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The 8 pros of a long wedding video

Highlights videos for weddings are very popular and while we know that they serve a purpose, we find that couples are often choosing to only have a highlights video and not a long video. We believe that there is immense value in a long wedding video and here is why we suggest that you include it in your videography package:

  1. A long video captures the whole day, not just specific moments. It will give a sense of what the day was like rather than only showcasing a few shots from it.
  2. A long video will include all those small, special moments – like a look or a smile. It is able to capture the subtleties that make your wedding special to you.  Without it, only the big, important moments will be recorded.
  3. A long video showcases all the things you spent months planning – your décor, the design, the bridal party’s look. Those things were what you wanted to make your day special and they also need to feature.
  4. A long video will include more of your bridal party, your family and your guests. They won’t just be in one or two shots; they will be part of the day.  Although your wedding day is about the two of you, it is also about the people you love celebrating with you.  So capture that.
  5. Your wedding day goes by quickly and a long video is your opportunity to relive the entire day afterwards. Just watching moments from it won’t be as effective.
  6. Over the years, you will forget things about your wedding, despite not wanting to. Watching a long video is a way to remember it in full.
  7. A long video captures the vows and the speeches. It records everything you said and was said to you.  Those words are meaningful and you will want to remember them in their entirety.
  8. With good editing, a long video doesn’t just document the day, it makes it enjoyable to watch.

A long wedding video has many advantages and we would urge you to include it in your wedding videography package.  Although a highlights video is popular for being short and emotive, we believe that it is the long video that will have the most value to you in the long run.

Digital Video Images offers a package that includes a 3-minute stinger, a 10-minute highlights video and a long video of your entire day – all of which are professionally edited for you to enjoy.  To find out about this and any of our other packages, contact Rob on admin@dvi.za.org or visit www.digitalvideoimages.co.za

 

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Documentary vs Cinematic: Wedding filming styles

Couples choosing a videographer to film their wedding are often told to see if they like the videographer’s style.  Although this will differ between videographers, their approach to filming weddings generally falls into one of two categories: Documentary or Cinematic.  But what does this mean for you and your wedding video?

Documentary

This style documents the day as it unfolds.  The cameraman is situated somewhere in the background and will give you very little instruction in order to capture the shots. With this style, all those small and precious moments are recorded and your video will be a genuine reflection of your wedding day.

Cinematic

This style produces the perfect wedding video.  The cinematic approach gives your wedding video a film-like quality and it is popular due to the emotional impact it has on the viewer.  However, the videographer will need to pre-plan your wedding story and will direct or retake shots to get it just right.  But when you watch it, you will feel like you starred in your own movie.

DVI’s Style

We use a style that sits somewhere in-between.

We approach the filming of the wedding with the documentary style.  We believe that we are there to capture your wedding, not create it.  So, we film it as it unfolds.  While being unobtrusive, we still manage to film some creative shots.

When it comes to editing the video, we use the cinematic approach.  This means we use the same editing techniques of dramatic music, colour and sound grading, transitions, and others.  We believe that your wedding video needs to be interesting to watch.

Utilising a combination of these styles produces a wedding video that is a genuine reflection of your day with the ‘wow’ factor included.

When choosing the style that you would prefer, remember to look at the way the videographer will approach filming your wedding, as well as what you would like for the end product.  One aspect will impact your experience of your wedding day and the other, your memories of it.

If you would like Digital Video Images to film your wedding, contact us on admin@dvi.za.org or visit our website at www.digitalvideoimages.co.zawww.digitalvideoimages.co.za

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Videographers and Photographers: the importance of getting along

An aspect of your wedding that you shouldn’t overlook is whether your videographer and photographer work well together.  Both are there to capture your wedding, so both will be angling for the best possible shots.  It is important that they get along so that they don’t trip over each other in the process.

Why do they need to get along?

A good working relationship between the videographer and photographer will create a respectful environment which will put you, your family, and your guests at ease.  It will allow both parties to get what they need, which in turn will give you what you want – beautiful videos and photos.

What if they don’t get along?

If your videographer and photographer are at odds, it will create tension.  That is certainly not something you want on your wedding day.  The two will spend the day trying to get what they want and the best moments of your wedding day will turn into a tug-of-war between the people who are only there to capture it.

How do I ensure they get along?

  1. Recommendations

If you have picked one and not the other, ask for recommendations of who they like to work with.  Ask for a few, so that you can still vet them and go for the one you like best.  But this way, you can know that they enjoy working together.

