

Sound Bytes has been offering sound and video services in Bloemfontein for over 15 years. We specialise in weddings, corporate functions and events all over the country.

Address

54a Elias Motsoaledi Street
Langenhovenpark, Bloemfontein

084 833 44 53
louis@soundbytes.co.za
Mo-Fr: 07:00am - 4:00pm