Funeral Videographer Brisbane
We are a team of Brisbane videographers who specialise in capturing funeral photography and film.
Services Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and surrounding areas.
Captures a unique cinematic style
All footage is recorded in full HD or 4K video resolution
Provides you a choice of edited video or raw footage
Audio recorded with Roland audio field recorders
Your video is uploaded to a secure online download facility
Discreet, experienced and understanding
We have worked with…
“Professional, punctual, and with a great result. Will definitely use again and happily recommend to others.” Osaka Punch
“The work, the pictures and the atmosphere are very professional, comfortable and positive.” Frances Neitzel
“Brilliant photography, awesome cinematography that always captures and tells a beautiful story.” Sunshine Castle
“Not only is Normy’s work exemplary, he’s a bloody nice guy! He’s a pleasure to work with, is low maintenance and loves to have a laugh! Nothing is too much trouble for him, he’s gorgeous to the guests and isn’t intrusive. For two years Normy has donated his services to My Wedding Wish – a project that donates full white weddings to couples battling terminal illness. He has a heart of gold. You’ve definitely made the right decision when you book Normy! I love him and love his work.” Lynette Maguire Celebrant / JP
OUR FUNERAL VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
WHY VIDEO YOUR FUNERAL?
At first glance, some may find it strange when they hear the term funeral videography, or that a videographer/photographer attends funerals. So why should you have the funeral captured on video?
Here is the the reason why.
Many family members and loved ones are not able to be present at the funeral, because of reasons such as distance, time and cost, it makes a lot of sense for them to actually experience the funeral through a video recording live, or one that has been uploaded to a password protected website or video platform.
EXPERIENCE IS PARAMOUNT
In terms of funeral videography, it is important that a funeral videographer needs to have a vast amount of experience with funerals over a length of time.
The reasons for this is that it is vital that they understand what sort of challenges may occur, what the etiquette and best practices are at funerals, how to communicate with family members and how to be discreet.
Staying behind the scenes is crucial as the videographer should know how to not draw attention to him or herself and simply blend in and capture the event, often from the back of the room.
FUNERAL VIDEOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES
In terms of funeral videography techniques we use two cameras for most funerals; one with a slightly wider angle video camera, and one with a longer angle video camera. You want there to be at least two video cameras and the reasons are as follows.
CAMERA ANGLES TO COMMUNICATE THE STORY
The close up angle is extremely important as it captures emotion. By zooming in, close ups capture all of the emotion portrayed on a speakers face whether it be the outward expression of grief or the tears in their eyes. It captures all sorts of emotions rising to the surface.
Why is this important?
Because, as a family member unable to attend the service, you want to be immersed into the recording and into the story. You want to connect with it. You want it to have an impact on you so that you can experience the feelings that are being experienced by those at the event. Also, because experiencing these feelings is an important part of the healing process and of feeling connected, authentically, with the funeral event.
What about the second camera?
The wider angle camera is important because at any given moment something may happen at the funeral where the speaker is no longer the center of attention. The centre of attention then becomes what is happening at the funeral which could be a multiple of things. It could be guests coming to do something ceremonious, it could be some music being played or an important part of the proceedings could be happening.
So in terms of capturing the funeral videography with two cameras we will usually have those two cameras right beside each other right at the back in a position where they are out of the way.
BOOKING YOUR FUNERAL VIDEOGRAPHER
Funerals are usually organised short notice so as the organiser you are under time pressure. You don’t want to really spend a lot of time finding a funeral videographer and as soon as a funeral videographer communicates back well with you and shows a great portfolio of work you will want to enlist the videographer.
FUNERAL VIDEOGRAPHY PRICES
Funeral videography prices differ from one company to the next. Our company offers funeral videography services starting at $500.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer you the raw footage from the camera which does require editing or the fully edited video it its entirety, smoothly edited to take out any pauses, bumps and non-relevant footage or audio that has been captured.
YOUR FUNERAL VIDEO MUSIC
Funeral video music is usually soft background music that does not distract from what is being said but amplifies and elevates the style and impact of the words and speeches being given. We have a big database library of the best music available for funeral videos.
YOUR FUNERAL TIMELINE
Now let’s go into a typical workflow for our company in capturing a funeral. We will get called by a family member asking us for availability and pricing.
We will then direct you to our pricing link to be able to view or download our pricing. If we are available in most cases we then get booked to video the funeral.
Once you have booked us we will look at the location information and organise our equipment required for the filming.
For most funerals we aim to arrive an hour prior to the funeral to set up our video and audio equipment and then wait at the back of the venue for guests to arrive.
OUR INVOLVEMENT IN FUNERALS
The thing we most enjoy about capturing a funeral on video is the appreciation and love we receive from the funeral. We understand how difficult this time is for our clients and also notice how appreciative they are when they talk to us during and after the funeral.
PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE FUNERAL
Capturing photography at the funeral is also something that we get asked to do. these photos are very important to show all those who paid respects to the loved one lost and to see family and loved ones together at watches at very important occasion in the lives of the family.
Something that we can offer is to have photos captured in several ways. The first way is that we are asked to capture some photos throughout the event which we do at the same time as recording the videos. This will be a minor additional expense however it is very valuable and presents a very affordable option.
The second option is that our company brings a dedicated photographer from our team to capture photos only throughout the event which will be a slightly higher investment yet we’ll create powerful meaningful storytelling, candid photojournalistic images of the funeral.
The last option in capturing photos of the funeral is for us to set our cameras to a high resolution. This resolution is called 4K. From this video resolution we can create photos that are of an acceptable quality. The quality does not match that of actual still photos captured in the camera yet in many cases it is okay to use this technique.
If you would like to contact our studio for funeral videography requirements we would love to hear from you and we’ll dedicate ourselves to creating a professional experience and understanding nature and the highest quality meaningful engaging and emotional capture of your event.
Funerals honour the life of the people most important to us, and we believe that this celebration is one worth documenting. Our beautiful photos and videos emphasise the legacy of a life well-lived and the day you said goodbye. By capturing the day on video, you can share memories with those unable to attend and continue to commemorate the life of your loved-one.
With over 12 years’ experience in the industry, our team are highly-professional and are subtle with their work. Suitably attired, our videographers will unobtrusively record the service. We are always considerate of our clients’ privacy: where practical, we use two cameras fixed to tripods, ultra-long zoom lenses, and podium mic’s, so we can film at a respectful distance. We are understanding of all cultures and religions, and do our outmost to capture the essence of every ceremony.
A funeral is a difficult time. Our services offer peace of mind through experience, discretion, and empathy. Funeralvid operates throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts, and surrounding areas.