We've often talked about documentary video on this site and the one thing that we've stressed time and again is that a documentary topic does not need to be "big" to be good. Many readers look at documentaries like Ken Burns' Civil War and assume that all documentaries need to be similarly epic sagas. But sometimes smaller stories have even more potential to really speak to people.
Event videography can be a scary undertaking. Because, unlike almost any other sort of videography, you only have one shot to get it right. There's no way that a couple is going to agree to restage their entire wedding just because you messed up a shot, and likewise no band is going to put on a repeat performance because you forgot to prepare right. Naturally, you need to be on your A-game for any event videography job, be it a birthday party, a sports game or even a political speech.
From the basics of composition and storytelling to the costs of realizing your dream, how to make a movie is a question that newbies and long-time movie veterans struggle with when they begin a new project.
I've shot video of a variety of subjects on an uncountable number of locations, and while I don't always take every light I have with me, there's one lighting tool that never leaves my road kit. As you're planning a shoot, remember that before you add artificial light to a setup, you should always see what you can do with the natural light you have.