Why a Videographer is a Must For Every Wedding


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When it comes to your wedding or event, deciding how you see it and how you want to remember it, photography is always an important part of planning, but is videography a must? Let’s consider the different aspects and things to consider of both.

Budgeting for a wedding can be tough. Many times sacrifices must be made to keep from overspending. Photography is a must, but in today’s day & age videography is in ways even more important. Photos are great, and you can do more than just hang them on the wall like in the past. With digital editing and social media the possibilities are endless for both mediums but video is more compelling.

Photos can only tell so much of the story. Many times video can more accurately take you to the moment all over again. Think about how as you scroll on Facebook you see tons of great pictures posted, but a video attracts your eyes like a magnet. I bet if you start to pay attention you’ll notice that video and motion in general are interesting to the eye and can be very powerful emotionally.

As a premier wedding videographer in Middle Tennessee that is a big part of my focus. I enjoy watching Wedding Cinema more than I like looking at pictures.  I get a better feel for the personalities of each couple and in a sense get to know them as I watch their interactions. Wedding Cinematography is powerful and can transport you back in time decades.

In our experience doing photography, videography and DJ MC Services, I think videography is often overlooked. The normal course for wedding planning is Date, Venue, then Photographer, but an interesting new option we offer is full service wedding media packages. We have different levels and options and can tailor them to your event perfectly.

At Black & Tan Media we offer Photography, Videography, Photo Booths, Drone Aerial Footage (where available)  DJ, Karaoke, Lighting and more. Our packages an take the hassle out of planning giving you one point of contact for all of your media needs.

I plan to talk and post a little more about videography as our page grows. If you’d like some more information about how we can help you capture the memories and relive them for generations to come contact us today.

 

 

Here are a few more reasons and information from the knot.

http://www.theknot.com/content/amphtml/wedding-video-must-or-maybe

Hiring an unlicensed drone pilot could be your first and biggest mistake.


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There’s no doubt that drones have changed many Industries. Unmanned Aerial Systems  (UAS) as they are more correctly named are game changers. These aerial vehicles are creating brand new Industries and fueling many new businesses. For many existing businesses they may also offer an area to grow into. 

The legal landscape with sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems) is also growing and evolving fast. It’s been little more than a year that the FAA’s Part 107 license process has helped to create more professional Pilots. With the Federal legislation came laws about what happens when people use unlicensed unprofessional Pilots. It might not seem like a huge deal if you are a company and you buy the Drone and have one of your employees fly it. It may not seem like a terrible idea to higher a friend who has one to do a photo or video  job for you. 

Choosing to hire  an unlicensed  pilot  is where many people will find themselves making their first mistake when getting started with getting aerial footage. 

Black and Tan Aerial Imaging Taking Off Soon! 


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I passed the Part 107 Test! 

For anyone that doesn’t know what Part 107 means. Part 107 is the federal law which allows for licensing professional unmanned aircraft Pilots. If you want to make money or sell photos or videos you take with your drone, then you must pass the FAA’s Airman Knowledge Test and apply.  Operators who get caught working without the license can face hefty fines.

Thanks to the kind people at Murfreesboro Aviation they were great. I’m excited to get ready for new adventures. 

We are currently planning and consulting on a couple of projects and hope to share more about this soon.

If you need Aerial Photography or Videography in Middle Tennessee, Black & Tan Media is ready to help. If you have your own sUAS and just want to fly legal for a pro session we may can help. Contact us today for more information. 

Reasons to Hire a Professional DJ


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Bookmorebrides.com has a great list here. As professionals who started off as amateurs I can see from both sides. You get what you pay for and hiring just anybody to DJ your event or reception is asking for trouble. Do they have credentials, experiance, reviews, a webpage? These are important because they show you what you can expect. To find out more please check out the link below.

http://www.bookmorebrides.com/9-reasons-why-hiring-an-amateur-wedding-dj-is-a-huge-mistake/

Full Service HD Video Packages


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Video Packages NO Prices

Save money and bundle your Photography, Video and DJ services in one. One Price, One Company, One Contract, and Zero Worries.

