Because wedding videography may not be your area of expertise, you don’t want to dwell in the specifics about this aspect for your wedding. Because of this, it is crucial that you hire a videographer who knows what to do to produce the best value for your money.
It’s important to remember that not all videographers have the same expertise. Many videographers are those with cameras and other film equipment prodded on by their friends and relatives to make a living out of it. They are usually amateurs and often produce unflattering wedding videos that saturate the market. They are also usually the ones who are willing to give you a cheaper fee when compared to other videographers. Most of the time, the quality of the final product would not be as you expect.
High-quality services often come at a higher price because of their equipment and experience in the field. A reliable videographer always has a preceding reputation. You won’t often see them promoting their own works on social media because other people will be doing it for them.
The works of professional videographers are often appreciated by the international community, not just in your locality. If you see a video that has over 50,000 likes, and the community is engaging with the post, it is a strong indicator that the videographer is reputable and reliable.
Once you hired a videographer, you will need to work together to produce videos that you can watch again repeatedly after your wedding. Below are several tips that you should know to help the videographer make your dream come true.
1. You don’t have to be best buddies.
A reputable videographer has years of experience in the field and getting to know them personally is not a key factor in the hiring process. Many years after your wedding, you may not even remember your videographer’s face. On your wedding day, let them do their jobs without getting to know their personal lives and preferences. The most important factor is in ensuring that their style of work is what you desire.
2. The “getting ready” part is crucial.
This is the part that you’d want to watch later, so be patient with the photographer. Follow the instructions of the videographer as the direct you through the process. The “getting ready” part is essential in the final product because it is a time where the closest people in your life are relaxing in one place, and it is a time where you’re looking your best.
3. The perfect angles you see on wedding videos are artificial.
If you want to have romantic moments with your partner, your videographer will use lighting and timing. Magical moments where the rays of the sun will shine the brightest as your partner smiles at you rarely happen in the real world. These effects are, at times, enhanced with lighting during the post-production process. However, these moments can be better captured if you’re in
the right place at the right time. Because of this, talk to your videographer regarding the schedule for the video shoot. Whether you want to have golden leaves and the golden sunset, or even if you want snow, be sure that you communicate with your videographer.
4. Your personalities will make the video great.
No editing filter in the world can make the video great if you and your partner do not show your real selves in the video. No one can inject emotion into the footage in post-production like you and your partner can. A wedding is a celebration of your union, which is why both of you should look joyful. Let the happiness of the moment translate into the footage that will be captured.
A reliable videographer can combine beauty and art to create a wedding video that you will want to watch repeatedly after your wedding. That said, you will have to do your parts in making the production phase seamless. Make an effort to make it personal – smile and be happy. This is the only way you can get the most out of your videographer.
If you are in Melbourne and are looking to hire a professional wedding videographer & photographer for your big day, get in touch with Dreamcraft Films to see how we can help!