Here’s for those who are looking to create a checklist of all the shots you want and then tally with your videographer. The checklist should have shots from all aspects of the wedding, from the pre-wedding prep the post-wedding dancing, till the very end when the couple exits. The laughs, the crying and everything in between. Be sure to have the right gears for wedding videography, while keeping in mind that different lenses are preferred for each occasion.
Let’s start with the pre-wedding shots.
Contrary to popular belief the wedding prep is one of the most important shots to film when it comes to a wedding videography checklist. The prep shot list captures all the hectic, fast-paced anxieties and will provide a wonderful contrast to the reception shots. The prep video also includes all the transitions and beauty shots from the venue, to the landscape truly creating a divine narration.
Get some shots of the venue being decorated, a shot with everything set, the soft lights, the empty aisles create and ambience with your videography.
A wedding video is a story, and every story needs those long landscape shots and the exterior of the venue. When the couple hand selects a place, they want some video of location as well.
Now the wedding has begun, and its good idea to get a few shots of people filling in the hall, getting to their seats, their happiness, the reactions, all the gasps and awes should be captured.
The main event shot list has come, the bridal party needs all the attention, get extra shots if you want because you never know what will end up making the final cut, get them entering the location, holding up the bride’s train etc.
Nothing can be missed in the ceremony video shot list; absolutely no mistakes allowed. You might need a multi-cam set up to get all the shots you want, so be prepared. Check the camera battery beforehand, set up the tripod get ready for the most challenging part of the entire wedding.
Now that the ceremony is over and the true part has begun, here you will get the most wild-cards wedding videography checklist, so be prepared for this shot list. People are drunk and loose, and many mishaps or happy accidents can occur, always stay alert to get them on video. It’s not all dancing and eating though, there are some very meaningful scenes that take place too, and it’s your job to make them appear seamless and elegant.
You got the shots of the wedding venue, so why would you miss out on the one of the reception, preferably get the shots before the guests arrive, the exterior shots, the interior, the decor everything inch of the hall should be on video.
When getting those shots, remember to get the place setting cards, the table decor, menu card and even the decor of the bar. Food is another important aspect to put on video you never know when it might be needed, so better be on the safe side.
The first and last dance of the couple needs to be present of video. It is much harder to get the movement with just pictures, so the video is absolutely required to get the flow of their dance. After they are done, get all the other important dances as well, such as the parents dance, guest dance and anniversary dances.
The toasts can be sentimental and hilarious, they bring humour to the otherwise sweet wedding video, so get the entire thing, and you can later cut out the funny bits and add them to the final video.
Finally, you must capture the cake cutting, the throwing of the bouquet and the garter toss. Get multiple shots for each of these, as this is the point where most of the hilarity ensues, so its best to capture the best moments.
This is where the entire ordeal comes to an end, a tip to keep in mind while shooting is, always get more shots than you think you need. You can cut in the final edit, but you can’t add the missed shots, so be careful with that, and you’ll have yourself a wedding video straight out of a movie.
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We specialize in creative, timeless wedding photography and cinematography with a modern and candid appeal.
We are best known for our creative approach to composition, non invasive style of documenting natural moments, flexibility in package customization and top notch dedication in customer service.
Since our inception in 2015, we have captured hundreds of weddings worldwide.
For each of the weddings, we strive to produce natural candid photography, with precision attention to details, companied by cinematic storytelling.
Since 2015, we have been servicing our wedding photography and wedding videography work in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario.
Our studio is based in Toronto, by Markham Road and Mcnicoll.
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