INDUSTRY TERMS

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Cinematography
An artistic style of videography that focuses on creating a story with Hollywood style editing.
Cinematographer
A handpicked professional that is educated and experienced in filming weddings in a cinematic style. Each NST cinematographer goes through a training process to match the level of professionalism and beautiful aesthetic that the company stands requires before shooting. He or she also owns all of the professional equipment, including back-up options.
Trailer Film
A 3-5 minute highlight film that’s set to music and showcases key moments and audio of the day
Feature Film
A 15-, 25- or 35-minute cinematic film that’s set to music and includes extensive audio from the ceremony and/or reception
B-roll
Shots of the exterior of a venue, interior décor, photo session or any other moments or items that help set the scene for a film
Spotlight Edit
Raw footage that has been edited down to remove duplicate shots and play in chronological order, set to the actual recorded audio from the wedding day. Elegant chapter titles separate each spotlighted section. A full Spotlight Edit includes: The ceremony, from the first walk down the aisle to the couple exiting the aisle. Special dances, including the couple's first and parent dances. Religious dances and special performances will not be included but will be in the Trailer and/or Feature Films. Toasts, from beginning to end, which could include the Best Man, Maid of Honor, parents and from the couple themselves. A Ceremony-Only Spotlight Edit includes: A chronological (linear) edit spotlighting the captured footage from your ceremony in its entirety set to the actual recorded audio from the wedding day. This edit opens with an elegant title page. All packages booked after April 1, 2016 include a Spotlight Edit. Some collections may only include the ceremony portion of the Spotlight Edit. Check your contract or call us to confirm what your package includes.
Raw Footage

Raw footage is unprocessed data straight from the video camera. It's unrefined. The footage remains as it was captured, retaining all details, true colors and lighting. We shoot with DSLR cameras which results in a variety of clip durations. Footage clips can vary from a short of amount of time to a long period of time and are not synced with the audio. Video editing software, a strong computer and experience is required to view this footage.

HD Digital Film Link
A link to your high definition wedding film that provides a downloadable file for you to share on social media and make your own copies
Consecutive Hours
The cinematographers will provide service for the time provided in the respective package, with no break in time.
Hours of Coverage
The number of consecutive hours that the cinematographers will be present and filming during a wedding. 
Custom Aerial Drone Coverage
A specialized cinematographer who is properly licensed attends your wedding to film overhead shots of the area where your wedding takes place. Adding dynamic aerial footage to a wedding video gives it a high-end look, which adds to the movie-like style. Due to the restrictions of some venues or cities, this option may not be available. If unavailable or out of your price range, consider purchasing our stock aerial drone footage option.
Stock Aerial Drone Footage
Similar to custom aerial drone, stock aerial drone footage gives your wedding video a high-end look but with a less expensive price tag because you are not hiring another person to attend your wedding. Stock drone is clips from NST's archives that have been previously shot. We look for footage that matches your wedding day venue style and weather. For instance, if you are having a summer wedding on a farm, we will use sunny, lush rural scenes of fields and rolling hills shot from above to give your film that movie-like look.
Same Day Edit/SameDayPremier
A trailer film shown at the reception that includes prep, ceremony and cocktail hour created by an on-site editor. There are two different options; added music only or added music and a clip of key audio from the ceremony or first look
Prep Coverage
Filming the couple individually as they get ready for the big day. During this time, the cinematographers can capture hair and makeup, wedding day attire and accessories, and time spent hanging out with bridesmaids and/or groomsmen before the ceremony or first look.
Natural Shot List
Similar to a photographer’s shot list, the cinematographer has a list of shots that he or she plans to capture for each wedding. The cinematographer will let the photographer take the lead on this. For example, the rings, bride’s shoes, invitations, cake, bride and groom both together and separately, as well as the full wedding party, are typically included in this list.
Establishing Shots
Shots of the ceremony location, outside of the venue and surrounding area and reception décor that the cinematographer takes to create the scene in the beginning of a wedding film. These shots are similar to a movie showing the New York City skyline in the opening of a film that takes place in New York.
Documentary Edit
Raw footage that has been edited down to remove duplicate shots. The documentary edit includes the ceremony, dances and toasts in full.