Great! You’ve decided to have your wedding videoed adding to the overall experience. Next to photographs video is one of the best ways to preserve memories. Think of the laughter, tears and smiles this will bring friends and family for years to come.
Following are some Edmonton wedding video tips from the pros to make your video one you’ll be proud to look at – over and over again.
Friends and Family are Guests, Not Professionals: One of the ways many couples try to cut costs is by hiring cousin Jimmy or Uncle Fred to videotape their wedding. Then, when chunks of the ceremony are missing because they wanted to enjoy the festivities, or they couldn’t figure out how to “get the dang thing to work,” they regret the decision up on viewing it.
Instant Memories works closely with many Edmonton wedding video service providers. Please contact us for our list. You can’t put a price on hiring an expert to do it right the first time. And, in this case, there’s no do over. If footage is lost, damaged or nonexistent, there’s no recovering it.
Communication between the Couple: A professional Edmonton wedding videographer is only as good as the couple at hand. Couples should discuss what they want captured on the big day. For example, if the bride wants video of arriving guests, then she should relay that to the Edmonton wedding videographer.
The Edmonton Wedding Videographer Speaks: An experienced, professional Edmonton wedding videographer will parrot back to the couple their wishes. He or she may even make suggestions based on what the couple has relayed to him about what they want.
Some of the questions you should be prepared to answer from your Edmonton wedding videographer are:
Ceremony Start Time: If you want the vidoegrapher to capture anything before the actual ceremony, the Edmonton wedding videographer will need to arrive much more earlier to set up lights if needed and mike up the proper people for audio.
Ceremony Duration: How long is the ceremony expected to last? This will allow your Edmonton wedding videographer to come prepared with enough equipment, tape, etc., to cover the festivities.
Names of Other Key Players: Your Edmonton wedding videographer might ask for the name of the wedding photographer, since many of us work together, the event coordinator, etc. Consulting with these other professionals will ensure that all permission is given for equipment setup, that the various professionals don’t interfere with each other’s work and/or that the appropriate footage is shot.
Remembering that communication is a two-way street, this is exactly what you want in an Edmonton wedding video service provider. Discussing it before will ensure that all parties are pleased after the fact.
The advances in video technology makes videography seem easy. After all, you just point and shoot, right? In fact, shooting is only a small percentage of capture life-long memories in the correct way. There’s so much behind the scenes work most of which is in the editing process.