Sunny Winter Wedding Videos!

We were incredibly lucky filming at a wedding in February because in the midst of the ‘Beast from the East’ snowmageddon we had glorious sunshine for one day only, and especially for Jamie & Jo!

Obviously WE organised the sunshine for their big day, another great service from OYFE Productions!

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We met Jo first of all at the amazing Intercontinental Hotel near the O2 before moving on off into the city to meet Jamie for a glorious wedding beside the iconic River Thames.

For Jamie and Jo we produced our classic wedding highlights video which you can see below, a fully edited film of the build up to the ceremony, the ceremony itself and the aftermath. In the evening with all their guests we also produced a Video Guestbook, our unique service where we talk to the assembled guests and capture the spirit and emotion of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a marvellous, sunny London day and it all went very well with cocktails, dancing and shenanigans going on into the night.

Jo and Jamie were delighted with what we produced for them as their Facebook review will show you:

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We wish Jo & Jamie all the very best wishes for the future!

 

If you would like OYFE Productions to film your big day, we still have some dates left in 2018 and loads for 2019, so get in touch so we can meet up and get you booked in.

Keep yourself safe from Wedding Video Scams

Keep yourself safe with our 5 point checklist!

It has come to our attention recently about a number of engaged couples who have been let down or all out scammed by their wedding videographer or photographer.

The stories vary, but its the same old thing over and over:

“We paid them a deposit and then never heard from them ever again.”

 

We find this quite annoying as it puts the Wedding Videography industry that we are part of, in a terrible light and I personally would hate to be in the same society as the people who do these horrible scams.

So to keep yourself safe and ensure that you don’t fall foul for these scams, here is OYFE Productions 5 point checklist to consider.

Number 1 – Check out their work THOROUGHLY!

Before engaging a wedding videographer or photographer take a good, hard look at their work – is it done well, does it match up with your style and the kinds of things that you like?

For videography, look at a wide selection of their videos, are they consistent, do they have a similar feel and vibe to them? For bonus points check their logos and any info they put at the end or start of their videos, do these logos match the company logo that they work for?

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Number 2 – Check out their social media!

If you’ve found someone who seems AWESOME and you want them to shoot your wedding, it pays to have a poke around at their social media. Are their videos consistent across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram?

Have a deeper look, how long have they been posting/tweeting for? Anything less than 6 months or a year should be a warning sign!

Have a look at their reviews and any testimonials they have shared, are they unique?

Do the names match up with videos they have shared, do they seem legitimate?

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Number 3 – Book in a meeting

I know that we live in an immediate world and we can get stuff instantly, the scammers will always prey on the people who can’t wait. So before handing over a penny to anyone, meet up with them first, either in person or on Skype so you can see who is potentially filming your wedding. When you do meet them, challenge everything and ask them questions, maybe ask them further details on their videos that you have seen – you will soon tell if they are legit.

At OYFE Productions we always meet up with clients before their wedding to discuss all the plans, and if distance is a problem, we always get our people to Skype us or use Facetime for an ‘in-person’ chat.

Scammers do not want you to see their face.

It is also an idea to randomly give them a call and ask about their wedding services, if there is no answer or response then you know who you are dealing with.

 

Number 4 – Check contact details

Always find out who is involved with a company or business that you engage for your wedding videography and keep a note of name, address and contact numbers, emails etc of who you spoke with when you booked.

There is no point trusting Facebook to remember everything for you, Facebook pages can be deleted in a flash leaving you with no recourse to contact a scammer who has done a runner with your hard earned cash.

 

Number 5 – See a contract or terms of service document

contractTo have a leg to stand on in a court situation, if you have a contract that a company has failed to deliver on then you can seek compensation.

Before paying a deposit, see a contract. A good company will send you a videography contract that has been signed and details everything that they are going to do for you and how much and all the other (rather boring) terms of service.

Get a contract, read it carefully before signing and keep copies. No contract, no booking.

 

BONUS Number 6 – The best way to avoid scams

We hope that you find this article useful and we can’t help but point out that you can save yourself a whole load of hassle by simply getting in touch with Adam from OYFE Productions. He will book you in professionally, take care of you, give you a wedding videography contract, deliver all the things you ask for and you will get awesome wedding videography into the bargain!

Be safe out there and you know where to find us if you need us!

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An ideal wedding checklist if ever we saw one!

Iwade Rock – Charity Music Festival 2016

 

We were delighted to attend the Iwade Rock Charity Music Festival earlier this year with a cracking set of bands and an amazing, fun day out for all the family.

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We have produced a highlights film to celebrate the day featuring organiser, Keith Reynolds.

Bands featured are:

We produced live cuts for all of the bands which can be found in our YouTube playlist:

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The day was a huge success and the festival is going from strength to strength – we hope to be filming again in 2017!

