Tips for a DIY Wedding Videography

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Hiring a wedding videographer for your big day definitely helps you focus on the other hundred details that all weddings are comprised of. However, videographers can be expensive too and if you would rather splurge on something else instead of on a wedding video, then we’re here to tell you that DIY videography is steadily doing the rounds. Although nobody expects you to say your vows or walk around the sacred fire with a videocam in hand, there’s no reason why close friends or relatives can’t capture those beautiful moments on tape for you. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:


Decide what you want to capture on video: Irrespective of who you ask to film your wedding ceremony for you, that person is still a guest and is entitled to enjoy the wedding just as much as you. It helps if you make a list of the ‘must-capture’ moments so that recording doesn’t become tedious for whoever is taking the video then. Ensure that your list includes both long range and close-up shots. You could even have a rehearsal wedding as well.



Single camera footage or multiple: Everybody has a different take on how to shoot a video and instead of relying on just one person; you could ask three to four people to film your wedding day either all together or simultaneously. This ensures that you get plenty of different perspectives and also gives you more scope for sharper editing.



Professional equipment: Don’t scrimp on the equipment which will be used for taking video shots because it will have a huge impact on the quality of the footage. You don’t necessarily have to invest in such high-end gear but renting the equipment is a good idea. Along with a digital video camera, get a few wireless microphones, a tripod and an audio mixer for a real professional feel. It’s also a good idea to hire this equipment for at least a few days before the wedding so that your ‘videographers’ become comfortable using it.


Editing matters: It’s not really about just the footage that’s on video; it’s also about how this footage is edited which determines what the end result will look like. You’ll find free editing software online, but for a truly professional product, getting the help of sites like is an investment worth considering (they’ll even ship you the cameras).

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