  1. Hire Professionals

Videographers and photographers who come with years of experience will have the professional curtesy to find a way to work together.  They will also have the professional knowledge of how to work well with other wedding vendors.  Hiring professionals is a great way to ensure that they act accordingly on the day and produce a good quality product for you to enjoy.

  1. Insist on Communication

Let your videographer and photographer know who the other is before the time.  Ask both to introduce themselves before they start shooting and to discuss how they can work together.  Insisting on open communication from the beginning of the day will ensure a harmonious working relationship between them for the duration of your wedding.

What is it that they need to consider?

Your videographer and photographer need to be considerate of each other throughout the day. They need to remember that they both want the same shots at the same time and it is only by working together that they will achieve what they want.  While the videographer needs to keep in mind that their lighting can negatively affect the photos, a photographer needs to remember that the video camera is further back and he/she might be in the shot.  Keeping this in mind while they work and giving the other the time they need to take the shot will ensure an amazing wedding video and beautiful photos of your wedding.

Don’t overlook the importance of a good working relationship between your videographer and photographer.  You don’t want to have to play referee on your wedding day and following these suggestions will go a long way to ensure that everyone is happy, has fun, and your wedding is captured in a way that you will be happy with.

Digital Video Images are wedding videographers who have nurtured great relationships with wedding photographers over our 20 years in business.  Contact us on admin@dvi.za.org or www.digitalvideoimages.co.za if you would like us to shoot your wedding.

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Will my wedding video turn out well?

Capturing your wedding day on film can only happened once.  There are no do-over and no re-takes.  But what guarantees do you have that your wedding video will turn out well? Following these steps is the best way to ensure you will end up with a wedding video that you will love.

Meet the person behind the camera

Meet your potential videographer before you sign any agreement.  This is a chance for you to get a sense as to whether this is the type of person who puts effort into their work.  In a discussion with them, you will be able to tell if they will do what is necessary to give you what you want.  If you don’t feel sure, then meet another videographer, until you find one that puts you at ease.

Read more: Questions to ask your wedding videographer

Count the hours beforehand

Find out how many hours go into filming your wedding, as well as editing the video.  Different wedding video packages will be allocated different hours and if you are not happy with those hours, you may need to reconsider which package you choose.

Read more: It’s not just about the highlights

Vet their experience

The best way to know if you will be happy with your wedding video is to have a look at the reviews that other couples have written about the videographer that you are considering.  If the majority were happy, then it is likely that you will be happy with the video you will receive.

See it for yourself

Ask your potential videographer if you can watch videos they have produced for other weddings.  Watch videos where the couple took the same package that you are considering.  And watch all the types of videos that are included in your package – a long video, a highlights video or a stinger. No two wedding videos are alike, but a videographer’s previous work will show you whether they can produce a good quality product.

Read more: A guide to wedding video options

Know how much say you have

Find out beforehand how much say you have in the wedding video.  Certain things you can stipulate before the time so that your videographer knows what and what not to shoot at your wedding.  You may want to ask for a certain soundtrack to accompany the video, but keep in mind that certain songs will have copyright restrictions.

When it comes to your wedding video, you want to know that you will love the end product.  After all, it is the thing that keeps the memories of that amazing day alive for years to come.  These steps will go a long way to putting your mind at ease that your wedding video will be as wonderful as your wedding day was for you.

Digital Video Images are videographers with over 20 years of experience in making wedding videos that bridal couples love.  To chat to us about filming your wedding, contact admin@dvi.za.org or visit www.digitalvideoimages.co.za

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6 reasons why I don’t want a wedding video

Not every couple who is getting married wants a wedding video.  After 20 years in the videography business, we have noticed that the below 6 reasons are the ones most often given.  But to make sure you are making the right decision about not having a wedding video, we have offered some thoughts on these objections.

1. The price is not right

Objection: “I don’t want a video because of the cost.  It is so expensive and we just can’t justify spending that amount of money on a video when there are so many other things that need to fit into our wedding budget.”

Our thoughts: With all the hours that go into filming and editing a wedding video, it does make it a costly item.  But you need to weigh up the price versus the sentimental value.  A wedding video allows you to relive a day that goes by so quickly, it is something you can show your children one day, and it is a means of keeping the memories alive years after you would have forgotten them.  A wedding video is a piece of your family history in film.

