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2016-2017 WEDDING CINEMA & PHOTOGRAPHY PACKET

WELCOME

Thank you for contacting us about your wedding. This packet is intended to try to answer any questions you have about the process of booking your wedding with FitsU Cinema. Please feel free to look over the information and if you need further explanation, email us at FitsUWeddings@gmail.com or call us at 470.207.4353 Thank you for letting us film your wedding and share in the day’s experience.

INTRODUCTION

FitsU Cinema was founded by Waliy Franklin during the Spring of 2011 in Middle, Georgia. Still in college at that time, Waliy continued to shoot and expand the business to cover the entire Middle Georgia Area. After attending college at Fort Valley State University, in Fort Valley Georgia the business began offering service to couples Statewide. Still based in central Georgia, Waliy continues to produce, shoot and edit wedding films as well as manage FitsU Business Video, a Marketing commercial film consultation company. We’re proud to use filmmaking gear from the following companies Canon, DJI, Rokinon, Zacuto, Apple, Google, Manfrotto, Rode, Sennheiser, Shure and Zoom. FitsU Cinema prides itself on being committed to it’s primary values, authenticity, artistry and adventure with our clients.

ARTISTRY

First and foremost we are artists. We want to create the best film possible but can only do so when we are given complete creative control. Trust us to interpret your story and then use our skill as artists to craft a film that we are proud of. As filmmakers we are very serious about channelling styles of minimalism, simplicity, purity and modernism into a complex and engaging film.

AUTHENTICITY

When representing a client or wedding couple we want to tell their true story. A lot of information can be squandered and time wasted when truth isn’t the focal point of a story. We have found that when clients and couples are open to being vulnerable their stories have so much more of an impact. We want our pieces to be time capsules that illustrate the past. I like to believe that we use our cameras to sell time travel.

ADVENTURE

We want to work with people who have a thirst for an adventurous life; those who take risks. The black sheep, the pioneers and the dreamers are the people we want to work with. We want to create an alliance with the rebellious on their quest to see the world differently, try new things and find the beauty in everyday life. Those who align with a progressive mindset will get also align with our style.

CONTRACT

After a conversation on the phone and/or video chat meeting, if possible our studio will decide if we’d like to book you and your wedding. We take a very small amount of weddings each year and limit selection of clients to the exact type of couple that we would love to work with. We will draft a unique contract and send it for your approval and signature online. Along with the contract we attach the budget outline for the wedding and a detailed payment schedule. The entire process is reviewed and completed online.

SHOOTING SCHEDULE

The next step is to plan out how we will shoot your wedding. We send a questionnaire long before your wedding to make sure we have all of the information we need. Depending on when you finalize the details of your weddings, you can send it back via email and then that should be good. We make sure that we get all the info we need so that we’re ready to start filming the moment we get to your wedding. We also understand that things can get a little crazy the week before the big day so that is why we send out the questionaire way before. We will draft a schedule that has all of the info we need for your wedding. Review it and we’re all set!

EXPLANATION OF PACKAGE ITEMS AND TERMS

Sometimes we totally nerd out and forget that most people don’t know what we’re talking about when it comes to filmmaking. Every one has their niche and ours is cinematic film production. To make things easier we try to explain processes and terms in a simplified manner to help our clients but sometimes it is still too confusing. To try to help make this communication better we’ve broken down our terms.

COVERAGE refers to the time spent by our cinematographer(s) filming your wedding. Depending on your package there might be one, two, or three cinematographers and/or editors working. Having this team allows us to cover more angles and capture more footage. It is especially helpful to have multiple people on cameras during the ceremony, first look or reception dances and speeches.

To be more specific, a CINEMATOGRAPHER as compared to a videographer is a terms to describe their attention to capturing more of a story-based film. All of our second cinematographers at FitsU Cinema Studios have been trained by Waliy Franklin on how to shoot in his style and work on a wedding team-based project. We like to think of ourselves as professional filmmakers who shoot weddings.

HIGHLIGHT FILMS are the main piece created from your wedding footage and depending on the amount of coverage recorded at your wedding and package option it can be from 6-20 minutes long. This film is the best edit that we can create and features detailed story-based video editing, audio design, color correction and industry standard file processing.

