Wedding Films must also be "films". There is no reason for them to not be beautiful, fluid, romantic, fun with a bit of mundane thrown in to the mix. For that to happen, make sure your wedding videographer must know a few things - some that you will have to tell her, and others that she learns of her craft.
1. Movement is Everything
A static still shot will not convey what a moving fluid shot can. Whether the movement is handheld or on a slider or steadycam, there must always be movement. One technique i apply in every single shot is making you, the subject, my anchor point around which the camera moves.
2. Family Matters
Introduce the videographer to all the important family members so they get the maximum screen time possible. It is perfectly normal for your parents and siblings to be stressed out during the entire evening, such that they don't even make it into the wedding videographer's lens. If they have been introduced prior to the beginning of the event, the videographer will m...
It takes a lot to put together your own wedding. By the time I walked onto my wedding stage, I was raging mad with all that had already gone wrong. So basically my wedding videographer did not have any real footage of my entrance. Of course, I knew this. I'd been doing weddings for about 5 years by then. So why did I mess up?
Well I didn't really. I edited my own film so I just had to chop and glue together bits that made more sense, but had I had someone eminding me to lighten my shoulders, I would have had an easier day. (I love writing sentences with "have had". May be that has something to do with nostalgia).
In case you are wondering, this beautiful bride is not me. What makes her beautiful has as much to do with her enjoying the day as it has to do with the romantic sunset and overgrown weed.