A wedding video is beautiful snippet from your wonderful day. One that you will relish watching again and again just like your wedding album. A well-made wedding video is a treasure that you will cherish for the rest of your married life. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind while considering videography for your wedding....
- Once you fix a date, immediately start looking for wedding photographers and videographers. They are a rare breed, especially during wedding seasons, and if your don’t act early, the good ones will all be taken.
- Enquire among friends, relatives, colleagues for recommendations. It is not necessary that a good still photography unit might have good videographers too. Request for samples of work from the places that you enquire. Also, find out if they are familiar with wedding rituals in a church. You would not want to miss out on rituals that are of supreme importance just because the videographer was not aware of its significance.
- Find out the rates for videography. Do they charge just for the function, or are the charges inclusive of the wedding eve, reception etc? Do they charge extra from conveyance? How many videographers would be there? Would it be just one person? Or will there be more cameras for the crowd, the eating hall and so on? If there are more than one cameras, would the rates differ?
- What kind of videography do they do? Candid, contemporary videos or the tried and tested video method? Verify their claims with samples from their studio. Do they also do outdoor candid videography? Would this be before or after the wedding? If after, are the dates convenient to you as well as them? You would not want a videography session to interfere with your virunnu and visiting relatives after wedding.
- What is the mode of output? DVD or VCD, or Blueray? The latter might be slightly expensive than the former, but nothing beats its quality.
- What about the background music for the video? Can you recommend and choose the songs/instrumental music or will it be done entirely by them? If they are flexible about this, you might want to sit with them and decide on the music beforehand.
- Introduce to your videographer, the most important members of your family and your special friends. You would hate it if they did not make it to the wedding video, and so would they!
It would also be a nice idea to give one of your friends or relatives who are good with cameras the job of an ‘in-house’ videographer for the day. He or she might be able to capture moments among your relatives and friends that your professional photographer might not manage to capture. With a little bit of tweaking on moviemaker software, you have a cute and homely wedding ‘extra shots’ video for private circulation.