The latest in our series of wedding vendor features, we go behind the lens of videography duo Moment Seeker Films. This super creative couple will also be showcasing in our 2018 Vintage Bride Wedding Fair in Melbourne which provides a fantastic opportunity to see their films and chat with them at the same time.
Artistic, documentary style wedding films have become a staple for the modern couple. Film is such a priceless momento of not just the day overall but those heartfelt words shared.
The journey to becoming a wedding film maker:
The idea for Moment Seeker Films all came about when we were organising our own wedding and couldn’t find a wedding videographer that offered “non-traditional” wedding films. We simply wanted a short film that showcased the day, the emotion, the styling, our friends and family – A snapshot of our wedding day nicely edited with a soundtrack that suited the film and us.
At the time there just wasn’t anyone offering what we were looking for, as a creative couple working in design, photography and cinematography on branding projects we thought “hey, we could do this” and the idea was born. Our first wedding film was for a couple of friends, everyone loved it and Moment Seeker Films was born.
We are Haydn & Anne, a creative duo, storytellers, partners in life and work.
Since then we have refined our service offering taking into consideration everything we have learned working with couples over the past few years, our packages reflect what works best to achieve the right results for the couples we work with. We also put together customised packages to meet specific requirements, budgets or specific travel destinations, we are pretty flexible as each couple have a unique vision for their wedding day.
What we love about filming weddings:
The best thing about filming weddings is the opportunity to share such a special day, there is nothing more special then a wedding, and we feel pretty honoured getting to experience so many. We take a honest, handcrafted approach to capturing each couples wedding, we work in the background capturing real moments as they unfold allowing you to relax and enjoy the day. We are all about being in the right place at the right moment, we don’t direct, overcrowd you or make you do anything awkward – Most couples don’t even notice we’re there. We’ll capture all the details; the little things that you miss, the huge moments you never want to forget.
Describe your style of film making:
The style of our films are driven by the couple we work with, each film truly reflects the couple, the wedding, the connections we make, the uniqueness of every story we capture. It’s your story, your moment.
We work with couple throughout the whole process, from planning through to discussing your ideas and plans for the day to spending the day with you filming, getting ready, the ceremony and the reception – we get to know you pretty well. We get a good insight into your story, who you are and what makes you guy’s unique – All this then helps form the edit, the style, the sound track of each individual film we produce. It’s this approach that has allowed us to produce unique, beautiful, individual stories for every couple we have worked with.
Our film packages:
We have three main wedding videography packages designed from our experience of what couples love from working with Moment Seeker wedding films. We discuss in detail what you like and what you don’t (Film Style, Voice Overs, Focus Style etc) ensuring we deliver a film that you’ll love. Our base packages provide options for one & two cinematographers, flexibility on the finished film length and the hours of coverage.
We professionally record audio from the ceremony and speeches, we capture aerial footage when and where appropriate of the location (we strictly don’t use drones during any part of the wedding ceremony) but capturing footage of the location outside of the wedding ceremony helps tell the story of the day.
We provide couples with a unique highlights film set to carefully selected licensed music that suits the couples and there unique story, we create custom designed and illustrated title design and supply the film online to share with family and friends alongside a copy on USB to play at home on the big screen. We also provide a documentary style edit of all the best footage from the day, these edits run up to 60 minutes and we edit these to music selected by the client (As this edit is for private viewing it does not need to be licensed). We supply full audio of the ceremony and speeches.
Our film packages start at $1,750.00
Do you have a limit on bookings:
We sure do, as a independent business, you will work with us and only us throughout the whole process, from planning, filming to editing. We don’t send off freelancers to film weddings for us or to put together edits, it’s just not our style. We are truly invested and seriously passionate about the outcome of our films, we only shoot one wedding a weekend, which also allows us adequate time to work through considered and refined edits.
We find that most couples book us in 12-18 months in advance but we also have the occasional last minute booking 2-3 months out from the wedding date. We find the peak season runs from November through to April although winter weddings seem to be becoming more popular and we just love the uniqueness of filming during the colder months.
We are based in Melbourne, work across Australia and are more then happy to discuss international destinations.
The we are not behind the lens:
We love spending time with family and friends, we love the outdoors, a big open fire, good food, good wine and good company. We love travelling around exploring little towns and discovering new places for a long walk. For us it’s important to escape the studio, the computer and the indoors. Time not behind the lens or not editing is a chance to escape and re-fresh. A chance to re-fresh for the next story.
Ways to contact Moment Seeker Films: