Wedding Videos Strategies, Tips For Beginners
Are you a Wedding Filmmaker? Maybe you are thinking of starting a Wedding Videos business. A few decades back, Wedding Photography was very popular. However, nowadays, Wedding Videography is becoming very famous. Everybody wants to live in that “special memory.” Looking back through your Wedding Photo Album also brings happiness, but the Wedding Videos do more. If your dream is running this business, this article is for you. I know shooting a Wedding Video is challenging, but my tips and strategies would let you win the game.
Communication (With the couple, vendors, and venue): Good Communication is important, so have a sit-down meeting with the couple at your earliest convenience. Getting to know their likes and dislikes gives good end results. Every couple has different opinions on what is best to capture. Have they planned a surprise Wedding Dance? You should know their plans. Some couples would like more focusing on the Wedding Dress, Jewellery, or Decorations.
Knowing the rules and regulations of Wedding Hall/Venue let you capture moments with peace of mind. Then, you would not make anyone “angry.” Talk with the Wedding Coordinator, and ask a copy of day schedule. Talk to the Vendors, photographer, and the DJ.
Only carry What you need: The wedding morning is a busy part of the function. You know, you will have to run from place to place, to capture the “best moments.” So, it’s important that you are free and ready for the run. Leave your heavy bag in a corner, and keep your shoulders and back relax. The camera and two lenses would do the job. In the big bag, carry Extra Batteries, Memory Card, an extra camera. If the first set of batteries die, make sure to charge them while using the backups.
Audio Backups: Capturing the best moments create lovely Wedding Videos. To be 100% sure, it is wise to have multiple audio sources, recording. If your camera cannot capture quality sound, external recorders would do the job. Relying on DJ is not wise.
Capturing the “Traditional Wedding Shots.”: This is what makes Wedding Videos more memorable. These unique moments and shots are the highlights of the wedding. So, you should be clever on picking these moments. Experimenting is good to find your style of recording, but never miss the traditional shots. Cake Cutting, Surprise Dance, Couple’s Vows are some examples of these lovely moments. If you capture these moments, then Wedding Videos would create everlasting memories.
Stabilization: If your hands are shaky, then you know what would happen to the video. Monopod, tripod, shoulder rig and glide cam make things easier. Keeping the camera stable is vital. If you are in a small hotel room, tripods are less practical. Be quick to change from one support gear to another.
B-Roll/Low light situations: B-Roll/Low light situations: The B-Roll or the alternative footage would help you when editing. Use that extra camera to capture the ceremony crowd and exteriors of the venue, as an alternative footage. Because of low-light-situations, evening functions are more challenging. Most of the venues dim the lights, making things tougher. You must prepare to handle this though situation. Remember that the guests hate blinding flashlights.
Adding Up: If you do it right, the business of Wedding Videos can make big money. Introduce more options/packages to your customers. Your charges depend on the duration of the footage. A typical wedding takes 5-14 hours. So, you can charge accordingly. Typical earnings would range from $2,000-$5,000. With my tips/strategies, you can create great Wedding Videos, and make lots of money. At the end of the day, you and your customer, both would be satisfied.