Packages

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Packages: Listed in order of labor intensity*

  • The BigTime – Shoot Only
    Just as the name implies, the Shoot Only is simply that.
    Your wedding day will be professionally shot with excellent image and sound. No editing.
    Are you an expert video editor? Do you have a friend or family member who is?  You might consider hiring BigTime to shoot your video and make your own editing arrangements.
    Of course you won’t get our unique style of editing, but you can save the cost now.   You may also opt to have us edit for you after you’ve caught up with wedding expenses or next year as an anniversary gift!  Includes upload or transfer of camera footage to your computer. Transfer to hard drive is also available but we’ll have to charge sales tax if you live in California. (see Electronic Delivery below)
  • 6 hours single camera coverage day + 2nd unattended ceremony camera  – local travel & Electronic Delivery  $1200
  • Add 2nd camera person through ceremony- up to two hours – our “2/1” (local events only) $1500
  • Or Add 2nd camera person all 6 hours – 2 camera persons all day – our “2/2” $2000

 

  • The BigTime Basic (Full Length “Rough Cut” Film)
    This is a no frills edit without music, or sound mixing – very basic. The BigTime Basic is a very simple full length edit of everything we’ve shot for you.  All of the footage is organized, multiple camera angles are synced up so that the shot cuts back and forth between the different views with a continuous sound track. This is an easy way to watch all of the footage, cleaned up and organized consecutively. Typical Basic film is about 3 hours long.  The Basic is our first step before creating a Highlights Film.
  • 6 hours single camera coverage day + 2nd unattended ceremony camera  – local travel & Electronic Delivery  $2000
  •  Add 2nd camera person through ceremony- up to two hours – our “2/1” (local events only) $2400
  • Or Add 2nd camera person all 6 hours – 2 camera persons all day – our “2/2” $2900

 

  • The BigTime Creative (Full Length Film)
    A Full Length documentary-style movie with all tracks of sound mixed, multiple cameras are synced, color correction, titles, transitions and chapter segments cut to music. The ceremony, toasts and other presentations are kept in their entirety so you can re-live those events as they happened. The Creative includes stylistic editing for a higher level of viewer enjoyment. Typical length of a Creative edit is about 80 minutes depending on length of ceremony and toasts.
    We’re happy to share a Full Length Creative for you to watch – just ask!
  • 6 hours single camera coverage day + 2nd unattended ceremony camera  – local travel & Electronic Delivery  $2400
  • Add 2nd camera person through ceremony- up to two hours our “2/1” (local events only) $2700
  • Or Add 2nd camera person all 6 hours – 2 camera persons all day – our “2/2” $3200

 

  • The BigTime Highlights (3-10 minute film) -Includes Full Length Film-
    This is a short stand-alone short film that tells the story of the wedding day in 3-10 minutes (your choice of length).
    The Highlights is only offered as an add-on to the Basic or Creative Packages – which gives you the option of viewing both long and short versions. Many people think a highlights film takes the least time to create because of its short length.  Actually the opposite is true. It takes longer to create a highlights because the footage first needs to be organized as a rough cut or Basic edit, cameras and sound synced. Once this is done, we’re ready to start cutting your highlights film. We typically spend 3 days or more creating these little gems.
    Your wedding day Highlights film is the perfect way to share your day online with family and friends.
  • The BigTime Highlights +  Basic Package –  2 films
  • 6 hours single camera coverage day + 2nd unattended ceremony camera  – local travel & Electronic Delivery $3000
  • Add 2nd camera person through ceremony- up to two hours – our “2/1” (local events only) $3300
  • Or Add 2nd camera person all 6 hours – 2 camera persons all day – our “2/2” $3900                                                                   
  • The BigTime Highlights +  Creative Package – 2 films
  • 6 hours single camera coverage day + 2nd unattended ceremony camera  – local travel & Electronic Delivery $3350
  • Add 2nd camera person through ceremony- up to two hours – our “2/1” (local events only) $3600
  • Or Add 2nd camera person all 6 hours – 2 camera persons all day – our “2/2”  The BigTime Deluxe! $4200

 

Our typical coverage day is 6 hours which is often ideal for a single location event.
For multi-location events and weddings with a First Look, you may need an extra hour or two. For Elopements and small events you may need fewer hours.  Just ask and we’ll quote it for you.

  • Sample 6 hour Video Coverage Timeline: ..if you need more or less coverage time, we’ll quote a custom package…
  • 3pm Getting Ready – bride puts on dress, veil, jewelry, garter, shoes, makeup touch-ups – guys doing guy things
  • 4pm Ceremony
  • 4:30 Photos/cocktails
  • 5:30 Seat Guests
  • 5:40 Announce wedding party
  • 5:45 Welcome Toast
  • 6:00 Dinner service
  • 7:00 Last toasts
  • 7:15 First Dance, Family and Wedding Party Dances (or perhaps you’ll do First dance before dinner)
  • 7:30 Open Dance Floor
  • 8:15 Cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses
  • 8:30 Dancing continues
  • 9:00 Video Service ends

 

To determine your coverage needs: Tell us the:

  1. Size of your group,
  2. Your ceremony and reception venue,
  3. Your ceremony time and planned meal time. With this info we can give you a sample timeline and suggest packages that will best fit your event.

 

Camera coverage types:

Single Camera Coverage 1/1
This is one camera person for the coverage day.
All single camera coverage packages include a primary camera person plus a 2nd unattended camera during the ceremony.

2/1
Primary camera person for the entire coverage day
2nd camera person – through ceremony (up to 2 hours)
The 2/1 is only available for Monterey/Carmel area events.
If we’re traveling to another area, we typically ride in one vehicle.

2/2
2 camera persons for the entire coverage day.
Two camera persons offer various vantage points throughout the day.
We will split up pre-ceremony, take alternate angles during the ceremony,
toasts, First dance and family dances. Especially useful for large groups.

Electronic Delivery:
Films are uploaded to the cloud or internet or transferred directly to your laptop.
Any other transfer including DVD, tape, CD, flash drive or hard drive is taxable at the rate of 8.75% unless you are
an out of state resident, in which case we are not required to charge sales tax.

*All shoot package prices are based on travel within a half hour of Monterey, CA. Travel fees may apply.