FAQ

What’s a mini-doc?
What do you film?
Do you film babies older than 12 months?
My baby has an older sibling – can they be in the film as well?
How early can we start filming?
What should I expect in a filming session?
Can I gift this to a prospective parent?
What are the payment options?
What if we decide to cancel?

 


 

 

What’s a mini-doc?

In our mini-docs, we use an observational documentary “fly on the wall” approach to put a filmic and artful spin on the “baby / family video” genre. Each mini-doc is a short film that is edited to music using observational footage that we film with your family in an authentic, intimate setting. We can also incorporate existing home video footage into the film if you’re interested in the Home Video Footage Add-On.

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What do you film?

We specialize in capturing families with babies from birth to 12 months old. The stillness and intimacy of the first 7 months in particular makes this an especially perfect time to capture natural bonding moments with loved ones, as well as babies’ growing perceptions of and reactions to their environments.

We focus on capturing the magic of everyday moments as well as the thrill of milestones with your babies.

Everyday moments can include:
– Tummy time / playtime
– Reading books
– Bathtime
– Mealtime
– Nap and bedtime routines
– Interactions with siblings
– Interactions with family pets

Milestones and “firsts” can include:
– First bath
– First smiles and laughs
– First teeth
– First time eating solids
– First attempts at rolling over, sitting up, creeping, crawling and walking
– First haircut
– First time in a swing
– First birthday

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Do you film babies older than 12 months?

Yes! While we spend most of our time documenting 0-12 month olds, every age and stage has its own special brand of magic. So if you like the look and sound of what we do, get in touch and we can customize a package that best suits your needs.

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My baby has an older sibling – can they be in the film as well?

Yes! While your baby will be the central character in the film, filming interactions with siblings and other family members (including pets!) is encouraged.

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How early can we start filming?

We can start filming as early as you would like once the baby is born.

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What should I expect in a filming session?

We use professional but minimal HD camera gear while filming, allowing us to be as unobtrusive as possible in your intimate family spaces.

Our priority is ensuring your family’s comfort level in front of the camera, so that you can just “be” while we capture those irresistible, ever-fleeting, natural everyday moments with your littlest ones.

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Can I gift this to a prospective parent?

Yes! Gift certificates are available for all our packages, and make thoughtful one-of-a-kind presents for first time parents. Please contact us to discuss gifting options.

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What are the payment options?

You can pay via PayPal or check. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required prior to filming in order to confirm the booking. The balance is due upon delivery of the final film.

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What if we decide to cancel?

The 50% deposit required to confirm a booking is non-refundable. However, if filming has not yet commenced, this value can be used as credit towards another package or transferred to another family.

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