How to Record great Wedding Videos with your camcorder?
To capture quality Wedding Videos, you should know about your camcorder well and other general videography techniques. Well, capturing Wedding Videos is different from capturing other events. A wedding is a traditional function, and traditional shots are there to capture as the essentials. If you miss even a single traditional shot, the couple would blame you for missing the shot. So, how can you capture complete Wedding Videos? This article gives you some important tips to get it right.
1) Watch your available memory: Having more video is better, you can edit and get rid of the unwanted parts. To make sure you will not miss anything, watch the memory level of the memory cards, tapes, internal memory, and so on. HD and 4K videos take a lot of space. 4K recordings take roughly 2GBs per 9 minutes of recording. Anyway, this range varies depending on your camcorder. Before you start recording Wedding Videos, watch your memory level first. You may have 2-3GBs remaining, but would it be enough to capture a 20-minutes scene? Why do you want to take the risk? Forget about that remaining GBs and use a new memory card for a wedding. Also, watch the battery level of your camcorder. Starting with fresh batteries is a better choice always.
2) Shooting angles: Knowing the right shooting angles is a must for giving your customers a quality finished product. Recording relatively far away from the scene would give you “OK” finished product, but “OK” is not enough here. The couples hire you to give them “perfect” Wedding Videos. Getting a close-up would give the viewers more feelings. Anyway, don’t use the zooming function of your camera too often. Go closer to the scene as much as you can. OK, don’t go too close when the couple is kissing for the first time. As a videographer, you should have the common sense to understand what’s right and what’s not. Some scenes would look better when you record from the side (at an angle.) When you are using a tripod, make sure you identify the best angle and set your camcorder. As I said earlier, zooming in and out would often make the viewers nauseous.
3) Overcoming the low-light challenge: Low-light conditions give a hard time for any videographer when recording Wedding Videos (especially in indoor venues.) Most of the churches have low natural light, and the use of lights also restricted. Now you must make the most of your camcorder’s settings and functions.
Achieving optimal sound quality is another challenge. The built-in microphone in camcorders doesn’t record quality sound, especially with the background noises. Get closer to the sound you want to record. Try your best to minimize the noises you are making such sneezing.
4) Enjoy the moment: Well, you don’t dance and take a few shots to enjoy the wedding. You are not a guest, you are the hired videographer, so know your role well. Anyway, as a professional videographer, recording quality Wedding Videos is your passion, right? So, you can enjoy recording every moment perfectly. Before pressing the record button, make sure you are in the best position to capture the moment. If editing is not your cup of tea, get someone else to do it for you. Handing over a super fine end footage should be your ultimate goal.
Great, I hope these tips would help you to record quality Wedding Videos. Let’s meet again soon with a similar article.