Who are you, and what do you do?
We are a husband and wife team Richard and Pam Long and have been running our video business from our Sutton-in-Ashfield home since 1998. As a holder of The Association of Professional Video Makers Diploma, I have the training, experience and expertise necessary to make sure that each wedding is documented individually and to a high standard. With my wife Pam on hand to coordinate the day, we have developed a well-organised system that is carefully planned and adapted to perfection in the months and weeks leading to your big day.
With over 14 years of experience and dedicated customer service, we cover the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire,Staffordshire and Leicestershire and specialise in producing high quality wedding movies that can be enjoyed over and over again… It’s our passion!
How did you get started in the wedding business?
We were involved in video with our past business and used video to produce technical and sales videos but our wedding video business started from the moment we filmed and produced a video as a wedding gift for one of the bridesmaids who had been at our own daughter’s wedding. From that first movie we were then asked to film several couples weddings who all worked in the same offices. Our reputation spread through families and friends and the business grew from then on. 14 (nearly 15) years later we are still producing great wedding videos……it’s still our passion!
What makes your business different from everyone elses?
We offer multiple camera filming using broadcast equipment and already have bookings for this year where we will be using this service discreetly at certain points in the day to cover the marriage ceremony and speeches. We have used multiple cameras at many weddings in the past and with our skill and expertise in post production this enables us to produce some truly amazing wedding movies. Our other team member is local film-maker Nick Kirk who is our second cameraman. Nick has worked with us for many years and is the holder of an I.O.V diploma, his camera skill is second to none and with Nick’s track record of being a perfectionist, the smallest of details never get overlooked – adding peace of mind that whatever happens there’s always at least one camera rolling at all times.
“…Don’t just take our word, take a look at the video below”
This is a special edited slow-motion video called Reflections which formed part Debbie & Ed’s DVD package and we supplied them with a mobile version for iPhone and Android devices which has proved to be really popular so we plan to continue this and it will be free with most packages.
What do you love most about weddings?
We love everything about weddings from meeting couples for the first time, all the planning we do with them to make them feel at ease and special, the challenge of filming on their big day and the pleasure when we hand over their finished movie knowing that we have given them their wedding day back to watch for many years to come. As one of our past couples said, “we knew the DVD was going to be good but we were totally amazed, it was beyond our expectation” and it’s this that drives us. We feel privileged and honoured to have been involved in so many weddings over the years and have been able to give our wedding couples something really special to treasure. We are really looking forward to this coming year and more wonderful weddings!!!!
Any tip for brides looking into your type of service?
The best tips we can give is to take time to research the video company you are thinking of using, are they insured, is it a full time business, are they dependable, do they have a track record, take the time to preview the work they do, even ours ! Request to see actual wedding videos as delivered to their clients and not demo DVDs, check what services they offer such as planning consultations, rehearsal attendance and venue research and the equipment they use. Ask if they can refer you to any of their past clients for references by doing this you have more of a guarantee of the end result on your own wedding DVD. We only get one chance to get it right on the day, so it is really important to make the right choice.
The very best tip we can give is to definitely have a professionally filmed and produced movie of your wedding day as this will prove to be one of the best investments you will have made in preserving the memories of your wedding day.
Anything else you’d like the world to know?
A few words from one of our a past wedding couples, Debbie & Ed.
“We visited a wedding fayre outside our normal area and came across another videographer – Diamond Digital Video who were displaying an extremely professional looking service. Diamond Digital’s videos looked up to date, relevant to us and used state of the art recording technology. We were invited to their home to discuss our requirements where they told us about the services they could provide. Their approach was friendly and professional yet personal. It was clear from our very first meeting with them that they were passionate about the work that they did and this attitude left us in no doubt as to who we would want to capture our special day.
During the build up to our wedding day we had several further meetings with Diamond Digital to discuss every aspect of our day in detail and the finer requirements.
On the wedding day itself they were extremely professional, hardly noticeable and worked extremely well together with our photographer.
We now have our wedding DVD which covers the Wedding Ceremony, Reception, Speeches, First dance and the added extra of a personal Diary Room which our friends used to record personal messages. We are are both absolutely delighted with the professional outcome and quality. The work that has gone into the final product is second to none and is a true reflection of our day. We both watch it constantly at home and have friends coming to visit especially to watch it. In addition to the DVD’s themselves we were provided with a short video compatible for downloading onto our iPhone. This has proved invaluable for showing everyone the highlights of our special day.
Our DVD’s will provide a treasured long lasting memory of our special day which we will continue to watch over and over again with our family, friends and hopefully one day our children.
Thank you Diamond Digital! x”
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