Do You Need a Videographer?
Jason Melendez, Guest Author
Some couples just don’t like the idea of a wedding video and want nothing more that a good photography package to preserve their memories. But before skipping over video altogether, take a few moments to consider what you’ll be getting with a good videographer, and how the possibilities offered by the latest technical gear and editing equipment stack up to your friend’s camcorder or to photography along.
Couples often feel as though their wedding day went by in a blur. After months of planning and effort, the big day comes in a rush, and everything happens so fast and with such emotion that before they know it, the day is over.
A good wedding video is like a time machine that can take you back to your wedding day any time you like. You can experience all the sounds, action, subtle details ad endearing documentary that will be available to your children, and so on. Imagine being able to watch your grandparents’ wedding or their grandparents’.
Do the words “wedding video” invoke thoughts of a cheesy soundtrack, amateurish screen wipes and complete, unbroken coverage of the chicken dance? Today, digital video and editing technology make it easier and more affordable than ever to create wedding videos as engaging and sophisticated as quality television documentaries, complete with voice-over interviews, flashbacks, professional scene cuts, special effects and more. The style you choose is up to you, but you have more choice for capturing the sights, sounds, and action of your special day more than ever before.
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Videography vs. Photography
Ask a photographer and he’ll probably tell you that photography is more important. Ask a videographer and he’ll stress the importance of both. The real question is, how important is videography to you? Remember that while you can’t put your wedding video in a frame above the mantle or pull it out of your wallet to show a friend, a photograph can’t capture the sound of your voices exchanging vows or the sounds and activity of your reception party.
Larry’s NOTE: With smart phones and iPads, you can more easily show video to your friends now more than ever before.
When it comes to wedding videos, there’s something about the live action capture of such a special moment that can take you back like nothing else. Consider how popular movies are today as a way of telling a story. Videography is quickly becoming less of an optional side-kick to photography and more of an equal partner in preserving the memory of your day.
Larry’s Note: A very special “Thank you” to Sarah & Carl Anderson of Princess Bride Cinematic Videography for his contribution and excellent work on the video below. Visit his Website: www.PrincessBrideVideo.com. Arizona (Greater Phoenix Area & Tucson) and Minnesota (Twin Cities Area). – 5 Stars from Larry James!
To watch a video which highlights all the main events from Tasha and Brian’s destination wedding at Sassi in Scottsdale, click here!
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Photo Credit: (Couple watching video) – Pittman Productions, Chicago.
Copyright 2014 Jason Melendez. Jason Melendez is co-author of the book, “e-Plan Your Wedding: How to Save Time and Money with Today’s Best Online Resources.”
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