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Cinematic Wedding Video

Our cinematic wedding video is perfect way to capture your day. Excellent sound for speeches, beautiful video with loved ones smiling, laughing, and admiring the couple.  

How to Choose the Best Wedding Videographer for You!

Choosing the right videographer is so important. They will be with you the whole day and they need to be reliable. They will be the ones who will be in control of what people remember of your day and what your future children, grandchildren and social media will see of your wedding day. You need to get along with them and trust them. Here are some tips on how to choose the right one for you.

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Decide on what Kind of Wedding Videographer you Want.  

Wedding video used to be your Uncle in the back corner of the Church, but not anymore!! There are different styles of video for different customer needs. There are cinematic movie trailers (3-5 minutes), multicamera documentary edits (full ceremony and speeches with extra content added in from the rest of the day), Short film (6-10 minute), feature film style (10+ minutes) and more. Look through some videographers wedding videos and see what you like best.   
Our favorite is cinematic wedding movie trailers and feature film style. These show the highlights of the day from getting ready to the first dance cut with audio clips from the speeches and vows. It’s much easier to convince friends to watch a short movie than a long edit of your day. Just post it on social media and get ready for heaps of praise!

Watch at least 3 of their Wedding Videos.

Watch wedding videographers main product in full. Is this the length of video you want? Is it entertaining? Will you be showing it off to friends? Facebook? Will they want to watch it at this quality and length? Are there different products to choose from? Do they have good audio quality?
Watch out for promotional videos. They can be deceptive. Videographers often use templates and plug in their videos making them look great, but ends up looking very different from their final product. Promo videos are meant to draw you in, not necessarily present an accurate picture of what your product will be.
Another thing to watch out for is some wedding videographers steal others’ videos as their promotional videos. A great reason to check referrals or to at least check if their facebook videos tag their brides and grooms.

Check their facebook pages, youtube pages and website. Make sure they take wedding video seriously. Find someone who is passionate about creating amazing wedding videos.

Listen to your Videographer’s Audio.

Listen for audio in their videos. If they don’t have at least decent audio in their videos, I’d recommend finding another videographer. Audio is one of the things that sets video apart from photography. Hearing those peoples’ heartfelt words spoken at speeches and your wedding vows to eachother is priceless. Go for good audio as well as beautiful moving images.
Check the music. Do you like the musical choices? Do the videographers know how to turn the music down so you can hear the people speaking? Does the music complement the footage? Does the music complement the images? Or did they just haphazardly add images to music?

Also, check to see if they purchase their music or rip it. Ripped music can get you in trouble if you post it online. Find a videographer who licenses their music from a reputable site. Not only will it give you peace of mind and show the videographer is serious about his art, but you’ll also get a song that most people will associate with just you, since most people haven’t heard of these beautiful songs before!

 

Get Referrals for your Wedding Videographer.

Don’t be afraid to ask past customers about the videographers. Check their facebook page or Google page to read through the reviews. Ask your vendors which videographers they prefer to work with.

Things to ask. Did they get along with the photographers and other vendors?  Were they fun to work with? Did you get the feeling they knew what they were doing? Did the product come when they said it would? Did they provide a good service? Did you like them?
Make sure they have a solid name. We’ve heard of cheap videographers bailing on their customers last minute so many times or them never actually giving a product. This is horrendous!


 

Meet Your Videographers.

While all the above is great, ultimately you need to like who you’re working with. This is one of the most special days of your life and you don’t want someone you dislike being there all day. The best way to know if you’ll like them is to meet them.


These steps will help insure a successful wedding video. Remember, if you find someone who matches your criteria, then book them. Good videographers book up quickly!

Already picked your wedding videographer? Want to get the most for your money with your wedding videographers? Check out 10 Tips to Maximizing Your Investment on Your Wedding Videographers!

10 Tips to Maximizing Your Investment on Your Wedding Videographers!

How to Get a Wedding Video You'll actually want to watch!
Read Below!

1. Choose A Good Videographer

Don’t trust just anyone with your wedding memories. Just like you wouldn’t rely on cell phone photos to fill your wedding album, don’t ask your family members or friends to shoot your wedding. For a wedding video that truly captures the memories you’ll want to relive over and over again, go with a professional. Not only do they have experience and expertise, but they also have equipment far better than anything a friend or family member will be able to provide. When searching for your videographer, watch at least three of their videos to ensure that you like their style. After you’ve selected the one that is perfect for your special day, book immediately. Chances are, if you like them, so do a ton of other couples. Videographers, like photographers, are often booked far in advance, especially for wedding season, so be sure not to leave this important task for last. Once you’ve booked them, trust their vision – keep in mind that they want your wedding video to look just as amazing as you do.

