Frequently Asked Questions
How do we reserve our date?
Reach out and let me know you're interested! My available dates are first come, first served (and do fill up quickly). If I'm free, I'll send over a contract and an invoice with included payment options. To officially secure your date, a $300 deposit is required and the remaining balance is due 4 weeks before your event.
Are you insured?
Jackie Perkovic Wedding Films, LLC is insured by Hiscox Inc. for both property and general liability.
Can we choose our own music?
Music is something that most videographers feel strongly is best left to us. Each wedding has a unique feel, style, and flow. We want to find the perfect song to bring out all these special notes.
There is also the issue of copyright. In order for a video to be uploaded on social media, without getting flagged by Content-ID systems, a new license must be purchased for every song in each individual project.
Note: Mainstream music is insanely expensive to license and videographers can get sued if they use it unlawfully. Therefore, most videographers license their music from some of the best unknown artists.
How far do you travel?
As far as possible, but there may be travel fees involved.
For example: If an event is more than an hour away (drivetime), travel fees are determined by mileage: 50 cents a mile to and from, minus 60 miles for in-town travel plus any lodging needs.
If an event is over 4 hours of drivetime away, airline tickets may be necessary and travel fees will go up (flight, car rental, hotel stay, etc.)
How long do you keep the raw footage and/or copies of the final product?
Years and years! They are basically saved as long as is possible.
Does the raw footage have sound?
Yes, it should have sound. But unfortunately, this is not always the case. For example, an attached microphone might have been neglected to get turned on or clips were filmed for slow motion in camera.
For the absolute best quality, external audio is recorded of the ceremony through lavalier microphones, with pocket recorders, provided to the officiant, groom, and yes, the bride. Additional audio is also recorded of the reception speeches. And this is all synced to the footage later in post production.