How to make a cinematic wedding film
As a Wedding Videographer or Cinematographer you always face the same challenge. Shooting, producing and editing high end cinematic wedding films with a cast you didn't choose and a non existent crew. Lots of people in the Wedding industry approach this task in different ways. Some people swear it's the film equipment they use, some people swear your gear doesn't matter. But here is the truth.
It's a combination of shots, lighting, equipment, planning and editing that creates a truly cinematic wedding film. I have never seen footage from an entry level Canon look as impressive and truly cinematic as a high end 5DMark3 or a Sony A7S2. My opinion is that you should always turn to the professionals on this one. I'm not saying that with good color grading and slick editing you can't make iphone footage look impressive but take a look at the examples below to really get an idea of what Cinematic Wedding Videography looks like.
Cinematic Wedding Video is an art, one that takes years to perfect. Even as a Wedding Videographer who is regarded as a Cinematic Videographer I am always trying to push and improve how I am making films and the choices I make when filming.
The best Wedding videos come from a mixture of coverage, emotion and cinematic flare. Once the 3 combine you can create truly inspiring pieces of film. This is where the value of a true Wedding film maker compliments your big day. A Cinematic wedding videographer can take all the most special and personal moments of your big day and put them on the big screen in a unique and special way. It's important to understand the difference between a Wedding film and a Cinematic Wedding film because it's important to know what you are investing in.