WHAT IS LANGER IMAGERY? TELL US MORE!
Langer Imagery is a company started by Chris Langer, an avid filmmaker and editorial photographer specializing in wedding cinematography based in Cleveland, Ohio. Chris Langer grew up and returned to Cleveland after college where he studied Photojournalism at Rochester Institute of Technology. Chris pursued filmmaking near the end of college and cannot stop making films. Anytime other than your wedding, Chris spends his time working on independent films in Cleveland and photographing for national magazines. Some of his clients include AARP, NBC News, and Southwest Airlines.
HOW DO I GO ABOUT BOOKING WITH YOU? WHAT IS YOUR DEPOSIT?
First, send us a message giving us the details of your wedding using the Contact form. All of our clients are booked on a first come, first served basis. A deposit of 25% of the total bundle is due at the time of booking. Langer Imagery does not consider a date completely booked without a signed contract and deposit paid in full.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Langer Imagery is based in Cleveland, Ohio and is available for travel worldwide. For all of our weddings within the Cleveland/Akron area, travel is included in the bundle price. If we have to drive a few hours but can make it home that night, we only charge mileage. If we have to make accommodations, you will have to cover all the costs of traveling – car/plane travel, rental car, hotels, and food. Please inquire about your wedding and we can put together a specialized quote for you.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We shoot all of our weddings using professional digital cinema cameras and lenses used in independent films and professional commercials. Our primary cinematographers use the Canon C100 and the Canon DSLRs for extra angles. We use individual lavalier microphones to gather audio from very important people throughout the wedding (ex. toasts, vows, etc…). If you wish to know what separates our equipment from others, please get in touch!
DO YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A THEATER? THAT IS REALLY COOL!
When designing our new studio, we wanted to create an experience like none other in Cleveland. We are filmmakers and avid moviegoers ourselves, we wanted to bring that feeling of going to the theaters to our clients, especially since that movie is yours! It is something else to see your film on the big screen with your close family and friends. Our theater comfortably seats the bride and groom and 12 guests, family and/or friends. We pop all the popcorn you could eat and provide beverages/snacks at no additional cost. This is our thank you for booking with us and a gift we want to give back to you!
WHY DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM OF TWO CINEMATOGRAPHERS, CAN YOU JUST USE ONE?
To make a successful film, you have to have different angles to keep the pace of the film flowing at all times. Langer Imagery requires a minimum of two cinematographers because we feel you cannot capture enough footage for an edited film with just one cinematographer. In some cases, we have to have three cinematographers so we can cover every moment of the wedding effectively without missing anything.
DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS INSURANCE?
Yes we do! We are covered up to a couple of million, so that should cover everything if something happens on your wedding day. If your venue requires a Certificate of Insurance from us, please let us know!
WHAT DO YOU DO BEFORE THE WEDDING TO PREPARE?
After you book with us, we inquire about your schedule and put together a plan of what we hope to film on your wedding day. We have a pre-production meeting together and go over everything about your wedding day. At that time, we will scout the locations with you and go over where everything is happening during your wedding day. We hope with enough focus on pre-producing your wedding day, we can craft the best film for you and show you what you can expect on your wedding day.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE UNTIL I GET TO SEE MY FILM?
We have various expected deadlines set for each film and individual item we provide to you. Please refer to the cinematography page for more details regarding how long your bundle will take to deliver in entirety. All of our films receive the complimentary debut theater viewing but if you are not interested, we can post your film online before we deliver your disc(s). Trailers are released online and shortly after your wedding day.
WHAT IF I WANT CERTAIN EVENTS IN FULL? WHY DON’T YOU OFFER RAW FOOTAGE?
We believe RAW footage is an incomplete product and offers no benefits to you. Video cannot be compared to a similar concept used in wedding photography, RAW footage vs. a DVD of photos. Video has various clips of the same moment in your wedding day and through editing we create the visual representation of the moment. If we just hand over the RAW footage, you won’t be able to make sense of anything since we shot multiple cameras and separate audio. With the edited footage, you get a complete product so you can watch your special moments from the wedding day. Our Highlights Film Package includes your full set of speeches and you can purchase your full ceremony in addition. We also offer edited footage purchased in increments of 10 minutes and can include anything from your wedding day – dances, first looks, etc… You can purchase additional footage even after your film is finished.
If we did not answer your question in this FAQ, please contact us with your question(s). We would love to hear from you!