Unlike what most people think, the best wedding videos have nothing to do with the kind of equipment and tools one has. It is all about the skills of the videographer. If you are a wedding videographer, the following tips will help you come up with the best shots.
Meet the Couple and Understand the Schedule
Before the big day, you should make a point of talking to the couple, either in person or virtually. It is through this meeting that you will understand the schedule and get to know exactly what the couple is looking for. Ask about the little details. For instance, will they have a friend they have not seen in many years attending? Is there a piece of sentimental jewellery that the videographer should focus on? At what exact time will the rings be exchanged? When the videographer understands such information, it makes it easier to creatively develop an exciting storyline.
Have the Right Equipment
A videographer should carry enough equipment that will allow them to effectively take different shots. Days before the event, test the equipment to see that it is all functioning. If you are a videographer, you should also have a backup for your cameras, and even go with an assistant so that you do not miss out on any action. Audio is also essential, so you should have different types of microphones.
Not Just the Bride and Groom
A mistake that some wedding videographers make is to focus on the traditional shots such as when the couple are exchanging vows, their entrance at the reception and the first dance. At the same time, they forget to also take shots of what can be used as a filler, such as the guests, and other activities that are happening on the sidelines. This makes editing much more comfortable, and it also renders itself better when the final packaging is being done.