4 Tips for Creating the Best Wedding Video . . . Ever!
(PRWEB) November 19, 2012
1. Light Every camera ever made for film or video works on the same principal: They record light information. The best cameras are more sensitive and can record in lower light conditions, but even the best cameras need a good deal of light to work at their best. There are quite a few gorgeous churches, synagogues, and inns especially in New England, but they were designed in a time before modern heating and efficient windows and tend to be dark. The lighting they do have tends to be directly from above and can give people shadowy eyes. A good rule of thumb to consider when choosing a ceremony and reception venue is the brighter, the better. The best venues are bathed in natural light through windows or professional lighting. Light is important for receptions as well. Often, when the lights go down, your image quality will too, becoming grainy. An interior dance floor should have a strong, directional light raking across it to give your first dance a dramatic, cinematic effect. This can be done for little cost by your videographer or by the venue itself. Then, if possible, add in some party lighting such as strobes, and you have an absolutely dreamy dance floor that will really shine in high definition video.
2. Photographers vs. Videographers - Slowly but surely, wedding photography is being replaced by videographers, who can pull screen shots from their video that, on high definition cameras, are comparable to pictures. However, most brides have both a photographer and videographer. When hiring your photographer, make sure he or she has worked on a wedding with videographers. Inexperienced photographers will mindlessly wander in front of video cameras, blocking important moments. In rare cases, some photographers will not work on weddings with videographers, and when they do, make sure to use their every opportunity to thwart the videographer. Both photography and videography are creative fields that need space to operate at their best and true professionals will cooperate and produce the best wedding experience at your wedding. A great way to ensure you are hiring a photographer that will work well with your videographer is to find vendors that have both photography and videography in one bundle.
3. Keep Guests out of the Way Invariably, every wedding has that uncle or cousin that wants to take his or her own photos or video of the wedding day, and generally thats fine. However, more often than not, that good-natured relative will wander into the videographers space, blocking important moments. Sometimes flash photos obscure the video as well. In a couple of instances, people have jumped into the aisle, right in front of the bride as she processes into the ceremony, and blocked the videographers shot. Dont let it happen to you! You hired professionals to capture your wedding and you should protect your investment. Politely suggest to your guests to refrain from snapshots during key moments in the ceremony and reception and have a dedicated photo time during the cocktail hour or dancing portion of your reception. It may seem difficult sometimes to say no to your guests, but, in the end, most people enjoy a wedding more when they can relax and not have to worry about taking pictures.