This was my first attempt at a wedding video and feel it went quite well. I produced this for the beautiful wedding of Matthew and Sarah Stokes at Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel. They were a wonderful couple and it was a really special day which I hoped to convey in the video.
The bridal preparation introductory shots work to set the tone for the video, many achieved with a slider, which then leads into the establishing shots of the church, flowing in to the ceremony itself. The music reflecting these transitions, as perfectly composed by Jay Richardson, which works really well throughout, adding production value and direction to the video. I could not thank Jay enough, an amazing composer, who has been aired on national radio and won awards.
I wanted the main focus to be on the couple, reflected through the audio by taking snippets from the ceremony and then the plentiful shots of them during the photo shoot. I also felt it important to include a few shots of their cute daughter, as seen in the video.
The main issue with this was the colour balance, and the high temperature of the light in the room, whereas normally with photography this would have been an easy correction in RAW, video is essentially JPEG and not as forgiving. Thankfully, I was able to convert to black and white for some of the shots to add mood and maintain the focus on the couple, rather than the wayward colours.
I feel it went well and it was a great day; I was also able to produce this video that I posted last week for the photobooth working that evening:
Watch this space for more wedding videography, giving the couples an extra way to enjoy their special day for years to come.
Posted on 28/11/2013