We worked at this venue quite a few times and each time have been a wonderful experience from the Vendor’s point of view. As Cinematographers / Videographers, we always hope to receive great hospitality from the venue from providing us specific things that we need to service our couples. Believe it or not, some venues really give vendors a hard time from getting us tables, white cloth, or a place to put our equipment. But not Maritime Parc! They really do their best to cater to the vendors that work in their venue because they want to make sure that the couples are happy.
With that, our most recent weddings we’ve worked on at the Maritime Parc are Kristine and Andy, following up would be Mariama and Leslie. We are finalizing the videos for Mariama and Leslie, so please do check back in a day. But here is Kristine and Andy at the Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ.
We understand that every couple are working with a certain budget. Some are strict and some are flexible with their budget. We want to help you choose the right package whether you are booking Live Picture Studios or another company. It’s not all about price and we feel so many couples get so worried about price that they devalue the quality they can get to save an extra couple hundred dollars. The question is, will you be happy at the end of the day? We put a list together on things to consider before you think about price!
Here are the things to consider before booking!
We wanted to let everyone know that we have started our Photography Department. Currently, we are working on tweaking packages and getting ready to upload our samples online. We brought in very very talented photographers. Because we are starting our new department, we are offering discounts to the first 20 clients who book with us.
If you like to inquire, please give us an email or a call in reference to this blog! Samples will be coming soon, but if you love our Cinematic weddings (videos in our showroom), you will understand that we are all about high quality at competitive rates!
We are often asked what is a Cinematic Wedding or in the wedding industry terms, Cinematography. As filmmakers, Cinematography is misused so much that it’s so hard to bring our clients back to the world of reality of what Cinematography really is. The average client would probably see about 3-5 vendors and watch over 20-40 wedding videos online before wanting to book their vendor. From our research, we find that about 90% of wedding vendors use “Cinematography” terms to pitch for higher priced package. In addition, majority of the vendors doesn’t show their longer length edit and only use their highlights to pitch their creative storytelling weddings.
Well, we at Live Picture Studios are going to get to the bottom of these misused terms, perceptions, and we hope that this blog will ease the confusion of couples looking to book their Videographer / Cinematographer.
During booking season, we typically have over 200 inquiries with over 100 scheduled appointments within 3 months. Our statistics show that 80% of the wedding couples book video LAST. Actually, most couples say they didn’t even CONSIDER videography until they realized they had just enough in their budget to add video.
At Live Picture Studios, we are doing our best to educate the wedding community in New Jersey and New York on how Valuable and Important video can be when produced correctly. There’s such a terrible perception of video! When most couples think of video, they think it’s some shaky footage, old school 1980’s or 1990’s home video. They think that someone with an iPhone would be good enough to relive those moments.
Quite often we are asked what the difference between a Short Film Edit vs. a Long Form Regular Edit. Well, in this blog, we will try to help you understand the differences between them. Can you have both edits? Yes you may have both edits if that’s what you want =)
Creative Short Film Edit (documentary style):
When you tell or watch a story whether it’s a short or feature film, what is the basic foundation you expect? If you don’t know, there’s an introduction, middle, and an ending. Well, that’s exactly what we do when you choose to have your story told. We have one thing in mind when we go through this process. That thing is giving you an “experience” to remember for the rest of your life. It’s about telling a story using what we find is compelling in your day from the Priest’s advice, best man and maid of honor toast, to how your day was formed.
Long Form Regular Edit (non documentary style):
With this edit option, we give our couples the opportunity to have a long-form edit. This style of editing is catered to couples who does not care much about the creativity or story, but just want their day covered. Of course, it’s hard for us to resist just covering, so we do try our best to create compelling shots that would be appreciated.
Every couple is different and although we live in 2013, there are many couples that just want footage covered with basic editing of their day from the time you are getting ready, to the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the reception.
During the union of two individuals, love is the emotion most felt. It is an action, an emotion in motion, the special kind that neither stillness nor words could express. Thus, tremendous joy is experienced whenever Live Picture Studios is chosen as the videographers to capture all the motions of emotions on your special day, and assist in preserving the beautiful memories in your heart.
With that said, Live Picture Studios would like to thank Denise and Louis for having us film their wedding recently. It was an honor to be given the opportunity to be a part of their wedding, and to celebrate with them, one of the happiest day of their lives at Ariana’s Grand in New Jersey.
Denise and Louis, it was a pleasure to meet you both. Your unconditional love for one another is the reasons why we continue to love our job! Thank you for choosing us as your Wedding Videographers in New Jersey! We wish you the best and a lifetime of love.
One of the joys of doing any cinematic videography work for a wedding is being able to capture the emotions and being able to feel like we are part of the family. As for Alexander and Vayio, their wedding was taken place at the East Hanover Manor in NJ where we had the joy on doing their “Same Day Edit”. This means, we shoot and edit the same night and show it at the reception in front of the hundreds of guest that were not able to see them get ready, get married at the church, and be apart of their day. We had a 4 man crew and at each time, we had someone capturing the funny moments, silly moments, and of course the emotional moments. When it was time to show it in front of the hundreds of guests, we looked around the room and saw people’s jaw drop to the ground and watery eyes. When we see those moments, all the hard work we put into the 12 hour day makes it all worth it. It was a joy being their videographer and cinematographer for their day.
We have been listening to our customers with regards to the packages we are offering. If you haven’t deal with Live Picture Studios, you will know that we are very flexible with the packages. We decided to also go the traditional route of videography. It seems that a lot of couples are coming back to us asking for “Raw” footages because they want to see maybe more dance footages or more behind the scenes on what went on at the house.
At that point, pretty much there is no story, but just footage of what took place. As the result, although we love to be artistic as cinematographers and videographers, we want the best for our clients. We decided to deliver traditional packages at a very affordable rate which also includes a cinematic highlight and optional feature film.
If you call us now, we will be able to give you all the details on what these new affordable videography packages. If you mentioned that you read this BLOG, we will give you an extra 10% discount as well.
** Live Picture Studios Services mostly in NJ / NY. If you want to book our services out of state, feel free to contact us **
We have seen companies go out of their way looking of quality videographers in their local area. Unfortunately, the decent ones are not interested in shooting a wedding. So this leaves to most videographers who may no even be up to date with the technology or refuses to invest into technology for a wedding event.
Couples should be aware of those situations and we do advise to stay away! It’s your wedding day! Why spend a fortune doing a beautiful wedding only to have it captured with such low quality content?
These are the concerns we try to make aware for any couple looking for videography or cinematography. Live Picture studios strive to have up to date technology and ensure that the visuals will be high quality and nothing less.
We’re from NJ and you won’t find any other quality company that can tell your story better.