How to choose the Wedding Videographer in Siena

Choosing a Wedding Videographer in Siena is by no means a simple thing. For this reason I decided to write this detailed guide composed of the questions that over the years have been asked to me by the various couples who have come to celebrate their wedding in this fantastic place.

What’s so special in Siena?

Siena city of art, cultured city, city of good food, city of the Palio. Many are its faces, the city is unique.
Lying in the Tuscan hills it still maintains its appearance unchanged and time in Siena seems to have stopped at the thirteenth century, when the city began to enrich itself with an artistic and architectural heritage that has consecrated its glory forever.

Unesco registered Siena in the world heritage list in 1995, for having wisely preserved important characteristics of its medieval structure, defining it “a masterpiece of dedication and inventiveness in which the buildings were designed to be adapted to the entire design of the urban structure”

To describe Siena it is necessary to start from its main square, Piazza del Campo, the same where the Palio takes place, the same one full of restaurants and bars, the same where tourists and inhabitants linger in ecstasy upside down to admire the surrounding monuments.
It has a characteristic trapezoidal shape and is slightly downhill towards the center, where the Gaia spring is located, a copy of the fifteenth-century work by Jacopo della Quercia.

All around the square, monumental buildings such as Palazzo Sansedoni and the Palazzo Pubblico. Looking at the square from its 102 meters high is the Torre del Mangia which dates back to the forties of the fourteenth century; its height is equal to that of the bell tower of the Cathedral to symbolize the balance reached between divine and earthly power. At the foot of the tower stands the Cappella di Piazza, a marble tabernacle with splendid sculptures inserted in the Gothic niches. All in the same square.

But Siena is not just Piazza del Campo: all around it is a succession of churches, such as the splendid San Domenico and Santa Maria dei Servi, small streets full of shops and shops where you can buy local handicraft products or taste the mythical cantucci accompanied by a glass of Vin Santo.
Between the narrow streets and the wide Piazza del Campo you can breathe the real atmosphere of Siena, a young yet very ancient city, monumental yet lively.


Why choose a Wedding Videographer in Siena?

Choosing a wedding videographer in Siena is important because working in that place he knows very well the best places to get married. A videographer from another city, or even worse from another country, would have several problems managing his work within the region.

The local videographer also knows all the facilities, hotels and villas very well and this is another big plus. Plus he knows the locals and many of the managers of the various places to get married. This is by no means a factor to be overlooked.


What should the Wedding Videographer know?

After choosing your wedding videographer in Siena, there are some important things you should communicate to him. This way you make sure that everything goes smoothly and that there are no problems on your wedding day.
Let’s see what they are:

  • Provide the videographer with the details of all the contacts you found in Siena, if you have contacted a wedding planner, give the videographer his phone number.
  • If you feel very attached to a particular music, let the videographer know, in this way he can evaluate in advance whether to include it in the video.
  • It’s always a good idea to provide your videographer with a title page, with all the important people you would like to see in your wedding film. That way, your videographer won’t accidentally let someone out. The Mother of the Bride may not be too happy!
  • Let him know the dress code. Think of your wedding videographer as a guest; he or she will have to integrate seamlessly with everyone else at your reception!
  • Introduce the videographer to the photographer. The two will work in tandem and there is nothing more uncomfortable than a photographer and a videographer fighting for the best shots. (It is known to happen!)
  • Introduce them to the best man and / or bridesmaid, who they can ask any questions on your wedding day.
  • If you plan to have your videographer use the drone, check if your wedding venue has any restrictions on it.
  • Give them an order of service, so they know where they should be and when for all the important moments of the day.
  • Finally, if there is any aspect of the wedding that you have prepared in advance (and in secret), and you really want it to be captured on film, let them know in advance!

How many videographers are needed for a wedding in Siena?

Generally to make a great wedding video, a videographer plus an assistant is enough. However, there are cases where it is important that there are multiple videographers in order to capture every moment. In this case, by explaining in detail the dynamics of your wedding, the videographer will be able to advise you on the best.


Is a wedding videographer worth it?