Read more: To have or not to have a wedding video

2. Photographer vs videographer

Objection: “We feel that photographers and videographers fulfil the same role – to document and record our day.  And while having photos of our wedding is a necessity, having a video is a luxury.”

Our thoughts:  Yes, videographers and photographers do both record your wedding day, but in very different ways.  A photo can never capture the nuances like a video can – it can’t capture the speeches, the vows, or the ambiance.  A video will show you the interaction between yourselves, your family and your guests.  It records your day in a way that a photo can’t.

3. Friends with video benefits

Objection: “I have a friend who has a good camera.  He can record it for us and it won’t cost us anything.”

Our thoughts: This is a way to avoid paying the wedding videographer’s cost.  But be aware that this home video version will be nothing like the quality an experienced videographer will provide, as hours of editing goes into your video to make it look professional and enjoyable to watch.  Another point to consider is that the videographer is at your wedding to work and is constantly positioning him/herself to capture the best shots.  Your friend is also your guest and will probably take a break from recording to enjoy the day – missing important moments.

4. Camera Shy

Objection: “I hate seeing myself in videos, so I won’t watch it anyway.”

Our thoughts: A good videographer will be one that you will hardly notice.  Their fly-on-the-wall style of filming will not make you feel on show, allowing you to act naturally.  Keep in mind that on this day you are looking your best, you are happy, and you are having fun.  That is never awkward to watch.  It will be the best film of yourself that you will ever have.

 5. Avoiding the spotlight

Objection: “Nothing irritates me more than when I’m a guest at a wedding and suddenly there is a camera in my face and I’m told to say a few words about the bridal couple.  I won’t do that to my guests.”

Our thoughts:  Meeting the videographer beforehand and stipulating what you would like and not like can easily avoid those awkward moments that you don’t want for your wedding.

6. The not-so-candid camera

Objection: “Videographers get in the way.  They ruin the setting with their clumsy equipment, bright lights, and cables lying everywhere.”

Our thoughts: Modern video cameras look similar to photography cameras.  The only difference is that a videographer’s camera sits on a tripod.  Good quality cameras allow the videographer to record in low light (avoiding the constant necessity for a spotlight) and many videographers are investing in cordless equipment so that your guests don’t end up tripping over cables.

In our business, we often come across people who regret not having a wedding video.  If you really object to having one, there probably won’t be much we can say to convince you otherwise.  But if you are teetering on the edge, meet with a videographer to discuss your objections.  There will probably be a way to work around it, so that you can have the experience you want.

At Digital Video Images, we like to make bridal couples comfortable about the way their wedding is being filmed.  To discuss the possibility of filming your wedding, contact us on admin@dvi.za.org or visit www.digitalvideoimages.co.za

 

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How many video cameras do I want at my wedding?

Although video cameras are a lot less cumbersome than they were a few years ago, they do come with tripods and other equipment that can look cluttered.  While you may want every angle of your wedding covered, you don’t want it to look like a film production set.  So what is the best number of cameras to have?

Before the wedding:

The important aspects to cover before the wedding starts are the bride’s preparation and photos, the groom’s preparation and photos, the venue and décor, and the guests’ arrival.  Here, two cameras will suffice.  One for the bride’s preparation and photos and the second to cover all the rest.  The groom’s preparation and photos won’t take nearly as long as the bride’s, so the venue and décor can be covered before filming him, while the guests’ arrival can be covered after.  But at this stage of the wedding process the cameras will be spread out, so even if you had more, you wouldn’t notice.

At the ceremony:

The venue for the ceremony is usually small and intimate and too many cameras could be an eyesore.  The angles that need to be covered here are the bride before walking down the aisle, the procession down the aisle from the front, the groom looking back to see his bride for the first time and the ceremony proceedings.  With one camera situated near the front and another covering the back, all the important aspects of the ceremony will be covered.

In between:

Here, it is important to cover the bridal couple – capturing them coming from the ceremony, the confetti toss, the guests congratulating them, and following them as they go off for photos.  This is then a good time for a second camera to capture the guests mingling.

At the reception:

It is vital that there is a camera focused on the formalities, recording those beautiful speeches.  But it is also lovely to document the bridal couple’s reaction to those speeches and even those of the guests when they are mentioned.  Reception venues are generally large and more cameras won’t be as noticeable, should you not wish to spread the cameramen too thin.

