better, resulting in better quality images and sound. The industry of wedding
videography has greatly improved in the past two decades. Now it is a
full-fledged field with its own associations. These editing systems allow the
videographer to have a lot of creativity when editing videos. This is why many
brides and grooms are paying wedding videographers to capture their special day
on camera. Previously these special moments were captured on VHS cassette. But
now they are saved on to DVD's which can be viewed on TV through DVD players or
computers and laptops.
This has allowed weddings, and other special occasions, to be digitally
recorded. This means that the images and sounds are of better quality. The
digital cameras are also preferable, because they are light and mobile, so they
do not require lots of cables and wires. This has made it much easier for the
wedding videographers to record the special day without interfering in the
moments. Digital cameras are also better, because they do not require any
special external lighting as they record well even in dim lights. The good
quality equipment and the editing software enables wedding videos to look like
commercially made productions. But, this is only possible with a skilled wedding
These days the technology has improved to include high-definition and Blu-ray
technologies. Previously these technologies were only limited to commercial
studios, but now they are being used for all kinds of events, including
weddings. There are different styles of wedding videography. They are
'cinematic' and 'journalistic'. The journalistic type of wedding videography is
whereby the event looks like documentary style footage. Here the videos are
edited according to how they happen to ensure there is continuity from each
moment to the next. For this reason this kind of wedding videography is also
called 'documentary style'.
Then there is the style of editing the event like a movie or film, which is
called the cinematic style. Here the day is videotaped and edited to make the
final product more dramatic. There is also the 'storytelling' style. Here there
are one or more people who talk over the images, telling the story of the day.
An additional style is that of 'short form wedding'. Here the final product has
been edited to be no longer than 50 minutes and no shorter than 15 minutes.
Finally, there is the 'traditional' style. This term is sometimes used to
describe anything that does not fit into one of the above styles. In this style
the final result will usually look like something that was filmed using a home
video. Here there is not a lot of creativity or editing that takes place. The
clips are edited in a linear fashion and are continuous. These will capture the
whole day and so will be a few hours long.
When brides and grooms cannot decide on one style to use, they can have a
couple for different moments and events at the wedding. The best way to decide
is to see other videos that were made in that format. In some cases the wedding
video can actually be shown at the wedding. Wedding videography depends on the
style and the amount of hours to be recorded. The more hours needed to record
and edit the videos the more it will cost. These videographer's fees are often
negotiable. It is best to use someone with experience and who can show previous
work, especially in the style that the bride and groom want.