Wedding Video Trends To Up Your Videography Game
Every year, the bridal industry catches couples and wedding vendors by surprise. Be in the loop thanks to this 411.
Remember The Mannequin Challenge? It is no longer viral, but popularising it once more for freeze time wedding shots is not a bad idea. Though it can be time-consuming and annoying to coordinate, the result is mind-blowing. If rounding up all the guests for a group shot is hectic, opt for an intimate shot with the couple or bridal party.
Same Day Edits
Same day editing is not a new trend, but a standard wedding feature. For the laymen, a same-day edit is where a videographer gathers footage prior to and in the course of the wedding. The footage is then condensed into a mini highlights reel. Later in the evening, the video is ready for everyone to watch the day that was.
Since same-day editing requires a team of editors and covers every intimate moment of the event, it can be expensive. On the flipside, same-day edits generate LOLs and “Awws” from your guests. Opt for same day footage if you cannot afford a full video edit.
The idea of a drone flying over your wedding venue and potentially knocking one of your tall guests is not that appealing. But if you are game, the outcome will not disappoint. Drones can film certain perspectives that you cannot get at ground level.
Save the Date Video
Wedding video invites have been around for long, typically in the form of motion graphics or scrapbook montages. Lately, save the dates are on the up, with couples going to great lengths for their bridal teasers. What we are seeing today are full-scale productions on par with short action films, jewellery productions and music videos. While this seems extravagant, there is no denying that Save the Date videos mark a fun departure from the old, stuffy postal invites.
Let’s be real, not many guests are going to sit down and watch the full wedding video. That’s why, in this era of short attention spans, compiling a highlights reel is an absolute must. The shorter the highlights reel, the better. 5 minutes will do.
3D montages are a popular wedding video add-on. Of all the visual effects, they stand out best when it comes to compiling wedding memories. If a 3D montage tickles your fancy, include it in your wedding video or play it at the engagement party or rehearsal dinner.
Now that you are up to speed with the latest trends, brush up on these tips for shooting an awesome wedding video. Being on the ball makes you a couples’ favourite.