- What is your approach to photographing and filming a wedding day?
Our approach is purely candid storytelling, not stage direction. We’ll still interact with you of course, and have a laugh every now and then, but we don’t want to interrupt with the flow of your day. We want to capture the real expressions and moments that happened. When the time comes for you to finally view your photographs and film, we hope that you will not only remember exactly how you felt at those moments, but you will experience it again in a different way, this time its from our point of view as artists.
- What is a Pre-wedding film or a Same Day Edit? What exactly is the big deal about these that you are so excited about?
Yes, we are very much excited about our Pre-Wedding Film and Same Day Edit! Why? Because we feel that we can actually contribute to your wedding day and make it even better. Essentially, a Pre-Wedding Film is a short film that represents the couple. We do have different themes and ideas that you can choose from, but the purpose of having a Pre-Wedding Film is to tell YOUR story, and no two couples are alike. Our Same Day Edit is a short ‘highlights reel’ of your wedding day, edited right on the day and shown on your reception night. The ability to watch it with all your friends and family at the very best time, the day itself, is an incredibly powerful thing – this is where the tears and laughs flow. It brings us so much joy to see the pure emotion these films unlock, and we look forward to sharing this on your wedding too. Please contact us for more details about these options.
- You are more expensive in comparison to many other companies. Why?
It’s simply a different approach. We offer a boutique video production as opposed to a wedding video ‘factory’ that performs hundreds of weddings per year. We are pleased to serve a market that values a personal and unique wedding photography and films for their wedding – handcrafted from their own story, not formed by template. Therefore, it is important to value our work by taking into account the time, skills and effort that we put in to each of our projects. Our clients’ satisfaction with the finished product has proven that our service is simply worth everything that they have invested in us.
- What will I actually get, film-wise, once Paper Cranes has completed my wedding project?
You’ll receive a once in a lifetime experience that can be relived over and over again! All of our packages will contain both a Main Feature and a Short Film edit (except requested otherwise). The Main Feature edit will contain all of your formalities in full with some background music in certain parts of your film, e.g group photo-shoot. The Short Film edit is a short highlights music video of the entire day that you will watch hundreds of times again with your friends and family. There are also other types of films that you can upgrade, such as the Cinematic Trailer and the Same Day Edit. Please contact us for more details.
- Can I use my own music?
You can choose your own music to be used in your Blu-Ray or DVD. Paper Cranes is licensed by APRA/AMCOS Australia to use any commercial music in our non-streaming media. However, we kindly ask you to give us freedom in choosing the final music. The reason being that we don’t want a set of music to dictate the flow of the story that we want to tell. On the positive side, it will certainly make things easier when you give us a list of songs that you like and we’ll use it as our starting point of selections. As for Cinematic Trailer and Same Day Edit, we will choose a song that we feel is ‘the one’ and since this edit will be most likely be shared online, we will license it accordingly.
- What makes you different from other Wedding companies?
Our work is our biggest ambassador so the best way to get the answer to this question is to watch a few of our work on our website. We believe that it is the feeling that people get after viewing our work separates our selves from the rest of the crowd. Anyone can take pretty pictures and film great moments, but how they are captured translates to how people feel when they see them afterwards. Consistency is also an important thing, we are proud on every single one of our work and that is why our business is mainly based on word of mouth and referrals.
- What are the arrangements to fly you overseas to do our wedding?
We always love telling stories from different parts of the world! However, we don’t have wings or time machines at our disposal, so there would naturally be extra charges involved regarding travel costs, accommodation and an out-of-town fee on top of our standard package prices. We have been fortunate enough to be invited to film weddings in the USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia as well as many cities/ regions in Australia where we went above and beyond to tell the stories for our couples who have trusted us enough to have us capture their destination wedding. Please get in touch to arrange a customised quote to fly us out to your side of the world.
- Do you require meals at the wedding day?
Yes, usually we are very occupied on the day so meals will be very much appreciated. Furthermore, most reception venues do have vendor meals option available that will be more than enough for our crew.
- How long do we have to wait until we get the finished photo/film?
We aim to a deliver all artwork within 3 months from the wedding day for both photo and film. We have been working hard to push our turn-around time down but please bear in mind that there may be delay as we are not offering a ‘cookie-cutter’ mass production, so the process is very time-consuming. Timely correspondence from our clients will also help to make the process smoother. It’s for all the right reasons though – we want to make sure that we’re delivering the best we can to our couples. Please rest assured it will be well worth the wait.
- Why do you call yourselves Paper Cranes?
We’ll let you know when you come in