A DOCUMENTARY EDIT is a chronological account of the entire wedding day broken into chapters. This film includes all of the footage that didn’t make it into the highlight film edit. You’ll find preparation, ceremony, reception, speeches, dances, cake cutting and all other footage in this cut of your wedding. The ceremony, speeches and dances are professionally recorded with multiple audio sources so you can hear your vows, any readings, the best man/maid of honor’s speeches and the songs you and your parents dance to. We shoot with multiple cameras so that every angle and every second is covered.
The delivery of your WEDDING PACKAGE is guaranteed on the two-month anniversary of your wedding day. The final package you will receive is a bubble wrapped envelope containing all of your material. Your wedding films are contained within a custom designed flash drive or DVD with custom case design. Your videos .mov files on the drive and are playable on any computer or USB-compatible device. Your feature film is also uploaded to vimeo and youtube so you can watch online and share with your friends/family. All/Any images captured are available for purchase via our online store front gallery. Here you can select your desired image(s), image size(s), quantity (bulk packaging available), color (B&W, enhanced, reg), shipping details, etc. All images are directly to your door step.

WEDDING PACKAGE DETAILS

Our packages are created to be simple yet include everything needed for most common weddings. Customize your package with additional enhancement options below. Depending on the location of your wedding travel and accommodation costs may be added to your package. GA State sales tax is already added to all packages.

$3000

CINEMA
2 Cinematographer 
Preparation Shots
Ceremony Shots
Receptions Shots
5-10 min Highlight Cinematic Film 
HD DVD w/ Custom Case 
Love Interview
Online Streaming and Web Hosting: 3 mo

$4200

FUSION
8 Hours of Coverage
1 Photographer
1 Cinematographer
Highlight Film up to 6 mins
HD Video File Delivery
DVD included
Online Photo Gallery
Premium 12×12 Photo Album
50 Top Images on USB
Choice of RAW HD Film (Ceremony w/ vows or Reception w/speeches)

$2000

PHOTOGRAPHY
8 Hours of Coverage
2 Photographers
50 Top Images on USB
Online Photo Gallery
Premium 12x12 Album
Engagement Photo Session

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Session with video and/or photo. Price is dependent on date and length of shoot and deliverables. Ask for price.

DIGITAL HARD DRIVE DELIVERY

An upgrade to your cinema package. Receive all of your archive files on a Western Digital hard drive that you can keep for your records. Ask for price.

SAME DAY EDIT

Our team shoots, edits and shows a 4 minute long feature film all during the day of your wedding. Our additional assistant sets up projector, screen and speakers to premiere your film after dinner for all of your wedding package in HD. Ask for price.

TRUE LOVE STORY

Our Team Interviews you & your significant other to tell your special love story of where your love began, challenges overcome together, & how your journey brought to your wedding. This option may continue throughout your wedding day if selected. Ask Price.

6 HELPFUL PIECES OF ADVICE FROM THE TEAM TO OUR WEDDING COUPLES

  1. Who doesn’t love a little music to move to while getting ready for your special day? Just keep in mind the louder the music is, the more potential exists to ruin our audio, specifically all the lovely dialogue exchanged during prep! If possible keep the music low or off all together.
  2. Allowing natural light to fill rooms wherever you are during your wedding day is the number one, best thing you can do to make yourself look better in your film. This means maybe letting the makeup artist know that you’d rather be by the window while getting ready or making sure that all of the blinds are open in rooms.
  3. YOU are NEVER in our way! Tell your wedding party and other guests not to worry about moving out of the way for our shots, lets us move around you . We strive for beautifully natural looking cinematography and the best way to do that is when people are moving about freely. Don’t worry, we’ve been doing this a while, we promise to capture every last detail for your final product!
  4. In films past we find some of the most unique and memorable sweet moments we’ve captured are those like first looks and gift/note exchanges before the walk down the aisle. It is your day, so you call the shots, but you might want to give one or both of these ideas a second look if you haven’t incorporated them already. It is always the little things that set your wedding apart and make it one of a kind.
  5. At FitsU Cinema we will go to any lengths to ensure the best product is being produced for you and your significant other, and sometimes that means we travel in teams! Depending on your wedding size, the package you choose to purchase and location there may be multiple cinematographers shooting your special day. Don’t worry, unless agreed upon in the contract at an earlier date, this is no extra charge to you and promises to only improve the quality of your final film.
  6. It is illegal to use copy written music without proper licensing in your edited wedding films. The other option is to buy and license songs from websites like TheMusicBed.com and SongFreedom.com. If you find any selections on the sites that you especially like, let us know and we’ll do our best to fit the music into your films.

