1- Where is Rolling Shuttr Films based? Do you travel worldwide?
We are based in Noida (India) and we travel all across the world to shoot weddings. 

2- What is the typical team strength of RSF team that will be traveling to cover my wedding? Will a reduction in crew affect the cost?
We usually film with a crew of 2-3 cinematographers (candid style) and 2-3 photographers (candid and documentary style) along with a manager and an aerial drone operator. The crew works as one coherent team with different cameramen specializing in different lenses and styles.
For a larger scale wedding, we don't recommend a reduction in the size of the crew as this is likely to affect the quality and grandeur of the film. This choreographed, multi-camera setup allows us to position ourselves strategically to capture ceremonies more naturally as they take place, without any hindrance.
However, there are certain advantages to having a smaller team too! For more intimate weddings, a crew size of 4-5 people is enough. This allows for a greater, non-obtrusive individual control of filming for each crew member and this can lead to better, unobstructed views of the festivities especially when the party is on a smaller scale involving lesser people. This also creates a warmer bond between the crew and families as there are lesser people to co-ordinate with. There is an obvious reduction in cost too!

3- Can we also have additional photographers / videographers along with RSF?
Sorry, we absolutely do not recommend it. Apart from being uneconomical, it may obstruct and tamper with our work.  The advantage of a single team is that we will get clean, unobstructed visual frames without local photographers jumping into our frames and ruining the film moments.

4- What is a pre-wedding shoot and how do we go about it?
A pre-wedding shoot is a photo/video shoot of the couple done before the wedding that portrays the bond they share with each other. Since the wedding is a hectic time to be together, the couple get this day off with each other to shoot some "Relaxed, Together & Fun" images and videos and these can be used in the highlight film or as a separate two-minute pre-wedding film that can be shown during the sangeet or the wedding. A typical pre-wedding shoot lasts between 4-8 hours. The clothes / styling / makeup for this shoot is usually arranged by the client.

5- Is it possible just to get a pre-wedding shoot without opting for the complete wedding package?
We believe in start-to-end wedding coverage and hence refrain from undertaking stand-alone pre-wedding shoots. We shoot pre-weddings for clients whose weddings we have been commissioned to film. This serves as a great start to the final highlight film, and also strengthens the team’s bond with our clients before their wedding day.

6- What are the common deliverables that we can expect as part of the package?
In the standard package, we deliver three different versions of the wedding film and all the edited digital photographs that include both candid and documentary style. All films and photos are delivered on a Pen Drive.
The three versions of films include –
 1) The Trailer- A 4-5 minute trailer or teaser film that can be released on social networking sites for the friends and family to see, reminisce and cherish.
 2) The Wedding film- A 40-60 minute film of the best moments of the wedding on select songs interspersed with the story as narrated by the couple and their loved ones.
 3) Sangeet Performance- The entire footage of performances in a film format edited minimally blended with ambient sound. 
 A recent trend has seen quite a number of couples opt for one-minute Instagram edit cuts instead of the lengthy full films. Apart from reduction in the cost of the edit, this cut is fast paced and edgy and shows the whole wedding in under a minute.

7- Can I opt for only still photographs or video or does the package have to include both?
During a wedding shoot, the stills and the video teams should have harmony and co-ordination for the benefit of client coverage and to avoid getting into each other’s frames. We usually cover both together to ensure perfect synchronicity of images and film coverage but in rare cases we have accommodated an odd request to allow a photo team to work alongside for wedding coverage.

8- What are the number of photographs that will be provided in the package? Also the total number of edited photographs and the format in which they would be provided?
It's difficult to determine the total number of images we will be shooting over a typical two or three day wedding. Approximately 1500-2000 images are expected to be shot during a typical three-day wedding. All images are given to the client in high resolution JPEG format on a Pen Drive and all the images are color and exposure edited. The images are shot both in candid and traditional style.

9- I would like an exclusive, tailor-made track for my trailer. How do I go about it? Does it come at an additional cost?
We love music, and we love the process of creating music tracks which mirror your vibe as a couple. Your love could be carefree as a bird or deep as the ocean - what better way to tell your story than through a customized wedding track? All good things come at a cost – and so does your customized wedding track.

10- Can RSF prepare a coffee table book or albums of the photographs?
Although we technically do not get into printing and designing of photo-books, we would love to suggest the names and numbers of the best people for the job. As a thumb-rule, approximately 180-200 images can be incorporated into one album. All images are edited (skin blemishes are cleaned and colors are enhanced) and the album is custom designed to suit your requirements. Each album page is 12 inches by 18 inches in dimension. The cost of the album varies depending on the quality and brand of printing. Usually a top quality album is in the range of INR 15000-20000.

11- Can you make the trailer or a short film of the wedding so that we can show it at the Reception / Last day?
Yes we offer this service - These are referred to as "Same Day Edits" and they are a great way to showcase some of the best moments of the wedding instantly to everyone present. However, this is an expensive process (extra equipment and setups are required for an extra editor to produce this) and adds to the final cost of the package.
12- Are there any specific requirements in terms of venue/stage lighting and other aspects of the setup for the best photo and video results? How can we ensure that the photography team has the best resources at hand to create magic?
Good lighting is a pre-requisite for great photos and videos. If a few simple things are taken care of at the planning stage, the job is half done. Go for natural lighting instead of tinted hues and ensure that the stage, mandap etc. are well lit especially in the night. The spatial design should be such that it allows the crew to cover the event from multiple angles for a good variety in footage - always advise your planner to keep in mind the space needed by photographers in case of over-crowded events. It’s a good idea to have some extra time at hand before each event for couple shots - it doesn’t take more than 10-15 minutes, but ensures that the couple has some stunning portraits before the hair, makeup and outfits make their way to the dance floor - to never come back the way they were!

13- Who decides the music in Trailer and Wedding film?
Music and song selections is exclusively done by the wedding video editor, however, if you have any suggestions or inputs we will be happy to hear from you. 

14- Why does it take 70-90 days for the delivery of our Wedding film?
Film editing is a tedious and creative process and we work with some of the best editors in the industry who are perfectionists and believe in the highest quality of film editing. After seeing hours and hours of footage they select the best of the best shots for the film and naturally all this takes time. As a thumb-rule, each minute of final edit takes about one day to finalize once the final edit begins. Rest assured, once you see your final film, the wait will be well worth the time.
15- Can we come and see the RAW footage and select our shots?
We shoot thousands and thousands of film clips from multiple cameras and typically the total duration of these raw clips exceeds 50-60 hours of footage for a standard sized three-day wedding. At the studio, these clips undergo careful conversion & screening and a battery of editors work relentlessly to create a first cut of the best clips for the chief editor. This process is almost factory-like with editor stations brimming with activity through odd hours. Client interference at this stage not only delays the final edit considerably but also disrupts the zen-like concentration of the editors going through the footage in their own space and time. Therefore, we strictly do not permit clients to sit through the raw footage selection. This is the reason we have one round of edit changes. In case of any alterations, the couple can communicate this after the first screening of their film and the changes shall be incorporated.

16-What is a copyright? Can RSF use our images and footage on its social media handles?
All original works of art, including pictorial and video works have a copyright protection. This means that the creator of an image/video (in this case, Rolling Shuttr Films) owns the copyright for the same. Hence, RSF can use any images/videos on our social media channels for any purpose that we deem suitable. Naturally, these images portray the clients in good light and more often than not, such social media posts are a matter of pride for all the clients and vendors involved. If the couple do not want their images/videos to be shared publicly, this has to specified explicitly at the time of signing the contract.
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