FAQ

FAQ

FAQ for weddings at the permanent in downtown vancouver

Where is Wagner & Co based?

Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles, California.

Do you travel?

You know it. For the past 9 years, we’ve been all around North America to film weddings and are always up for an adventure anywhere we’re invited.

Who will I be working with when I book with you?

Amy and Tomasz are the friendly humans you’ll be speaking with throughout the process of working with Wagner & Co. However, doing what we love and do best requires a team effort and we’re lucky to have an incredible team of filmmakers at our side. You’ll be assigned to one of our talented associate cinematographers based on their availability and your wedding location, while our editor masterfully takes care of the cuts, post-processing, and overall magic-making.

How far out can we book you?

Normally up to 12 months in advance.

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How much do you charge and what does this include?

Our rates start at $4,500-4,900 depending on your wedding location. To keep things simple: we include up to 10 hours of coverage, one cinematographer, and a personalized client home page in all of our packages.

How would you describe your style?

Our films are all about conveying the overall energy of your wedding day and striking that perfect balance of joy, sentiment, and fun. Moments, interactions, and heart wrapped up in a thoughtful short film are our main focus. We love a bit of humour, too.

While our approach to filming is mostly non-obtrusive and documentary in style, we want to get to know you. And we love incorporating some fun interactive bits whenever possible, especially if you’re up for making your films extra personal and cheeky.

We’re keen on celebrating you as a couple but we also recognize that a wedding day isn’t just about two people. We also love including the humans (and non-humans) you’ve invited as much as possible in our wedding films.

Do you include voice-overs / speaking in your films?

No, we don’t use voice-overs for the most part.

While it sounds a bit cheeky, we believe in the marvellous dance of imagery, movement, and song to convey the overall spirit of a wedding day. Moments and gestures given space and amplified through a masterful cut are what we do best and we love cinema’s ability to convey mood and emotion without the need for dialogue. That said, we prioritize the best possible voice-over audio when providing you with traditional live documentary coverage of events such as your vows during the ceremony and speeches during the reception.

What is Super 8mm, and why do you sometimes use it?

Super 8mm is a motion picture film format that your parents or grandparents would have been familiar with. Lately, analog film has been enjoying some new found appreciation by both Hollywood directors and indie enthusiasts and we’re happy to be part of that tribe of artists who can’t get enough of it.

View an example of our 8mm Highlight and 8mm Showcase

We love everything about Super 8mm: the timeless, nostalgic, and vintage feeling of it; the way it captures movement and expresses colour; the beautiful textures and grain you can only find in actual film stock. If you’re looking for some extra stylistic flair, Super 8mm is for you and it can be added onto any of our packages.

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Why do your packages include just one cinematographer?

We’re all about quality vs quantity. For us, being selective about what we shoot and how we shoot it is key to making creative wedding films. This is where including one cinematographer in our packages comes in: instead of diluting the quality of your footage by filming every single thing, we focus on the moments, people, and considered details that contribute to the overall spirit of your celebration. Doing so allows us to stay curious and creative throughout the entire wedding day, and ultimately results in a better and more unique film for you to look back on. Also, having 2, 3, 4 shooters is not our idea of efficiency or fun, especially when many of the clients we work with prefer a mostly non-obtrusive, documentary approach. Lastly, for weddings requiring travel we can help reduce costs (for airfare, lodging, local transport) if there’s only one cinematographer to consider.

Note: there are a few situations where we would advise hiring a second cinematographer. For example, when you have 300+ guests or are interested in booking our top package. Additional travel fees may apply in these cases if you’re planning a destination wedding.

Do we get to select the music for our films?

Music selection is one of the most involved parts of the filmmaking process because it’s so important to balance what can sometimes be two incompatible qualities:

Music that works well for a wedding film”

VS

“Music that you love and want to listen to on repeat”

So, here’s our process for making these qualities work together (and how we get you involved)!

After we’re reviewed your wedding day footage, we’ll curate a short list of songs we believe would work best for your wedding film. This short list is based on the following criteria:

  1. Music that can be purchased and licensed via a reputable music library;
  2. The overall pacing and feel of your wedding day. If your day is full of events, people, dancing, and an overall energetic vibe, your music will most likely reflect this by being uplifting, fast-paced, and fun. If your day is more relaxed and intimate, your music will most likely be sweeter, slower-paced, and a touch more romantic;
  3. Details we gather via your client questionnaire and wedding schedule. We want to know what you love and gets you moving. And we’ll do our best to figure out if this matches the overall direction of music that’ll make for an amazing and personalized wedding film.

We’ll share the short list with you and you’ll get to decide which song you want for your wedding film.

Do you offer photography services as well?

No, but our creative director does! Tomasz Wagner Photography. We’re happy to work with photographers who vibe with our style but we’re especially chuffed when working alongside people who care as much as we do about making great art for, and with, you.

Plus, if you book the both of us, not only would we be happy to offer you some complimentary coverage to round out the time we have together, the very collaborative approach between our cinema and photo teams will always result in extra personalized coverage for you. Always. We’ve been working together since 2013 after all. 🙂

How and when can we expect to receive our films?

All films are presented online in a personalized client home page and can be downloaded via a private link.

When we get the lab involved to develop, scan, and digitize the Super 8mm film this part alone may take up to 6 weeks depending on the time of year. Then, when we sit down with your footage, we undergo an extensive process of selecting the best parts, splicing together a narrative, adjusting and re-adjusting, colour grading, and making sure everything is perfect according to our editor and our creative director.

Everything will be provided to you within 16 weeks of your wedding but if we can get everything to you sooner, we certainly will. In any case, we promise it’ll be worth the wait.

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What's your booking process like?

Let us know which package and any add-ons you’re keen to book and we’ll send over an estimate for you to review. Let’s then get together for a wee chat. If all signs are pointing to “yes” we’ll send you an official contract and invoice. We’re officially booked for your wedding date when we receive the completed contract and a non-refundable retainer (50%).

Looking forward to hearing from you soon, you legends.