Have you started searching wedding videography service in Melbourne?
Some bride and groom would get confused with some wedding videography terminology or Jargon when gathering information from overwhelming blogs.
Or you may not know the distinction between wedding videographer and wedding cinematographer.
I’m a professional wedding videographer based in Melbourne. I think it is a good time to make a clear and simple explanation of 12 popular wedding video terminology you’ve heard.
Don’t feel stressed. It is not a Wikipedia, I promise.
What is difference of those three words?
It always says the same thing. Some brides are educated that the wedding cinematographer and filmmaker are better than videographer. In fact, it is simply marketing tactics.
The ‘wedding videographer’ is more of a conventional and modest description. The cinematographer and filmmaker would seem more exclusive and pop out from other wedding videographers in Melbourne.
All three types of videographers do the same thing, you get different quality of wedding video highlight reel and services that depend on their skill and care, but a name.
Similar to wedding photography, there are 3 major wedding videography styles in Melbourne. Each style is appealing to certain group of bride and groom.
Natural and Candid– It provides a relaxing and chilled wedding vibe. The wedding videographer always provide a minimum but necessary direction throughout the wedding, it honestly and simply documents the wedding couple’s emotion and wedding atmosphere.
Storytelling create a narrative wedding story by the moving image and voiceover. The voiceover is always captured from the wedding couple vows and speech during the wedding reception.
Cinematic wedding videography style provide audience a creative, dramatic and uplifting experience. The wedding editor use the upbeat and happy vibe music to make supplementary to the right feeling of the highlight reel.
Aerial (drone) wedding videography became very trendy that more couple ask this option in Melbourne.
Aerial wedding videography enable videographers to capture the bird views which the traditional wedding videography can’t approach in early years.
Both Steadicam and Gimbal create a smooth videography image movement to approach the cinematic look and feel.
The Steadicam and gimbal are used often for movement shoot, like bride and groom walking together, car driving and first dance and also establishes the entire of wedding reception decoration.
The steadicam is operated based on mechanical stability while gimbal request more electronic motor and sensor.
A clear and crisp sound is as equally important as the high resolution of movement image. Sometime, we can bear little bit low resolution of video on YouTube, people even don’t notice different of Full HD 1080p and 4K video if you don’t see two different screen side by side.
But we can’t bear the bad audio with echo and noise in the wedding video. The good quality of wedding video sound delivers the half of information of the wedding day.
The attention to details of wedding videographer in Melbourne would set the lapel mic or dedicate sound recorder to capture the voiceover from the ceremony and speech at the reception.
A professional wedding videographer in Melbourne always organize a meeting with bride and groom before the wedding.
It is also a great opportunity for the wedding videographer to understand the bride and groom needs.
The meeting is advisable to be allocate 4 weeks before the wedding. At this stage, most wedding couple confirm all wedding details.
The wedding highlight reel and wedding video trailer is same thing and the optimal length of wedding highlight is 4-6 minutes.
The wedding highlight can use the music only or adding the voiceover to create a narrative wedding movie.
The standard of documentary live footage length is one to one and half hours.
Comparing to the RAW or uncut footage, the edited live footage provides a professional edited and polish wedding video. The post editor will cut off the unwanted footage, like shaking, out of focus footage and sync the footage and sound together, particular for ceremony and reception.
A professional wedding videographer would use multiple cameras to capture the ceremony and receptions from different angles and audio from wireless microphone. The editor would sync all source in one file and polish the video.
It is the 4-6 minutes wedding video trailer to display on a big screen or projector on the wedding day.
The same day edit cost is around $1200-$1500 in Melbourne.
Some wedding videographers in Melbourne offer 60 seconds wedding video, the bride and groom can receive the sneak peek wedding video in a short time (one or two weeks after the wedding)
The bride and groom can share the sneak peek wedding video on Instagram on Facebook.
This is an important procedure to edit wedding videography. Similar to a film or commercial video process, the wedding videographer shoot the footage in a neutral colour so that leaves enough space for colourist to apply different filter or pre-set in post work.
There are variety of colour theme, airy and fresh colour, dark and mood or matte. The colour theme shall fit the wedding story and music seamlessly.
Where I can get legal music for my wedding video?
It is an inevitable question for bride and groom. Some bride ask whether I can use the iTunes music for wedding highlight.
Unfortunately, the answer is NO. The music downloaded from iTunes is only for private listening, you can’t use the source for wedding highlight reel background music.
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