Wedding Videography Tips For Amateurs
As an amateur, millions of things will go in your mind when you happen to capture a wedding. Videotaping a wedding is not an easy task such as you are recording a video to post on Social Media. Wedding Videography – how can you get it right as a beginner? Even though it is a difficult task, if you follow tips given in this article; you will be able to do it much easier. Enjoy the tips:
* Know it first – what the couple wants from you
All the reputable videographers in the Wedding Videography industry do it. A couple expects so much from the videographer they hire. Well, that’s the whole reason they hire you. A chat over the phone will not do the trick. Let them ask loads of questions from you, and you do the same – ask loads of questions from the couple. Modern couples like when the footage has traditional and non-traditional moments in it.
Write down what the couple says as you will forget the things on the busy wedding day. Make sure you know the wedding schedule (you can ask a copy of it from the couples.)
* Have someone to help you
Experienced videographers don’t take a helper, but you will mostly need a one. Yes, as a newcomer; you will find it difficult to manage everything yourself. A
way, the friend who will be there for your assistance should know something about Wedding Videography (he/she doesn’t have to be an expert though.) It is better to have someone by your side to encourage and energize you throughout the long day.
* Amateurs mess up audio
Audio clarity is critical for Wedding Videography. What is the difference between wedding photo album and the video footage? Can you hear anything from a photo album? That is one of the main reasons for couples to have a video footage of their wedding. They want to hear the day as with the visuals. So, if you mess it up as a videographer; you will be a loser. Audio recording capability in your camera would not do the trick. You should have external audio recording gadgets.
* If you are not good editing; don’t do it
Even reputable videographers sometimes leave the editing part for editing experts. Wedding Videography editing is a different subject, and you need to know editing skills and software to get it right. On the other hand, couples ask for specific footage styles from the videographers today. Out of all the wedding footage styles, the cinematic style could be the hardest to manage yourself. It is not something to be ashamed. You are a videographer, so there’s no rule that says you should do the editing as well.
* Take photos too
Using photos in the video has become a trend in Wedding Videography. Also, you can use the photos for video thumbnails. Why not? You can practice some photography too when you get a chance.
Well, be ready to face the unexpected. I mean, the couple can even tell you off after they see the final footage. Anyway, try your best to produce a quality product for couples. Developing a name in the Wedding Videography industry is not a piece of cake. There’s a high competition among the videographers today.