About Us (Chapter 3)
At Chapter 3, we focus on staying centered – in between being a professional work horse and a playful child, soaking up the moment and being open to serendipity.
We work as a small team of 1 producer/editor and freelance videographers, shooting in a similar style with equal, high quality equipment. We prefer to take a documentary approach to capture the natural and beautiful moments unfolding on the day, with a few shots directed for your outdoor shoot. We do our best to be conscious of our positioning and movements and to work in harmony with your photographer. We won’t place a tripod down the aisle or be in shooting range 😉
"You're working as a team, as opposed to 1 individual doing everything?
At Chapter 3, individuals of our videography team are hired 6 months prior to your wedding date. The shooters use the same gear and are trained to shoot in a similar style. The editing is crafted by the producer/editor.
"What do you require from us prior to the wedding date?"
Your wedding location(s), schedule, contact details, your fiance’s name and full payment.
"What are your payment terms?"
There is an upfront, non-refundable booking payment of R6000. Thereafter the total is divided into 2 amounts, paid in equal periods, with the final payment paid 3 months prior to your wedding date.
"Do I lose my deposit if I postpone the wedding date?"
Postponing or cancelling the booked wedding date will unfortuately forfeit your deposit due to the opportunity cost and production time. The availability of the crew for your new wedding date will then come into question and a new deposit may be made if you are to proceed with the updated booking.
"What are your packages & prices?"
"What is your lead time for the editing?"
"Do you choose the landscape photoshoot location?"
Your photographer typically directs the location shoot. If your photographer doesn’t provide a reccy for your shoot and you’ll like us to conduct that for you, please enquire and we’ll send a scout and send you photos of different locations within a 10km radius of your wedding.
This reccy is done by the scout alone, so they can move fast and search for more locations within their shift.
"What languages do you work with?"
We typically work with English speeches, which is our primary and only fluent language. We edit other languages too, at an additional R3000 to hire the relevant editor.
"What happens if our schedule doesn't go to plan and we need you to shoot for longer?"
This typically isn’t the case with a 10 hour shoot, starting 3 hours prior to your ceremony, but you may want to shift the timetable on the day and allow for more time. We charge R1000 per extra hour, with a maximum of 2 extra hours. (12 hours total). This can also be requested if you want us to shoot earlier, such as capturing more of the preparations.
Can we meet the videographer and photographer before the wedding?
At Chapter 3, the videographers are hired 6 months prior to your wedding date.
We have excluded the option of a physical meeting due to Covid and to reduce our package prices.
You are welcome to chat to the producer via Whatsapp or a Zoom call.
"Would you like us to serve you food at the wedding?"
Yes please. Vegetarian, if that’s on offer. Thank you!