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Wedding Videography FAQ


Your Questions Answered: Wedding Videography FAQ

Introduction

Ah, weddings! A time of joy, love, and a bit of chaos thrown into the mix. If you’re diving into the wedding planning process, you’ve probably got a laundry list of things to figure out. And somewhere between “Do we really need a dove release?” and “Can Aunt Linda be trusted to stay away from the microphone?”, you’re pondering over wedding videography. “Is it worth it?” you wonder, scrolling through options at 2 AM. Well, fret not! As someone who’s been behind the lens at countless weddings, capturing the laughter, the tears, and yes, even Aunt Linda’s unscheduled performance, I’m here to spill the beans on all things wedding videography.

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Why Consider Wedding Videography?

The Emotional Rollercoaster Captured

Let me tell you, nothing beats watching your wedding day unfold in a beautifully crafted film. It’s like reliving the day, but with the added bonus of seeing all the moments you missed. And trust me, there will be plenty. From your partner’s jittery moments before the ceremony to your dad’s impromptu dance-off with the flower girl, these are the memories you’ll cherish.

Busting Myths Left and Right

“I heard it’s just like having a paparazzi squad stalking you all day.” Oh, if I had a dime for every time I heard that one! Let’s get one thing straight: a good videographer knows how to blend in. We’re like ninjas – there when you need us, invisible when you don’t.

Wedding Videography FAQ
Wedding Videography FAQ

Choosing Your Wedding Videographer

It’s All About the Vibe

Choosing a videographer is like going on a first date. You want someone who gets you, someone who nods enthusiastically when you describe your dream of a ’90s music video-themed entrance. Check their portfolio – does their style make your heart sing? Great! That’s step one.

The Right Questions to Unlock the Secrets

“Can you work magic with a GoPro and a selfie stick?” might not be the best question (or maybe it is, I don’t judge). Ask about their approach to storytelling, their favourite wedding moment to capture, and yes, how they handle low-light situations (because Aunt Linda loves her disco ball).

Planning Your Wedding Videography

Choreographing the Dance

Working with your videographer is a tango. It requires communication, trust, and a bit of footwork. Discuss your must-have shots, but also be open to their creative suggestions. Remember, they’ve done this dance before.

The Golden Moments

Choosing the right moments for drone shots is crucial. That dramatic kiss at sunset on the hilltop? Perfect. Your cousin’s moonwalk competition? Maybe not. Work with your videographer to pick the scenes that will elevate your film from great to “Is this a Hollywood production?”

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FAQ Wedding Videography

The Cinematic Wedding Videography Process

Behind the Scenes

Pre-wedding chats with your videographer are like the rehearsals before the big show. This is when you’ll iron out the details, from the timeline to the specific shots you’re dreaming of. It’s also a great time to mention if you’re planning any surprises, like a flash mob or a fireworks display.

Lights, Camera, Action!

On the day, your videographer will be in their element, capturing the magic as it unfolds. They’ll be the fly on the wall during your preparations, the silent observer during your vows, and the life of the party on the dance floor – all without missing a beat.

After the Wedding

The Magic Happens in the Editing Room

The raw footage is just the beginning. The real magic happens in the editing room, where your videographer will weave together the moments, add the perfect soundtrack, and maybe even throw in some special effects for that extra sparkle.

Sharing the Love

Once your film is ready, it’s time to share it with the world (or just your family and friends, if you’re not into the whole social media thing). Trust me, there’s no better way to relive your special day than with a cinematic recap that highlights all the love, laughter, and yes, even those unexpected moments.

Conclusion

Wedding videography is more than just a service; it’s an investment in preserving the memories of one of the most important days of your life. With the right videographer by your side, you’ll have a timeless keepsake that captures the essence of your love story – something you’ll cherish long after the cake has been eaten and the flowers have wilted.

So, if you’re on the fence about wedding videography, let me be the first to say: go for it! And if you have more questions or you’re ready to dive in, reach out. Let’s create something magical together.

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WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY FAQ

  1. How Many Cameras Will There Be?

    The number of cameras at your wedding depends on the package you choose. Our top packages come with 2 videographers, which we highly recommend. With 2 videographers on site, no moment is missed, allowing us to create more amazing content. This setup enables the use of specialty equipment such as gimbals, drones, and multiple camera angles during your ceremony and speeches. Our other packages include 1 videographer, tailored to suit different needs and preferences.

