How to Capture Great Wedding Videos?
Your wedding video will be the lasting document of your special wedding day, shown most probably to your grandchildren many years after you have given up on fashion and gimmicks. It should therefore be timeless and represent your love, personalities and joy as fully as possible and requires a professional artist. So here are some tips to finding a professional, as in reliable, reputable and beyond competent, wedding videographer in Boston, MA for the job.
START YOUR RESEARCH EARLY
Browse websites, ask friends, family for recommendations, draw up a short list and check out their education and experience. Don’t just look at their portfolios but Google them, read other customers’ reviews. Look at samples on their website and critically view the quality of work: composition, framing, picture focus and quality, transitions and editing. Is the audio good? Make sure he or she uses wireless mics for professional quality sound.
BOOK THE ONE YOU WANT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Don’t wait until the last minute as good videographers get booked months in advance. The earlier you book, the more chance you have of other videos like ‘Save-The Date’. Also ensure that the person you ask for is the one who will actually be shooting the video and if they will have a second shooter included in the price.
HAVE A LIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK
Can they guarantee staying within your budget? Are there any discounts or promotions? Do they keep up with contemporary styles and trends in terms of technology and styling? It is important to find out how up-to-date they are on current methods, software, editing and presentation. Can they customize to suit your needs and wishes or are you limited to working within their products?
CINEMATIC VERSUS DOCUMENTARY STYLE – YOUR CHOICE
Some companies offer a contemporary take including Save-The-Date, Vignettes and Couple Stories. Discover what else can be included such as credits, photomontages and highlights. Cinematic weddings are currently more popular than the photojournalistic style. For a cinematic wedding, the videographer would definitely need to be adept with HD cameras and glide cameras, shooting in 24 frames per second (FPS) and able to edit in the cinematic style.
TRUST THEM AND GIVE THEM FREEDOM TO DO THEIR THING!
They are wedding videographer professionals in Boston, MA, they are artists and you chose them from a whole range of others so now let them get on with it and don’t try to get involved and become the director. You are center stage – not left of and certainly not behind the camera. From filming to editing, unless you requested a specific rough cut, let them go with it. And if the final product meets all your wishes and standards, pay it forward: post a review or give a reference.