Singapore Malay Wedding

WE ARE TRYING OUT INSTAGRAM VIDEOS

INSTAGRAM VIDEOS

We are trying out instagram videos for marketing and promoting purposes. At the same time, our couples love them. We do not know that we can get that kind of responses. They are loving it. 

If they are loving, why should we stop doing it ?

CHALLENGES THAT COMES WITH IT

It is not easy though to edit a full wedding event into a 15 seconds video clips. Be able to capture the essence of the wedding and put it into a 15 seconds story, we are asking for it. 

Our approach ? We go for moments. We go with our feelings. Piece them together beautifully. Keeping it simple and honest. 

Let us know what you think. 

SHOULD I INVEST IN WEDDING VIDEO ?

Well, to be honest, it depends. 

High end wedding video / cinematography package ( $2000 and above ) OR mid end package ( $1400 – $1800 ) OR the low end package ( $550 – $1200 ). There are so many choices and options. Which is the right one for me ?

If you are looking to invest in a wedding video service, you are encouraged to read this blog. If you don't intend to invest in one, seriously, you can save your time by not reading this. Save the money for your 2nd honeymoon. 

1. DO I NEED A WEDDING VIDEO ?

– Very important question to ask yourself. Generally, most of us are just content with wedding photography only. That’s fine and normal, actually. You need to be honest with yourself, Do You Need A Wedding Video ? If you ask me, JUST GET IT. You can even ask your uncle or friend to capture your wedding. Pass them coffee money.

– With the increased ownership of smart-phones, you can share your wedding video with your friends anytime or when you meet them for lepak session. Let’s say 2-3 years down the road, you can show it to your child. It is very heartwarming to see your child saying “Ayah, Mummy.” 

– Example like this video…

Sorry, I know it is not a wedding video. I just want to share how this video encourage interactions between me and my son. 

2. BUDGET / PRICING

– If you deem that you need a wedding video coverage, you should start setting and allocating your budget for this item. Wedding videography is as important as any services that you required like Mak Andam, Catering, Decor, Photography, etc. Don’t leave it to the last minute because you will be stressing out then, where to find extra budget OR the one you preferred is already booked.

– Every wedding video service provider has their own processes, technique and workflow. Whether it is the High End package, Mid End package or Low End package, each of them are catering and servicing a certain portion of the local Malay wedding industry. In terms of quality and services rendered, they do differ. You need to ask and make comparisons. 

– Another thing you do need to consider, the videomakers’ time and expertise. Every video maker, full time or freelance, before they can offer video services, they must learn and make it work. The results can be seen in their works.

– Whatever choice you make, even you are willing to pay your Uncle duit kopi for video taping, just do it. You will just get to experience it all over it. Cried over it. Laughed at it. Making funny faces while watching it.

3. POST PRODUCTION

– This is a process that you never get to see. This process sometimes is really nerve-wrecking and headache.

– First, we need to sort out the video clips into our own way of organizing. We need to remove those bad video clips in terms of quality. Sieving through 90GB of data is no joke. 1GB = 10 minutes as an estimate. You can do your own calculations.

– Followed by editing process based on a story board that we have created for the clients. It varies from one company to another.

– You also have color grading process, audio editing process, DVD production, DVD label designing, etc.

– Typically, each wedding video post production can takes up to an average of 55 hours. Of course, if you divide by 24 hours, your wedding video will be ready in 3 days. But that’s not the case. Factor in breaks, eat, sleep, family time, other wedding video projects, down time, that’s why generally, there is a 4-8 weeks delivery period. If PEAK SEASON, the delivery period can be up to 3 months.

4. TIPS IN FINDING A GOOD WEDDING VIDEO SERVICE

– Do Your Homework.  You’ll get much more out of a meeting or conversation with a wedding service provider if you do a little background homework. This way when you meet with them, you’ll be able to ask better questions and have an idea of what to look out for.

– Meet With Them.  An in person meeting is the best way to interview a potential wedding service provider. It lets you get the full experience of their personality, style and professionalism.

– Ask Questions.  There are no stupid questions!  Make sure you get clear, specific answers to your questions. The good wedding service providers are patient, understanding and take the time to help you make the best choices for your wedding.

– Listen.  Are they confident and comfortable with their response?  Do they look and sound nervous?  Do you get a “funny feeling” about them?  Take all the sights, sounds and feelings into account along with their responses; if your gut tells you something isn’t right, it probably isn’t.

– Find someone that you can trust and be comfortable.

– My only advise for you is be willing to share your emotions on your big day. Even a tiniest drop of tear or a smallest pinch of smile. It will go very far.

SO, SHOULD YOU INVEST IN A WEDDING VIDEO ? 

