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by Curtis Brownjohn Films
Hello and welcome! My name is Curtis Brownjohn and I'm a Wedding Videographer and Wedding Photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. My journey as a creative artist began in my hometown of Darwin, Northern Territory when I picked up a video camera in high school and started making feel-good films for family and friends, documenting all the adventures we had together — the exciting and the everyday. I loved cutting those little moments together and it was fun to see everyone's reactions to the films as they watched them for the first time. After moving to Adelaide and studying filmmaking and cinematography at Flinders University, I worked at the Adelaide Football Club producing their TV show and website content before eventually gravitating back to what I always loved doing: making feel-good films. Only this time I wanted to make them about weddings — after all you can't get much more feel good than that!
Since then I've provided my unique brand of Cinematic Wedding Videography to over 200+ couples and more recently have been offering Wedding Photography as well. It's incredibly fulfilling to me not only as an artist but as a human being to be invited along to such an important occasion in people's lives and to document that special day as candidly as I can. I look to capture the connections people have with each other — not only between spouses but also their families and friends. All those little glances across the room and exchanges of words or smiles are the ingredients that I seek to paint an electric picture of the day with. I love using my passion for cinematography to capture those special moments and whether it's a cinematic wedding video, super 8 film or a gallery of wedding photos, my goal will always be to give you something to laugh at, cry with, and cherish for the rest of your lives.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Wedding Photography something you can do for us?
Yes! I am happy to announce that I can now provide Wedding Photography in conjunction with or as an alternative to Wedding Videography! Using the same professional caliber DSLR cameras that I film with, I will take high-resolution photographs throughout the day and provide you with a collection of curated images ready for you to upload to social media, create a photo album with or print onto canvas if you so choose. Having me be the sole service provider capturing your photos and video keeps the running of your special day efficient and yields fantastic results for both mediums. Please click here to find out more.
Can we add a Super 8 Wedding Film to our package?
Absolutely! Super 8mm is a film format popular in the 1970s for making home movies. Incredibly, some of these film stocks are still available and it's the perfect way to give your wedding memories a vintage vibe. If this timeless, retro-looking style of video is your jam then ask me about purchasing a Super 8 Wedding Film. I will bring along one of my beloved super 8 cameras and capture the important moments of your wedding day on super 8mm film. You will receive a 3-minute Super 8 Wedding Film set to a cute piece of music as well as the raw footage from the super 8 camera. If you are also purchasing a Wedding Video Package, I can also splice this gorgeous old school footage into your Cinematic Wedding Film(s). You can book a Super 8 Wedding Film as a standalone service or add one to a Wedding Photography or Wedding Video Package at a discounted rate. Watch examples of Super 8 films here.
Do you offer drone videography?
I do indeed! Drone Videography is an easy way to add an extra cinematic touch to your wedding videos and is something that I would highly recommend adding to your package especially if you are tying the knot in a particularly gorgeous part of the world. You will get see your wedding locations from above with breath-taking footage captured on professional grade aerial cinematography equipment. Drone Videography is limited by location and other factors, so please ask me about the best way to add drone footage to your wedding films.
Can you live stream our ceremony?
Certainly! You can now include your loved ones who couldn’t quite make it to your big day by live streaming your wedding ceremony. A dedicated live stream team will capture and broadcast in real time everything from your aisle walk to your first kiss and all those precious moments in between. With razor sharp image quality and crystal-clear audio, you can rest assured that everyone will be able to share in your special day no matter the distance or the circumstance. Find out more on my Live Streaming page.
Are we able to customise a Wedding Video package?
Although I carefully structure my Wedding Video Packages to ensure that your coverage aligns with the film(s) you are receiving, we can always add some features or move things around to suit your budget and needs if required so please don't hesitate to ask.
Can we choose the music for our wedding videos?
No. Although we all have our favourite tunes, I cannot use popular music (Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, etc.) in my video productions without complicated and expensive licensing requirements. This also extends to covers of the same songs by other artists. Not only is using this kind of music against the law but it will make it impossible for either of us to upload the film(s) to the internet without being instantly flagged by social media music detection algorithms and penalties being issued by those platforms. Instead, I use a professional music licensing library called Musicbed.com to find and legally license original music that I think will suit the narrative of your film(s) and will tie all the heart strings together. This is standard practice for wedding filmmakers nowadays. It is a part of my filmmaking process that I take great pride in and a reason why my films look and feel as special as they do.
Are there any travel costs for rural or interstate weddings?
I am happy to travel by car to locations within 50km of the Adelaide CBD without any extra fees. If your wedding is happening outside of this area then travel, accommodation, car hire and other fees may apply. While I am based in South Australia, I will always jump at the opportunity to travel interstate for a wedding so please don't hesitate to ask. I will provide you with cost estimations for you to approve and include them in the final price of your Wedding Video Package.
What happens if you are unable to make it on the day?
In the unfortunate event that I am unable to attend your wedding due to a personal matter, sickness, or other matter beyond my control, I have support networks in place and I will be able to find a talented wedding videographer and/or wedding photographer to capture your special day. You will receive a full list of terms and conditions when you book with me that go over all of this and other fail safe procedures in further detail.
How long before we get to see our wedding videos?
If you are getting a Teaser Trailer as part of your Wedding Video Package, this video will be fast-tracked to social media within a day or two of your wedding for you to share with your family and friends. Similarly, you will receive a sneak peek gallery of images if I am providing you with Wedding Photography. Your other videos and/or photos will join the editing queue and will usually take me around 4 to 6 months to complete depending on the time of year and the number of weddings that I have in the queue.