Indian weddings are filled with rituals and celebrations that continue for several days. It is about two families being brought together socially. In India, most of the wedding traditions are common among Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Jains. A successful wedding comprises of many things, such as convention hall, priests, musicians, caterers, organizers, photographers, videographers, etc. Only videographers can capture each and every moment of the wedding and save it for you to cherish it for rest of your life. Wedding traditions may vary across religion, caste, ethnicity, language, region, etc, and an Indian videographer should know about them and preplanned accordingly.
Here, apart from technicalities of video shooting, following are some of the tips to produce an effective and inspiring video shooting. It includes, right from meeting with the couple to post video editing levels.
All about Bride and Groom
Capture each and every moment of the bride and groom, because it’s all about them. Taking special care of bride and groom is one of the most important tips of all while shooting personalized videos. Also, don’t forget to shoot the ambiance and the guests. Always have your camera ready to get those once-in-a-lifetime moments. Capture their each moment at reception, lunch, the way they speak to guests, etc. Ask what other people say about them and record the same.
Plan and Prepare yourself
As a videographer, it is your duty to know all the details of the wedding such as, the location, style of wedding, (traditional, religious or private), etc. It is also important to know how many people will be witnessing and whom to include in the video. If the location is new for you, visit and check for the available plugs and required settings for shooting. Try to get as much information as possible which will definitely help you to plan ahead of the event.
Get the Right Frame
Yes, most of the times, in rush you may not get the clear view of the bride and groom for shooting. If possible make the photographer your friend and tell him let’s cooperate each other. Make sure you both work as a team, because sometimes photographer comes in between the camera and the person to get the right angle. Approach him in a calm and friendly manner, if he agrees to cooperate, the shooting will go smooth.
Expect the unexpected. In Indian weddings, there will be many protocols and rituals being carried out. If some rituals are with the parents, some will be with bride and groom. Do not forget to have a second videographer, because you don’t want to miss any event. Sometimes there are chances of not getting clear view from a single angle due to people moving here and there. If you have a second videographer, either one or both of you would be able to shoot without missing the moments.
Editing and Audio dubbing
Have a theme in mind and keep it simple. Don’t forget that the video is all about the bride and groom. Cut off the unnecessary clippings and add only clipping which makes video inspiring and interesting. Find out the favorite music of both bride and grooms and try to dub the same in the audio depending on the events. These are some of the tips which might help you creating a wedding video that will bring back nothing but wonderful memories for both the families.