Couples love to let everyone see and feel the twinkles in their eyes the day they met, and with the help of the magic of wedding videography, this is made possible. A magical treasure just for them is created through wedding cinematography, which is composed of wedding’s captured images. Sweetly-scripted and masterfully crafted, these images become unforgettable testimony of a beautiful love story. Here’s how wedding cinematographers do it.
Beginning from a story
Wedding cinematography foremost goal is to retell a couple’s story. This is why most wedding videos put emphasis on the story and only secondarily on the technical aspects. The men who will be behind the camera starts the work by having a heart-to-heart talk with the couple to get all details of the story needed to be retold in the wedding films. From the moment the story is told, it signals the start of formatting shots, angles, and all tools to be used. In this period of time, different cinematography’s principles are listed such as not shooting more than 3 shots of the same thing or on something about fields of views. With the details ready, the creation of the scripts follows that all shots are based on. From the start, wedding videographers are not merely documenting the event, but shooting from the beginning for a story.
The other half of wedding cinematography is the technical aspect. The technical work involved camera settings and checking for resolutions, color settings for cameras. On actual works, keeping the camera steady is a primary concern. Decisions are made whether to use tripods or not, if using more than two cameras is helpful and shots’ speed. Editing is done to check music, the audio and effects. Shots are picked carefully like not showing people in awkward poses like yawning or frowning. Audio is carefully tested as well as choosing the most dramatic and appropriate music. In most cases, the couple’s playlist is considered. Editing in wedding cinematography is collecting all good points and of nothing that will distract the happy weddings that couples love to see in their wedding videos. Some videographers do the editing themselves but if someone else’s doing it, they sit closely at editing time and usually have the upper hand so the entire work of quality wedding films is under their influence and inspirations.
When a wedding turn to be more than a wedding, it’s most probably a work of professional videographers who work for the love of beautiful and heartfelt weddings.