FAQs

What do you offer?
Nostalgia Film–based in the Austin area in Texas–specializes photography and videography.
We’re know for Super 8mm film shot with vintage professional Super 8 film cameras and digital and analog photography for weddings and portraits.

What primary style do you identify with?

The photographs and films we create are photo-journalistic, documentary, and romantic. Our films feature short-form storytelling. Super 8 captures the magic of a nostalgic home movie with the very best moments and vignettes from your wedding day.

For our shooting style, we try to remain unobtrusive and document the day as it unfolds candidly and only stage things minimally, aside from the photo session part of your day. We work closely with your other vendors to capture the sweet, memorable moments that comprise your day.

What do your packages include?

Read more here or contact us.

What formats can the final video be in?

Videography

Packages come with online highlight films and we’ve recently added a thumb drive to all of our packages. You can also add on DVD or Blu-Ray packages with keepsake tins.
With all Super 8 packages the couple gets the celluloid film for archival and heirloom purposes, and we include a sheet on caring for your film to help make it last 50 years or longer.
Photography
Online gallery with beautifully edited images with reprint release. Options for canvases, prints, and additional edits.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes–please let us know if your venue needs a faxed copy.
Where is your business based?
We have a home studio in Pflugerville, but are open to traveling all over to document special events and keep our travel and destination wedding pricing reasonable for this reason.
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
I have a page with wedding videography and portfolios on Vimeo and YouTube and can give passwords to the longer full-length edits after meeting with clients. Upon request, I can also mail a hard-copy DVD/Blu-Ray.

Describe any special video editing services you offer:

I love to edit to a carefully chosen soundtrack to tell a story for highlight films and cinematic films. I am very creative and flexible in editing.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly lit event?
For videography — I work with on-camera LED lighting panels. Super 8 isn’t the ideal medium for very low light situations, but I have a couple tricks up my sleeve and can use particular film stocks to fit your venue and lighting. Please talk more with me during a consultation to make sure we’ll all be on the same page about lighting at your venue(s) and that I can create the best package for you!
For photography — speak to Vic, he’s excellent with lighting and OCF (off-camera flash).
How many videographers do you work with?
Shanna heads up Nostalgia Film with Vic, and we have additional trusted second shooters and assistants that we work with as needed.
Does the client get to meet the phtographers/videographers before the event?
Of course! It’s so important that we get to know and are comfortable with each other, so that the cameras and we are less obtrusive on the wedding day. Plus getting to know clients helps us better tell your story.
We will often e-mail with the couple over the course of the engagement and are happy to help with suggestions, ideas, vendor recommendations, and more.
Let’s meet and chat over coffee! Or we can talk via phone, FaceTime, or Skype for those not in the Austin metro area. Contact us here.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Shanna and/or Vic will be there, and depending on the package option, a second-shooter will be as well.
Do you have a replacement photographer/videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
We do have a roster of back-up shooters if needed and know and work with a lot of the best photographers and videographers in Austin.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day of?
A lot!
Videography
Multiple (three or more) vintage Super 8 film cameras, two to five HD cameras if HD is being included, several lenses, lots of film stocks to choose from based on lighting conditions, LED light panels, audio equipment, tripods, monopods, a glider, stedicam, and more.
Photography
Four to five HD cameras including multiple Canon 5D Mark III, several lenses, film cameras, lighting and flash equipment.
Partial Gear List (This is always being updated…)
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes – batteries, cameras bodies & lenses, extra film stocks, and more.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do ask that the client provide something to eat during a short break for six-hour weddings or longer. We like to take a break during the dinner and request to be within eye/earshot of the reception, so we can be ready when cake cutting and toasts or dances happen afterward.
Do you charge overtime?
We charge an hourly rate if clients want us to stay longer than the hours stated in the contract. Please let us know before or during your wedding as soon as you know you’d like extra coverage.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
I do not include the raw footage in our packages, since the Super 8 packages include most of the footage and the reels. For HD/Hybrid packages, it can be added on for an additional $500.
Do you reserve the right to use our photo/video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes, for promotional/portfolio/advertising purposes, all of which is outlined in the contract.
Is the client involved in the video editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
Video — I am flexible on this. I love clients that let me have full creative control, but I also love input on what will make your film special for you! I also welcome input on the kinds of Super 8 you love–very vintage or more fine film, black & white, or vivid color, which is good to know a while before the big day so I can order the right film stocks. I like to discuss it all at the consultation and in a follow-up questionnaire. I put a lot of time into choosing the very best licensed music to complement the highlight film, too, so I like to get a feel for the couple’s favorite music to help me choose the best song.
Photo — We’re moving toward a more clean and timeless editing style, but still love artistic edits, so please discuss your desires with us before your session–during your consult or at the time of booking.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?  Photos?
I like to share the shorter highlight film with the couple as soon as I am able–generally within a couple months of the wedding as I’m working with my out-of-state lab for Super 8 (film takes a minimum of two weeks to be developed and telecined; unless we rush your footage). The full package delivery takes approximately four to six months from the wedding date, depending on the number of weddings I shoot during a season and the time in the season. It’s always stated clearly in your contract, and we’ll keep in touch after your wedding so you’ll know what to expect.

Please contact us for special circumstances and rush edits.

Nostalgia Film strives to give you a final film to cherish for a lifetime made with thoughtfulness and care.

Photography takes less time–sneak peeks within the week generally, and the final collection in that time we quote to you (usually six to eight weeks, but it also depends on the time of year).

Anything else? Just ask us!
We’re friendly–I promise.

Nostalgia Film, 406 Post Road Dr., Austin, TX 78704