Wedding Videos: Ultimate guide for beginners
If you are just beginning Wedding Videos as your full-time job, this guide is for you. This guide covers the basics for creating great Wedding Videos. I hope you will enjoy the article.
It’s not like the 70s anymore. With new technology and wedding cinematography, Wedding footage has become a top priority today. OK, some couples consider the wedding footage as a “maybe” yet. Trust me. Wedding footage is your best investment for bringing back loving memories.
As a beginner, you should have a plan for capturing a wedding. Follow steps given below.
1) Get the information:
Before the wedding, you should have a sit-down meeting with the couple. Well, do this in advance so you can prepare yourself well. It’s a must that you know their likes and dislikes. Prepare your list of questions, so you don’t forget anything. Discuss with them about what to capture, and talk with the wedding planner too.
2) Do rehearsals:
Since you are a beginner, you better do some rehearsals before the wedding day. Visit the venues such as the church, hall, and groom’s and bride’s homes. It’s a good chance for you to determine what type of light you will need and about the camera angles. If possible, talk with the DJ to know about the music that will be playing on the day. Doing rehearsals is a great weapon to create quality Wedding Videos.
3) Know your camera and equipment well:
You should know everything about your camera and its features. OK, if you are planning to buy a camera, ask recommendations from experts. Keep a list of things that you need to cover the wedding. Having a list is essential, or you might forget something. Camera, monopod, tripod, extra batteries, Videotapes/disks, lenses, lens cleaning products, and headphones are the things to include in the list. Well, keep the things in a bag and leave it aside. Your hands should be free to capture good Wedding Videos.
4) Second Videographer:
You can’t capture everything yourself if a large number of guests attend the wedding. You can’t be in two places at the same time. Again, always keep in mind that you are a beginner. Don’t hesitate to suggest the couple about having a second videographer. Make sure the camera settings are the same of yours and the second videographer. Coordinate well with the second videographer. Only then you can create great final Wedding Videos.
5) What to capture:
Make a list of things to capture. Prepare the list on the day that you had the sit-down meeting with the couple. Trying to memorize everything is a common mistake that beginners do. No, you can’t memorize the things, you should have them in writing. Capture all the traditional shots. You can also talk with the wedding planner for more ideas.
6) Wedding day:
OK, the big day is here. You have all the lists, and you know what to do. Arrive at the venues at least 15 minutes before so you can prepare yourself well. Walk around and get an idea about the settings and everything. Trust your intuition and use common sense when capturing. Don’t shoot what they told not to. No inappropriate jokes and ask unnecessary questions, always be professional.
If you are not a good editor, give the editing part to an expert. Be friendly with the couple and the guests. Dress like a real professional. Being well-prepared is your secret weapon to creating memorable Wedding Videos. Good luck beginners.