In this kickoff of Tutorial Tuesdays, I wanted to give you an overview of HOW to DIY your wedding video. What?! Why in the world would you want to DIY a video????? So, before beginning with the HOW, I thought we should begin with the WHY.
When you think about wedding video, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it cheesy? Is it soooooo long that you’ll never watch it? Or perhaps you have that vision of gorgeous wedding films… like those produced by Hardeman films.
Whatever your vision of the product, there’s something else you may want to consider. How are you going to remember your wedding 10 years from now? The photos are awesome. But, there are some memories that just come to mind better in video. Like your dad’s toast. Or how about your sorority sisters doing a reenactment of spring break while you’re posing for pictures?
When you DIY your wedding video, you also get to include whatever you want in the final video. Why not include the bridal shower and honeymoon? How about your own Say Yes to the Dress?
As for the cheesy factor, that’s where your own creativity comes into play. If you don’t want a two hour video, don’t direct it that way.
And if you want a wedding cinema film, by all means, you should get a pro videographer. A pro video is really a different type of video than what you can get with a DIY service like Storymix Media. If you want to hear your vows clearly, or get that cinematic style where you are in focus and everything else is fuzzy, you’ll need the expertise of a gifted pro. There’s really no reason not to do both, though.
But, you know what, don’t believe me. Believe Laura, our awesome bride from Queens, NY, “Having the chance to re-live our favorite moments over and over again means more to us than you can ever imagine. Every time I watch it, I can’t help but smile!” She loved the concept of DIY wedding video so much, that she decided to work with us after her wedding. You can find her here on the blog. 🙂