What is Wedding Videography?
Basically the term Wedding Videography is used to describe the capturing of a wedding on video. Other terms associated with this method are wedding film and wedding movie.
Love is one of the most cherished feelings in this world. It is celebrated in various ways that can only be uniquely experienced by the persons involved. One certain event that truly marks this momentous emotion is a wedding.
This industry was brought to life by individuals who took the chance of making a business out of weddings particularly that of their close relatives and friends. At the time, movies were done using the 8mm and 16mm films.
Nowadays due to the modern era technology has had a share in capturing the memorable sights and sounds of weddings through Videography. Let’s travel back in time at how such a beneficial process came into being.
The 80s became the turning point of this industry when the first camcorders appeared on the market. Sony was the leading manufacturer at that stage.
It was time for the common folks to enjoy the benefits of making movies of their weddings, which were previously limited to people of high status and wealth before the camcorders came around.
At this point more and more hobbyists saw the opportunity of starting a career out of making wedding films.
It was not as easy as you think for the initial proponents of wedding movies. The equipment and gadgets were not as refined as what we have today.
The camera itself was a very big load and had to be connected separately with a video recorder using a cable network.
There was a need for more lights, videos were of poor quality (compared to the present) and the audio output was not something to brag about.
The industry faced a lot of technical hits but as time went by it seemed that the challenges were beginning to manifest.
At the time making videos was not fully welcomed during the wedding itself. It was considered to be a momentum breaker for various brides and grooms due to the fact that a flurry of bright lights became a must in order to have a better change of producing better quality.
More so, the industry saw people who wanted to become videographers but did not really have the savvy and know-how needed to thrive in the industry.
To make things worse technology was not really up to par to the industry’s aspirations of making it big in the wedding market.
The term prosumer did it for the industry. It is used to link the gap between the professional level of videographers and the consumers in the wedding market.
With this new understanding between professionals and manufacturers more and more technological advancements were done in order to produce better outcomes in the wedding film industry.
Also during this time, WEVA or Wedding and Event Video Association International paved the way for a more organized set of professional videographers.
Weddings are once in a lifetime events which should not be taken for granted.
The opportunity to capture each glaring and glowing moment should not be wasted - so when planning your own wedding make sure videography is properly accounted for.