You’ve decided that having a wedding video is an absolute must (good choice – a lot of couples regret saying “no” to video). Your next decision is the type of wedding film style you want. Once you’ve explored and found your favorite, you can look for a videographer with a matching aesthetic.
In cinematic wedding videography, you’ll notice some of the same angles, filters and transitions you’ve seen in the movies (aerial shots and slow motion, for example). Instead of adhering to the timeline of the day, the videographer will create a non-linear video that evokes a certain emotion and theme. This creative approach means you’ll have a wedding video that looks like a bona fide film.
Journalistic wedding videography (or documentary wedding videography) takes a different approach: the day is presented in a linear timeline, showing everything from morning prep to the end of the reception. Your videographer may even interview the bride, groom and guests for commentary, then use the sound bites to enhance the story.
Short form wedding films are edited versions of the full video. They typically range from 15 to 50 minutes, showcasing the brightest and most touching moments that capture the emotion of the day without dragging on. While short form films can be journalistic, they’re best when cinematic because the style allows for more creativity. Your videographer may also provide the full length video.
Storytelling wedding videography is a type of cinematic film style that incorporates elements to tell the couple’s love story. For example, your videographer may add narration, music or text to put a focus on the bride and groom’s experience. Aesthetic elements and amusing parts of the day are usually left out.
Traditional wedding videography is captured with a handheld camera and without additional cinematic equipment, like drones. There’s a focus on the wedding ceremony and reception, but not on smaller details and candid moments. These videos may be two or three hours long.
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