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5 Ways To Avoid a Bad Wedding Video

April 2, 2019


On the biggest day in your life, you want everything to run smoothly and turn out perfectly. Who doesn’t? A wedding video is one of the most important things that you want to keep from going downhill. You can never experience the moment of slicing the cake or dancing with your new spouse for the first time again.


However, you can look back on those significant moments by watching your wedding video. This is the reason why you need to make sure that your wedding film comes out flawlessly. To avoid ending up with a terrible wedding video, here are a few things that you will need to keep in mind:


Examine the videographer’s style

Most wedding videographers have their own signature styles of filming and editing. Some prefer dreamy graphics, some like artfully shaky movement, and some even excel in producing grainy, vintage-looking footage. You can see if their filming technique matches your liking by exploring their social media profiles and looking at their previous work. Videographers often have their portfolios available right on their pages or websites. This way, your chances of picking a videographer you’re fully happy with for your wedding will be increased. 


Check out their filming method

Not only should you review the style of each videographer, but you should look into their filming methods as well. A good videographer will know where to stand to film the whole wedding in an appropriate manner. You don’t want to hire someone who will mindlessly roam around the venue and be intrusive to your guests. 


Avoid falling prey to the temptations of a low price

When you pick a wedding videographer, avoid making the decision solely based on price. If a videographer offers lower rates than usual, there might be something wrong with their service. Perhaps they aren’t as professional or the quality of their videos is not up to par. Do not fall into the trap of the small numbers. Sometimes you have to pay a little more for better results.


Get to know your videographer

Professionalism is not the only thing that matters. Although their personality may not be captured on video, it is a crucial part of the experience. Fortunately, it is possible to get to know more about your potential videographer by scrolling through their social media profile. You should look out for how they respond to their comments and interact with their clients. This is the best way to get an idea of who they are as a person without having to contact them. Then, you can decide whether you are willing to have them at the wedding for the whole day or not. If you are still unsure, try calling them or sending them an inquiry via email to see how they respond. 


Ask about the equipment that they use

Many people overlook this point, but you should make sure that your potential videographer will be using the latest filming equipment to capture the footage for your wedding video. The equipment that your potential videographer uses can show how professional they are. They should at least use a DSLR camera for the job. If they have other extra equipment, that will be a huge plus!


Are you tying the knot in Melbourne? We’re the perfect company for you! At Dreamcraft Films, we pride ourselves in capturing priceless memories and putting together videos that you will look back on fondly for years to come. Get in touch with us today!

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