Let us take care of the entire media portion of your wedding from DJ/Music to Photos and HD Videography. We always offer Aerial videography / drone services depending on location and conditions. Contact us for all prices, details and a personalized quote on any of our packages.

Simple:

HD Ceremony Film – HD video of the entire ceremony with the original audio. At least 2 camera angles professionally edited and ready to share.

Or

 * HD Highlights Film – An artistic highlights video that covers all the important moments but condenses it down into a 6-10 minute long emotional story, with creative styles and music added to relive all the emotions and excitement of the entire wedding day. We start videoing from the time the bridesmaids start getting ready until the bride and groom leave the reception. We usually meet with bride and groom to help make sure we know what they want, their styles and personalities and how they plan for the day to go.

* Digital Delivery of HD Videos – We will email you a .zip file or link to a file with your final edits. These files will be ready to upload to web or share with friends. 

The Basics : 

 * HD Highlights Film – HD video highlights of the entire wedding day from getting ready to leaving the reception. Typically 6 – 10 minutes in length same as above.

 * HD Ceremony Film – HD video of the entire ceremony with the original audio. At least 2 camera angles professionally edited and ready to share.

 * Digital Delivery of HD Videos – We will email you a .zip file or link to a file with your final edits. These files will be ready to upload to web or share with friends. 

Hollywood:

Includes:

 * HD Highlights Film – HD video highlights of the entire wedding day from getting ready to leaving the reception. Typically 6 – 10 minutes in length same as above.

HD Ceremony Film – HD video of the entire ceremony with the original audio. At least 2 camera angles professionally edited and ready to share.

* Engagement Love Story Video – We film the couple talking about how they met, etc, and include couple provided photos that illustrate what is being said, and shoot new footage of the couple. Tells the story of the couple, and can be shown at Rehearsal dinner and reception. An interview video with family and friends can be substituted for the love story.

Additional Services:

* 4k Upgrade – We offer 4k upgrades for your entire video at an additional charge. We would love to do all weddings in 4k but the file size and editing time is 4 times as long as regular HD. 4k is the future of film and we offer it if you want your footage to always look stunning. 

 * Engagement Love Story Video – We film the couple talking about how they met, etc, and include couple provided photos that illustrate what is being said, and shoot footage of the couple enjoying each others company. Tells the story of the couple, and can be shown at Rehearsal dinner and reception. This can also be made into a video invitation that can be sent to invitees.

* Photo Booth – A crowd favorite it allows a dedicated area with props and costumes for your guests to have a little fun and create photographic memories. Photos will be available on the internet unless a print option is requested. 

* DVD and Blue Ray Copies Available – Disc copies are always available to be added to your package for $15 a disc. These will be in basic sleeves. Additional case artwork available if requested and included with Hollywood package. 


 * Things to Note:

 * Our editing, processing and rendering takes time and unless otherwise agreed your final video edits should be available within 4-6 weeks depending on scheduling and time of year. Many times we can finish in 3-4 weeks, but that isn’t always possible. We will stay in contact and let you know how it’s coming and when it is ready.

 * All of our wedding recap videos are filmed in HD at or above a resolution of 1920 x 1080p with a DSLR or other Camera depending on conditions.

 * If you choose to add the 4K Option, then they are filmed at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 24fps (4x the resolution of HD) with a CG03 or other camera. We include high quality aerial shots in all videos wherever possible.

All wedding videos that we edit allow for two to three additional edits if requested by bride and groom. Usually to fix something or make a change or add something we left out. We want you to be happy and we will do everything we can to make that happen.

The above prices assume that the wedding is in Murfreesboro/Middle TN area. We do travel all over the southeast, so you can still book us to film your wedding, there will just be some additional fees. 

For All Prices and Availabilty email or call today!

bandtprod@gmail.com

615-768-WeDJ

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It’s Official Website and All


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Well it’s official. Moving forward we have changed our company name to Black & Tan Media.

This move is part of a plan to better identify and solidify our brand as well as our focus.
As we began to setup websites and various profiles we found other companies using the Black and Tan PRODUCTIONS moniker.

We are excited and pleased to begin offering more services, options and continue providing amazing affordable services, just with a shorter name.

Thank You Always for your support!

Welcome to
Black & Tan Media
It’s Time to Celebrate!

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