10 Questions with Jeremy Williamson

Pave Media

Videographers - Jeremy Williamson

10 Questions with Jeremy Williamson

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hi, I'm Jeremy Williamson, owner and creative director at Pave Media. Before I became addicted to wedding filmmaking, I created commercials for a local news station in Green Bay. I started shooting wedding videos in 2017 for family and friends, and in 2019 I started Pave Media. I've quickly realized that couples want a cinematic video of their wedding day now more than ever - and I want to provide that option at a reasonable price. I often tell couples, a wedding video is the last thing on their checklist, but the first thing they wish they would have gotten. At Pave Media, we focus on three things: building strong relationships with our clients, producing an incredible film catered to each couple, and providing a seamless booking experience. We treat every couple like family, and we treat every project as an opportunity to create a masterpiece.

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

I have filmed a total of 12 weddings since starting in 2017.

3. How would you describe your videography style?

My videography style is mostly cinematic and catered to each couple. We use gimbals to create the up-close feeling. We use tripods to capture big moments from a long distance. We use drone videography to provide incredible establishing shots of each venue throughout the day. We combine all these elements to deliver a dynamic film that includes, music, testimony, sounds effects, and emotion.

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

Couples should book their wedding videographer at least one year in advance. If you live in the Midwest, and you're planning to get married between June and September, you should probably book more towards two years in advance.

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

Packages range from $1,500 to $3,000. The lowest-priced package includes a recording of the ceremony, speeches, and first dances. The highest-priced package includes a 10-15 minute extended highlight film, a 3-5 minute short highlight film, ceremony, speeches, drone video, and two videographers.

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 am one of the videographers who films on the wedding day. Depending on the package, there will be one or two videographers operating on the day.

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

If the wedding is within driving distance (Midwest), I charge $0.56 per mile. If the wedding is farther I would charge for the flight and hotel.

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 start by uploading all footage to a backup hard drive, where it stays until I work on that project. When I'm ready to edit, I copy the footage to my desktop. When the project is complete I save all raw and project files to a new hard drive.

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

Couples receive their video(s) 7-9 weeks after the wedding. I send a USB drive with all videos to the preferred address.

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

There is a $200 non-refundable deposit to reserve that specific date. Couples must pay the remaining balance two weeks prior to the event. Couples may cancel at any point prior to the two-week mark, and receive back any amount they paid, excluding the deposit.



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