The Value of Multi-Camera Weddings
When you’ve chosen to have a professional videographer shoot your wedding, the first question is ‘What package will best cover my wedding day?’ The answer is as different as each wedding is unique, but one thing is always true: While our experienced videographers will capture every possible detail they can on their own, two videographers can cover that much more.
With two cameras, one can cover the Groom during the vows and the other the Bride, so, even years later when you pull DVD or Blu-ray off the shelf, you can see how you reacted to each vow and smile that your new partner cast your way. You can even catch the groom’s first reaction to his bride as she walks down the aisle. The ‘action/reaction’ edit is something we take for granted in movie and television storytelling, and can be yours for your wedding day.
Similarly, 2 or more angles on your reception entrance, first dance, and cake cutting will allow you to keep important faces always in full view. Without facial expressions in sight, it’s hard to remember exactly how someone was feeling in the moment. Relive those important moments with more angles of coverage for your wedding.
The benefits of having one camera on the Bride and one on the Groom during the ceremony are wonderful, but consider this as well: With 2 videographers, one can follow the Bride while she gets ready and one can follow the Groom.
Often times, the Bride and Groom get ready in separate hotels or houses and when that happens, it’s usually not possible for 1 videographer to cover both, so he or she will choose just the bride or just the groom depending on the couple’s preferences. And what about your reception? 1 Videographer can cover your formals, while the other follows the guests during cocktail hour. It’s always fun to see your guests’ reaction to your beautiful place settings, and interact with one another: All moments that you would normally miss.
Other difficulties with single-camera weddings can arise in certain circumstances. In Jewish tradition, for example, the ceremony takes place under an often times small and restricting chuppah. With the Bride, Groom, officiate, parents, and other wedding party members in such a tight space, it can be easy to have faces obstructed from the videographer’s view, but with multiple cameras at different angles, there’s a greater chance of keeping facial expressions within sight of a camera. In a Hindu wedding service, many parts require the wedding party to change position, also making it difficult for 1 camera to constantly maintain faces in the frame of view. In Greek Orthodox ceremonies, similar events occur.
Make sure that your ceremony, reception, and the rest of your wedding day is covered properly: When you are deciding on which video package to purchase, consider the value of multiple cameras at your wedding. There’s only one chance to catch it all.
Don’t miss a single moment.