The Right Questions To Ask Your Wedding Videographer
The Perfect Shot When You Tie the Knot
In the midst of wedding day jitters, the last thing you should be worried about is capturing it. Your special day is a once in a lifetime moment, so you can’t afford to not ask a potential wedding videographer certain questions. Here are some questions – and some advice – so that you can choose the right videographer to capture your wedding day.
Will you conduct single camera or multi-camera coverage?
Be sure to ask your wedding videographer if he or she will be conducting single or multi-camera coverage of the wedding ceremony and reception. If you’re looking to capture your walk down the aisle, as well as the reactions of your groom, your parents, and guests, then a single camera just wont cut it. Be sure to ask the videographer how many cameras he or she will use, so that you make sure every moment is captured.
What type of equipment do you use?
Equipment can make a huge difference in the outcome of your video, especially in its ability to be viewed on a variety of TV screens, whether it is on a smaller screen or a larger flat screen. You’re always looking to get better image resolution and less pixilation, so make sure your videographer you understand exactly what your videographer is using. High-definition cameras should be used in order to capture that sought after HD image resolution for your wedding DVDs.
DSLR Cameras Versus Video Cameras
Today, videographers are taking more of a cinematic approach, using DSLR cameras, such as the latest Canon 5D Mark II. DSLR cameras are your professional still cameras that have the ability to record video. They require specific knowledge and expertise in the DSLR realm, especially when it comes to working the lighting and audio features.
Quick Tips Before You Get Hitched
Be true to you. We all have our own style and taste—but your wedding day is your moment. The wedding video should reflect the unique love you share with your significant other. The two most common types of wedding videography styles are cinematic and documentary. Ask your videographer about particular filming and editing techniques so you can pinpoint a style that best suits you.
Testimonials & Demos
The proof is in the reviewing. Be sure to ask your videographer for wedding demos—both highlights AND full wedding videos will help you decide if the style suits your desires. Also ask for testimonials of former clients to establish the authenticity of your potential videographer. Sometimes more than satisfied couples are willing to share their contact information, so you can raise relevant questions and concerns.
Timeless Takes Time
Unfortunately, amid all the commotion and big to-do, it’s typical for your wedding day to fly by in the blink of an eye, so it’s no surprise that you might be a little impatient as you wait for the final copy of your wedding day video. However, you must keep in mind that a highly skilled wedding videographer can take up to an hour to edit only 5 minutes of video. Of course, turn around time varies according to your videographer’s clientele and schedule, however, it usually takes anywhere from 2 to 4 months. So relax, because the more time it takes, the better the overall picture makes.