I’ve attended a lot of friend’s weddings over the past few years and I’ve noticed that the one thing that people treasure the most after the event is their wedding video. Of course the photos are also just as important, but with a video you feel like you can relive the big day over and over again and you can also share it with loved ones that weren’t able to attend the actual wedding, which is lovely.
Because of this, picking a videographer can be tricky – you obviously want the best for your wedding, but how do you know who’s going to do the best job? Following you and your partner throughout the day, your wedding videographer captures those timeless moments that you can look at fondly once your wedding day is over. There are, however, a few things that you can do to make sure your wedding video looks great for years to come, so that you’re not afraid to show the grandchildren when the time comes!
Together with Get Film, specialists in wedding videos in Newcastle, we provide you with a few helpful tips that ensure your videographer gets the best possible shots on the day.
Once you’ve picked a wedding videographer, it would be a good idea to have a conversation with him or her as soon as possible. This gives you time to elaborate on what kind of video you would like. For example, should they be filming the light-hearted moments, or should your video express the traditional aspects of a wedding and express the emotions you feel on the day? Perhaps show them the style of video that you really like, maybe your friend’s videographer captured their big day perfectly and you would like a style like that.
Make sure they know each individual detail in advance; if the bride is wearing her grandmother’s earrings or the groom is wearing his father’s cufflinks, these are aspects of the wedding day that the videographer can shoot so that your wedding has an individual and personal touch from the start.
Act natural and be yourself
Never pay attention to the camera, or your wedding videographer when they are around you. The essence of a wedding video is that it captures the true emotions of the day: laughter, tears and smiles. Really, you just need to forget that the camera is even there. Don’t worry about any mishaps, the videographer will of course be editing the final video.
Don’t get camera shy, and remember, the wedding videographer is there to film not just you – but the whole day. If you know that the camera is going to affect the way you behave on the day, then why not ask them to have the camera set at an angle to the direction of guests, with the focus and camera settings set? This way, everyone is still captured in the shot, but it is not obvious that there is a camera pointing in their face.
Don’t rush the perfect shots
Even though you might want to turn your wedding video into a cinematic masterpiece, it’s still important that the wedding videographer is there for those all-important moments like your first dance, cutting the cake and the vows.
Although your attention will be elsewhere on the day, make sure that your videographer is hanging around for those important moments; to ensure the film maker catches the perfect shots of all those important moments throughout the day, don’t go full speed ahead! When it comes to things like cutting the cake, putting the ring on and giving that all-important speech, don’t rush it – not only will it savor the moment for you to enjoy, it also allows the videographer to make sure they are in the right space and in focus to film the shot perfectly. Make sure your videographer knows exactly what you want to go into the video so you get it all in.