When the party starts:

Well, sometimes it’s best not to record too much of the party part of a wedding celebration.  One brave cameraman getting long-angles and close-ups generally depicts the idea.

Different aspects of your wedding require a different number of cameras and each wedding is completely different from the rest.  One camera will cover the important aspects of your wedding, but may miss a few moments.  It would be like watching a sporting match from only one angle – you won’t catch everything.  Two cameras would certainly give you greater coverage of your wedding, but we would advocate for up to three cameras.

Multiple cameras makes a production interesting by capturing different angles, getting people’s reactions and through combining long-shots and close-ups.  The more angles captured, the more exciting the video production.

To avoid making it look like a film production set, we also utilise Go Pros and other small handheld cameras, which we place in discreet locations.  It is a means of providing a unique viewing experience without drawing attention to the equipment.

Digital Video Images are wedding videographers who pride themselves on capturing your wedding day beautifully without drawing attention to themselves.  To find out more about having your day filmed, email admin@dvi.za.org or visit www.digitalvideoimages.co.za

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To have or not to have a wedding video

As wedding videographers, we obviously advocate for a wedding video, but we understand that this is often a huge consideration for couples getting married.

Couples are often against having a wedding video mainly because of the expense of it.  They feel that a photographer – a necessity – will capture the day while a video is an added luxury and the money could be spent on something else.  Some may feel that they would be self-conscious if filmed or that it is highly unlikely that they would even watch the video more than once.

These are all legitimate concerns, but here are a few reasons why it is a good idea to have a wedding video:

For you

Most couples say that their wedding day went by so quickly and with so much happening, it was a blur.  A video is a great way for a couple to relive their day – slowly this time – taking in all the details.  Imagine seeing those moments that you may not have been part of, such as your spouse getting ready, or what your guests were up to while you were away having your photos taken.  You can listen to those meaningful speeches again or hear yourselves say your vows.  A video captures the nuances of the day in a way that a photograph just can’t.

For the future

After a few years, you won’t remember the specifics of your wedding clearly and a video will be a lovely way to recall your special day.  It is also something you can show to your children.  If you think that they probably won’t be interested, ask yourself if you would have liked to watch a video of when your parents or grandparents got married.  A video is a means of keeping the memory alive for years to come.

For the guests

It is likely that there are people that you love who are living all over the world and not everyone may be able to attend your wedding.  Sending them your wedding video is a great way to make them feel part of the day.  Additionally, a wedding video captures an occasion where the people who are most important to you are all in one place – people who may not be around forever.  A video of them sharing in your happiness will become precious after they have passed away.

With all the expense that comes with having a wedding, a videographer often seems like one way to cut the budget.  But it is important to carefully weigh up the pros and cons before making the decision.  Either way, you need to be certain that you will be happy with your choice and not regret it afterwards.

If you would like to read more about wedding videographers, you may be interested in: How to choose a wedding videographer; Questions to ask your wedding videographer; A guide to wedding videos; The right videographer

Digital Video Images offer a variety of wedding packages to suit your budget.  If you want a wedding video that you will enjoy watching for years to come, contact us on admin@dvi.za.org or visit www.digitalvideoimages.co.za.

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A guide to wedding videos

Gone are the days when a wedding video was a long, boring record of your big day that no-one, not even the couple, would watch again.  Today’s wedding videographers are skilled professionals who breathe life into the videos they make, capturing the day in a way that makes it seem as special as it was to you.

But if you are the first one of your friends or family to get married, you may not know what is on offer when it comes to types of wedding videos, so we have put together a guide for you:

  1. Wedding Stinger

A stinger is about 3 minutes long and is a collection of the most beautiful shots from the day, put to a piece of music.  It’s what a trailer is to a movie – it portrays the essence of the day without going into detail.  Stingers are great to post on social media, giving the world a glimpse of your day.

  1. Wedding Highlights Video

A wedding highlights video is about 10 minutes long and captures the most special moments of your wedding day. It’s a great video to share with your family and friends as it gives a good overview of the day: from getting ready, to the ceremony, to the reception and your guests.  It’s also put to music and intercepted by romantic clips of your vows or speeches.

  1. Long Wedding Video

A long wedding video is one that documents the entire day, but is edited in such a way that it tells the story of your wedding.  It’s the video you will watch when you want to remember the day and conjure up those same feelings you had then.  This is the video that you will show to your children.  It is a record of your wedding day, but it’s produced in such a way that you will enjoy watching it.

