Wedding films – my wedding film style
My Wedding film style – What goes into making our wedding films?
To create my wedding film style I’ve spent many hours editing and filming weddings to create something I believe is special that people can look back on and relive memories with family and loved ones
Every film needs a Story, and that Story belongs to you!
Each one of my films has a purpose they show everyone why you are getting married and the love you have for one another so even before the wedding day arrives, I will be getting to know you.
Without all the background information it’s hard to tell a Storey it’s that simple we’re going to be meeting I’m going to be sending you questionnaires I’m going to be getting all the information I can so I can effectively tell your Storey not just about the wedding but the lead up and why we are here.
My wedding film style is all about storytelling. Imagery obviously plays a large part in these; however, audio is king! Without dialogue, the tale of a wedding day cannot be thoroughly told. Audio can be captured in many ways. It can be in the form of an interview with the couple. This can be conducted separately or together, dependent on your preference. To prepare for this interview, couples are emailed a list of pre-prepared questions for consideration. Other audio often included in the video are readings from the ceremony, the actual ceremony itself, voice overs and speeches.
My wedding film style – Music
The highlight film is where the Story is told. the music to accompany that is what is going to make you feel, feel the emotions, the happiness the tears. Music is there to accompany the film he’s not there to take over and the music reflects the day sometimes it can be soft and romantic sometimes it can be fun it all depends on the day.
Teaser trailers are that – a teaser! I don’t give away too much in the trailer as it builds excitement for the main highlight film yet to come. The wedding teaser trailer can be anywhere from one to two minutes long. These usually contain no dialogue, though occasionally I will include some if this adds value to the story I am building. What footage I use really depends on the day itself, however I will away have a direction in mind prior to your big day that I plan to incorporate in your teaser.
The wedding highlight film is where I really get the opportunity to show the beauty of your day in the most artistic way. This begins with the choice of music that best expresses the nuances of your day. Weddings are usually a slow burn during the prep, build in anticipation during the ceremony and overflow in joy and excitement once you are pronounced a couple in life and love and the accompanying celebrations. Music in the perfect conduit to reflect the emotion of the day and I pride myself on always endeavouring to perfectly match music to reflect the excitement of the day.
The Feature film
The documentary edit will show the entire day from start to finish. This version of the film is a “fly on the wall” approach and captures as many memories as possible from the day. This includes as much audio from the day as possible, so you can re-live all of your special moments. As mentioned previously, while I do not use commercial music in the teaser trailer or highlight film due to licensing purposes, this will appear in this version due to this version not being shared online due to the sheer size of the file. This film is shown in chronological order with clips artfully fading into each other, from the couple preparing for the day, the full ceremony, the photo shoot, the couple’s entrance into the reception, the speeches and cake cutting, your first dance as a married couple and the resultant celebrations. The length of this film is around one and a half hours; however, this does vary depending on the length of the ceremony and speeches.