Let's Make a Film

It is hard to imagine a more romantic place to get married than Malcesine. The Italian alps soar out of Lake Garda all around you, Castello Scaligero sits proudly by the lakeside like something from a Disney film, and the cobbled streets and old harbours make for a haven of Italian romance.

I love filming in Italy. The light, the sun, the scenery. All your guests aren't there only for your wedding; they're on holiday too, and that changes the mood entirely. It's a relaxed, holiday mood that leads to weddings nobody will forget.

This page aims to answer a few common questions I get asked about having me film your day. I try to keep it all as simple as possible for my couples, so I'm the easiest item on wedding to do list!

 

Natural

It's your wedding day, and you want to relax. I won't ask you to act or do anything cheesy. I want to make you a beautifully natural film of what your day was really like. During your portrait shoot with the photographer, I will give you a bit of gentle direction to get a few shots as you're having your pictures taken, but for the rest of the day my goal is to fade into the background so you can forget I am there.


Friendly

I try to blend in as much as possible, but of course I am part of your day, and that means being friendly and professional with your guests. I love being in Malcesine, and I think that shows on the day. As much as possible, I stay out the way and capture fly on the wall reportage footage.


Coverage

I work from two hours before your ceremony until your first dance, and sometimes a little longer if I can. I work with your photographer to get my footage during the time you have set aside for portraits, and I work well with the Lake Garda Weddings staff to ensure you are relaxed all day.

I capture the ceremony and speeches in full, with audio.


Equipment

I don't use a huge big camera on my shoulder. I don't want to distract in any way from you. I use a Canon cinema camera, which is a little larger than an SLR, but still discrete. I work alone and carry all my gear in a backpack so I can be on the move with your and your wedding party. I don't mic you up for the ceremony, and record the ambient audio using a professional field recorder on the ceremony table.


Audio

During the ceremony and speeches, I record the audio in full. For the rest of the day, I set the footage to music. This lets me be more creative with the edit, and means you and your guests can talk freely and joke together the way we all like to when we're enjoying wine and sun with good friends. I always tell guests who ask that I am on their side. I want to make a film you all love.

 
Top man! It was a complete pleasure to have you with us over there and we would highly recommend you to anyone.
— Amanda & Michael
 
Just wanted to say thank you very much for our full video! We are so happy to have it and love the footage! There is so much of the day that we didn’t realise happened and it is lovely to see it from another perspective.

Hope to see you out in Malcesine for a drink next year!
— Emily & Nick
 

Jordan & Chris

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Carla & Nathan

The video was fantastic. We were really busy the days ahead of the wedding so didn't speak to him much before the day but somehow he knew exactly what we wanted. I would recommend.

 

Colleen & Michael

Wow our film was truly amazing and brought a tear to our eyes. What you do is just fantastic and I am so glad you were able to do our wedding, capturing lifetime memories.

 

Victoria & Rory

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Melissa & Adam

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April & Russell

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The Package

I believe in keeping things as simple as possible for my couples, so my package is simple. I cover the whole day from 2 hours before the ceremony until the first dance. I film the ceremony and speeches in full too. You'll get a short film like then ones on this page within a few weeks of your day, with the full film following later in the year after the wedding season calms down enough for me to catch up on editing. The full film will be sent to you on Blu-ray disk and USB. I ask for £1500, which includes travel expenses to and from Malcesine and accommodation.

Let's Do This

The next steps are very simple. Fill in the form below and say hello. I'll send over a short agreement document for you to fill out and sign, with all the details for payment too. Once I have the document and the initial payment, we're all set!


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