Sep 08 2009

Styles of Wedding Videography

Published by at 6:30 am under General

The process of documenting a wedding on a video falls into the attributes of an art such as wedding videography. Its final product which is commonly called a wedding video is also referred to as wedding movie or film. Just like in videography in general, in the case of wedding documentation on video we can also distinguish between amateur and professional wedding videography. Whether it is wedding, party, or corporate videography, you should keep in mind that this is a form of art and requires a lot of elements in the process. Some of the conditions to be met are human while others are technical. Therefore, technical skills and appropriate equipment are a must in this profession in order to get to a good final product in the form of a smooth video.

Professional wedding event videography has its origins in the invention of the modern video devices. At the beginning, the only way of capturing movies and pictures was on film, and lots of people turned this filming activity into a hobby. The film cameras of the past had serious limitations in a number of elements like their short film load times, the high processing costs and the impossibility of recording the sound together with the images. Professional wedding videography was rather primitive in its first first stages, and so was the technical quality of the equipment used. Cameras required bright lights; the pictures were fuzzy, poor color saturation and mono audio recorded with cheap microphones whose audio quality was quite low.

Presently, professional wedding videography has reached an incredible level of development thanks to the variety of gear items. The final result is a combination of exquisite sound and image quality with some additional special effects for a unique touch.

Different styles can be identified in the field of traditional wedding videography. And their diversity ranges from cinematic to journalistic. Thus we can count traditional and short form wedding videos, video journalism or cinematic storytelling. A professional wedding videographer is not bound to using just one of these styles but, they mainly rely on variations and combinations. Professional wedding videography has come to develop and include numerous video production offerings. Thus there are: engagement videos, invitation DVDs, photo montages, love stories, concept videos, same day edits, bridal elegance and highlights.

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