There is an interesting phenomenon that happens at weddings...
Science cannot explain it. It happens when bride and groom see each other for the first time. Or when everyone gets chills during the vows. Sometimes you observe it on the dance floor, when three or more people have joined together in a big group hug, singing that song by Journey at the top of their lungs. It will light up the sky during your first dance and is most visible when you look into each other’s eyes. You might call it magic, fireworks, electricity, sparks.
We see it and then we give it back to you. This is your spark story.
Meet Colin — SPARKSTORY FRONTMAN
Colin’s passion and specialty is condensing hours upon hours of beautifully shot wedding footage into a rip-roaring five minutes of sweet emotion and pure awesomeness. He strongly prefers two wheels over four, and enjoys riding his bike or motorcycle between all his favorite parks, craft breweries, and movie theaters in Los Angeles.
Say hello to Joe — CAMERA SUPERMAN
Movies are his meditation. Motorcycles are his mojo. Mountains are his native habitat. When he is not shooting your wedding with Colin he will be backpacking the highlands with wife Tara and daughters Sierra & Kaia. He is from Tennessee by way of Brooklyn. He keeps a camera and a six-string close-by at all times.
The Black Cat Special is our most popular wedding film package. It includes:
The Highlight Film: a 4-6 minute creatively edited short film that artfully captures all the energy and spirit of your big day.
8 Hours of Coverage
All Raw Footage (yes, you get everything)
The California Comet includes edited version of the main events:
The Highlight Film
Ceremony Film: an edited video of the entire ceremony from start to finish
Speeches Film: your guests of honor in all their glory, edited among our different camera angles
9 Hours of Coverage
All Raw Footage
The Cherry Bomb is our most comprehensive package, which includes:
The Highlight Film
The Documentary Film: a 45-90 minute film that encompasses all the main events from your event, smartly edited from start to finish, in real-time.
10 Hours of Coverage
All Raw Footage
Please contact us for a current pricing sheet. Additional hours of coverage and pretty much anything else you can imagine is available by request. Let us know!
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes, and if your wedding is happening on a cliff in Maui we'll probably give you a discount on the travel expenses because, hey, we want to go to Maui!
How do you choose the music?
Very carefully. Finding the right song is crucial and it's something we agonize over on every film. It's all about finding the track that fits perfectly with the footage and with you as a couple, so in our opinion it's impossible to know what the right choice will be until after the big day. We'll send you our top three picks for your film if you would like to be involved, or you can leave it up to us. Rest assured that it will be something consistent with all the songs we've used for the other films in our portfolio.
What do we get at the end of the day?
Your video will be delivered to you via a shareable link so you can spread it to friends and family. Everything will also be delivered to you on a USB drive that contains both the raw footage and the master Quicktime file of your edited film or films.
I don't want my video to be public. Can we keep it private?
Sure. As soon as your film is finished you will be sent a private link to view it. After that, it's up to you to share it with the world. We prefer to have the option to showcase all our films on the SparkStory website and occasionally on some other blogs and/or social media -- but if you really want to keep your nudist wedding ceremony to yourselves that's totally fine.
How long does it take to edit?
A crazy amount of time, because we sift through every single second of footage to find the best of the best. The goal is to make these films as tight and as polished as possible, and we need to allow up to 90 days to do this, though it's usually about half that.
Do you have insurance?
Absolutely. Let's break stuff! Just kidding.
How much does it all cost?
The pricing changes from time to time, so please shoot over an email or use the contact form and we'll send you the current breakdown. Easy.
How do we book SparkStory for our wedding?!?
Shoot us an email and we'll send over a contract for whichever film package you want. Whenever that's returned to us along with a 50% deposit, it's a done deal.
Do you bring fireworks?
Never leave home without 'em.