Phones are everywhere, and they can be great. But there’s one time and place where people shouldn’t be using their phones, and that’s your wedding day. In fact, a sea of people photographing and filming you as you come down the aisle can be a real nuisance, and that’s why more and more couples today are choosing to have an ‘unplugged ceremony’… Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I went to RISE, the UK’s first wedding filmmaker retreat. Attended by 75 wedding filmmakers, RISE was a 3 day event down in Cornwall featuring two full days of talks and workshops on everything to do with wedding videography: from marketing, to shooting, to editing. As I’m sure you can imagine, the tickets for this didn’t come cheap, but it was an investment that I didn’t hesitate to make, and that’s for two reasons… Read More
Oh my god. It’s here. Your USB drive has arrived, and it’s like a tiny brick of GOLD. Moments that will never happen again, memories that are already starting to fade, faces you may never see again. They’re all on this stick, this feat of modern technology. Your entire wedding day, sitting in the palm of your hand. We must cherish it, forever! When it comes to looking after your Wedding Film, there are several things you can do to make sure you never lose it… Read More
As Jack Nicholson once said, “We’re in the business of saving memories”. Okay, so that’s not exactly what he said, but let’s not get bogged down in details. The point is, when capturing your wedding, it’s important we keep your memories safe. In this article, I’m going to tell you about the steps and precautions I take to make sure I do exactly that… Read More
Chances are, when you think of a wedding video, you think of your parents’ video that you watched when you were a child. It was probably a dusty old VHS featuring a marathon video that spanned multiple hours and required several tea breaks to get through. Well that’s not really how wedding films are done any more… Read More
This time last year, I’d just graduated from university with a degree in Law with French. Everyone expected that I would move to London, apply to a big law firm and become a solicitor. Well, they were half right…
I did move to London, but I chose to disregard a legal career in favour of something I was more passionate about: I became a Wedding Filmmaker… Read More
Filming weddings is a strange art. Art because we’re making films. Strange because we’re not making a film for the sake of art – we’re making a film for you, the client, to tell the story of the most special day of your life.
The result is this strange conflict between art and purpose. Let me explain… Read More
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job, and I haven’t looked back once since graduating from law school and deciding to forego the solicitor route to become a filmmaker, but it absolutely is not what it’s made out to be. The following statements are all things that have actually been said to me by real people…. Read More
This is a blog-post from us, the videographers of the industry, to you, the soon-to-be brides and grooms of future weddings. I know you’re busy planning your big day right now, and the last thing you want to do is read yet another list (I’m sure you’re making enough of your own as it is). But honestly, what’s the point in all that planning and all that money if your Wedding Film doesn’t have any speeches because your videographer missed them? What’s the point in writing those custom vows if your faces aren’t visible in the ceremony? So please, take note of our advice, and give your videographer the best chance possible of making your Wedding Film fantastic… Read More
Drones are quickly becoming the norm amongst wedding videographers – every wedding film features a drone shot. Sometimes they’re used tastefully to set the scene, sometimes they’re overused to the point of looking ridiculous (nobody needs to see your drinks reception from above – it actually just looks like a load of people holding glasses of prosecco and pointing at the sky). Either way, the chances are that drone cinematography has been a factor in deciding which studio to hire to film your wedding.
But do you know the cost of using a drone in your wedding film? Read More
A few weeks ago, I saw a post by a bride-to-be in a popular wedding planning group on Facebook. Her post was all about videographers and why she thought a videographer was an essential purchase for any couple planning their big day, despite the sometimes hefty price tag. The post received hundreds of comments and likes from videographers and brides who agreed with what she was saying. But there were also quite a lot of comments from people who disagreed and thought that videographers charge way too much for the services they offer. Her post inspired me to write this blog post: here are 5 reasons why every couple should invest in a videographer to capture their day… Read More