Blink and You’ll Miss It: How to Film the Perfect Wedding Video24th July 2017
Your wedding is likely to be one of the most important and biggest days of your life. As it is fast approaching, you and your partner will want to make sure that all the finishing touches are just perfect and that everything runs smoothly. Whilst you will both be excited to tie the knot, truth be told, you’re most likely worried about all those small wedding details that could go wrong on the big day – not to mention the wedding video.
Following you and your partner throughout the day, your wedding videographer captures those timeless moments that you can look at fondly once your wedding day is over. There are, however, a few things that you can do to make sure your wedding video looks great for years to come, so that you’re not afraid to show the grandchildren when the time comes!
As specialists in wedding videos in Newcastle, here at Get Film we want to provide you with a few helpful tips that ensure your videographer gets the best possible shots on the day.
It’s important that once you’ve picked a wedding videographer, you have a conversation with him or her to establish exactly what you want out of your wedding video. For example, should they be filming the light-hearted moments, or should your video express the traditional aspects of a wedding and showcase the emotions you feel on the day?
It helps to know every individual detail in advance so you can give your photographer the heads up on the important bits to capture. If the bride is wearing her grandmother’s earrings or the groom is wearing his father’s cufflinks, these are aspects of the wedding day that the videographer can shoot so that your wedding has an individual and personal touch from the start.
Act natural and be yourself
Never pay attention to the camera, or your wedding videographer when they are around you. The essence of a wedding video is that it captures the true emotions of the day: laughter, tears and smiles. It should be natural.
Don’t get camera shy, and remember, the wedding videographer is there to film not just you – but the whole day. If you know that the camera is going to affect the way you behave on the day, then why not ask them to have the camera set at an angle to the direction of guests, with the focus and camera settings set? This way, everyone is still captured in the shot, but it is not obvious that there is a camera pointing in their face.
Don’t rush the perfect shots
Even though every detail of your whole day, from start to finish, is important to you and your partner, there are a few monumental moments which your photographer must be around for. This includes your first dance, cutting the cake and the vows.
Although your attention will be elsewhere on the day, make sure that your videographer is hanging around for those important moments; to ensure the photographer catches the perfect shots of all those important moments throughout the day, don’t go full speed ahead! When it comes to things like cutting the cake, putting the ring on and giving that all-important speech, don’t rush it – not only will it savor the moment for you to enjoy, it also allows the photographer to make sure they are in the right space and in focus to film the shot perfectly.
Practice makes perfect
Of course, your photographer will be there on your big day, but it is a good idea to make sure they also attend all your rehearsals. This will help them make sure that there will be no problems with lighting, microphone placement and where they should stand so that their view isn’t blocked. This may cost a little bit more, but trust us it will be worth it to ensure your day runs smoothly and the best footage is caught on camera.
If any new requirements spring to mind, this is also your last chance to consult with your videographer on these; remember, they can’t read your mind – so it’s best to discuss any last-minute changes you have with them so that they’re always kept in the loop. Rehearsals also help you to understand where you will be in the shot on the day; knowing which way to walk in the church, and in any other venues will help you look natural in your video without making any errors that may spoil the flow of the video.
Your wedding is the happiest day of your lives together, so above anything else, remember to have fun on the day, and your videographer will take care of the rest so that you can look over all the memories fondly.