3 Things You Need to Know about Wedding Cinematography
For newly engaged couples, being thrown into the whirlwind of wedding planning can be confusing! Here are three things you need to know about wedding cinematography before you book.
1. Your budget for cinematography should be the same as your photography budget.
Cinematography requires a lot more than setting up one camera in the back of your ceremony. Both photography and cinematography use expensive equipment, require the shooter to be on his/her feet for your entire day, and need hours of editing after the wedding to deliver the best final product. Since both arts require similar processes to preserve your priceless memories, be prepared with a budget that allows beautiful results!
2. You won’t need to have chemistry with the shooter.
Unless you want to hear your cinematographer’s voice throughout your wedding film, they won’t speak while they film your big day. Your shooter will be focused on capturing the natural flow of your day during your prep, ceremony, photo session and reception. Most of the time, you’ll probably forget that the cinematographer is even there!
3. Your cinematographer will let your photographer lead.
Your shooter wants to capture your day from a “fly on the wall” perspective. During the photo session, your photographer will direct your group shots and poses as a couple, and the videographer will capture the scene as a whole. However, if you’re interested in having a more creative film, your videographer can use the final ten minutes of your photo session to some fun shots of you as a couple and with your wedding party.
Check out Alyssa and Dimitrius’ film below to see how our cinematographers can provide a full overview of the day without being obtrusive!
An NST Pictures wedding consultant can answer more detailed questions about cinematography and help you decide which package is best for your big day. Contact us today to set up a consultation!