Develop the Lightening-Fast Reflexes Required of
Top-Notch Wedding Videographers
Shooting weddings: one chance and one chance only.
Unlike actors, the last thing on the minds of wedding participants is how things will look when captured on video. They aren’t thinking about blocking, lighting or whether or not the microphone is picking them up. Wedding videographers usually don’t have the luxury of a second take or stopping things to adjust the lighting or fix the sound. Professionals compensate for this with careful preparation and a solid understanding of the fundamentals. They’re good at anticipating problems, coming up with solutions on the fly and implementing them quickly and seamlessly.
Learn the techniques required to capture truly great wedding video.
Every wedding has its own special challenges. You need to be nimble when shooting the activities and the more diverse your knowledge is, the better your video will look. While there is no substitute for experience, Videomaker can help you develop the skills you need, faster.
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Videomaker has been teaching beginning and advanced video production techniques for more than 20 years. With more than 60,000 enthusiastic subscribers to Videomaker magazine and 500,000 visitors a month to Videomaker.com, Videomaker has long been the premiere source for in-depth video production knowledge and instruction.
Simple solutions for common wedding video challenges.
We’re offering 3 eDocs and 1 eBook that address some of the wedding video challenges our readers ask about most. They outline techniques that, once mastered, provide you with the knowledge to get perfect video for a myriad of situations.
10 Keys to Success in the Wedding Video Business.
As good video cameras become more common, so does the wedding videographer. But just having a good video camera doesn’t mean you’re going to be successful. Learn the 10 important keys to help you become successful and profitable in the wedding video industry.
- Producing a Solid Product
- Educating The Client
- Educating Yourself
- Keeping It Legal
How to Capture Clean, Clear Audio for Wedding Videos.
Capturing sound for wedding is a tricky issue. Why is it tricky? Because the sounds heard at a wedding are a huge part of the ceremony, be they whispered vows or musical solos. And, as anyone who has shot a wedding can tell you, the recording environment at most ceremonies is rarely optimum for capturing good sound. In this eDoc, we answer the 10 most commonly asked questions when it comes to wedding sound.
- Do I really need a bunch of stuff to record a wedding?
- Should I use wired or wireless mics?
- The celebrant doesn’t want to wear a mic, and neither does the bride or groom. What should I do?
- The facility has a sound system, but what if there are no available outputs?
- What happens if the church’s wireless microphone system is on the same frequency as mine?
- Will one lavalier mic pick up both bride and groom?
- Whenever I run mic cables more than about 30 feet, the sound gets “dull.” Why?
- I tapped into the facility’s mixer, but the resulting sound was massively distorted. What went wrong?
- Do I need an audio mixer? If so, what kind?
- What’s the best way to get clean audio when shooting the reception?
How to Plan for Wedding Videography In-Camera Editing.
Your friend has called you in a panic: His sister is getting married tomorrow and, thanks to an unforeseen emergency, the wedding videographer has just canceled the shoot. You’re already up to your eyeballs in work but you can afford a few hours to help a friend. In an effort to keep costs low, the bride and groom can pay you for the shoot but they don’t have enough money for an edit. Not the ideal situation for a great finished product, but when you are shooting a live event under hefty time constraints with no money or occasion for an edit, your options are severely limited. You’re going to have to edit in-camera.
- Getting Prepared
- The Ceremony
Video Lighting Tips for Outdoor Wedding Sites and Unusual Locations (eBook).
Wedding sites can offer unusual lighting challenges. In this eBook we examine the creative solutions by a gaffer to a planned outdoor wedding and an unexpected move indoors.
- Faithful Location Scout
- The Grand Scheme
- Trying It Out
- The Big Day
- What Have We Here?
- Accordions from Heaven
- Things Are Going Too Well
- Good News, Bad News
- The Gaffer Saves the Day
- The Whole Ball of Wax