Today, wedding videography forms an essential part of any wedding and serves as a more vivid preservation of the memories that were made that day. Traditionally, photographs were used to do this but as technology advances and becomes more accessible, many weddings are now able to include a video in the content package.
Making a wedding video allows you to tell a story about the great day of your matrimonial union with your partner. Below are a couple of critical tips that you could also use for best results in this venture.
Plan a Script
A well made video is supposed to capture the highlight of the events. You should therefore have a directorial script to guide you on what aspects of the wedding videography to cover such as the bridal make-up and preparation session, the church ceremony, the reception and interviews.
Assess the Venue Beforehand
For good wedding videography, having a reconnaissance visit of the wedding venues is important. This is done to establish a number of conditions. The natural lighting of the venue will play a vital role in determining how much equipment you may need to bring along. In addition to this it will give you a clear idea of how the equipment will be set up and how to direct an assistant if you will come with one.
Attend the Wedding Rehearsal
The best time to do a pre-shoot visit of the venue would be during the wedding rehearsal. During this period, not only will you get a glimpse of the décor but you will get to see the bridal party in action as they march down the aisle. This will allow you to plan your shooting process in accordance to their movement and positions.
Focus on Bride and Groom
You can tell that everyone at a wedding was highly anticipating the arrival of the bride just by the dazzled expression on their faces when she finally arrives. Of course capturing this reaction is a good idea. But what is more important is the subject of attention that is being gazed upon. Your wedding videography team should time the entrance of the bride with one still camera at a position where it will simply turn and capture the moment.
Have a Second Camera Angle
A second camera could capture various alternative angles from the side or behind the bride and groom. It is important to make sure you are not a place that can easily be obscured by the congregation.
Get Many Close-Up Shots
Close up shots are loved because of their ability to capture emotion. And emotion is what weddings are all about. Every eye watching the unfolding events is normally looking for signs of sheer joy, burning love or even fake smiles as the couple exchanges its wedding vows. If you can also get these emotions from the bride and groom then your video will be a masterpiece. Remember that the bride and groom are not the only people having a heartfelt moment of joy. So close up of their parents, groomsmen, brides maids and friends could also produce some intriguing footage.
Have Good Audio Capturing Equipment
The importance of having good audio recording equipment cannot be understated. Most wedding couples normally expect that the video will naturally come with perfect sound. But achieving this is not as easy as it is made to seem. Crucial talking moments such as the exchange of vows and the reception speeches would best be captured by a zoom mic which is small but powerful enough to maintain clarity. Other points such as the walk – in song and dance session at the reception would best be captured by the camera mic in order to maintain its natural effect.
There are more tips that can be used especially during the post-production of the video but these four wedding videography tips will ensure that you have great material to start off with during editing stages.