Wedding videographer: professional or amateur?

To whom to entrust this honorable mission - to capture your most important and fabulous day - the wedding day? Rely on a professional or an amateur? As experience and practice show, in this case there should not be the word "savings". When forming a family archive, this is at least inappropriate, because no matter how expensive and perfect the camera is, it is not the camera that shoots it, but the operator.

So it’s best to take the choice of a wedding photo and video operator seriously. Having studied the offers on the market, it’s worth focusing, rather, not on the price (although this is important), but on the experience and real work of people. Watch pictures or video frames, finished movies or training videos, appreciate lighting, frame-building, editing, the presence of special effects, the uniqueness and originality of films. The tastes of everyone are different, but it is the professional who will cope with low light and, if necessary, be able to arrange a production shoot by correctly organizing the newlyweds and guests.

The plot of the film is no less important than just the beautiful poses of insanely happy newlyweds. So it’s better to discuss all the intricacies in advance with the wedding videographer: tell us about how the day will be built, in which hall the official ceremony will take place, and how you made the itinerary of the walk, in which wedding hall (and most importantly, with what kind of lighting) to have a feast. It is worth the wedding operator to get acquainted with the script of the dance and entertainment program for your gala evening. So it will be easier to navigate, not to miss the bright moments of the evening, competently make a storyboard, and, if necessary, again to act in a peculiar role of the director.

So for all these reasons, a witness or close friend to this crucial role is unlikely to do. And the video shot by an amateur is unlikely to extend professional editing, no matter how tasteful and skillful it is performed ...

So, in order not to regret the missed frames and damaged meters of the film, we opt for a professional wedding videographer. But here it is important not to make a mistake. It is better to turn to an experienced person, although a creative view of beginners will be appropriate. The main thing is that prettiness is not given out for special effects, and erratic cutting of frames - for highly professional editing. About how a person thinks creatively, one can judge by conversation, and by his work. As well as how he responds to your request to offer something original. Usually, having got acquainted with the wedding scenario traditionally, at this stage, videographers begin to talk about their vision, suggest what can be omitted, and which, on the contrary, can be added. Moreover, an experienced master, unlike a novice, always argues his point of view.

Usually, professionals willingly talk about the intricacies of the case, which is further evidence in favor of the fact that they are not afraid that their decisions will be used by someone else. After all, weddings only at first glance take place according to one scenario. And here, for each pair of newlyweds, their own, individual approach is important.

So, we become video critics for a while: we evaluate, count, compare and invite a worthy wedding videographer to our wedding. After all, your children and grandchildren will watch family videos. Agree, another argument in favor of awareness and responsibility of choice.