When it comes to wedding videos cinematic style is usually always the way to go for that modern day industry standard. Traditional style will be lighter on the pockets when it comes time for payment but is it worth it in the end when it’s nothing more than a point and shoot with no creativity in the shots and post production giving you a result of no emotional impact. When you hire Cinematographers, it likes having a personal director to your movie, but instead of a fake love story, this one is really from beginning to the end. They will capture the right scenes and details throughout the day that will be cut in the editing process mixing a matching and adding audio, color grading and much more to set the tone of your perfect movie.
This style is commonly used often and is sometimes known as journalistic approach giving you still a creative cinematic style but with less mixing and matching when it comes to the editing process. The events captured throughout the day will be placed in order giving you a straight forward video of the day.
A typical feature length video can be up to 20 or 150 minutes depending on the set package deal or if the videographer has customized for his clients which usually cost more when looking to extend.
A typical Highlight length video can be up to 3 to 10 minutes of your best moments like the vows, cake cutting, the toast, and dances. This video is favored by most brides sharing it with family and friend.
Same Day Edit
You and your guest who attend your reception will get to enjoy and relive the experience of the events that occurred on your wedding throughout the day.
Being Delivered on a media device will be your unedited footage or in some cases for brides who are on a budget they could ask for the wedding day to be captured. Only receiving the raw footage that the bride or groom will edit herself or find a good friend that will help her out and do it for her.
When it comes to posting production, the editor takes the footage and starts to form the story based on the client’s questions and answer sheet as a guideline. They take a good amount of time to skim through the footage to get a sense of the couples romantic or quirky characters to get a good start in setting the tone for the video. After a month or so the video will be a delivered, but sometimes there are unexpected things that would like to be added to the couple or maybe was mistakenly missed by the editor so that videographers will give at least 1 to 3 revisions on the final video.
It’s a pretty sweet deal if you can have this type video thrown into the wedding package for no charge. Even if you did need to pay then, it could still be worth it being able to show a highlighted video of the couple answering interviewed questions about the love they have for each other or talking about the best and worst moments together that people can hear and enjoy at the reception.
Videographers will monitor the congregation photo shoot to capture creative moments when they find a chance between the photographer taking pictures they will step in to ask the couple or the group for a setup shots that may add to the final video.
There are many tools that a videographer will lug around throughout the whole day to ensure excellent quality in his story making.
Gear that would be brought by a videographer would be tripods, monopods, sliders, lav mics, Steadicams, lights, digital field recorder, and backup equipment.
This can vary from 1 month all the way to 6 months depending on the company you go with and how many weddings they are already booked for in season, but usually, you will find on average 1 to 3 months to receive your video.
Most wedding videographers that you set a meeting with and maybe end up signing with should be sending you a client question and answer sheet depending on if the videographer talked about these details in your last meeting but if not then in the next few days the sheet should be sent out to you. This will help the videographer fully understands what they should be keeping in mind when capturing footage on the day of your wedding.
Question Example: will you be exchanging unique gifts or writing letters to each other on the marriage day? If so, would you be comfortable reading your letters privately, on camera? This can be a powerful story element in your film.
Many companies provide the photography service, but most of the time they are just well trusted outsourced companies. The videographers who do not offer photography service at all just like to worry about their craft and focus 100% on producing an excellent quality video.
Not all, but some videographers will have you pay a small retainer fee on the day of signing to secure the booking. The total outstanding fees will be paid before receiving the final product.
The timelines for booking a videographer could be about 5 to 12 months but the soon the better especially if you want to secure the videographer for your specific wedding date.
Life Lens will set a meeting with the couple to go over the breakdown of your marriage, our role for the day, and paperwork to be signed. In the next few days, we will send you a client question and answer sheet. This Q&A document will help us fully understand what we should be keeping in mind when capturing footage on the day of your wedding.
Question Example: will you be exchanging unique gifts or writing letters to each other on the wedding day? If so, would you be comfortable reading your letters privately, on camera? This can be a powerful story element in your film.