CINEMATIC WEDDING VIDEO | HUNTER VALLEY | NEWCASTLE | DESTINATION
Mr & Mrs Burnes - A story driven wedding film shot in Newcastle at King Edward Park and the Surfhouse, Merewether.
When having a videographer involved on your wedding day, it's obviously important to do your research. Remember not to base your choices on price alone. I know that weddings are expensive and that everyone works to a budget, but keep in mind this is, for most of us, a one-off life moment. There are plenty of videographers out there but the approach or "style" of each videographer varies greatly.
The way we see it, there are three categories of videographer and it's up to you to decide which type you connect with most. So, here are the three categories as we see it:
1. Slow motion - This is a video of your day which is entirely in slow motion.
2. The quick cut - This is a video of your day where it is edited in tonnes of short clips.
3. Story-driven - This is a video of your day that is edited more like a cinematic film.
We put enormous effort into our story-driven approach. Throughout the day, we aren't just shooting endless amounts of footage, we are doing two things. Firstly, we are choosing intentionally when to record, and second, anticipating moments. We are also listening to what is being said so that we pick up on dynamics.
Unless you meet with your videographer countless times and tell us your entire history (which, let's face it, isn't practical), then we arrive on your day with some knowledge of the timeline, but it isn't until the day unfolds that we can better see the big picture. I've shot a lot of weddings, and as the cliche goes, no two weddings are the same. This is both true and untrue. The reason for us thinking that way is because my films have a structure and are edited in the same way we approach your day. With intention.
For us, a wedding has always been about a story. And to be honest, it's the most difficult of all categories to edit. This is why we have a structure to each of our films and you can see this when you watch them. I'm not saying that any of the other categories listed aren't any good, I'm only distinguishing the differences to help you find what works for you.
By Brad Black
Lead shooter + Editor
GMTMT Films | http://www.gmtmt.com/