Videos are an integral part of documentation in weddings. Thus, videographers have a challenging task of making sure the output they get to churn out would be of great quality that guests and especially the couple would get to appreciate.
Experts have thus shared 6 tips in ensuring a great wedding video coverage.
- Remember that it’s all about the bride and groom. This is the most basic (and most important) tip of all. Keep in mind what they would like in the video. Get as many shots of them as you can of them at every important moment: the holding hands at the rehearsal, when they first see each other at the ceremony, when they walk after the vows and the ceremony, to every interaction they have at any point during the reception. Encourage others attending the wedding to talk about them on camera. Most importantly, concentrate on capturing those once-in-a-lifetime shots.
- Keep the theme of the wedding in mind. Make sure that you highlight that theme at every opportunity possible while shooting the video, whether the theme can be seen in the decorations, the outfits, whatever element that is present.
- Attend the wedding rehearsal. This will provide you a great opportunity to locate all the electrical outlets you will need, as well as the best places in the venue where your camera can shoot the best possible angles. Also, it will also help you familiarize yourself with other aspects such as placement of the lighting and sound equipment to the order of events, as well as where the key people (parents of the bride and groom, for example) will be sitting, etc. And if you’re actually doing a video recording during the rehearsal (which is highly recommended) is lots of wonderful behind-the-scenes footage to include in your wedding video.
- Be friends with the wedding photographer, like Shane Webber. Coordinate with him on all aspects of the coverage as much as possible and work with one another in providing a great coverage of the wedding in both photos and video. Be ready to have each other’s backs in case one of you is unable to get a good shot, ensuring every important moment is captured in either photo or video.
- Make sure you (and your video camera most especially) will be able to see the bride when she walks down the aisle. As obvious as it sounds, make sure that that your video camera’s line of vision will include the bride. After all, she is one of the leading stars of the wedding video you are making, so to speak, so make sure she stands out in that particular moment.
- Make it personal. Even if you have produced so many wedding videos, to your clients which are the bride and groom, their wedding is a unique event that deserves a special touch, so to speak. Edit accordingly, ensuring there is a sense of uniformity between the theme of the wedding and the elements you will adding in the video, like the fonts, the music, the art, etc.
One more thing
There will be times though that things would not go according to plan as you shoot the video during that big day. In case that happens, do not fret. Take it as an opportunity to be creative and come up with interesting ideas that would not only compensate with the issues you have encountered, but also help make the video even more special as well.