What we do

Jason Satterwhite Productions provides wedding videography services and is based in Rock Hill, SC. Our work is inspired by minimalism, story-telling and authenticity. We provide you the absolute simplest path to receiving a boutique wedding film. We do more than just record your wedding day.  We create a unique wedding film that you and your family will enjoyed watching for years to come.  Our wedding packages start at $699.  We have packages ranging from a simple recording of your ceremony to a full documentary film.  

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive the wedding film and other videos?

You will typically receive all of your videos within 90 days of your wedding day.  Many times you will get them sooner depending on the volume of films that I am producing.

How will I receive the videos?

All of our videos are delivery online by electronic download.  You will receive a custom viewing website where your videos can be viewed, shared, and downloaded to your computer.

What resolution will the final videos be in?

All videos will be delivered in HD 1080p.

Do I get to pick my own music?

The music is a very important aspect of the film.  The music has to fit both the flow of the film and the footage that was shot.  For this reason, the music selection is chosen by the videographer. Additionally, all music is copyright protected, so most "mainstream" songs cannot be used without having to pay expensive licensing fees.  We do want to accommodate you as much as possible, so if there is a certain style or genre of music you like, please let us know and we will try to incorporate it.

Do you film the wedding party preparations prior to the wedding?

For most of our packages, yes.  We are generally there from the beginning of preparations to the end of the reception.

How many cameras do you use for the ceremony?

Under ideal conditions we will use 5 cameras.  We will have 1 camera in the back (center isle), 1 camera on each side and a small GoPro camera hidden in the front.  I will also have a camera mounted to a motorized gimbal for tracking shots. However, using all five cameras is not always possible due to venue restrictions/layout, lighting and weather conditions.

What is required in order to book my wedding?

To book your wedding we will need you to sign a contract and put down a deposit of 20%.  Final payment is due 1 week before the wedding.  Everything can be completed online so it is a very simple and easy process.

What type of video and audio gear do you use?

We use a variety of micro four thirds cameras and lenses.  We also use GoPro cameras as well.  For audio, we use portable audio recorders, attached to the groom and the officiant.  We also record directly off of the in house sounds system or DJ board.  You will see us use various tripods, monopods, motorized gimbals and sliders for stability and movement.

Wedding Day Tips

We want to create the best film possible for you on your wedding day.  Below are a few tips and suggestions that we have found help us maximize our coverage and make your film look and sound better.

 
General tips
  • Having some creative shots of the bride and groom by themselves always makes the film better, so we ask that you build 10-15 minutes of time into the schedule for these shots.  These shots would be separate from the photos that your photographer takes.  For most weddings, we find that the best times are after the ceremony or the first look.
  • Please turn up the lights for the ceremony and major events at the reception (speeches, cake cutting, etc). Cameras need light to operate well. The more light we have the better your video quality will be.
  • Encourage the bridal party to walk down the isle slowly. With video, we have to focus manually, so the faster you go, the more difficult it will be.
  • Talk with your minister or officiant before the wedding about what you would like him/her to say. The more they say the more we will be able to use for the film.
  • Interviews of the bride and groom on the wedding day will enhance the quality of the film tremendously.  However, it takes time and good conditions to be able to set up a good interview.  We will need about 10-15 minutes for both the bride and the groom.  We will also need a very quiet place to film to capture great audio.
Preparation tips
  • We have found that hair, makeup, and other preparations almost always take longer than the bride expects.  We suggest you plan to complete all of your preparations 1 hour before the start of the ceremony.  Not only does this give you time to relax, but it also allows us to make sure that we have all of our audio and cameras set up for the ceremony.  We typically run 4 cameras during the ceremony and it takes time to set this up.
  • For preparations, it is best to get ready in an area that has lots of natural light, such as a large window. This lighting will make you look a lot better on film.  You generally won't look as good being filmed in a cramped bathroom.
  •  Consider using a high chair (such as a bar stool) to sit on during bridal preparations. This improves posture and generally allows us to get better shots.
  • We recommend that the groom and groomsmen get ready much earlier than the bride. This allows us to capture that footage as well. If the bride and groom are getting ready simultaneously then we cannot capture both if there is only one camera operator.  This is especially important if the bride and groom are getting ready in separate locations.
Reception tips
  • Encourage anyone making a speech or toast to prepare in advance. Taking a few moments to put down a few thoughts on a note card will sound a lot better on film than if they just "wing it."  Additionally, make sure that they always use the provided microphone from the DJ or band.  If they don't, you won't be able to hear them on camera, and your wedding guests probably won't hear them either.
  • Make sure that the bride and groom are together and not standing beside the speaker during the speech/toast.  This allows us to use a separate camera to capture the speaker as well as the bride and groom's reaction.

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