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Wedding Videography in Kent

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We are currently booking up dates for our wedding videography packages.

Wedding Videography by OYFE Productions - Kent UK

How we roll…

Everyone who engages OYFE Productions to film their wedding gets a Wedding Highlights video. These are chronological short videos that show elements from your entire day and they are made in our in-house style with all the key elements of your day included. We would urge anyone who is looking for smart, stylish, meaningful and cool wedding videos to take a look at our work and get a feel for what we produce, we try to share as many videos as we can.

We don’t do timings, if you hire us we will be around for your whole wedding day from getting ready with your bridesmaids and best man to your evening party. We are very much documentary film-makers and prefer to step aside and watch and wait for the magic to unfold and usually we are exactly where we need to be to capture those special and moving moments.

If you invite us to your wedding we take this honour very seriously and will work relentlessly getting the shots we need with as minimal impact to the flow of your day as possible. You will know we are there but we will not disrupt and we remain professional throughout.

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Choices Choices…

So for every wedding we film, everyone gets a wedding highlights video we will also produce a traditional wedding video of your ceremony.

You can further customise your video package and choose some extras such as recording of the speeches, extended highlights or a full recording of your first dance. We also can be booked to film a video guestbook, our unique guestbook video, filmed with all your guests at your reception.

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Examples & Testimonials

Don’t just book any old person to film your wedding, this is important, its a documentary film about what is likely to be one of the biggest moments of your life, so we urge all couples to choose their videographer carefully, make sure you like their style and find out about their reputation and what their clients think of them.

Please have a look at some of our previous weddings to find out what our customers think of us and to check out some of our work:

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Danielle & Lewis hired us to produce a marryoke video at their wedding blessing party and we also produced wedding highlights, a cut of the ceremony, speeches and their first dance.

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Louise and Aaron invited us to their splendid wedding day in Sandwich in May 2015. We produced highlights, a ceremony video and lots of extras to give them a complete wedding video package.

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We absolutely loved filming with Beccy and Tom as we produced a great marryoke and had a lot of fun with all their guests.

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There are loads more case studies in our blog so feel free to click through and have a look around and we will be adding more and more as we move through the year.

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Prices and how to book

We are getting booked up for 2018 already so if you want us, come and get us!

We operate a first come, first served policy so if you would like to book us or find out more information, hit our wedding booking form and give us all your details, Adam will be straight back in touch to let you know if we are free to film on your big day and answer any questions you may have. We are based in Kent, but travel all over the UK.

Please do check out our Weddings page for more info and also hit the price list so you can see how we charge. We like to think that you will get an astonishing wedding video for your money and something magnificent that you will come back and watch year after year through your whole married life.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon! 🙂

Studio Sessions Week – The Videos!

Welcome to Studio Sessions Week 2016

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To showcase the Studio Sessions service we provide with our friends at Sandstorm Records, every year we throw open our doors to FIVE artists to come and record with us for free. This is what we have done this year, five great artists and we will release the videos, one each evening all this week.

The videos will show up here at 8pm every night.

The Full Schedule:

8pm Monday 20th June – Valerio Lysander
8pm Tuesday 21st June – Paolo Morena
8pm Wednesday 22nd June – Bedroom/Boredom
8pm Thursday 23rd June – Arc Isla
8pm Friday 24th June – Arcaves

 


Valerio Lysander

Released on Monday 20th June 2016

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Valerio Lysander is having a very busy year with releasing his EP entitled ‘Tidal Metal Head’ and has taken the plunge by quitting all his other jobs to concentrate solely on his music career. Valerio has a melancholy soul which is reflected in his music, but the song he performed for Studio Sessions Week called ‘Ryan’ is a fun, bubbly and toe-tapping track that moves along with a fabulous pace.

Check out Valerio Lysander who has gigs mostly in the London area, but there are plenty of events where you can catch him.

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Paolo Morena

Released on Tuesday 21st June 2016

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We met Paolo at a gig in Chelmsford, Essex at The Bassment bar and were blown away by his unique and incredible looping music. Paolo is a true musician and show-man and performs with a whole band, but all by himself. The magic comes from the technology Paolo uses which enables him to play drums, keyboard, guitar, whatever he feels and he builds the music live in layers. It’s an incredible thing to watch and with our video we have tried to show this process by shooting the whole song in one take so you can see how it all happens.

Paolo recently released a single called ‘It’s only love’ which you can check out in all the usual channels, if you want to see him live which we strongly recommend, check out his events listing on Facebook.


