It’s your big day, the last thing you need to worry about is if someone remembered to hit record. With our state of the are video equipment, extensive preparation process and experience with covering live events, you’ll be able to enjoy your day and focus on what really matters.
Cinematic Short Film
A cinematic short film captures your story, emotions, and the unique details of your unforgettable day. We hand-pick special moments from your full wedding day, key speeches or toasts, beautiful shots of your venue and put together a 4-6 minute cinematic film. Our creative and cinematic approach to filming along with our storytelling in editing allows us to create a beautiful memory that will last forever.
Have family that can’t make it? No worries! We have the ability to let them watch a live, fully-produced, multi-camera version of your wedding.
Have a large ceremony planned? We’d recommend extra hands to capture more angles and more shots of your guests.
Want a to get everyone pumped up for your big day? Nothing better than hype video of your relationship to send out before the big event to get everyone ready to celebrate!
Same Day Editing
Want to relive you big moment at the reception? We can film and produce your video on the spot to premiere your film that same night.
Want to ensure your video can be watched on “legacy” systems? Let us provide you with a Blu-ray or DVD of your film.
Want to truly appreciate the scale and scope of your big day? Nothing does it better than overhead footage showing a full, active venue all buzzing for you!
We’ll edit your wedding ceremony and reception, cutting between camera angles and mixing the audio – creating a professional and chronological video.
A hard drive full of ALL of the unedited footage we captured on your wedding day. 500GB hard drive included.
Want to get the best audio of the toasts? Let us work with your DJ and venue to capture the house audio to integrate into your film.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do we reserve our wedding date?
Contact us with the form below including your information, wedding date and venue and we’ll send you a proposal you can accept and sign. A 50% non-refundable retainer is required to book for you wedding day. The remaining balance is due 1 week prior to your event.
How are we different from other wedding videography companies?
First: The biggest difference between Pearl City Media and other Iowa wedding videography companies is that we are ALL IN. This means we don’t have a million add-ons that you can add to your package to make your wedding film more beautiful. We simply come with all our wedding cinematography tools to make sure we capture your wedding in the best possible and creative way. This means that we may use a drone or steadicam for establishing shots without requiring you to add it into your package.
Second: We use and embrace audio! We LOVE when couples write their own vows, write love letters to each other, the officiant says something profound, or there are personal speeches at the wedding reception. We are able to use all the amazing audio from your wedding day to help craft your wedding film.
Third: Editing. The editing plays just as important part in your wedding film as the actual filming does. Don’t get me wrong, you still need to have the skills to shoot, white balance, and compose shots properly, but the ability to craft a story from your wedding day footage is a skill in and of itself.
You are hiring Pearl City Media to tell your wedding story and to do it in a way no one else can or even will. We carefully craft your wedding film using the perfect shots, the perfect narrative, and the perfect music track. At the end, we are humbled when we can create a film that brings tears to yours eyes; in awe of the preserved priceless memories.
What type of equipment do you use?
When you invest in Pearl City Media for your wedding videography – you deserve the best! As a true wedding cinematography company, we have invested in professional grade cameras and lenses that give your wedding a more cinematic and hollywood look. More specifically, we use Canon because, well, it’s Canon. We also use professional grade audio equipment, stabilizers, sliders, monopods and tripods. Lighting equipment is used as well to capture your event in the best possible light while keeping your wedding mood!
We don’t want a production made of our wedding. How are you able to capture all those beautiful moments?
We need to be honest with you. We are a little bit selfish regarding our motives for NOT making your wedding day a “production” either. We simply can not afford for you or your guests to notice us. So relax. Wedding films, if chosen correctly, are the best investment you can make in your wedding. We don’t set up shots, and we don’t have cameras in anyone’s face. We certainly don’t conduct cheesy table interviews. We try to capture the “genuine” moments that occur naturally.
May I choose my own music for the video?
Yes and No. For both creative and legal reasons, we have full control over the music selection for your film. Not only do we have a better perspective on the ‘flow’ of your wedding day, we also utilize properly licensed music. However, feel free to send us a few tracks. They will inspire us with our music selection.
Do I get to see ALL of the footage that you captured?
Not by default. The morning preparations, first look, garter/bouquet tosses, cake-cutting, and party dancing are filmed subjectively for creativity, not for entire coverage. The parts of the day that are filmed entirely are the ceremony, formal dances and any toasts. These, in their entirety, are included in the Documentary Edits (Documentary Edits are offered as an add-on to our base package). However, feel free to add on “RAW footage” into your package. We’ll give you a hard drive full of ALL of the footage we captured on your wedding day. Unedited.
Are we able to view our wedding film online?
We would love to capture your wedding story. Simply fill out the form below with your information and the options you’re interested in. We’ll be able to send you an accurate proposal (another one you can say yes to!) and start the process to be part of your special day.