The wedding video is just as important as photography in creating a lasting memory of your special day.
Choose a videographer that combines professionalism and creativity.
This artist will capture the unrepeatable moments of your wedding with spontaneity, discretion and elegance.
Your wedding footage will be the definitive recording of your big day. Thanks to it you will be able to relive all the emotions and key moments of this special for years to come.
In the last few years, wedding filming has taken a huge leap forward: from long and uninteresting clips to exciting and dynamic tapes. This change is due both to advances in technology and to improved filming techniques.
It is worth noting the latest trends and styles available for your video. Here are 5 ideas that you can apply to your wedding footage:
- Capturing non-traditional moments
There is a large list of “must” moments to be filmed during a wedding, such as the exchange of vows, the cutting of the wedding cake, etc. However, personal moments, spontaneous and impulsive, convey the most powerful emotions.
Think of the first time the groom sees the bride or how the newlyweds interact with their parents, such as the groom’s mother helping him with his suit or the bride’s father giving her a kiss on the forehead at the altar.
These scenes capture the essence of your wedding and add a personal touch to the video that otherwise would have been missed.
- Journalistic style
Many couples choose a documentary style for their wedding video.
As opposed to the traditional movie-like mode, where events are told according to their relevance, the journalistic style captures events as they happen.
This method, with scenes unfolding chronologically, is one of the best ways to convey the actual experience of your wedding day.
- Mixing film and photos
This is a technique to add touches of personality to your video.
Interweaving still shots with movie clips changes the pace of your footage in a refreshing and innovative way. In some cases, a sequence of images can convey more emotions than five minutes of film. This is the case of key moments such as the bride getting ready or the couple saying their vows, accentuated by the use of still images.
Shots can also be enhanced to appear 3D. If they are interwoven into the filming appropriately, it may be difficult for the viewer to distinguish if they are viewing images or films.
Mixing film and photos is a great way to add texture to your wedding video. This helps to break the experience up, keeping the viewer’s attention for the duration of the filming.
- Same day video
Why wait before seeing the wedding film? A widespread trend is to convey part of the movie on the same day of the event.
The video maker will film the wedding ceremony and the reception, rapidly edit the footage, then show the clip to your guests before the party.
This option is appreciated by all those present at the wedding as it allows them to relive the event highlights over the course of the day. In all likelihood, it will be the only time that you will have all your guests together in one place, so sharing the view of the wedding video provides a truly unique opportunity. This is mostly why this type of footage is so popular.
Think of the same day video as an extra element of the wedding reception. It is designed to be a high-impact, entertainment “appetizer” for your guests, building “an appetite” and excitement for the full-length video.
- Save the date video
To involve and intrigue your guests well before the wedding day, choose a video invitation. A short and above all entertaining trailer of your love story with great background music is just what is needed to customize your save the date.
You can either send the clip to family and friends or post it on your wedding website, inspired by your favorite movie style. This way your invitation will have a truly original look.
Take inspiration from these trends and discuss them with your videographer. The important thing is to select the video style that best suits your taste.
After the wedding you will have an unforgettable memory, rich in all the moments that have marked your special day.