If you are considering getting married you would do well to get as much information as possible from friends who have been there. They are bound to tell you that getting the right photographer is vital as many things can be replaced at short notice, but if the photographer is not up to standard then that is the end of it.
The same applies to when the wedding is being videoed and there are many examples of videos of marriages in Sydney that you can view and evaluate. Previous brides and grooms will be proud of their wedding day and the way that it was portrayed and will allow the company to put them on their site as an enticement for others to book the firm.
Working with the Company
To make sure that the day is covered in the way you want it to be, you will need to talk in detail about what you want. If possible, provide pictures of the main people which will normally be:
- Brides parents
- Grooms parents
- Bride and Grooms siblings
- Close family
- Close friends
The last thing you want is for there to be shot after shot of a neighbour who you felt you had to invite and nothing of your childhood friends.
When looking at the already recorded videos of marriages in Sydney, there are certain things that you should check for. Variety is important. Does there seem to be thought put into each part of the video? Do you look at one and think that there are things that have been missed – in certain cases it may have been the choice of the bride and groom, but if it is in most then you have to wonder about the imagination involved.
Is there enough time dedicated to each part of the wedding? You don’t want half the vows missed, yet 20 minutes of the guests leaving the church. The length of the video will be important as well. Although you want to have a perfect reminder of each part, you don’t want it to be so long that it is boring. Ask if it is possible to have everything videoed and then you can view it and select how you want it to be edited.
Quality is going to be the main thing. It may be that the main people are filmed and the main parts included, but are they filmed well. You don’t want heads missing or lots of landscape with everyone huddled in one part of the shot. It will also be a good idea to let everyone know it is being videoed as this will mean they will speak clearly when things are meant to be heard and keep quite when they don’t want their views known by everyone.
What to Expect From the Cameraman
Unless it is a friend who is going to film your wedding, you will not be sure of the personality of the person who is going to play a big part in your most important day. You will hope they will be:
- Friendly – they will get more from your guests if they are fun to be around
- Polite – you don’t want your guests getting upset.
- Punctual – the first part of the service is just as important as the last
- Patient – there are bound to be guests who will not be the most easy to deal with.
Once you have sorted out the video, you can relax and know that you are going to have a great reminder of the day. They are also going to want it to go well in case you want your Christenings filming as well.