10 Questions with Trent Hunter

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding videographers in Texas, Trent Hunter of Trent Hunter Films. Fort Worth based Trent is the founder and owner of Trent Hunter Films.

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10 Questions with Trent Hunter

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hi I'm Trent Hunter, owner of Trent Hunter Films. I became obsessed with creating videos after taking a photography class in college, back in 2009, then applying the fundamentals I had learned to making videos. I began filming weddings in 2013 after I had been making videos for 4 years and friends suggested I try putting my talent to work. So I took a loan out, got an expensive camera, and began shooting weddings on the weekends while working full time. In 2019, I decided to make video production my full-time career and haven't looked back since.

2. How long have you been filming weddings? How many weddings have you filmed?

I've filmed more than 50 weddings at this point though I've only been full time for the past 2 years (and last year was a bit slow due to the global pandemic).

3. How would you describe your videography style?

I try to cater the style of each video to each couple's style. I like to be fluid and am capable of producing videos in a variety of styles, but the main goal is to produce a video that the couple loves and will cherish forever.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding videographer?

I'm booked out through the end of the year right now so I would say at least 6 months.

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

I offer a 4-5 Minute Music Video Style Highlight, a 6-11 Minute Highlight Vide with Captured Audio highlights, and 12+ Minute Comprehensive Video Coverage. The 6-11 Minute Highlight Vide with Captured Audio highlights is the most popular.

6. Are you the wedding videographer who will be filming on the wedding day? How many camera people and cameras will be operating on the day?

I do everything myself unless the couple will be getting ready in separate locations then I will have a second shooter help.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

As long as I can make it back to Ft. Worth driving after the event I do not charge a travel fee. For places more than a 3 hour drive from Ft Worth I charge a $250 flat rate. For airline travel I just ask that the couple cover flight and hotel fees.

8. How do you back-up your footage to ensure no footage is lost and for how long do you keep the footage after the wedding?

I keep all of my footage in perpetuity. I film simultaneously to two SD cards during the day incase one fails, back up one copy of the footage to an external hard drive as soon as I get back home, use the online service Backblaze to backup my system at home (one wedding takes about a day and a half to upload - luckily I have a fiber connection), then I copy the footage to my editing drive after. So there are always at least 3 copies of the footage until I deliver the video and archive the footage to my long-term storage.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the video? And how will the video be delivered?

I try to get a preview video out within a month of shooting and the full video no longer than 4 months (I've yet to go over 100 days - but this year is getting busy).

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

All money is returned if something happens to me or a act of god/nature/accident causes any of the video not to be produced. Other than that it's half up front to schedule the day, then half on the day, and if for some reason other than an accident or act of god, all the couple would lose would be the deposit.

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