TEN ASPECTS OF A COUPLE AND THEIR WEDDING THAT WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE

You use your ceremony as an opportunity to express your love for each other with unique custom vows.

You are a couple that wants to share their wedding celebration with friends, family, and the world.

You are honestly getting married because you think your future spouse is the cat’s pajama, awesome sauce and/or totally dope.

You trust our team. We are professionals and only can do the work we do when you let us do what we love to do.

We need people to respect us the day of the wedding. Proudly let your friends and family know that you’re going to have a team of filmmakers working to craft a beautiful film. The most help and positive surrounding your wedding, the better your wedding film is going to be.

When your anniversary rolls around, your first thought is to share a few tears, laughs and memories with your better half while re-watching your wedding film. Share it with your friends and family on social media and make sure to tag us!

You have been waiting for the perfect chance to show off your design skills and the day has finally come. We love when we can point a camera anywhere and make a scene look great.

Your wedding is filled with natural locations, outdoor ceremonies, unique events and things that make us say, “Wow, I’ve never seen that.”

We identify with progressive couples who throw away tradition in order to make their own.

HD DIGITAL FLASH DRIVE USERS GUIDE

Gone are the days of standard definition media and with it, DVDs. You’ll start to see them being sold less and less at stores so why should you want your wedding films to be presented and stored on this out-of-date form of media? You can do more with your flash drive files, keep them safer and enjoy better resolution high definition video. We hope that you’ll keep your flash drive and it’s case as a beloved family treasure but let us help you figure our all of the things you can do with it.

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR FILES

Okay, so what to do with Thumb Drive when you receive it? You can plug into your computer and drop the files into iTunes. They are set up to automatically open there. The MPEG-4 video files is meant to work with both MAC and PC. Here are the things that you can do with these drive files:

  1. Load the files onto your smart phone, iPad, wedding website or Facebook.
  2. You can copy this Thumb Drive as many times as you want for family and friends who want to see your film and have a copy.
  3. You can also copy it in multiple places to make sure that the files are safe just in case something happens to your computer.
  4. If you have a newer TV you can plug the Thumb Drive right into its USB port and watch your film on the big screen.
  5. If you decide that you want DVD’s you can burn your own and/or order as many as you’d like.
  6. Put the files in the cloud to share and keep safe and accessible.
  7. Stream your films to your TB through Apple TV ($99) on your phone, iPad or MAC computer.

SHARING YOUR FILMS

We love sharing our new films with our friends just as much as you do. We will host a premiere of your highlight film on our Facebook page. Please feel free to share your video on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media platform. We also love when our couples tag our Facebook page on their film too, so help us connect with people who love watching it. Feel free to tag your family and friends in the link as well so your best man can see himself giving his hilarious toast, your maid of honor can watch her tear-jerking speech, and everyone can enjoy reliving the day.

GIVE US A REVIEW

After you’ve seen us at work and have fallen in love with your wedding films, go ahead and review us on weddingwire.com. It helps us get the word out to other couples looking to have their day captured. Not only is it good for FitsU to pay things forward, but we just love when we make our couples happy and they let us know.

We have the best couples!

Thank YOU

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away. We love answering questions. We look forward to meeting with you and capturing a moment in your lives that you will cherish forever. Video is truly the best way to keepsake these memories, and we’re honored that you’re trusting us with this special task. Be happy with knowing that you will be able to share your happiest day with children, family, yourselves, and anyone not able to attend for years to come. We know you will love revisiting your wedding day.

Thank you!