Agreement between Videographer Nomattertheweather (hereinafter Author) and Wedding Couple (hereinafter: Client)
The Client hereby agrees to engage the services of the Author to create a wedding film. The Author will complete the work outlined in the preceding paragraph within 10-18 weeks after the wedding day, as the latest.
For the wedding film under Article 1 of this Agreement, the Client agrees to pay the Author’s fee in the amount specified in the form, and on the bank account of the Author within 30 days from the date of the event.
The Client shall secure the services by signing and returning this contract along with a non-refundable, non-transferable booking fee of €800. The booking fee shall be paid to the Author’s bank account within 30 days from the signing of this Agreement. The Author will reserve the date only if both conditions mentioned in this Article are met. Failure to meet these conditions will result in the Author offering the date specified in Article 1 of this Agreement to other clients.
The Client reserves the right to cancel this Agreement; however, the booking fee amount under Article 3 of this Agreement is non-refundable. Cancellation must be made in writing. If the Client fails to provide written cancellation as specified before the wedding date, or cancels within 30 days of the wedding date, the Client shall be required to pay the full balance due.
The Author agrees to provide their services to the best of their abilities, in accordance with Article 1 of this agreement, while retaining the right to exercise their stylistic and artistic expression.
The Author retains the copyright to the footage under Italian Copyright law. However, this Agreement allows the Client to use the wedding film for non-commercial purposes only.
Vendors such as florists, decorators, venue owners, musicians, wedding planner, makeup artists, hair stylists, etc., are permitted to use the wedding film for their own commercial purposes in digital media upon request from the Author.
Under this agreement, the Author is entitled to publish the wedding film and/or use it for their company’s commercial purposes without the written permission of the Client. If the Client wishes to hold exclusivity over publishing, the amount specified in Article 2 shall be increased by 30%.
STYLE AND APPROACH
The Client acknowledges being familiar with the Author’s portfolio and requesting services with knowledge of the Author’s style. The Client understands that the Author’s work is of a unique and artistic nature, and the wedding film may differ from past works. The Author will use their personal artistic judgment to create a film consistent with their vision of the event. The Client acknowledges that the film will not be subject to rejection based on taste or aesthetic criteria.
The Author is a non-traditional filmmaker and does not work from detailed shot lists. Their approach is contemporary and creative. As such, they work in a free-flowing manner to provide a wedding film that represents their style and approach. The Author shall not be held accountable for not filming desired individuals or if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during filming sessions.
The Client understands that videography is dependent on lighting, and the quality of the film is a result of collaboration between the Author and the Client. The Author’s knowledge, experience, artistic style, and the Client’s investment in organizing a wedding day with adequate lighting are key elements in achieving desired results.
The Author and Client agree that the Author is not responsible for compromised coverage due to causes beyond their control, including but not limited to weather conditions, schedule complications, lateness of individuals
LIMITATIONS AND LIABILITY
In the unlikely event that the assigned Author is unable to perform to the guidelines of this contract due to an injury, illness, act of God, theft, natural disaster, acts of state or governmental authorities, acts of terrorism, natural catastrophe, storm, riot, insurrection, civil disturbance, denied border crossing, sabotage, embargo, blockade, acts of war, power failure, transportation delay or any other cause beyond the control of the Author, the Author will make every reasonable effort to secure a replacement filmmaker acceptable to the Client if possible. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event.
Clients are responsible for their own well being. Any injury that occurs during any part of the wedding days, including parts guided by the Author, are not Authors responsibility. If Client is feeling unsafe or not willing to follow Authors guidance during any part of the wedding day, he holds every right to state so. Author will do his best to find an alternative suggestion.
In the unlikely event of the Client’s videos being lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons beyond Authors control, Authors liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event package, including the booking fee. The limit of liability shall not exceed the contract price stated herein. Author’s limitation of liability applies to loss or damage of videos, or failure to deliver a wedding film made in causes such as, but not limited to: theft, accident, act of God, malfunction or any other cause beyond the control of the Author.
The wedding film will be edited at the Author’s discretion, and no raw footage (unedited clips) will be delivered to the Client. The selection of the chosen clips in the film by the Author is final. If the Client wishes so, the Author will allow one feedback loop that will take not more than 2 hours of working time for the Author.
The Author hereby obliges to deliver the wedding film in digital form within 10-18 weeks from the event date specified in Article 1 (one) of this Agreement.
Upon receipt of the digital media, both physically or through online service, Client accepts all responsibility for archiving and protecting the film. Author is not obliged to permanently archive image files. Author is not responsible for the lifespan of any digital media or service provided or for any future changes in digital technology or media readers that might result in an inability to read digital media provided. It is Client’s responsibility to make sure that digital files are copied to new media as required.
If any damage to Author’s equipment occurs as a result of recklessness, intention or any other act by the Client or guests at the event, the Client agrees to cover for any damage repair or replacement of non-repairable equipment if the party responsible for the damage caused refuses to do so.
If, during the assignment, Author or his crew is exposed to: (a) conditions which imperil or cause the Author or his crew to fear for their safety or well-being, or (b) objectionable or illegal acts to which Author and his crew do not wish to be a party or witness, the Author reserves the right to immediately protect his interests, including but not limited to a cessation of this engagement, leaving the Clients location(s), and/or terminating this Agreement. In such circumstances, Author will not refund the Client.
The Author shall be available at the event by the end of the last official part of the wedding, or by the time amount specified in the form.
The contracting parties have read, understood, and agreed upon the terms and conditions of this agreement by filling out the form and providing their respective names as a sign of acceptance.