Bedroom / Boredom

Released on Wednesday 22nd June 2016

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The first thing we can say about these guys is ENERGY and lots of it! Bedroom / Boredom which is led by Dan Rimmer are a 7-piece band with a brass section. The boys play at blistering speed and have a high-paced and melodic feel to them while packing significant punch. Dan’s vocals sound as if they are coming from someone much older than him and they have a deepness and strength that smashes out during the songs making them fairly unforgettable. The boys delivered a fantastic performance for Studio Sessions Week using the full compliment of instruments and capabilities and ended with a great song called ‘Sex Hair’.

Having literally just brought out their first EP called ‘I wouldn’t worry’ the timing of this video is perfect and will allow you to get a feel for what this band is all about. Do check out their EP in all the usual places, and a good place to start is on their Bandcamp page.


Arc Isla

Released on Thursday 23rd June 2016

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Arc Isla, a four piece indie band travelled down from Nottingham to record with us and played a great rocky track called ‘Cut your losses’. The track is a great sounding indie rock track with smooth vocals, interesting and unusual guitar sounds and big crashing drums.

Arc Isla have a new single out called ‘The Basement’ which is available to download now from iTunes and the boys have lots of shows planned around the Midlands throughout the rest of 2016.


Arcaves

Released on Friday 24th June 2016

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Following on from last years fantastic Studio Session track, ‘Stockholm‘, Arcaves returned to our studio again this year and this time with the full band of Billy and Liv on vocals, Dan on the drums, Lewis on the keyboard and Dominic on Bass. The band have been busy having performed at V-Festival last year, recorded a tribute track to the Paris Terror attacks earlier this year called ‘I love you all the time’ alongside Kings of Leon, Elton John and many others – this is absolutely the band to watch.

In addition to recording their wonderful track called ‘I wake up’, Arcaves also recently released a new track called ‘Man Enough’ which is available to listen to in all the usual outlets along with a new music video. We expect huge things from Arcaves and look forward to seeing what they do next.

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We had a blast producing these videos!

If you would like to showcase your band or act with a Studio Session style video you can hire us and visit us at Sandstorm Records in Goudhurst, Kent and we will do the same for you.

Prices start from a very reasonable £400 and include full recording, mixing and mastering of your track and a video – everything you need to get your sounds out there to the masses.

Come along and say hello on Facebook or email, we look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Helen & George – September 2015

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We had a road trip over to Dorchester to film at Helen and George’s lovely wedding at the Dorchester Corn Exchange, a fantastic and huge venue for them to celebrate their marriage.

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Take a look at their wedding highlights video, showing scenes from throughout the day.

We also filmed the entire ceremony, the speeches, the first dance and we also produced a Video Guestbook with messages from all their guests.

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Helen sent us a few comments via email about her wedding videography package:

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We had a fantastic day with Helen and George and wish them all the best for a happy marriage!

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Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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Alex & Stuart – September 2015

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We produced an awesome Wedding Marryoke video for Alex and Stuart – One way or another!

Alex and Stuart had their wedding at Harrietsham Church and their reception at The Turkey Mill, Maidstone in Kent.

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Check out Alex & Stuart’s Marryoke video:

We also produced our classic Wedding Highlights video for this lovely couple…

 

We received a card from the happy couple, they seem very pleased with their wedding DVDs!

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Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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Trevor & Amina – GoPro Wedding Videography

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It’s tricky going to weddings when you are a videographer, you feel out of place to NOT be filming and if there is someone else filming, you get really annoyed that they aren’t doing it properly..

So what do you do?

Well you pack a handful of GoPro cameras and take on the role of Guest “Incognito” Videographer of course!

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I had the honour of attending my great friend Trevor’s wedding when he married the girl of his dreams, Amina up in Manchester and it was just the most gorgeous and love filled day.

I took these little cameras, stuck them around the place and manned one and attempted a casual wedding videography experiment. One where I can drink champagne and cocktails and hang out with all the guests, the end result was pretty good!

This wedding video is 100% shot on GoPro!

It was a lot of fun to film and I wasn’t encumbered with loads of equipment all day, just a tiny bag on my shoulder so I could enjoy everything and soak up the vibe with the rest of the guests.

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We started off in Sale Town Hall for the ceremony, I had two fixed cameras and a handheld so was able to cover the whole ceremony. The day itself was amazing, ceremony in the morning and then onto a boat for a jaunt through the canals of Manchester. Then we jumped in a cab to the Hilton Blue Bar for some unique cocktails, designed for our wedded heroes, the “CoPilot Cocktail” and we all got to make some too – lots of fun!

When cocktails were finished we topped the day off with a slap up feast in the Sky Lounge looking out across Manchester where I filmed the lovely speeches. There was a band and we partied and it was awesome! 🙂

To top off the DVD I produced the highlight wedding video you can see above and a video guestbook with messages from everyone, even me!

I never do Video guestbook messages so that was an interesting experience…!

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Trevor and Amina were delighted with their wedding DVD and I was delighted to be there – it was a stunning and wonderful day.

Adam – OYFE Productions

 

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