Q: You make wedding videos too, big deal! Why should we get you to film OUR wedding?
A: First of all, you don’t have to, that’s the beauty of free will :) But then, if you don’t, you’ll miss the chance to work with a fast, friendly, hard-working, creative, and huggable group of young individuals who want nothing more than to provide a very light and relaxed wedding coverage experience for you and your awesome fiancé. Your wedding is a day for you to love and have fun, and we’ll make sure we don’t get in the way of your enjoyment.
Q: How long are your wedding films?
A: They usually run anywhere between 15-25 minutes.
Q: Why so short? My parent’s wedding video is 1 hour and 30 minutes long!
A: Yes, it’s called a short-form edit. Your parent’s video is probably in long-form, where the camera basically keeps on rolling all throughout the whole film, including a shot of your Lola yawning and falling asleep during ceremony. Our wedding videos are very compact and we focus on the most important and relevant moments of your wedding, It is easily sharable with families and friends online and through hand-over due to the film’s small file size. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure to include as much details and special moments into the video as we can so you and everybody else can watch and relive that special day over and over again!
Q: But what about the priest’s sermon? Our whole vows? My mother’s 2-hour speech?
A: Worry not, we keep everything in file, and we will include everything into the portable hard disk that is part of our deliverable, so you can watch them at a convenient time and in the comfort of your living room. We can even include a special feature in your DVD containing the uncut versions of these moments if you so request it.
Q: How long till our wedding film is finished?
A: We’ll make sure you have it before your first year anniversary. But we do our absolute best to deliver by the 6th month after your wedding month. We’ve even delivered some films as early as the 3rd month. Finishing early, to us, means more free time to spend with our own family and friends, so rest assured, we won’t be slacking around.
Q: OK. But, why such a long time? Will it really take that long to edit?
A: As with any healthy business, our projects do stack up on each other and queuing up editing projects is something we cannot avoid. In other words, we can finish a successful coverage of your wedding and have your footage ready for editing as soon as we get home, but it might need to get in line for editing just like everyone else’s film.
Q: I love the music you used on your last wedding film, can we use it for our film too?
A: No need, we’ll find something even better for you! We pride ourselves on having good music taste and we’ll make sure your film is unique in every way!
Q: Can we choose the music for our film?
A: Sure, that’s ideal. But please, no more “Marry You” by Bruno Mars!!!
Q: Do you speak Tagalog?
A: Oo naman!
Q: Then, why are we speaking in English?!?!
A: Because we can and it makes us sound premium! Kidding. We do get inquiries from foreigners and/or non-tagalog-speaking folks and it’s always best to use the universal language.
Q: What if we didn't like your outputs? Can we send it back for a redo?
A: If you're hiring Fuguwi Collective, We assume you've already at least seen some of our sample works which led you to your intent of having us on-board. You are hiring us because you appreciate the genuine emotion and documented moments in our films, edited in our style and taste. So in short, no, we don't do redo's. We can, however, tweak our outputs by adding or omitting certain scenes or images that you feel would help improve it to meet your satisfaction. But, the overall editing, look and style will stay as is.
Q: OK. I think we’re ready to book you guys, how do we do this?
A: Great! First, we schedule a meet-and-greet, where we formally and personally get acquainted, brainstorm ideas, discuss terms and agreements. This can be over brunch, an afternoon coffee date, or even over a few beers (Yes, we drink, no point pretending! :D )
Q: And what are the payment terms?
A: First, we charge Php5,000 as booking charge, don’t worry, this amount is deductible from your total cost. We get the 50% down payment on your prenup shoot and the remaining 50% at the end of your wedding day. If you won’t be having a prenup shoot with us. 100% will be collected on your wedding day instead.
Q: If I pay a 100%, how do we make sure you won’t bail and just disappear!
A: We produce and issue our clients contracts for them to hang on to until we complete all our services. Besides, we have facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts, you’ve seen our faces! We’re not going anywhere.
Q: How many guys are you sending to our wedding?
A: six(6) guys for our video team and four(4) for our photo team.
Q: Do we have to feed you guys?
A: We come to weddings with full stomachs and a smile. But as the day go by, we run, we crouch, we lift, we sweat. And if we’re offered a nice cupcake and a glass of water, we don’t think, we gobble up that cupcake and we chug that glass!
Q: Great! So, what now?
A: I would grab that phone, compose that email, and reach us NOW! It’s gonna be awesome!