Intro to Shooting a Wedding Video

wedding video tipsShooting a wedding video can be pretty basic and no-nonsense but there are so many other things going on in the background that you will need to pay attention to if you want it shot the right way at the end of the day.

First up, you need to spread out the mechanics.

Talk to the clients and ask them how it’s going to be. Most of the clients approach the wedding photographers or videographers already well aware of what they would like to do for the shooting of their wedding video or how it will be shot. They may not really know much about the technical details that surround it but they do have a pretty good idea about how they would like things to turn out one way or the other. This is what you should be paying attention to. There will be times wherein your creative input will be appreciated and more than welcomed but go out of your way to always run it past the clients all of the time.

Not all of your ideas or concepts will be instant bestsellers.

There might be some objections along the way and when you just go ahead and implement something that you did not even bother to run by them, it can make them feel ignored and disregarded. You certainly don’t want that kind of vibe for your project at all.

Keep the lines of communication open as much as possible.

Make the clients feel that it’s okay for them to state and re-state their inputs and points of view time and time again. If it will be possible for you to constantly check in with the clients just to show them where you are currently at with the shooting of the wedding video, that’s even better. Remember that the wedding video should turn out just as the clients have envisioned, even if you have differing thoughts about it.

Make it a point to really be out and about when you are shooting the wedding video.

This is not the time for you to get lazy and lethargic. Make yourself active all throughout the shoot. As a matter of fact, you might even end up running around, crawling, scooting and crouching all over the place just in search of the perfect angles and so that you will be able to keep up with the movements of the people that you are trying to capture on film.

Wear a comfortable pair of shoes.

Find one that will allow you to lithely hop from one place to another. When you are carrying photography equipment, carry light as well. Bulky and clunky equipment is not something that will work well for you when you are shooting a wedding video york. You need to always be on the move and that means that you should only carry nothing more but the most basic and the most essential of equipment and accessories. If it is something that you will be able to do without in the meantime, set it down in a corner. Be kind to your back. You can only carry so much for a certain period of time. Conserve your energy as well as your stamina because weddings are a long way to go and as the expert shooting the wedding video, you need to be there from start to finish.