If you already have intention about not engaging a wedding video service, you don't need to invest in one. 

If you have a tight budget, honestly, you don't need to. 

If you have a tight budget but you just want video coverage, you can explore those one man show videography or lower tier as I mentioned earlier. 

If you have a modest budget but you want something beautiful, you can start fill up the contact form below. 

If you have a budget and you don't mind investing in a little bit more and you want something beautiful, you still can fill up the form below or you can check out the list I created right below.

 Here is the list of wedding video/cinematography companies that I have worked for in the past. So far, I have not heard a major complaint about them. Even there is a slightest complaint, they are swift in rectifying and positively managing them. Generally, they do have an influence on how I manage ORANGEFILL. They have been great advisers and mentors during my learning stage.

– CST SG ( Bro Safar )
– PIXELWAVE ( Bro Imran / Bro Iskandar )
– CLEARLENS PRODUCTION ( Bro Fairuz )
– HMP STUDIOS ( Bro Haizal )

– Here is another list where I am a fan of their works.

– Bcreative Productions
– Red Tape Projects
– Bliss Photo Cinema
– D’shootz Studio

If you are still on fence, have coffee with me. Find out if you should invest in a wedding video service. You are not obliged to engage Orangefill wedding video services. I am here to help you to make informed decision and make your wedding planning more pleasant. 

Did I mentioned, this year alone, 3 couples decided not to invest in wedding video services due to my advice ? Surprisingly, they even thanked me for helping them to make decision. 

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WEDDING VIDEO SERVICES.

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Makcik Gerekz and Satay !

This wedding have to be the most memorable one for me and my team so far in 2015.

Why ?

1. MAKCIK GEREKZ

- The bride's makciks / aunties are  SUPER DUPER Kecoh, Fun, Friendly, Suka Menyakat (Poking Fun)
- In this this video, you can see they are poking fun at our photographer, Farid Fotography, who was on the dais.
- They were mimicking Farid's actions every time he wanted to take photo.

 

2. HARUN SATAY

- We have to admit this, the videomakers and photographers, cannot concentrate because of the satay smell.
- We are guilty because we kept looking at the buffet table to monitor that it is not finish.
- This is our first time witnessing satay being served as part of the usual wedding menu.
- We ask the couple how much Harun Satay charge, $0.70 per stick. That's it. They served 5000 sticks on that sunday.
- Harun Satay is my favourite satay stall. For your info only.

NIZAM | SAFARINA - Wedding Highlights

rangefill was highly recommended by Nizam's uncle. Seriously, we personally, had never render our services to the uncle. So we were in awe when Bro Yusof told the couple that he trusted us because we came as people that are honest, hardworking and not afraid to admit mistakes during our coffee session with the couple. How did he find out about Orangefill ? He came across this blog, website and we had 2 coffee meet ups before.

On top of that, we were tasked to search for a wedding photographer as well. We had no problem with that as we have Farid Fotography as our preferred working vendor in weddings. Bro Yusof is also a photographer but he is not into weddings.

The challenge we had with Nizam and Safarina is that, they are quite reserved on camera. It is our style that we dig deeper into couple's love story so that we can use it in the wedding video. But they are not willing to. So, we rather not to push it to an extent it will create an uncomfortable experience for them. But on a personal level, they are a great company to chit chat and laughed with.

If you are looking for a wedding video services, do hesitate to contact us for more details. Feel free and be comfortable with your enquiry. We would take my time to address them.

TRAFFIC JAM PANIC !

Our first blog post for 2015. Here it goes...

It always a practice for me and my partner to turn up early for wedding assignment. On 17 Jan 2015, the “road accident” really put our “system” to the test.

My partner supposed to report to bride’s place at 11.30am. I am supposed to report at the community centre at the same timing. Typically, we would left our house 30-45 minutes earlier. Both of us were late! This is our first time being really really late.THIS IS LIKE 30 MINUTES LATE ! Inside my mind “Macam mana ni, majlis orang!” 

I was caught in the traffic jam caused by an accident at the junction BKE into TPE. That’s the whole bottle neck. Not only that, once I clear that portion, there is another accident along PIE from CTE junction. Another bottleneck. My destination is Geylang and I am coming from Woodlands.

The accident along the PIE from CTE junction was really major. Because, my partner was stuck in the slow moving traffic from BKE all the way to that particular junction of PIE/CTE. We cannot use our phone as we were driving.

We were lucky to have the official photographer Azfian who is so kind in trying to calm the bride and explaining. When my partner reached bride’s place, he explained and apologized for being late.

Because of this incident, me and my partner in crime decided that we need to leave the house one hour earlier. No excuses. Which we did for our weddings in March and April this year.

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