Do I REALLY need a professional wedding videographer for my wedding?
Couldn’t a friend just do it for me? It seems like everybody has a camera that takes video these days – why should I pay so much for a professional wedding videographer for my wedding?
More than ever before videographers are being faced with a tough fact: the camera alone cannot save them anymore.
10 years ago when DSLR’s were just starting to emerge, this would have been unthinkable. Your parents probably hired a videographer for 2 simple reasons:
- Everyone else they knew hired one
- No one else they knew had a professional video camera, or the skill to use it.
It used to be that taking great video was incredibly technical. You couldn’t Preview the image on your LCD screen the way modern cameras do today. In order to take a good video the videographer had to intuitively know the correct Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO for an image. They also had to precisely focus the subject in the frame MANUALLY (oh autofocus, how we take thee for granted!)
But with Canon Rebels and t4i’s now available for five hundred bucks at Costco, and automatic modes that calculate exact exposures and perfect focus, is the era of the professional videographer over? Do I still need a videographer for my wedding, or will my friends iphone 5 do the job?
Although I’d love to save you money on your wedding day – Its our opinion at Tailored Fit Films that a Professional Wedding Film Studio is still an irreplaceable part of capturing your wedding the way it deserves.
To Get Straight to the Point, Here’s why you NEED a professional videographer at your wedding:
A great videographer and a great camera are two completely different things.
Yes, your friends new iphone is CAPABLE of taking amazing photographs – but the number one factor in capturing an amazing moment on film is not the camera, but the person behind it.
A great videographer sees the video in his minds eye before he even picks up his camera.
Not only that, but a great videographer knows light! We’ve all seen amazing photos taken with old iphones and even disposable cameras. The reason for the power of an image is determined by the emotion that is captured in it – and the story it tells.
Cinematographers are storytellers.
At Tailored Fit Films, we aren’t just capturing WHAT happened at your wedding – we want to capture the emotion behind it. How you felt, what you were thinking, all of the different emotions of the day represented in a beautifully hand crafted album.
Another huge factor in the impact of your film is the light. The best videographers know how to seek out and find great light. They know where to place you so that your best features are brought out, and your not so great ones are minimized.
Not only that, they know how to bring out your personality. They know how to make you feel comfortable and how to take amazing video without taking away from your special day.
And perhaps most of all – a professional videographer knows what they are doing.
They won’t show up late, or lose your footage, or miss the moment – their experience is invaluable and irreplaceable.
Great films don’t end at the camera.
A professional videographer can edit your wedding film until its like something out of the movies – fix out of place hairs, closed eyes, slim arms, and bring out the best of your finished film. are some great DIY tutorials out there – but they can’t compete with the artistic knowledge and editing of a gifted videographer, presented in a custom designed DVD Case.
So is a wedding videographer really necessary? Do you NEED to pay for a wedding videographer? Is a professional wedding videographer worth it?
If you pick the right one – they are irreplaceable. We can guarantee that of all the things you could spend a little extra on when planning your wedding, the video and photography are two you will never regret!
We hope this has been a help in understanding all the different things a wedding videographer brings to your big day. If you’re looking for more, check out the other planning tips and tricks on our blog – or contact us with any Wedding Videography Questions or Enquiries!
Getting married in Kelowna? Penticton? Vernon? Planning an Okanagan Wedding? Looking for Okanagan wedding tips? Planning a wedding shouldn’t be a chore 🙂 Tailored Fit Films wants to help! Contact us with any Okanagan Wedding Questions, or if you’re looking for a quote, Head to our Okanagan Wedding Videographer Enquiry Page
Until Next Time, Happy Planning!
Ryan Breitkreutz is a head cinematographer at Tailored Fit Films,
and has a passion for seeing couples capture their unique story on film.
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