Pie in the Sky is committed to providing wedding videos that embody the magic and romance of your big day, polished off with a spectacularly cinematic finish. We are passionate about capturing the essence of your wedding day. Creating a time capsule-like collection of memories that will immediately take you back to when you said “I do”, whenever you watch it again throughout your life together.
Our wedding videos tell the story of your love, your wedding day and your personal style. Beautiful to look at, we focus on storytelling through quaint imagery and fine composition of video to organically capture the happenings of the day. We are careful to remain true to each couple’s preferences, while making sure that filming is efficiently and tastefully done.
At Pie in the Sky, we understand that this is your wedding day and not a production. We make sure that throughout the day we will blend in with the guests and, while our camera gear is no bigger than that of a photographer, we are able to achieve timeless, modern and breathtaking cinematic results.
Once we have filmed your wedding, we combine our commitment to quality and creativity with years of experience in editing the footage into a beautiful film of your special day. We add music, colour correction, graphics and more, thus creating a wedding video that will bring you joy and will safeguard your forever memories for the rest of your lives.
Based in Cape Town covering the entirety of South Africa and beyond, Pie in the Sky is currently accepting enquiries for 2019/20 and as a result our availability, especially for key dates, is becoming limited. To avoid disappointment please get in touch as far ahead of your wedding as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
Tips for your Wedding
When planning your wedding videography schedule, it is of utmost importance to consider a couple of things. Here are some tips to make your special day run smoothly.
Allocate enough time to shoot all the accessories and details for example, the wedding rings, garter, dress and jewellery etc. Allow the cameraman and photographer enough time to get to the ceremony. If you decided on only 1 cameraman, he or she would have to arrive at the ceremony at least 15 minutes prior to the arrival of the groom. This allows us to finalise sound check.
Depending on the style of your shoot it is important to note, the sun sets at different times during the year, obviously, but shooting in bright light makes it a lot more complicated to get the best results. The best light is an hour before and during sunset. Plan your shoot around the sunset, this will then mean that your reception might only start at 20:30 in the summer time and at 17:30 during the winter months.
If you have selected the “1 Cameraman” option please remember, all people speaking should be positioned next to the Bridal table. The cameraman can only film one angle at a time and having to swing back and forth across a hall will not look good.
Consider a podium during speeches and ceremony. This will free up hands during speeches, allowing guests to read from notes, use hand gestures to embellish their stories or just be able to lift their own glass of champagne during toasts.
Capturing the best sound is crucial for the video. Please remember that all the sound captured with the camera’s on-board mic is more for reference then actual usage. Big halls, old church buildings and some open air weddings such as beach weddings or very windy weddings cause echoes or wind distortion which is unfortunately not very nice to listen to. Therefor Pie in the Sky captures all the sound using professional sound recording devices that are connected to the venue or DJ’s system used on the day. Having your ceremony without a sound system will leave us with on-board sound only, something that is not fixable if recorded badly.
Remember the following when deciding on the venue. Light plays a very important role in the filming of any wedding. If you have a dark and cosy looking reception, then it might cause the footage to have a grainy feel to it. This does not display the same as the footage filmed outside during sunlight. We have to adjust our cameras to be able to film in low light, which results in a less desirable end product. Pie in the Sky takes no responsibility in the quality of the final production if the light was bad.
If you have selected the “1 Cameraman” option, you would have to choose between the Couples Shoot or the Pre-Drinks to be captured. If you are looking to capture both, plan for yourselves to mingle with the guests during pre-drinks, this way you will fill your tummies and grab a cold one for the couples shoot afterwards! Just make sure you give enough time for both to happen without feeling rushed
Pie in the Sky Photo Booths work best either during pre-drinks or after speeches. Please plan your space for the booth. An outside booth runs the risk of bad weather, strong winds or sharp sunlight. They work best inside! Please provide us with a space of 3 x 4 meters and 2.5 meters high..
Remember that travelling causes delay and delays lead to extra hours which are billed for separately. If you choose not to extend the hours of the cameraman, photographer, DJ or photo booth operator, you risk missing some of the special moments. Plan your day with travelling included. If you are planning a couples shoot in the mountains of the Cederberg but your reception is in Blouberg you might miss the cutting of your own cake!
The power supply of most venues are correctly earthed but, in some cases, they are not. This causes a light hum or buzz over the PA system and is also then sent to our recording devices. Please ask about this as it will hinder the guests and final video production.
If you are looking to capture your arrival at the ceremony in your horse and carriage or sports car, consider the following. If you have selected the “1 Cameraman” option, allow some time for the cameraman to get into position after filming you entering. It is impossible to film everything but with some careful planning the cameraman will be able to get a better angle during the ceremony.
For the best results, the “2 Cameraman” option is the best but if you are on a tight budget and having to go for the “1 Cameraman” option please keep in mind that you can only capture one angle at a time and if the cameraman is having to move around. Remember, allow some time for them to get into position. Shaky camera work is sometimes unavoidable and is also very hard to edit. Please decide on what you want captured and then decide either between 1 cameraman or 2.