those endless shots of the guests with the bride and groom, the wedding feast
and the infinite toasts. The newest in trends in weddings is the online shoot
that gives wedding cinematography a slick twist, with even a cameo of your film
star heart throb playing a cupid or first love!
It does mean a whole lot more hard work, for the professionals and the couple
too. First of all, in getting to know each other, what is required to tell the
love story and its scripting. The online wedding video does not, as a rule,
follow the schedule of events. It takes key events, interspersed with bits and
pieces of precious memories, what the couple and their families may like to
remember of the Big Day and of those that went into making their young people
what they are today, with shoot, old and new pictures, quotes, songs, family
jokes, what have you.
Once you are on the same page as your clients and the paperwork has been
completed, it is time to get your equipment ready. These short films are not the
normal video. They are technically superior, shot in HD with Dolby 5.1 surround
sound and authored in Blu-ray.
Shooting in HD would be a far remove from those earlier lessons in hand held
light meters and the standard 18% gray calculations to balance the stark
variations between the glorious bridal attire and the groom more somber
Wedding photography, or any for that matter, needs a delicate balance between
the depth of the field for striking backgrounds and shallow depth for artistic
effect or dewy portraits of the bride. That is where both focal length and
aperture both count. The ultimate effect comes after practice, which means
experimenting with different apertures to perfect the dewy shots of the bride,
the firmer look of the groom, a range of different looks for the rest of the
story line and the other players in the new age wedding story.
Perhaps the most important thing is to ensure that all the equipment needed
for the shoot, plus spares, in case of any mishap or malfunction, is always at
hand. It helps to have more than one camera and cameraman, to get shots from
different angles and depths for efficient editing later to produce a world class
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