Shooting wedding videos is a big and lucrative business. If you have experience and technical knowledge of videography, but have never done a wedding, you will need some basic information. You should be up front with your potential clients about your lack of experience shooting weddings. Show them samples of whatever work you have done so they can see you’re not a novice with a video camera. Offer the bride and groom a great deal on your wedding packages and keep your prices lower than the competition until you have some successful weddings under your belt.
At the reception you will find the proceedings much more relaxed as the demon grog takes its effect. You can shoot it normally without any extra lighting. Two camcorder operators working the room can get some amazing candids. When the speeches start one of you can cover the action while the other works on audience reaction.
A reflector is a piece of silvery, gold or white fabric stretched over a frame. Lastolite make some really cool ones that explode open into massive circles. They come in two main varieties : silver/white and gold/white (the gold is good for warming up flesh tones). They are always a good investment, but if you can’t afford them there’s a cheaper solution around the corner.
Then, there’s search engines, which can be an amazing resource for you. Try using Google to search, using terms like “maryland Wedding Videography” or replace “Maryland” with whatever state you’re searching in. You’ll quickly find out that there are many vendors in your area, so browse their websites and bookmark the ones you like. Later, you may request a face to face meeting with one or many of them.
Watching these Wedding Videos is a great chance to see your special day on a different perspective. On your special day, you won’t have the chance to see everything. Getting it recorded is the next best thing on seeing the other events that you missed on your wedding day.
Using multiple cameras, broadcast quality editing and sound recording equipment combined with experience and passion, a good, high quality videographer will make a remarkable memento of your day. They won’t be obtrusive, they’ll mingle well with your guests and they’ll capture the moments you missed. They’ll capture your friends and family, the tears and laughter, the nervous groom, the stunning bride, the proud parents and the best mans speech. They’ll then skillfully edit it, creating a story, set to beautiful, provoking music that evokes the atmosphere and emotion of the day (well we do anyway).
So unless you know someone who is truly skilled at making movies, if you want a videographer at your wedding, go out and hire one instead of relying on your Uncle Jim. Trust me on this – you’ll be glad you did.