When thinking of your wedding videographer you may have questions as to what he (or she, no discrimination here!!!) does. Although having a wedding video is not a new concept, having a cinematically filmed professional wedding video is relatively new out there, and the difference in approach is rather different.
To get an idea of the difference between a regular wedding video versus a cinematic wedding video, think of a family friend with their video camera wandering around the grounds for a day, versus a glossy, Hollywood style professionally finished film created using professional film equipment found on premier film sets.
There are lots of videographers about today. And unfortunately a lot of folk feel that if they have a video camera this qualifies them for the job title of wedding videographer. Did you catch the news report of a couple who had successfully sued their wedding videographer for what was quite possibly the worst wedding video ever in the history of all time? He left his camera on the ground and filmed people’s feet, missed the important elements and still charged them £350. Admittedly, in this industry you tend to get what you pay for, but that’s still no excuse for the dismal attempt he had made to produce something of what should have been a special keepsake for the couple. <a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1368143/Wedding-videographer-ordered-pay-compensation-dreadful-350-video.html” target=”_blank”>LINK HERE</a>
You see, a wedding videographer, as with a wedding photographer, is someone you are trusting to capture the most special moments and memories, and as this day will only happen once, there are no opportunities to have a second take, or to interrupt the wedding ceremony to ask them to start again if the lens cap is on still, or a finger is in the way!! So the person you choose has to do the best job, first time around and that takes skill, creativity and above all, experience in the field.
A good videographer should tick lots of boxes, be discreet, be creative in their approach, blend into the background to just take stock of all that is going on, and pull your story from it during later processes. A lot of the work will be completed after the day and this is where a professional’s skill comes into their own, as with technical know how, they can make what is a 6-7 hours of footage into a watchable film you’d be proud to show your friends and family.
Your wedding day has a story to it, and you want this to be produced to the highest possible standards to watch again and again. One of the most eagerly awaited elements to the wedding video is the spoken word, as with the pace of the day rushing a couple through, the vows and speeches get forgotten, and what can be a very emotional part needs to be recorded for posterity! Watching it back for a newly wedded couple is a bit like being a guest at your own wedding as you see various parts you may have missed during the day itself!
And that’s where we come into our own. Lilac Weddings are at the forefront of filming cinematic weddings around the Midlands area.
As you can see from our website, we have some great testimonials from couples who are very happy to have chosen us to work with them on their special day.
“The finished DVD is excellent, especially the highlights. We (& other people) were impressed with the filming techniques used & the overall quality. We found Steve to be very professional and discreet (a lot of the time he was filming us we didn’t even know he was there!)”
— Claire & Richard Looms
“We can’t tell you how happy we are with your work. You have captured the day so well! Being a perfectionist I had high expectations of the films, which you have more than exceeded.”
— Ruth & David Cornby
So if you are considering booking a wedding videographer, take a look at our portfolio and get in touch. We’re now taking bookings for 2012 weddings and we’d love to chat to you about what we can do for you. Your wedding is unique to you, and worth remembering forever.