Most times searching for a wedding videographer is left until the very end and at that point a cousin, friend or an uncle may simply visit the nearest and often cheapest videographer and hire him. This is why in 99% of the cases the videos are awful, so awful that even you wouldn’t want to watch them.
Don’t look into the camera unless the videographer formally prepares you for an interview or such a setting. We like everything to appear natural. Guests sometimes look and wave and so do the clients and occasionally it fits in perfectly but constant attention toward the camera presents a false atmosphere and doesn’t appear well on the DVD.
Most wedding videographers do not pass this cost on to each client. Instead, they hope to provide quality film so that the investments are met within the first 3 years of business operations.
Invest in good video equipment. You don’t have to buy expensive high-end videography gear. A decent video camera, remote microphones, and tripod are probably all you need. Professional videographers today use digital camcorders, which are more convenient. What is the right camera in this case? If you want to become a professional Videographer near me, buy a camera with low LUX rating. The LUX rating is a measure of the camera’s sensitivity. Cameras with low LUX ratings perform better in low light conditions. Weddings tend to take place indoors where lighting is tough for many cameras.
Even though our Wedding Videos are of, um, lesser quality, I must admit that we tend to pay more attention to the video than we do to the pictures. Sure the memories are great that we can relive in the photographs, but actually reliving the moment? That’s what makes video great. And if you have a great videographer, it makes things that much more special.
There’s nothing worse than having the wedding planner, catering staff, or videographer in every photograph. Even if you are also an invited guest, it is important that your presence, while behind the camera, is innocuous. This will allow the party to proceed organically. That will give you much better shots than those that are carefully contrived.
The key is to be open with your videographer. Their job is very important which is why you have to work hand in hand in making it a very special video that you will remember. You would not want to look back at these videos regretting not doing this or that. That will be the biggest mistake you will commit.