Toronto Wedding Videography Service

If “a picture is worth a thousand words”, then a motion picture must be worth more than what mere words can describe. The day of a wedding can be described in many ways, hectic, overwhelming, joyful, energetic, beautiful, elegant, and indeed an entire string of superlatives that, like the love that creates it, goes on forever. Yet the idea that a countless infinitude of words can be recapitulated in a highlight video is one of the magical things that SDE Weddings® videographers and cinematographers have the extraordinary ability to create. Many happy newlyweds in and outside of Toronto have relied on our work to sum up their storybook wedding day in full media form, and you too can enjoy a few fruits of our labor with the wedding highlight videos featured below. Give us your timeless memories and we can help you share them with the world. Scroll below to watch the different types of video we offer: Non-linear Highlight Video, Linear Highlight Video, Same Day Edit, Next Day Edit, Full Video, Engagement Videos and Style Shoots.


Non-linear Highlight Video

Non-­linear highlight reels are a few minutes longer in length compared to their linear counterpart, give or take 4 to 6 minutes. Non­-linear edits tend to incorporate speeches from the reception, readings from the ceremony, the morning’s wedding letters, and the clips played are not in sequential order. As such, the non­-linear edit is slightly slower in pace, though packs much more soundbite content which results in, what our clients have found to be, a more personalized and story-driven video.


Linear Highlight Video

Linear wedding highlight videos, a favourite among some of our video editors, seeks to tell the chronological story of your wedding day. From the moment the couple begins their diligent preparations to the final few moments spent in new-­found marital bliss on the banquet hall’s dance floor. Linear highlight reels tend to be about 3 to 5 minutes in length, and are ideal for personal YouTube or Facebook uploads to share with family & friends as a token of remembrance for your wedding day. The wedding day’s events are usually told with an accompanying song of your choice, or if you’re adventurous, our seasoned cinematographers can pick a suitable song that flows well with the film. Linear highlight reels are often times fast-paced, and have little to no dialogue added as dialogue breaks do indeed ‘break’ the linearity and flow of the highlight reel.


Same Day Edit

A same day edit is a wedding highlight video that our wedding cinematographers create on the fly during the day of your wedding. It typically lasts about 3 to 5 minutes and it is usually played at the reception. The reason why a lot of couples get a “same day edit” is so that they can see wedding day morning clips of each other getting ready, and also to highlight earlier ceremonies or events such as the wedding ceremony for any late guests to enjoy.


Next Day Edit

In a similar vein to the same day edit, a next day edit is a highlight reel reserved for weddings which span multiple days. Given that our wedding videographers and cinematographers have a bit of extra time to work on a next day edit as opposed to a same day edit, next day edits tend to be a bit longer and more polished in editing. Next day edits are rather popular for South Asian weddings which usually have multiple wedding events, with the next day edit featured in full splendour on the final day of celebration.


Full Video

Imagine a complete and fully edited feature film of your very own wedding day. A cinematic creation for a lifetime. Well, our videographers and cinematographers can make such dreams a reality! A full video from our film professionals incorporates a custom music overlay of your choice, professional sound editing and colour correction for a perfect finishing touch. This edited video includes all of the footage shot during the wedding day fully incorporated into your film, to give you a complete experience of your special day from beginning to end. Length varies from 50 to 180 minutes or more, depending on the events of the day and if your wedding celebration spans into multiple days.

Engagement Videos

A subtle yet superb touch to make a sublime moment ever-more superlative! An engagement video is an option chosen by some couples to serve as an online wedding invitation to send to friends, as well as something a bit like a sneak-peek for what’s in store come the real wedding day. Engagement videos are also usually played at the reception and seek inspiration from some of today’s trendiest wedding looks and styles to give the entire wedding experience a sense of “completion”, with the engagement video serving as a starting-point in a way. Most importantly, since it’s not tied to the proper wedding day and all its logistics, it’s the perfect chance for couples to get creative; to tell your story, and to share a thing or two with your guests.


