Professional Wedding Cinematography for Kent, the UK and Abroad
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MIKE PELLING

My approach to documenting a wedding is to be completely discreet. I want to respect the environment of a wedding day, for both you and your guests.

 

Most of the time, no one will even know they are being filmed and I truly believe that people are at their most natural when they don't have a camera in their face. With my relaxed approach, I’m not only able to deliver, but will ultimately be able to provide the most natural, intimate and emotive results

 

I don't use big complicated cameras that draw attention to themselves, I dress the part so as to blend in and most importantly there’s no direction or posing. In stripping all this away, the focus can remain on the important things..... Creating a lasting legacy of memories using natural light and real cinematic techniques. 

I love getting to know my couples, hearing their stories and capturing their day. Each time, the story is completely unique, and I can’t wait to tell yours.

Quality not Quantity

To ensure the very best quality and service, I film a limited number of weddings each year in this country and abroad. If you're one of my lucky couples you'll have an awesome set of films of your wedding day which will blow your socks off and make your family and friends reach for the tissues for both laughing and crying. All of my films will no doubt provide you with a beautiful memory that will last a lifetime.

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Class Leading Cameras

My cameras are all top of the range professional cinema quality equipment, ensuring that I deliver your film to you in true high definition.

I don't forget sound either and use separate high quality sound recording equipment to be sure of the best results. Of course its not all about the equipment, its about how artistically its used and on that front you can be sure I know how to get the best shot every time.

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Professional Editing

Editing and post production is the most time consuming element of film making and its where the magic happens. Your raw footage will be carefully and artistically edited, colour graded and worked into a cinematic masterpiece which will stand the test of time. I don't believe in using cheap nasty special effects, I keep the narrative moving in a film that will entertain, amuse and move the viewer.

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Discreet & Unobtrusive

I use multiple cameras to capture your day whilst at all times ensuring that I remain discreet and unobtrusive. By adopting this filming technique I can be sure to capture people at their most natural, eliminating those cheesy awkward poses and smiles that people tend to adopt when they realise that they are being filmed.

Beautiful Emotive Wedding Films  

You’ve chosen each other out of 7 billion people on this planet. Your story deserves to be told beautifully, personally & professionally to create memories to last a lifetime. 

ITS ALL ABOUT YOU

The story of two people getting married is completely unique and magical. It's by taking the time to get to know you, that I am able to ensure that your wedding films are tailored to your personalities and tastes. 

My films are all individual to you. Where possible I like to meet my couples before the big day to chat through everything, get to know you and to understand your likes and dislikes. I always keep in close contact from about 2 months before your wedding. 

Some couples are very conscious of the camera and that’s absolutely fine because I take great care to be very discreet, blend in, and wherever possible, not be seen filming. Why? Well that’s because people are at their most natural when they don’t realise they are being filmed! 

DISCRETION IS NATURAL FOOTAGE

I use three cameras throughout the day. During the really important bits such as the ceremony and speeches there will be two very small and discreet static cameras set up and I will be floating about manning the third. 

Many of my couples have commented that when they watched back their films, they saw shots from cameras that they didn’t know were even there! That’s how much importance I place on being discreet. It's your wedding day, not a film shoot! 

IF IT SOUNDS RIGHT IT IS RIGHT

A key component and one which is often overlooked is audio.

 

Fantastic video footage is nothing if the audio is not crystal clear. I achieve this by placing a tiny microphone on one of you, usually in a jacket pocket or clipped somewhere very discreet. It can't be seen but it lets you be heard in crystal clear clarity. 

ONLINE DELIVERY

With online delivery, you have total control and freedom to watch and take your wedding films wherever you go!  

As soon as your wedding films are ready, I send you an exclusive invitation to view your entire package online. From here it is really easy to share with your family and friends and with Google Chromecast or Apple TV you can stream your wedding films straight to your big screen TV and watch the day with its laughter, love and tears just as if you were at the movies! …..Just don’t forget the popcorn! 

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I hope this has given you a little insight to how I work and how much emphasis I place on making sure that your day is captured naturally, discreetly and beautifully, then edited into a style that suits and works for you. 

If you think I may be the right fit for you, please do get in contact and lets have a chat about how I can craft your wedding memories.