Here is a little information on my Mini-Films for anyone interested in adding them to their sessions! Be sure to check out some examples at the bottom!
WHAT IS A MINI-FILM ????
With all of my sessions I offer 1 minute videos or “Mini-Films” as an add-on. This is a great and shareable way to spread the news of your big day, newest arrival, graduation, or even just capture a time with your family that you NEVER want to forget. Still photographs and images are timeless but videos hone in on so much more whether it be movement, mannerisms, or just the capability of visually taking you back to that moment, that feeling, and letting your relive it all over again.
HOW DO I SHOOT THE FOOTAGE ????
During a session I will typically take the still photos first and then switch to video for each background setting. For instance if we are taking photos under a tree I will take all the still shots that I want to capture by that tree and then I will let you relax while I switch to video and put my camera on a stabilizer. I will provide some direction (but always trying to keep it real) and record the video footage. Then we will move to another background setting and repeat the process. I also like to throw some aerial footage into my films so depending on the weather and time of the day I might do that at the beginning or the end of the session. In between I might take B-Roll which is cutaway footage that will help piece the film together.
HOW DO I EDIT THE MINI-FILMS ????
I usually do not start on the films until after I deliver full photo galleries to clients so they might take up to 3-4 weeks to complete. The first and most challenging part is selecting the music. I use a royalty free music library to select the audio from and sometimes this takes days and going through hundreds of songs to find the perfect tune to match your film. I usually do not use anything that has vocals but every now and then I will make an exception. If client would like to be apart of selecting the music I welcome that as well! Once the audio is locked in it usually doesn’t take me long to piece the mini-film together and have it ready to view! I will send a preview to the client first and if they approve I will email a link with the video file to download and keep forever!
BUSINESS MINI-FILMS ????
I also offer videos for businesses, entrepreneurs, or anyone that would like to market their brand with a 1 minute film capable of sharing on social media outlets or their websites!
HOW MUCH DO THEY COST ????
The Mini-Films are $100 additionally to your session package. If you are only wanting a video created without any photos please message me and we will discuss the details!
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MINI-FILMS AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY WATCHING SOME OF THESE I HAVE DONE BELOW!