Do you know what is the difference between shooting a movie and a wedding? Right, it’s the amount of the takes. Even the simplest scenes have been filmed several times in order to choose the best ones while editing and create a perfect movie. While the most memorable, festive and important moments on the wedding are impossible to film twice or even rehearse! Furthermore, the bride and groom are far from being professional actors and the guests are not there to act as extras. So, it turns out that the only professional present on the wedding is the videographer, who has to shoot a perfect wedding video under hard conditions and in the short term.
You do want your wedding video to become a masterpiece, right? In spite of the videographer’s level of the professionalism and his editing tricks, almost everything on the wedding depends on the main “actors” – the bride and groom, the guests, the musicians, the host and even service personnel. What really matters is the newlyweds’ mood and the content but not the equipment used.
In order to avoid disappointment and mistakes that can influence the quality of your wedding video, we recommend sticking to some major rules. Unexpected surprises are inevitable, though.
A few simple pieces of advice will help you organizing the wedding video of your dream.
The videographer should be aware of all the locations where the shooting will take place and the exact time. These could be the restaurant, the house of the bride, sights, the place where the ceremony will take place etc. Special attention should be dedicated to the filming in the premises, as an additional lighting should be placed in advance! The lighting plays an important part in getting perfect footage. For example, one of the most important parts of the wedding – the first dance of the married couple, should be perfectly captured in the video, so the videographer should install additional equipment where the dance will take place.
Cooperation is the key!
Also, it’s vital to tell the videographer if there would be any surprises from guests or relatives and when it’s planned. He should be ready to capture the festive moment in advance.
It’s very important to cooperate with the videographer and inform him about all the smallest details of the wedding ceremony. Only in close cooperation with your cameraman, you will be able to achieve the perfect result. Remember, that this is one of the most important moments in your life, so it’s better to think everything through and enjoy the perfect video after.