The value of the final project, or “Why can’t you just give all the RAWs?”
At Ridley Film we love providing our clients with the best quality content. Our footage is always HD, our photos are always High Resolution and we spend hours making sure your product is pitch-perfect. However, more often than not we get a request “Can we just have all the original videos and photos?”
So what are original/RAW files? It includes captured Videos, Sound, and Photos. At the end of a wedding/event with 2 videographers, we usually end up with 200+ video and audio files ranging from 5 seconds to 10 minutes. Our photographers end up with 1000+ photos. Terabytes of data! Then it’s our job to go into that pool of information and create a highlight video, teaser, movie, and final photos for you.
Now here is where our Videographers and Photographers split into two camps.
Some people say “We don’t give out RAW videos because they’re bad!” We disagree, our videos aren’t bad, they are just not meant for a public eye, yet. It is our job to watch back hours of your wedding/event from 2 or more cameras and choose how we’re going to tell your story or represent your brand. We handpick the best shots and compose them together.
If we send you the videos and audio in bulk it’s virtually unwatchable.