Is video important ?
Not having video is the #1 regret for newlyweds
Statistics shows that not having a wedding video is the #1 regret for newlyweds. When most people think wedding video they imagine a big bulky camera with a blinding light attached to the top, and the end result being a 3 hour long out of focus, hard to hear, expensive home movie but the industry has changed. Today the wedding video has evolved into something as elegant and beautiful as great photos, while also bringing an emotional and sentimental value that static images just can't capture. Today's wedding videos feel more like Hollywood movies than home movies. They are more artful, and use advanced cinematic techniques, and styles to truly makes your day look and feel as epic as the way you remember it. This transformation of skill and style has coincided at a time when nearly everyone has a smartphone or tablet, so you can take your beautiful and moving wedding film with you, and watch it anywhere, at anytime, and share it with anyone across multiple social platforms.
Unlike pictures, film allows you to relive moments, to hear your fiance choke up on their wedding vows, see your dad fight back tears as he walks you down the aisle, watch grandma bust a move on the dance floor, and hear the soundtrack of your love, perfectly preserved in your own movie. And the best part is this, it is the one investment you can make in your wedding that will exponentially grow in greater value as time goes on. Weddings films are not only for you, it is an heirloom for your children and their children. It is an opportunity to bottle a moment in time.
Don't just take it from me, here are a few articles that highlight video's importance...
"photos just aren’t enough to hold on to years later"
"after the day you have been meticulously planning for months flies by in what feels like seconds, you will be desperate for a way to remember it!"
Always hire a professional
Anyone can make a video, YouTube is a prime example of how we love to take videos of ourselves. The big problem with having a friend or family member take video is that they may have never filmed a wedding before, and do not know how to capture those special moments. They could also be distracted by trying to enjoy themselves and miss those special moments. You've only got one shot at capturing your special day, why risk it by choosing an amateur. A professional wedding videograher not only knows which moments to capture but has the experience to anticipate when they happen and has the proper equipment set-up to make sure its recorded properly.
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Your wedding video is an investment
Producing a professional film is an expensive business and you should regard cheap quotes with suspicion. Professionals spend years gaining experience and spend thousands on equipment and training. If necessary, make compromises on expenses for things which won't live as long as the film. It's a decision you won't regret.
Regard cheap quotes with suspision
If you are familiar with video equipment asking what type of video camera will be used might be useful but it's probably not necessary. An average camera in the hands of an expert is better than the most expensive camera operated by an average videographer.
With that said, capturing live events like a wedding does require more than just a camera.