Videography Do’s and Don’ts
If your planning on getting your wedding captured on film, don’t worry, Wedlog’s here to help. Not that we need to tell you this, but there are some things to look out for when booking your videographers. So without any further ado, here are some do’s and don’ts.
- Don’t wait till the last moment!
Plan in advance, making bookings early, especially during the wedding season, (aka winter, aka seafood wali shaadi). It’s a busy time, you don’t want to be the only one with a wedding film that you regret, or one with really bad transitions that you’d be ashamed to show your friends and family, or worse have a video you don’t even want to watch yourself.
- Do look at the Videographers Portfolio before hiring them.
Don’t just look at the shots also look for the sound quality! Especially if you have any speeches planned or a skit during the dances. You want to make sure you get every bit of it. Also look out for the editing style, you don’t want a video with really bad cheesy transitions.
- Don’t Hire a videographer just because he’s cheap.
You might save a few bucks now but consider your wedding video as an investment. It should be a video that you’d have fond memories of and one that you would want to re-watch again and again.
- Do take out the time and meet your Videographer.
YOU NEED MEET THE TEAM BEFORE DECIDING ANYTHING because at the end of the day you want someone you’re comfortable with, if you don’t like him then why have him at your wedding right?
- Don’t book your videographer just because he’s expensive and everyone recommends him.
Don’t just hire them “Kyun ke posh wali feeling athi hai us say” (because he sounds premium), look at his work instead. We can guarantee you there are many talented wedding videography teams that can even bundle photography packages. Yes, they do say “jithna gur dalo uthna meeta” (the more sugar you
add the sweeter it is), While that may be true in some situations it doesn’t always work that way.
- Do take the time and sit down with your videographer.
If there’s anything special that’s being planned, make sure to tell him in advance. If there’s any special people that you want them to focus on let them know! If you give them the right directions, you can bet they will be more comfortable and know exactly what to capture!