  2. How Do You Record Sound?

    We prioritize capturing the best quality sound for your wedding film. To achieve this, we use professional audio equipment, including lavalier mics. Whenever possible, we also connect our audio recorders to the soundboard provided by the venue or your DJ, ensuring crystal clear audio throughout your special day.

  3. Will the Filming Get in the Way of the Wedding?

    Absolutely not. Our approach is very low-key and discreet, embodying the style of documentary wedding videographers. Our goal is to capture your day without becoming a part of it, ensuring that the focus remains on you and your celebration.

  4. What Areas Do You Cover and Do You Charge Travel Expenses?

    We cover weddings all across the UK and abroad, bringing our cinematic storytelling to wherever your love story takes us. All our prices are inclusive of travel and accommodation expenses, so there are no hidden costs.

  5. Are You Insured?

    Yes, we are fully insured, holding up to £10 million in public liability insurance. This ensures that we are prepared for any eventuality, giving you peace of mind on your big day.

  6. Do You Charge a Deposit for Making a Booking?

    To secure your date, we require a 30% booking fee. This deposit is non-refundable, as it guarantees that your wedding day is exclusively reserved for you in our calendar.

  7. How Do You Both Dress on the Day?

    On the day of your wedding, we dress in black. This choice allows us to blend seamlessly with your guests, making it easier to capture those candid, unguarded moments that make your film truly special.

  8. How Long Will It Be Until I Receive My Film?

    Delivery of your wedding film is within 12-26 weeks, with the usual completion time being within 3 months. We take the time to carefully craft your film, ensuring every moment is perfectly captured and edited.

  9. Can I Choose the Music for My Wedding Film?

    Yes, you can choose the music for your wedding film, but it must be licensed music. We offer a large library of songs for you to choose from, ensuring that your film is not only beautiful but also legally sound.

  10. We Would Like to Get Our Wedding Filmed, But the Price Seems Expensive. Why Is This?

    We position ourselves as luxury wedding filmmakers, akin to the Ferrari of the wedding film industry. Just as a Ferrari isn’t cheap and isn’t for everyone, our pricing reflects the quality, expertise, and unique cinematic experience we provide. Our films are crafted to be timeless treasures, reflecting the investment in capturing your love story.

  11. Can We Meet Beforehand to Discuss Our Plans?

    While we love meeting our couples in person before their big day, we understand that it’s not always possible. Therefore, we usually recommend a phone or Zoom call to discuss your plans, ensuring that we fully understand your vision and can capture it perfectly.

  12. How Long Have You Both Been Shooting Weddings?

    With over 300 weddings filmed and 8 years of experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge, skill, and passion to each wedding, ensuring that we capture the essence of your celebration in every shot.

  13. Do You Cover Destination Weddings?

    Absolutely, we love capturing love stories in beautiful destinations around the world. If you’re planning a destination wedding, we’d be thrilled to discuss how we can capture your adventure. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for more information.

Reference

The information and inspiration for this article were gathered from various online sources, including wedding blogs, trend forecasts, and my own experience as a wedding videographer. Please note that trends can vary by location and culture, so it’s always a good idea to do your own research and consult with a professional wedding planner in your area.

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About The Author

Tom Kornatowski is a seasoned wedding videographer with a passion for capturing timeless and cinematic wedding videos. Inspired by the golden years of Hollywood cinematography, Tom embarked on a journey that led him from documentary videography to the world of luxury wedding films.

Having filmed over 300 weddings, Tom’s expertise is not just limited to the UK but extends to destination weddings across the globe. From the picturesque landscapes of the Amalfi Coast and Lake Como to the enchanting castles of Spain or France, Tom’s work is a testament to his dedication and love for his craft.

Beyond his work, Tom is a firm believer in continuous learning. He frequently attends videography, photography, and production courses to stay updated with the latest trends and techniques, ensuring that his work remains at the forefront of wedding cinematography.
Tom’s commitment to his craft, combined with his extensive experience, makes him a trusted choice for couples looking to immortalise their special day. His work has garnered praise from numerous couples, with many highlighting his professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to capture the essence of their wedding day.

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