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About Us

About Us

We are a team of filmmakers and creative artists based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ShoFilms sets the standard for East Coast wedding cinematography. We capture your day, tell your story, and provide you with a cutting edge HD cinematic film.

We pride ourselves in building lasting relationships with our clients, and we’d love to see you again after the wedding at our studio. Invite your friends and family to help you relive the best day of your life on our ten-foot HD screen.

FAQs

Who will be filming my wedding?

Some companies sub-contract their shooting and editing teams, but when you hire ShoFilms, you get ShoFilms.

How is cinematography different from videography?

Cinematography tells a story of the couple’s day in an artful and thoughtful way. We capture the events and have a team of cutting edge editors who put the footage together in a way that recreates the emotions and intimacy of your day. It’s not just a video, it’s a movie! We get to know our couples by filming private interviews that will be incorporated into the final film. These individual stories by the bride and groom add another layer of emotion—even to people who don’t know the couple! The cinematic style of our films also has a lot to do with our equipment and the way we use it. We use small, noninvasive digital SLR cameras with sliders and Steadicams. Just like Hollywood filmmakers.

What is the booking process?

When you book with ShoFilms, a $1000 retainer is due, with the remaining balance due 14 days prior to the date of the event. For more information on packages and pricing, send us a message.

What do you need from us prior to the event?

Our goal is to make your experience with us easy and stress free. To help make sure your day is seamless, we ask for a detailed timeline at least one week prior to the event. Most importantly, we need your trust in us as filmmakers, and as your friends.

When will you arrive and depart from the event?

Many of the little, special moments occur in the early morning while everyone prepares. We like to arrive as everything is getting started to ensure that we capture bride and groom prep, as well as ceremony site details. We leave when we feel that your story has been captured. This is usually sometime during open dancing at the reception.

Will you pose or instruct us on what to do during filming?

We’re there to capture the natural, beautiful moments of your special day. We never ask a couple to say specific things into the camera. It’s all about you, and we’ll capture the day’s events as organically as possible.

Do you shoot in HD?

Everything is shot in 1080p at 24fps. Same as Hollywood.

How long does it take to get our film?

In some packages, we offer a Next Day Teaser that will be posted within 48 hours of your big day. It takes us about 3-5 months to have a completed film shot, edited, and burned onto a disc ready for our couples to enjoy. We think your story deserves the best we can offer, so we take careful consideration for each and every edit.

What about photographers?

We pride ourselves in working well with photographers. Your wedding is not a competition. Instead, we focus on you. Our desire is to work with your vendors to not only produce a superior film, but to enhance your overall experience.

What is on the blu-ray?

Each blu-ray features a custom designed interactive menu. All blu-ray discs include the highlight video and interviews in full. Then, depending on the package you choose, the blu-ray can also include the following edits: a main feature, ceremony, reception, first dances, toasts, cake cutting, and party highlights.

Anything else I should know about ShoFilms?

We’re storytellers at heart with a different approach to cinematography. We don’t just document your wedding. We want anyone who watches your video to feel like they were there. To feel what you felt. To cry with you, laugh with you. We want to tell your story.

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