7 Tips for Shooting Awesome Wedding Video

  • Posted by Taylor Watson
  • December 10, 2017 9:50:15 PM PST
The distinction between a great wedding filmmaker and a good one doesn't come down to getting the best camera or gear.

The distinction between a great wedding filmmaker and a good one doesn't come down to getting the best camera or gear. The difference is that you. Are you the sort of man that a couple wishes to have attend your own marriage?

1. Communicate with the few, place, and sellers.
Well before the wedding date, you need to have a sit-down meeting with the engaged couple. Get to know what they're looking for in their video. Do they want to be sure that you catch certain moments? Being ready to catch these moments will truly make your work stand out.

Reach out to the ceremony and reception venues and discover if they have any rules or regulations. Many churches will not let videographers in certain locations, so it is important to note if you're going to have to attract a zoom lens. Some massive reception venues take a proof of insurance before they let you take on the premises. It's your responsibility to have everything in order before showing up.

Speak to some of the sellers, mainly the ones you will utilize on the wedding day. Understanding vendors in the business is the gateway to success. Their recommendations can help you land future weddings. Ask for a copy of the schedule and contacts for the other sellers. Then it is possible to ask the DJ in their installation. Will they allow you to plug into their sound board to get backup audio? Can they bring a high end lighting kit for your reception? Becoming familiar with everyone will assist the shoot movement along much smoother.

2. Stay fast while taking as little gear as possible.
The morning of a wedding is a relatively typical operation. The groom and his groomsmen hang outside, the bride and bridesmaids get their hair and makeup done. Home Grinds After that, you will be running around until the wedding is over. So it's ideal to place the heavy bag in the corner and then take it easy in your back and shoulders. Simply carry what you need.

Having every lens option at once is not any use to you. Nothing is worse than having to tell the few to hold off on tossing the odor as your batteries died. I've seen it occur.

3. Audio is crucial, have backups ready.
If you don't catch things as they happen, then you did not do your work. It is best to have multiple audio sources recording. Does your camera capture quality sound? Otherwise, have outside recorders ready to go. Try to avoid placing the mic on a bride, instead go for a lavalier microphone on the officiant or groom.

When the DJ is operating sound, you might have the ability to plug into their sound board. That is the reason it's helpful to have spoke to the DJ before hand. Remember every DJ is different, so it is no guarantee that you'll get superior audio. That is why you need to only rely on these for backup sound.

4. Always capture the conventional wedding shots.
You might feel the need to experiment on the wedding day, but be sure to always get the typical wedding shots also. Experimenting is a great way to help you find your style, but remember that couples want to see their vows, first dance, and cake cutting edge. Ensure you have the important things covered until you get all those cool transition shots.

5. Maintain the camera secure.
Stabilization is necessary. Going handheld isn't going to reduce it. By placing the exact same quick release plate on all of your equipment, you can easily switch on the go.

Tripods are excellent during the ceremony, but could easily get in the manner everywhere. When you are in a very small hotel room with the whole bridal party, family members, hair stylists and makeup artists, you won't have a lot of space to work. Being able to quickly switch to a monopod or even glidecam will keep you shooting.

6. Be sure to catch enough B-roll.
B-roll will be your best friend and worst enemy when editing. Not having enough will make you job much tougher. Queensown.org It's easy to remember to shoot exteriors of the venue, but don't forget that there are people coming to those places. After the bride and groom watch their wedding video, they are going to want to view their family and friends in attendance.

Have an excess camera catch regions of the audience during the service. This footage will always come in handy to hide any rough edits. In addition, it is great to cut to the audience if the photographer walks into a shot of the couple at the altar.

7. Prepare for low light situations.
Evening receptions can be a nightmare for marriage filmmakers. Indoor or outside, it will likely be dark. After supper is served, venues dim the lights so that the celebration can begin. Hopefully you and the DJ also discussed his light setup, but you'll still need your own lights to help you get certain shots.

If your camera does not handle low light well, bear in mind that guests do not want to get blinded by video lights all evening. If you use lights, then be sure to use them sparingly. Don't kill the disposition by leaving them on during the entire reception.