|Why You Should Video Your Wedding
In times when cut backs need to be made, filming your own wedding with a family member or friend can seem like a good idea. Why spend time, effort and money on such a special day and not record it for the future? Photographs on the day are great, but of you want to relive the actual sights and sounds of the day time and again, video is going to be the only way you can achieve this.
The problem with weddings is that the event only happens once and there are no retakes or second chances at filming things happen. You get just one shot at recording such a special occasion. It's really easy to forget to push record, have a camcorder battery die on you at the crucial moment, have an unsteady hand or miss what's being said because you just can't record the sound from such a distance.
You want your guests to have a good time and enjoy the day. But your guests are aren't used to the pressure of capturing an important event like this and they are usually also ill-equipped. We film live events all the time and much of the skills used on the day develop from filming many events and anticipating what's going to happen next, what issues light and sound will cause, and how to best film and capture everything happening and judge where we'll need to be next to capture what's happening.
It's these skills combined with the professional equipment we use that's going to create a wonderful film you'll enjoy watching again and again. Our Sony cameras capture an excellent quality picture in standard and high definition. Their large lenses are superb at capturing true colour and sharp images from a distance or up-close. They have great onboard microphones to record sound. We also use small wireless microphones to make sure your vows and speeches are audible. Making a great film requires great sound. Our cameras are also excellent in low light conditions, like during your First Dance or in a dark room. We don't use extra lighting unless it's so dark we're going to miss what's happening.
We are at your wedding solely to capture the atmosphere and special moments. We're not actual guests and so we're not distracted by events in the day. We're there to capture everything unfolding in a natural manner. We use tripods to make sure we have smooth footage as well as a more 'reportage' style of filming mixed together. Two camera angles make sure the footage is captivating and we literally have the very best view in the house of your wedding vows!
In summary, only the bravest of guests will ever volunteer to film your day and unless they film as a profession, they are likely to make serious errors that affect the end result. If you want lovely photos of your wedding you hire a professional photographer. The same applies to video. If you have your day filmed, you have all the sights and sounds - the very atmosphere of the day - immortalised and ready to view at the push of a button. You can hear your friends and relatives congratulating and celebrating with you. These moments are precious and you never know later in life when you'll want to relive these actual moments as they happened.
Time has a funny effect on memory and in years to come you'll remember this day in a very different way to what actually happened in real-time. So why not "capture it all in a bottle" forever? Videography is the only way you can accurately do this.