Here are some of the most common questions answered. If you need more information please contact me using the contact page.
I have only one main goal, to provide you with the best FILM possible. We are discrete and very considerate to you and all your guests. The perfect wedding FILM should not feel intrusive to your guests & family.
How do I book?
Simply message me with your details. Once we are both satisfied with our initial conversation I will send the Booking Form & you pay your deposit. The deposit is to secure your wedding date from being booked & is non refundable if cancelled by you. I will try to accommodate date changes if possible. Your date is NOT held until payment is made.
What are your packages & how long is the final FILM?
For the Oak Package you will receive a 3-4 minute FILM of the best bits throughout your day, known as the Highlights FILM. I will also capture the speeches & key ceremony moments such as the exchange of rings & vows. For the Walnut Package you will have much more footage. It will include the highlights, a feature edit, full ceremony & speeches. The feature edit usually has a run time of around 30 mins. The length of ceremony and speeches vary by wedding.
Can you give a full day edit?
We would not offer a “Full Day” edit as such. We are not the type of FILM makers who will rock up with a massive on the shoulder camera and plop 120 mins of non crafted footage on a DVD. We offer full ceremony coverage and Full speeches coverage. These are included with the Walnut package.
Ok, So How Much Will It Cost?
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Can You Provide More Footage If Required?
Yes. Upon booking we can work out your exact requirements. Please note however I will never supply RAW/UN-EDITED footage. This is in most cases out of context. Also I shoot in a special 4k LOG format that will not be very watchable without colour grading and normally uses extremely large amounts of storage. If you have booked a Doc edit you will have already received all the usable footage from your day.
How Will You Deliver The Final Edit?
The final edit will be delivered no later than the date agreed on the booking form usually between 4-6 weeks. You will receive a physical copy of both the highlight film & the speeches. This will come in the form of a beautifully presented, hand crafted & personalised USB drive. I will also; with your permission, host the highlight FILM online, so that you can view it anytime, anywhere.
Can You supply A DVD?
Yes, if that is something that you wanted although I would not advise anyone to watch their FILM this way. DVD’s are not High Definition.
Can You Travel?
Yes, anywhere you go I can go. Please contact me to discuss destination weddings.
WHAT IS THE SUPER 8?
Ah, now you have hit the secret sauce of FILM by Simon. Super 8 is a type of FILM popular in the 60’s and 70’s. It has a very unique feel with its imperfections and grain. FILM by Simon use two main FILM stocks, Both are Kodak Vision 3, Colour & Monochrome. As you can probably guess FILM is no longer in mass production and has become VERY expensive to produce. We use the best reproduction company based in Germany who can develop and scan our negatives to full 4K resolution. FILM is extremely difficult to use and this is why we limit the footage to around 2.5 mins in each FILM by Simon.