Welcome to Wedding Videography: Start to Finish, a resource to help you step confidently
into the field of wedding videography. This book is designed to step the novice wedding
videographer through the process of starting a wedding-videography business, filming a
wedding, editing the wedding footage, and outputting the final product into a format your
client can view, with a strong emphasis on the technical aspects of shooting and editing a
wedding video. The book also provides tips for streamlining these processes to help you
grow and sustain your business. Whether you picked up this book to learn more about a
field in which you may be interested or to get some new ideas to help you with work you
already do, I hope you find it to be both a practical introduction to the industry and a
detailed manual for the job.
Wedding production is unique in that every shot must be obtained in a single take, as in documentary filmmaking, but the client expects the finished product to look like a feature film, with perfect capture of every moment. Getting good-looking footage, while fighting problems such as loud settings, uncontrollable light and rapid scene changes, make wedding videography very challenging compared to other types of filmmaking. "Wedding Videography: Start to Finish" is the first technical guide that explains how to balance the expectations of the bridal couple with the realities of single-take shooting. These discrepancies will be explained through lessons in gear selection, shot set-up, how to work in poorly lit conditions, and how to make the best of bad angles, audio and light. The book further explains how to improve and stylize footage through editing and post production techniques. With "Wedding Videography: Start to Finish," video amateurs and professionals new to wedding coverage alike will find a complete guide on every aspect of becoming a successful wedding videographer, from selecting production gear and software through the shooting and editing process, and even the business aspects of the wedding industry including client expectations, wedding etiquette, legal issues and product delivery.