  1. Raw Footage

Raw footage is the unedited footage from your wedding day.  That means it isn’t put to music, the shots don’t flow smoothly into each other, the sound isn’t adjusted and if someone walks in front of the camera, you will see it.  It really isn’t interesting to watch and will be the same length as your actual day was.

Different video types will be included in the different packages that the videographers offer.  For example, DVI includes the long video and the highlights video in the basic package, while the more premium packages also include the stinger video.  Other videographers may offer a highlights video with raw footage as a basic package, charging extra for an edited long video.  But remember, you can always ask for a custom package to suit you.

You may also be interested in reading:

Questions to ask your wedding videographer
How to choose a wedding videographer

Digital Video Images are wedding videographers who can provide a wedding video package that suits you, guaranteeing beautifully edited videos that you will enjoy watching.  To find out more visit www.digitalvideoimages.co.za or contact us on admin@dvi.za.org

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Questions to ask your wedding videographer

When it comes to the people and companies that will be responsible for various aspects of your wedding, you want to feel confident in them, so that all the stress associated with your big day will be lessened and you can simply enjoy getting married.

As we know the wedding video business, we have put together a few questions that you can ask your potential wedding videographer, so that you can feel at ease that you have picked the right person for the job.

Experience

Ask the videographer what their experience is and how long they have been filming weddings.  Ideally, you want someone who has been in the business for a few years.  They will understand the way in which weddings are run and what is important to capture on camera.  With an experienced videographer, you can rest assured that they know how to produce a video that you will love.

Style

Ask the videographer what their shooting style is: documentary or cinematic. Cinematic videos are trendy at the moment.  But this style does require extra equipment, long set up times and taking repeated shots to get it perfect. Documentary style is about capturing the day as it unfolds and nothing is posed or fabricated.

You should go with whichever style suits your personality.  But it is important to listen to how the videographer explains their process.  It will be a good indication as to whether they know what they are talking about or not.  Also get an idea of how they shoot – will they be up in the front, disturbing proceedings or will they quietly be capturing from the corner?

Demo

Request to watch some of the videographer’s work produced for previous weddings.  This will give you visual evidence of the videographer’s experience and style.  Don’t just watch the short highlights video, but take the time to watch a long video – it is one thing to make a 3-minute video look great, but it takes serious skill to make a long video enjoyable.

Cameras and Equipment

Ask the videographer how many cameras there will be and their whereabouts during the day.  Ask whether the cameras can film in low light (as most weddings are not brightly lit) and enquire as to what other equipment they will bring along.  You want to know that they can capture the sound and light up an area if need be, without turning it into a Hollywood production.  As far as possible, the equipment should be cordless and as unobtrusive as possible, so as not to be a nuisance or eye-saw at your wedding.  You can also ask about the quality of the equipment used, but remember that the camera is only as good as the person behind it.

Editing

It is important to check how much editing will go into your wedding video.  What is the length of the video?  Will there be an edited long and short version? There are many videographers who put all their effort into creating a beautiful short video, but only provide raw footage for the rest of the wedding, so make sure that your long video will be edited, if that is what you want. (Read: It’s not just about the highlights)

Format and Copies

Be clear on what format your video will come in, how the final product will be packaged and how many copies you will receive.  Check if you will need to pay more for extra copies and if there will a copyright on your video should you want to make copies yourself.

Price

Ask your videographer to explain clearly and in detail, what you get for each package.  When looking at the price of the video packages, it is important to understand what is included and what will be extra.  The last thing you want are a few hidden costs rearing up after your wedding.

Trusting your wedding videographer will not only mean that you don’t have to worry about them on the day, but will also mean that you will have a beautiful video to look forward to.  So, ask the right questions before signing on the dotted line.

If you are not even sure how to start looking for a wedding videographer, read How to choose a wedding videographer.

With over 20 years of experience, Digital Video Images are professionals who have successfully produced thousands of beautiful wedding videos.  If you would like to set your mind at ease with wedding videographers who have it all in hand, contact us on admin@dvi.za.org or www.digitalvideoimages.co.za

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How to choose a wedding videographer

If you are not sure where to start when it comes to hiring a wedding videographer, follow this step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Find some options

There are three avenues to explore when searching for videographers:

  1. Ask your married friends and family for recommendations.
    1. Those you know personally will give you an honest review which will help with your decision.
    2. Don’t just ask those who are recently married. There are videographers who have been in the wedding game for many years and are preferable because they come with experience.
  2. Ask your other wedding suppliers for recommendations.
    1. Ask your photographer. They would have worked closely with videographers and will be able to recommend some to you.
    2. Wedding venues often have preferred suppliers lists. Note that these are often paid-for listings (by the supplier) but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t good at what they do.
    3. Any of your other suppliers will know people in the wedding industry, so use this source of knowledge.
  3. Google search videographers in your area.

