Choosing 1 Or 2 Cameras to Video the Church Ceremony

Posted by yeswardhan on January 27th, 2020

For the best results it's important for the wedding videographer to be amidst the action, near the alter or pulpit where the wedding vows will be taking place. Video editing Course in Delhi For most church ceremonies in the Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire area the decision of where to place the video cameraman lies with the practising vicar. More often than not they are very accommodating, but on the odd occasion they will make the videographer stand at the back of the church, filming up the aisle and therefore capturing the back of your heads. Not ideal for a visual recording but in this situation insist upon a radio mic that the cameraman can place inconspicuously onto the Groom. At least this way, all the important audio from the vows will be captured. Without that you'll be unlikely to hear any vows on your wedding video.

Ideally ask the vicar if your wedding videographer can stand in a position where they are looking back down the church, face-on to the Bride and Groom, with the congregation behind the happy couple. That way the wedding videographer can capture the Bride and Groom, the Best Man, the Father of the Bride and also all your family and friends sitting in the congregation.

Some wedding video companies will record the ceremony with one camera and pan from left to right, and zoom in and out to capture the events as they happen. All of this camera movement will be evident on the video unless it is cut, resulting in you losing parts of the ceremony from the video. Preferably ask for a two camera recording of the wedding ceremony. This can be done with either one or two cameramen. The advantages with employing two cameramen is that they can be in two places at once, recording different areas of the church. The down side of this is that both cameramen will be unaware of what the other cameraman is recording and so may both move their cameras at the same time; for example during the arrival of the Bridal Party. In the editing process this results in no "steady shot" to use. Either they keep the shaky camera shot in the final edit, or cut it, resulting in you losing part of the arrival. Whereas with one cameraman operating both cameras this problem can be avoided. For example the videographer can move Camera 1 to record the Bridal Party entering whilst keeping Camera 2 fixed on the Groom. Then once camera 1 is in situ' recording the Flower Girls entering, he can move Camera 2 to capture the Father of the Bride entering with his daughter. Video editing Course in jaipur This creates beautifully clear editing points resulting in no loss for you of the ceremony from the final edit.

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