Real Life on Screen:Modern Wedding Cinematography
by Rachel Derry(Staff Writer NYCityWeddings)
When it comes to the modern videographer it can no longer be said that he/she is simply a follow behind. They aren’t just making sure to capture every moment of the big day for you to be able to relive once in a while in the future. Instead the modern wedding videographer is better called a cinematographer, because they are certainly not making the wedding video of yesterday. These cinematographers capture every event and wedding as though they were creating the next great film.
When hiring a wedding cinematographer for your wedding, you are not going to receive a wedding video of ceremony through reception to be watched on anniversaries and special occasions. Rather, when you receive your film, you will be able to watch your own wedding in a whole new light as though seeing everything for the very first time.
Unlike wedding videography of the past, modern cinematography is not a stream line recap. There aren’t cameramen in the way or in the faces of the bride, groom, and guests. A cinematographer blends himself/herself into the crowd to capture the heart, the soul and the excitement of the experience. They take liberties with their angles, focus, and time lapses to create a short film that incorporates their own artistic vision into that of the bride on the day she has always dreamt of.
A great feature of cinemagraphic wedding videos is the sample trailer that most videographer will create for their clients, many to even show during the wedding reception. A quick, “Hollywoodistic” coming attraction reel of the amazing highlights of the day is edited together to allow the bride and groom the opportunity to experience a brief taste of their wedding video and to generate a genuine excitement for the finished project.
The editing process in this film making is a large part of what makes wedding cinematography what it is. Unlike past videos, your film does not need to fall into the classic time line requirements. The revision can allow pieces to splice together from different time periods of the day, allowing for the film to play with a natural entertainment value, rather than strictly documentary. That’s what is most important about a modern wedding film; you will want to sit and watch it with a bowl of popcorn with your friends for entertainment purposes, as well as nostalgic reminiscence.
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