Our life is an endless series of events, holidays and activities. Certainly, we would like to save these memories for many years. It’s not a secret that videos, photos and our memories are, sometimes, the only things left after an important moment in our life whether it’s a birthday, a wedding or an anniversary. That’s exactly the reason why we should take seriously the shooting, especially of your own wedding! If you want your wedding video to be more traditional and chronological then documentary shooting style is what you need.
Capturing the wedding day
The documentary shooting of the wedding includes a full timeline of the wedding events: starting from the awakening of bride and groom and ending with the end of the wedding. Although this style of filming a wedding video does not imply posing, the newlyweds should be ready that from time to time, the videographer will ask you to pose and change places for the most favorable composition. In general, documentary shooting requires minimum videographer’s influence and his main task is a documentary fixation of what is happening. This is the most natural way of shooting as it shows real emotions like laughter, tears or excitement.
Peculiarities of the documentary shooting style
The documentary shooting style is required when there is a need to show real important events happened some time ago. This is a perfect choice when it comes to filming a wedding. While staged filming requires decorations, artificial lighting, costumes and a makeup, the documentary shooting requires more natural conditions and emotions without posing. The videographer will use different views and angles because his main task will be to convey the events happened in a real time.
Pros and cons of the documentary shooting
The main advantage of this filming style is that newlyweds and guests don’t require special preparation. This means that they can fully immerse in this joyous event. The videographer is the one who should understand the people’s emotions and pick the perfect time to shoot. Another pro is that these types of videos are generally cheaper as doesn’t require much additional equipment. The disadvantage is that the result may not be as impressive as staged shooting, but it totally depends on the taste. Another con (or not) is that documentary shooting style video is generally longer in length, but it can be a pro as well.