Booking a Wedding Videographer is important or perhaps more important than calling a wedding photographer. Too often video is overshadowed when it really shouldn’t be. The wedding video is something totally different from the photos, the latter unfortunately are immobile, still; video instead contains many more elements than a photo. A funny scene, an important speech, the voice of a mother… All elements that would be lost forever with just photography.


How long does a typical Wedding Video last?

A Wedding Video can have different lengths. However, over the years, it has been understood that it is better to have a product that is not too long but is of the highest quality. So the length of a full wedding video generally ranges from 10 to 15 minutes. While the trailer is from 2 to 4 minutes. Many think that these durations are short, I guarantee you that it is not so … it is nice when you then want to see your wedding video in Siena many times.


What should be present in a good wedding video?

There are several things that should be present in a good wedding video:

  • The details during the wedding day.
  • The emotions of the spouses, relatives or friends.
  • Quality audio to better remember the speeches or the speech of that day
  • The landscape of Siena with all its nuances.
  • Some beautiful film shots made with the drone.
  • Moments that go unnoticed by other people
  • The artistic touch of the wedding videographer

How much does a wedding videographer cost in Siena?

The average cost of a wedding video throughout Siena, on average, ranges from € 1000 up to € 3000. It all depends on the request made for the wedding day.
The things that can affect the price are: the presence of multiple video operators, the use of the drone, travel expenses, total days of work.

Why choose Thirtyfive Studios as your Wedding Videographer in Siena?

If you think this guide may have been useful to you and above all you like my way of working, I could probably be the right person to make your wedding video in Siena. If you want to have contact with me you can use the contact form below.

I will be happy to help you organize your wedding in Siena and give you all the information.

If you want to see other videos I invite you to visit this page.


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Ready to answer to all of your questions and needs

Sure! You can request the price quotation by calling me or filling out the form. If you prefer, you can also send an email to this address:

Weddings and elopements are confirmed only by contract and first deposit. Usually couples book their event 6-9 months in advance: for this reason, please contact me in time so that i can check our availability immediately.

Generally work is divided into two types: weddings and elopements.

For the wedding what is delivered is:

  • Trailer 4K (from 2 to 4 minutes).
  • Film 4K (from 10 to 15 minutes).
  • Extra videos 4K (these are video clips in addition containing full speeches, dances and other things).

For the elopement what is delivered is:

  • Trailer 4K (from 1 to 3 minutes).
  • Film 4K (from 5 to 7 minutes).

However, nothing prevents you from extending your requests while signing the contract (adding video of welcome diner, instagram reels, raw footage, etc).
The payment is divided in three parts:

  • 40% to block the date with signing of the contract.
  • 40% the day of the event.
  • 20% after checking the videos.

As soon as I receive the last payment, you can download the videos from my personal Google Drive.

Generally, not more than 90 working days, as written in the contract. However, in special cases, after agreements at the contractual stage, delivery times may be shortened.

The videos are delivered in digital format via my Google Drive. However, upon extra payment, you can request a usb pen box set on which you can keep a copy of the videos.

Weddings and elopements have always been made by me and my team of professional videographers. However, during our acquaintance you will know immediately if I will be free for your event or if my team will be present.

For years so far, I have chosen not to charge for the drone as for a service apart, so it is already included in my basic package and there is no increase in price. This instrument will be used at my discretion, where there is needed. 

In some places drone use is unfortunately not permitted. In that case I will use 4K stock aerial footage of the location.

In a wedding we generally stay from 10 to 12 hours. For an elopement the service time ranges from 4 to 6 hours.

Obviously it is possible to create a tailor-made contract for you in order to cover the entire event (welcome dinner, night party, post and pre wedding experiences).

Yes, you can make some small changes to the video such as scene changes. It is not possible to change the music because the music is always chosen by the couple before starting the assembly phase. 

I always give the couple the choice of two important things:
the music and the parts of the speeches.

The music can be chosen by the couple before or after the wedding day.

For the speeches, however, I send the couple all the videos of the speeches and the couple can tell me the most important minutes they want to have in the video.

In this way I try to create a product that is as close to what the couple would like to receive.

Obviously this is not a requirement. If the couple doesn’t want to do this, they can totally rely on my personal taste.

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