Beautiful films that tell a love story or what the day means to the couple are always valuable and exciting. Wedding videos can be full in that they cover the wedding ceremony in entirety, including speeches and everything in between or they can be short just highlighting the couple as individuals and as one. Your preferences should guide you in making the best videos you will enjoy years after the wedding.
Even though everyone attending the wedding is important in one way or another, the bride seems to always take the day. All eyes are usually on the bride and as the bride you need to be at your best in the wedding video. A little preplanning can go a long way in ensuring that your wedding videographer accounts for every frame.
Tip 1 – Let your videographer know about lighting in the wedding venue and if possible let them visit the venue before the wedding. This is a simple way of ensuring that they are able to capture the clearest images possible in relation to the lighting conditions.
Tip 2 – For indoor venues, make sure that your videographer is conversant with low wattage camera features so that he is able to diffuse light and spread it evenly for best video results. The lights should be turned up for special moments such as cake cutting, toasts, garter removal and bouquet tossing.
Tip 3 – To make outdoor wedding videos stunning, ensure that you are not in direct sunlight as a couple because this only washes out the vibrant colors making your wedding video dull. Consider canopies and shady areas that allow some light, but keeps direct sunlight out.
Tip 4 – Avoid chewing gum and other habits that do not come out well on video. It also helps to request that the bridal party keeps off such habits; provide mints if need be to avoid chewing gums moments. If you are working with a professional wedding videographer, you do not have to worry about unsightly eating, smoking or gum chewing moments on your video because they know best not to record such.
Tip 5 – Be as natural as you can and request same ease from the bridal party. Reacting to camera presence is not advisable so avoid turning back on camera or waving and smiling too hard when the camera rests on you. It is advisable that you look at the photographer rather than the videographer unless otherwise requested when you are not very sure of where to look.
Tip 6 – For unobtrusive shots during the vow exchange, face each other as a couple or face the guests rather than the officiator of the wedding. If this proves to be a challenge, then your videographer should use small hidden cameras in strategic ceremony location areas to get multiple camera angles he can incorporate when editing the video.
Tip 7 – If the ceremony has key moments such as unity candle lighting or sand ceremony, make sure that you stand directly in front of a vase or candle to avoid blocking. Exchange of rings should be done in a similar manner.