Business Showcase – The Handmade Film Company

Dotty Vintage Weddings always looks to feature innovative and generally awesome businesses – we love to inspire you with fabulous folks!
When we stumbled across The Handmade Film Company, not only we were delighted to feature them on the blog and within the upcoming issue of Dotty Magazine, but we only went and booked their vintage videobooth for our wedding too! Cue the shameful video evidence of our wedding reception! I chatted with Stacy and Rebecca to find out more…

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When did you start the business, and what was your inspiration for doing so?
The idea first came about way back in 2009 when we met whilst working for Channel 4. We were both in the process of planning our own weddings and wanted an affordable and unique film that captured the vintage theme of our big days. Both a little camera shy, we realised we were much more relaxed in front of the camera when there was someone we knew and trusted behind it! So, we decided to leave our careers and put our experience as both brides and television professionals to good use… and The Handmade Film Company was born!

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Who works behind the scenes at The Handmade Film Company?
Currently it’s just us! We treat every wedding as if it were our own, spending hours editing each wedding video, personally ensuring each shot is just perfect.
You film it. We make it magical – but how does it work?
It really is that simple. We send you the cameras, your wedding party film your big day, and we edit the footage into a professional vintage film. Unlike a videographer, you have complete control over your video as you can decide what you shoot and what you don’t.

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I’m a vintage bride-to-be – can you give me an overview of the services and packages you offer?
We offer a range of packages to suit everybody. You can chose between the single or two camera edit, or if your budget is stretched you can opt for the simply shoot package which enables you spread the cost – you capture your big day and can choose to have it edited up to six-months later. We also offer a package for all you vintage brides who’ve opted for a destination wedding giving you extended hire of the cameras and an extra chapter to include your honeymoon! Another really popular option is our videobooth! Your guests can leave you messages for you to treasure forever on camera (with the help of loads of vintage props!) and we’ll edit it into a sleek and fun videobook with our trademark vintage finish.
Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 16.43.28I love your business! How do we book?
All you have to do is visit www.thehandmadefilmcompany.com and fill in our booking form. Once we’ve confirmed availability, we’ll contact you for an in-depth chat about your wedding day in order for us to create a ‘must-get’ shot list for your willing camera men/ladies.
The best way to get in touch?
Email us at info@thehandmadefilmcompany.com or call 01275 818859. Or find us on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Vimeo! Enjoy our vintage show reel to find out more…

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