Trends in wedding videography

Wedding videos used to have a bit of a reputation for being a bit dull but new trends in wedding videography have changed all that. You can now have an entertaining wedding video you’ll watch over and over again. Here are some of the latest trends in wedding videography.

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Videography trend 1: Wedding outtakes

There are bound to be hilarious or silly moments of your special day caught on film that you’d rather not add in your main video, so why not create an outtakes section as well. These moments capture the essence of your big day just as effectively as beautiful cuts of you exchanging wedding rings.

Perhaps your videographer caught a shot of the bride trying to hitch up her stockings, or the father of the groom showing his moves on the dance floor. As the credits role at the end of a good film, quite a few people reach for the remote to look at the outtakes, so why shouldn’t you do the same for your wedding.

Videography trend 2: Mixing film and photos

Still shots can be enhanced to appear 3D, and if they are integrated efficiently with the film it can be difficult to recognize when you are viewing film and when you are watching photos. Combining still images with wedding footage is a good way to include texture to your wedding video, and a sequence of still images of the bride getting ready can often share more in a few seconds than five minutes of film.

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Videography trend 3: Make a movie

Instead of a boring documentary, just showing the events of your big day as they unfold, quite a few videographers are using film making techniques to design a movie, with plot lines, characters, conversations, and moods. Talk about the theme of your wedding with your videographer and decide on a fitting style. If you are organising a glitzy evening wedding at a fashionable hotel, you could get your arrival at the venue shot like a celebrity arrival at a premiere, completed with a red carpet, camera flashes, and throngs of guests.

Videography trend 4: A wedding trailer

Post your wedding video trailer online and add a link to it in your thank you notes. It should have glimpses of the highlights of your special day, showing just enough to leave your guests yearning for more, and should be set to a fun soundtrack. Just like the trailer for a new film, your wedding trailer is used in order to create high impact and to wet your guests’ appetite for the full length version.

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