You are a bride to be. You have a wedding soon. You have vendors to book, invitations to send, and the cakes to taste. You have a lot to do, but when you're finished you have a deep breath and a stiff drink waiting for you. We know that planning your wedding ultra stress and the less you have to worry about, the closer you are to that drink. So we thought we would weigh in on what we know and try to alleviate some helpful hints leading up to your big day.
OK, we know you need your wedding flowers – the florist, we can not help there. You may book a band – we can recommend the MC Hammer? (You may not have to listen to us). You will almost certainly hire a photographer, in this case, we can make some great recommendations. But what about hiring someone to capture your day through sight AND sound? Someone who will turn your day into the next Sundance Official Selection? How about booking a videographer?
The first and most important thing when choosing a videographer is to find out whether they fit your style. There are two main styles of shooting and editing wedding videos: documentaries and cinematic. In short, the documentary is a "hit record" mentality and cinematic is "artistic" mentality.
More literally, from the standpoint of the documentary, wedding videos might end up being a few hours long "as it happens." With cinematic style, your wedding video might be twenty minutes in length and features a more exciting pace, more stylized shots, and a more artful pairing of those shots with the music. The style is no right or wrong they are just different.
Even after you choose sides, you still need to dig into the company's body of work. Let's say you choose to edit the cinematic. (We hope you do!) Each individual company will have their own style in which they tend to shoot and edit. So make sure you choose one that fits your style and needs.