Thinking of doing wedding videos on the side for some extra cash.
I mainly do low-budget films (which is what I love doing and want a career in ), promotional videos and occasional documentry.
The problem is I have only ever done one wedding video and that was about 5 years ago with a $500 dv camera before I got my dvx100b and that video was only of the actual ceromony so I have nearly no experience.
What I want to know is how do you actually put together a wedding video?
Is it usually fly-on-the wall? ,etc.
I know how to structure a movie and promotional video but I've only ever seen snipits of wedding videos on demo reels.
So anyone with a dot point structure, etc would be appreciated!
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01-26-2008 09:18 PM
01-26-2008 09:34 PM
I would edit it like a wedding from a film, mixed with interviews from the more important people there and quick comments from the.... well you get my idea.Dory Breaux
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01-27-2008 02:09 AM
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Best if you can use 2 cams or even 3 if you can swing it. One cam needs to run an external mic placed as close to the alter as you can, this will get nice audio of the vows etc. Keep this cam pointed at either the bride, set another up on the groom and have one to use as mobile, eg, catching the action of the moment. As long as you capture audio in its entirety, you can cut and drop overlays. Get as much footage as you can. Also as mentioned above, get interviews with the bride and groom and parents and friends, you never know what you'll get on tape! Always good with a wedding video to make a short 5 to 15min "prelude" . This is where you have some interviews of the bride and groom b4 the ceremony, have shots of them getting ready with the rest of their respective bridal party friends. Then you have the ceremony, and a finally shots_hightlights of the reception.
If you make films, doing a wedding will be easy, although with only one cam it might be a bit "amateur" as coverage will be sacrificed. If you only can use one cam, I would suggest using some sort of external recording device such as a DAT recorder, this way at least you can get some continuity with your shots.
01-29-2008 10:23 PM
It's all great advice. Unfortunatly I do only have one good camera (dvx100).
Thanks also to theKDM for the link.
01-29-2008 10:38 PM
Also how do you guys actually get work in the wedding video industry?
e.g. unlike a tv ad where you ring a buisness and do a sales job, you can't just ring couples up. Can you?
does anyone look up engagments in the paper and ring these people up if possible? Or is it better to put an ad in the paper or ask florists to display your buisness cards?
01-29-2008 11:15 PM
01-30-2008 02:06 AM
Try to hook up with an established photographer, they've got enough going on and people always need pics of that day. If you work you way in with a photog, they can sell it for ya. You may want to give one or two away to get the ball rolling though.
also, I really suggest try to rent/ borrow/$t3al, another camera. especially during the vows. i've done several one cam weddings and you are moving the whole time!
02-05-2008 06:25 PM
Heres another good place to find info on editing wedding videos: http://www.mediacollege.com/video/wedding/"Procrastination is the greatest laborsaving invention of all time."
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