Less used to be more (and still is) but when it comes to Highlight Videos More is … well … More! The Extended Highlight video package is for those couples who place a strong emphasis on Narrative Storytelling and Strong Imagery. They want to share their video with family and friends easily, and be able to access it themselves reliving the moments over and over in a relatively short period of time.
Why do we only want 10 minutes?
The truth is they’re not for everyone. I do a lot of weddings with 1hr + ceremonies and many many speakers during receptions where 10 minutes might not be enough time to include all the great moments in. But I also do a lot of shorter ceremonies and weddings where no speeches take place at all. Often I find myself stretching things out considerably just to make an edit. A shot that works great at 3 seconds long – ends up becoming 6 or 7 in duration. Theres no bigger detriment to your final video then forcing shots that either A) don’t belong or B) are too long into your finished product. Being able to tell your story in a compact and entertaining way without missing anything significant is the goal for every production.
FOMAS (Fear Of Missing A Shot):I suffer from this condition tremendously. They’re have been many a highlight video over the years that have kept me up at night thinking about those amazing shots I just couldn’t find room for in the 3-5 minute version. Those amazing moments virtually lost forever in the 30-45 minute version. With the extended length I’m able to do just about anything I can envision and include just about everything that matters. With multiple songs I’m able to really play around with the emotional peaks and valleys thematically throughout your day. From the fast energetic portions – to the slower more reserved sections of your wedding day.
The wedding industry has changed quite a bit since even I’ve been involved in it. So many great technicians are out there shooting wonderful pieces of work that deserve to be viewed by large audiences. The days of pulling out a DVD and popping it into the machine every couple of years should be just about over. With the Extended Highlight you get both the archival record of your day and its still short enough to share with family and friends for viewing anytime/anywhere around the world online. I also get the creative boost from knowing I can spend a significant amount more time perfecting your video!
Still not sold … ?
OK so lets be honest the biggest reason to go with an Extended Highlight package is of course the financial benefits! Without the extra editing time I’m able to offer these for significantly less. More money in your wallet. Same great product.