Step 2: Review their work

Search for the videographers’ websites and Facebook pages.  Look at client reviews and see what rating they have received.  Watch the videos they have posted.  Remember, these videos will only be highlights or stingers.  Videos of the entire wedding will be too large and long to put online.  But the short videos will still give an idea of the videographers’ standard of work.

Step 3: Shortlist three videographers

After reviewing their work, narrow it down to the three you like best.  Comparing three videographers will allow you to see if the price quoted and the packages available are proportional to what is on offer in the industry.

Why three?  More would be too much work and less won’t give you enough of a comparison.

Step 4: Contact the videographers

Get in contact with your three videographers and ask for their packages and rates.

Provide them with the following information so they can quote accurately:

  1. Wedding date.  If they are not available on your date, then there is no point for either you or the videographer to proceed further.
  2. Wedding venue.  As many wedding venues are out of town, travelling costs may need to be include in the quote.
  3. Number of expected guests.  This will give the videographer an idea of the size of the wedding and how large the camera crew will need to be.

Step 5: Compare prices

If one videographer’s quote is vastly different from the other two, look at why.

  1. If it is far more expensive, then the videographer is probably part of a larger company who is targeting high-profile or society weddings. If that is you, keep them in the running.
  2. If it is a lot cheaper, then be wary. Many new videographers use weddings as a means to cut their teeth in the filming industry and charge below average prices in order to get clients quickly.  But they move on from weddings just as quickly. Ideally, you want someone who has made a career as a wedding videographer.  Cheaper, in this case, is not better.
  3. Also ensure that you are comparing apples with apples. The quotes need to include details like the size of the camera crew, the hours filmed, number of locations and the length of the videos you will receive.  You don’t want to be surprised by any hidden costs.

For the most part, a middle-of-the-range priced videographer, with experience in filming weddings, will provide you with a good quality product.

Step 6: Compare packages

There are many hours that go into filming and editing a wedding video so it will be an expensive part in your wedding budget.  But a wedding video is money well spent so try splurge, if you can, and take the highest package that you can afford.

If there are certain things you want included in your video that are not offered, or if you want only certain elements from the different packages, ask if they will design a custom package for you.

Step 7: Meet the videographers

Your chosen videographer will be at your wedding and interacting with you and your guests, so make sure you are comfortable with the person behind the camera.

Use your meeting to ask lots of questions about how the process works on the day, what will be filmed, their approach to filming a wedding, and what exactly you will receive in the end.  You don’t want any surprises, so make sure you have the exact picture.

Step 8: Watch a video

If there is one videographer you are interested in, ask them to provide you with a full wedding video that you can watch.  Stinger and highlight videos are exciting, but a full-length video will reveal the real quality and talent the videographer.

(Read more on: It’s not just about the highlights)

Step 9: Decide and sign

Once you have all the information you need, decide on the videographer and package you want.

Make sure that you sign a contract that details all that you agreed on and know that you will probably need to pay a deposit.  This is as much a guarantee and confirmation for you as it is for the videographer.

Step 10: Meet up again

Sometime before your wedding, the videographer will probably set up another meeting with you.  This is your opportunity to take them through the times, schedule and confirmed details for your wedding.    That way they can be prepared and plan how they will shoot your day. It will also allow them to ask questions so they don’t have to bother you on the day.

Step 11: In the end

The next time you see your wedding videographer, will be when they are silently lurking in the corner, filming your wedding day.

It will take a few weeks before your video is finished being edited.  A company that provides a good quality service and product will not only be in demand, but will also take the time to ensure that your video is perfect.  And you will probably be asked to pay the balance before the video is sent to you.  But after that – and for many years later – you can sit, watch, and relive your wedding day.

Digital Video Images is run by a Gauteng-based videographer, with more than 20 years of experience in filming and producing wedding videos.  To find out about DVI’s packages and rates, email admin@dvi.za.org or visit www.digitalvideoimages.co.za

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