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Who are you, and what do you do?
“Here at Jumping Spider Films, you’ll find a small (but growing!) team of creative movie mavericks, nifty video ninjas and clever editing elves (think Lord of the Rings rather than the old Shoemakers’)”
“We are wedding videographers with a difference, no lazy PowerPoint style transitions and definitely no folksy Greensleeves background music, well, not unless that’s really the soundtrack you want.”
When and why did you start your Company?
“Jumping Spider Films quietly crept onto the scene in 2010, our aim was to be the most imaginative and innovative filmmakers in the wedding videography and events industry; we wanted to create bespoke wedding videos of the highest quality.”
“So that’s what we did and it’s what we continue to do – and now that we’ve steadily built up our back catalogue, worked with some great couples and filmed at some incredible venues, we think we’ve earned our stripes enough to start shouting about it.”
Do trends influence your work?
“At Jumping Spider Films, no two wedding vidoes have ever been the same, we’ve seen plenty of different themes, several different colour schemes, we’ve shot traditional church services and discovered some great, contemporary destination venues.”
“We also have some rather sassily named videography packages – here else can you choose the Clark Gable or the Patrick Swayze – they are usually just the starting point.”
“We don’t want to pigeon hole our couples into picking an off-the-peg wedding video bundle based around what’s hot or what’s not.”
“We are influenced by the people who choose us; we’re excited by their energy and their enthusiasm and so we get to know them, ask plenty of relevant questions and work with them to complement exactly what they want their special day to be.”
What is your greatest achievement?
“The editing of each wedding video is just as important, if not more so, than the filming itself.”
“We are really happy with what we we’ve been able to produce and by excelling in each of these aspects, our wedding videos have become highly regarded, not only by other wedding professionals but by all of the couples we have worked with without exception and so we’ve some really kind, rewarding testimonials on our website to show for it.”
“We make wedding videos, not just wedding highlights but mini movies, with our wonderful couples and their friends and family as the stars.”
“Our wedding videography is extremely discreet and our style is natural and honest yet at the same time, cool and contemporary.”
“Our service is both personal yet professional and our films are truly memorable; we’re really proud that what we do is a beautiful, lasting reminder of a day that always goes far too quickly.”
What do you see as the future of your Company?
“We’d quite like to just keep doing what we’re doing but what we’d really love is to do more of it!”
“We want to put wedding videography not just firmly on the map, but all over it; putting choosing a wedding film at the top of a couples’ to-do list rather than, as has previously been the case, something they’ll add if they’ve enough left in the wedding fund.”
“By offering good value for money, a truly personable and individual service and a super stylish, unique end product, we hope we’re on the way to doing just that.”
The above Q&A feature on Mrs P&P's wedding blog in November 2014.
You can also read another feature on Jumping Spider on the Show me the Pretty wedding blog.