 

2. Try To Fit All The Important Moments Into Eight To Ten Hours

Decide early on which moments are the most important ones for you. For many couples, this includes things like getting ready, having make-up applied, the ceremony itself, all speeches, and the first dance. To save time, try and ensure that both the bride and the groom are getting ready in the same building. This maximizes what a videographer is able to film and ensures that more special moments before the ceremony begins are caught on film. Give your videographer as much information about the schedule for the day as possible – no detail is too small. This helps everyone ensure that they can be at the right place at the right time, especially if there are going to be gifts or surprises for either party. Another tip is to have your post-ceremony photos done close to your venues. This helps keep everything on schedule and running smoothly, and removes the risk of someone getting stuck in traffic along the way. 

 

3. Appoint One Responsible Person From Each Wedding Party To Text Your Videographer

You and your spouse-to-be have enough to do on your special day. Help yourself, and your videographer, out by assigning this important point-person job to a responsible person in your wedding party. This can be especially helpful if there are going to be surprise visits or gifts given that you and your spouse may not know about, but definitely will want on film. Try and choose a member of your wedding party who is always on their phone to be your point-person. This can help ensure that your videographer is where you need them to be, when you need them to be there.

 

4. Make Sure There Is Good Lighting In All Venues

In addition to ensuring that there is adequate lighting for your ceremony and reception, think about each aspect of your wedding video and consider the lighting. For example, when you’re having your make-up done, try and position yourself in front of a large window with natural lighting. This makes for a beautiful, and dramatic, shot. Videographers can do amazing things, but helping them out by providing natural light where possible, and better light where it isn’t, can ensure that your wedding video is as stunning as you.

 

5. Keep Speeches From Overlapping With Food

Some couples are tempted to have their speeches at the same time as the meal is served, in order to help keep things on schedule. This may be good for timing, but it is terrible for audio. The noise of changing plates, not to mention cutlery and the murmur of people eating, can make it much harder for your videographer to record the speeches. The visual may also be ruined by servers constantly crossing in front of the line of view, and will distract viewers from the heartfelt or humorous message delivered by the speaker. In addition, your guests are more likely to pay attention to the speakers when not distracted by a meal.

 

6. Make Sure Your Sound Can Be Tapped Into By The Videographers

Good audio is essential for a good video. One way to ensure that there is clear, crisp sound in your video is to ask your DJ and the venue if the sound system/mixer can be tapped into. This helps obtain a clean, live feed, and greatly reduces the risk of the sound being inadvertently ruined by other distracting noise. If you happen to book your videographer before you book your DJ, ask them for recommendations. Often videographers will encounter the same DJs at multiple events, and can help you find one that suits your style.

 

7. Have All Speeches Done In A Designated Space

Ensure that all speeches and readings are done in the same area for both your ceremony and reception. This will help add consistency to the video, and will ensure that your videographers can capture those moments without needing to move around. In addition to providing a smooth video in the end, it will also help control the sound and reduce the amount of unnecessary noise.

 

8. If You Write Letters To Each Other, Read Your Own For The Audio

Many couples write letters to one another to be opened on the wedding day, in addition to writing their own vows. This is a wonderful way to tell your spouse-to-be how excited you are to swear your love for each other in front of friends and family members. If this is a route you choose to take, let your videographer know and read the one you’ve written so the audio can be recorded. This helps build your story, and leads to a beautifully emotional wedding day video. Ask your videographer how they intend to incorporate this into the video – it may convince you to write one if you’ve been on the fence!

 

9. Share All Vendor Information With Your Videographer

All your vendors need to work together to create a smooth day, this includes your videographer, photographer, DJ, and anyone else you’ve hired to help make your special day come together. Give your videographer a list of all your vendors early on, so that they can contact each one and work together to coordinate their services with the goal of making your wedding the best it can be.

 

10. Keep A Good Balance Between Your Videographers And Photographers

Certain parts of your day will be ideal for photos, others for video and others still are perfect for both mediums. Both your photographer and videographer will want anticipation shots, in brightly lit areas, but may want different angles or different perspectives. Trust your experts to let you know which is which. This will help your vendors work well together, and will ensure that your wedding album and your wedding video capture all the moments you’ll want to remember for years to come.

 

BONUS TIP: Choose An Officiant With A Great Speaking Voice

When it comes time to choose the officiant for your ceremony, try and pick one who has clear speech and good articulation. This helps ensure that all of their words are caught on film, and are easy to understand for years to come.