Building a better wedding movie (one that won’t bring tears of boredom)

The difference between a good wedding filmmaker and a great one doesn’t come down to having the best camera or gear. The difference is you. Stat with a B-roll, it will be your best friend and worst enemy when editing. Not having enough will make you job much harder. It’s easy to remember to shoot exteriors of the venue, but don’t forget that there are people coming to these venues. When the bride and groom watch their wedding video, they will want to see their friends and family in attendance. Have an extra camera capture parts of the crowd during the ceremony.  This footage will always come in handy to hide any rough edits. It’s also great to cut to the crowd if the photographer walks into your shot of the couple at the altar. To learn more video editing tips from an expert, visit her website at the last link. 

We had a prospective client in our studio not too long ago who said he would probably lose all of his friends if he made them watch a video of his wedding. When clients book our hybrid coverage, a still and video photographer team up to cover their event. With this package we give them something they can share without worrying about an exodus of Facebook friends. While we deliver a tightly edited movie, we also deliver a 90 second trailer that is perfect for sharing. It plays on iPhone or other mobile devices. Here is a recent example from the wedding of our clients Rachel and Shawn, who were married at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland. Woodmark Hotel Wedding Trailer from Red Box Pictures on Vimeo. Trailer for movie of wedding at Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland, WA. Still photos by Andy Rogers, video and editing by Rob Sumner / Red Box Pictures.


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