Style Shoots

Style Shoots are another specialty for our videographers and cinematographers. Combining eclectic styles and the latest and best in today’s trendy wedding looks, our videographers and cinematographers often partner with top wedding day planners and coordinators to showcase the most creative and trend-setting designs and styles to grace the wedding industry. Scroll below to witness the artistry of a wedding day style shoot, and seek inspiration from some of today’s trendiest wedding looks and styles.


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Frequently Asked Questions for our Videographers

How Long Have You Been Filming Weddings?

We started filming as a team since the spring of 2010 and we got into filming weddings in 2011. Since 2011, we have filmed over 800+ weddings in Toronto and abroad.

WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU TO FILM OUR WEDDING?

Simply put, our videographers and cinematographers are perfectionists, always striving towards providing superior quality in our work.  This environment of creative competition is one of our greatest assets in ensuring that the absolute best is always aimed for in everything that we do, and we are always striving to improve our skills and our work after each and every wedding day. Another quality of our team is that we believe in engaging our clients in the creative process. Creativity and imagination are the fuel to our company’s fire, and it goes without saying that bringing couples into the fold of our artistic endeavours will always produce unforgettable memories that last throughout the couples’ lives together. We have extensive experience with a multitude of couples from many diverse backgrounds, and in the spirit of Toronto’s multiculturalism, we are more than ready to accommodate to the cultures, styles and tastes of our clients.

WHO ARE THE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS & CINEMATOGRAPHERS FROM YOUR TEAM?

The videographers & cinematographers in our team are highly experienced. We shoot our events as a team, and organize our efforts together as a team to achieve the best results possible. Our goal is to provide consistent quality in our work and we are a group of friends who have worked on countless film projects since the early days of our company. We have a common goal of becoming the best storytellers in the wedding industry.

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU BRING TO A WEDDING?

In terms of equipment, we bring tripods, monopods, sliders, steadicams, lav mics, digital field sounds recorders, lights, and plenty of backup gear to film your wedding.

WHAT TYPES OF CAMERAS DO YOU USE TO FILM WEDDINGS?

We use Canon EOS C100, Sony FS5MKII, Sony A7R, DJI Cameras, DJI Drones.

HOW DO YOU RECORD SOUND AT a Wedding?

Sound is a vital part of our work and we go through extreme efforts to ensure that we capture the best sound quality throughout the wedding day. All of our cameras have an external microphone attached for professional sound recording, so that we never skip a beat. For the wedding ceremony, we give a lav mic to the groom to record the wedding vows, and capture the rest of the room with a digital field recorder. Whenever possible, we will tap into the sound system of the venue and record the master soundtrack on a separate digital field recorder. During the reception, we will leave a digital field recorder next to the speaker to record room sound. We will tap into the DJ sound board to record the master soundtrack on a digital field recorder. For speeches at the reception, we leave a third digital field recorder on the podium as a backup sound recorder.

DO YOU USE A STEADICAM?

We use both electrical and mechanical gimbal stabilizers to stabilize our wedding footage. Specifically, our videographers will Glidecam HD4000, Zhiyun-tech Crane, DJI Ronin-M, DJI Ronin-S, Steadicam Pilot, and Steadicam Solo for camera stabilization. We also favour lenses with built in image stabilization functions.

DO YOU BRING BACKUP CAMERAS?

Yes, our videographers will always bring a backup camera to every wedding we film. Every moment of your wedding day is precious, and thus we take any and all precautions to be ready if there are any hiccups in the filming process.

HOW DO YOU SELECT THE MUSIC FOR YOUR VIDEOS?

We usually ask our clients to provide us with 5 to 7 of their favourite songs. From this selection, we will then pick the song that best reflects the wedding. We also have a list of song suggestions that we can provide you for consideration.

DO YOU PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE?

The focus and strengths of our company lie in wedding day videography and cinematography, thus we unfortunately do not provide photography service. However, we can provide you with a list of talented photographers that we have worked with in the past.

ARE YOU HIRING AT THE MOMENT?

Unfortunately, we are not looking to hire any additional wedding videographers, cinematographers and editors. We want to keep our team intimate and provide our client a specialist feel in our work.

