When you’re considering hiring a videographer for your wedding, there are several myths that come up. These are some of the most common myths about wedding videography and we are gonna address them in this post.
Myth 1: Wedding videos are boring and you only watch them once.
Couples can be turned off by the idea of a wedding video because they think they might not want to watch it again. They may also worry that it will be tedious to watch or make them feel uncomfortable. But a great wedding video is an exciting experience and one that you’ll enjoy watching for years to come. Because we’re so used to watching films and TV programmes, people often feel like a wedding video will be like an episode of Coronation Street and want to skip through it or not bother watching it at all. But a well-made wedding video isn’t just one long shot of the bride walking down the aisle – they usually include different camera angles, footage of guests having a great time and sometimes even interviews with close family members.
The above is an example of a modern wedding film. Courtesy of Davide Stilitano, Wedding videographer Italy.
Myth 2: Videographers always use big obtrusive lights on top of their cameras.
Lights may have been necessary in the past when shooting on film or even using some older digital equipment, but today’s high-end digital cameras are so sensitive that there’s often no need for external lighting even in very low light situations like a church or other dark venue.
Myth 3: Videographers spend most of their time filming the ceremony.
A good videographer will focus on all parts of your day, including your preparations, your vows, reception toasts and everything in between. It’s also important to capture all of the emotions that take place throughout the day so you can relive those moments with family and friends over and over again.
Myth 4: The music in videos is never good quality
Music is an important part of any wedding. This myth may have originated from the fact that some older videos used cassette tapes as their source material, which made them difficult to record and often resulted in noises and noise reduction techniques being used to hide these problems. These days, there’s no reason to believe that the sound quality in your wedding video won’t be top-notch because today’s digital cameras and editing software are both much better at capturing sound than they were even 10 years ago. And just as one final note, if you’re still worried about having poor-quality sound in your video, we highly recommend hiring a videographer to handle things like audio recording and sound mixing so they can do those tasks properly and record clear audio from your first dance or wedding speeches.
Myth 5: You don’t need to hire a videographer at all!
Most couples think that they don’t need someone filming their big day and that they’ll just pay attention and remember everything. The truth is that most couples can’t remember everything from their wedding and images from your photographer won’t show it all. Not in a way a video can do. Brides and grooms won’t always have the time on their wedding day because they’re distracted by catching up with family and friends and might miss out on some important details.
It’s true that most couples don’t require wedding videographers to use them as their exclusive wedding option. If a photographer is doing their job well, they should be able to capture most of the important moments but that’s not the same as having a magical wedding film from your big day. The videographer’s work will likely be much more valuable than the work of a photographer and will add the video to the mix.
Myth 6: Videographers and photographers can’t work together
Photographers and videographers can definitely work well together. It’s worth asking them about it in advance and introducing to each other so that they can agree how to work together on your wedding day. Many couples like to hire both, with one person taking photos and one person shooting videos but often this leads to them competing for the same shots or getting in each other’s way. It’s best to ask your photographer and videographer ahead of time what they prefer and then stick with it.