Hi! We are Mark and Gary and we run The Shortfilm Company, a business we started in 1999 designed to discreetly record weddings and be as unobtrusive as possible using small cameras (at a time when video cameras were huge!). Although equipment has improved our objectives are the same and we are delighted that people are often unaware we are actually filming the day when we arrive dressed like guests and try to blend into the crowd.
When we are not at work we both enjoy spending time in our holiday home in Rural France, quite a contrast from our busy life in South East London. We are lucky to get to attend so many fantastic events in the UK and abroad and make friends with so many lovely couples along the way
Anyone that has already got married will tell you the the day goes by so quickly it’s difficult to take everything in, photo’s tell one story but video can tell show you even more. An empty church being dressed with flowers, eager guests watching you arrive or the emotions during the speeches, the music, the colours, all moments you will want to watch again and again.
On the day we film using a small handheld camera, similar to your photographer capturing the day in an informal fly on the wall style. You can choose to have the morning preparations captured at home or at the venue. Alternatively filming can start as your guests arrive before the ceremony. We always carry a spare camera and we also use small static cameras to make sure nothing is missed.
Our video tells the story of your day from start to finish, ending on the dance floor shortly after your first dance, however we do offer late night filming for those wanting to capture more of the party.
After the big day we know you will be eager to re-live the day. Our videos are fully edited and provided to you as an MP4 file on USB for you to share and enjoy 6-8 weeks after your wedding day. We are also happy to produce DVD’s for you if required. Wedding films are generally between 1- 1.5 hours in length and all come with an online montage clip and 60 second Instagram option.