Times are a-changing. For years the singular best way to capture the memory of your wedding day was by hiring a great photographer. Then years down the road you could break out that old dusty album and flip through the memories. Now, however, we have witnessed a technological revolution in the independent film industry. It used to be financially unattainable to film a wedding with anything more than a camcorder. Once aspiring filmmakers have now been empowered with high tech tools that make cinematic capabilities available to the masses. The right equipment in the hands of an artist can result in a visual masterpiece that has the power to be truly timeless. I'm not saying that you can cut the photographer expense from your budget, but you may want to make sure that you save a piece of the budget pie for a modern wedding videographer.
Here are 4 reasons why.
It used to be that the only way to view the recording of your wedding was with a VCR and a television. Now production houses can upload your video to various streaming outlets like YouTube or Vimeo. These sites give you the ability to watch your wedding video anywhere on any device. Having your video on these platforms also makes it easy for you to share your masterpiece with friends and family anywhere.
There is so much that happens on your wedding day, and there is no way you were able to see it all. Also, after months and months of planning leading up to the big day it is likely that it is going to seem like if all flashes by in a blur. Your pictures can help you remember some things, but a well produced video has the power to take you back and remember even the most nuanced details. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Does that mean that a video is worth a million?
Most wedding videographers will provide you with a short format film comprised of select clips edited together and set to music. We call ours the "Cinematic Highlight Film". This will be the video that you turn to the most to remember your special day. It has the power to make you laugh, cry, smile, and dance every time that you watch it.
Digitally Captured Forever
While it isn't something that you are going to watch every day, your wedding film will be digitally recorded and stored for use any time in the future. Make anniversaries, holidays, and other occasions more special by reliving the excitement of your wedding day. One day you are going to want to show this video to your children. There is no better way to give them a window into a historical piece of your relationship.