DO YOU TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY?

Yes, our videographers and cinematographers love to travel!! We have been to places in South America, Asia, Europe, across North America and beyond.

DO YOUR VIDEOGRAPHERS Follow us to the photoshoot?

Yes, we usually follow the wedding party to the photoshoot. During the photo session, we do our best to capture candid moments between the bridal party, the bride and the groom. If time permits, we will also try to have a creative filming session. Usually, we ask the bride & groom to reserve 20 to 30 minutes for our videographers for the creative video shoot.

HOW DO YOU STORE THE RAW FOOTAGE FROM OUR WEDDING?

We keep three different permanent physical copies of the raw footage from your wedding in three different physical locations.

HOW LONG WOULD IT USUALLY TAKE FOR YOU TO FINISH EDITING OUR WEDDING VIDEO?

We generally deliver all of our videos in one to four months. If your wedding is taking place during the off season, your videos will be delivered a lot sooner.

DO WE GET DVDS OR BLURAY COPIES OF OUR WEDDING VIDEO?

Yes, we provide our clients with the option of adding DVDs or BluRays onto their investment packages.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

Usually, our clients book us 5 to 16 months in advance. We recommend that you book us for your wedding date as early as possible to secure our services for your special day.

WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR SERVICE CAN YOU HOLD OUR PROPOSED DATE FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS UNTIL WE MAKE A DECISION?

Unfortunately due to high demand, we cannot hold wedding dates. Your wedding date is secured with a signed agreement and deposit.

HOW DO WE SECURE YOUR SERVICE?

Once you have finalized the decision to hire us for your wedding, we will draft up a contract for your date. Once both parties have signed the contract, and the deposit fee is paid, we will lock your wedding day and turn down future inquires about that wedding date.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS A YEAR DO YOU GUYS FILM?

The number of weddings we film each year varies. Our goal is to deliver the best work for all our clients. For this reason, we try to limit the number of weddings we each film to 40.

HOW LONG IS YOUR FULL DAY COVERAGE?

The full day coverage for our videographers is normally 13 consecutive hours on a single calendar day. We usually start filming from 9AM in the morning and end filming at 10PM in the evening. Each additional coverage hour is $150 per hour per videographer.

HOW DO YOU WORK WITH DIFFERENT PHOTOGRAPHERS?

The goal of our videographers is to work in unison with your photographers to document your wedding day in the best possible fashion. We know that photography is an integral part of capturing the memories from your wedding, so the logistics behind the entire videography and photography process is essential to our work.In the morning when you are getting ready, we would typically arrive 30 minutes before your photographer to ensure we get the shots that we need. If you have a very tight schedule, we will communicate with your photographer either before or on the day of the wedding to make sure we do not disrupt the flow of each others’ work.When it comes to the ceremony, we will tell your photographer exactly where we will be standing to film. If needed, we will move to make sure that your photographer can get the perfect shot of you and your fiance at the altar. For the reception, we will inform your photographer of our planned filming locations to best capture your entrances, speeches, dances and wedding reception activities.

WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT TERMS?

The retainer fee to reserve our videographers for your wedding date(s) is $850+HST. All outstanding fees must be paid to SDE Weddings® 1 week prior to services rendered.

DO YOU USE LIGHTING When you are filming my wedding?

We always bring lights to all of our weddings as a safety precaution, but we will only use it in extremely dark situations and only as a last resort. We are not big fans of using video lights, since we don’t want to change the mood of your decor and interfere with your guest’s wedding experience.

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SDE Weddings VideographerThis company goes above and beyond for their clients. Always professional and non invasive. Works well with photographers. The same day edit at my wedding was AMAZING! It makes our friends and family tear up! We are so happy we used their services at our wedding. I recommend to anyone, but especially to couples that may have different traditions than the basic ceremony. They are known for working with couples with different cultural backgrounds. They take the time to go over what is important to each couple! I had a larger over the top wedding and they were on point!“— Michelle + Paul 5.05.0