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The Power of Video

Brides and grooms, welcome to Stupart Media: the destination for affordable videography and video editing services in the city of Toronto and surrounding GTA.

The planning has been underway for months, you've decided on your budget, and now you ask yourself: Is video worth it?

I'm here to help you understand the power of video, and why hiring a professional videographer team is essential for capturing the special moments throughout your big day.

4 Reasons Why Video is Essential

1)  Wedding Vows

Photography is great for capturing snapshots of the precious moments.  But, one thing that photography lacks is sound.  The ceremony is arguably the most emotional part of the entire wedding day.  The exchanging of vows and rings are moments that you will want to look back on.  With use of professional microphones the vows will be captured, and you will be able to watch this wonderful memory on your 10th wedding anniversary.

2)  First Dance

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  One photo can evoke an intense feeling of nostalgia.  However, nothing truly brings you back into the moment the way that video can.  Imagine your first dance as husband and wife.  With video, every step, every beat, every move is immortalized forever.  Brides and grooms who have shared their experiences with me have said that the entire day goes by in a giant blur.  With video, the unforgettable moments at your dance party will never fade away.

3)  Speeches

This one is obvious.  By hiring a videographer team who brings professional microphones to the table, you can bet that every word will be captured.  That embarrassing anecdote by the best man?  The tear-jerking speech by the maid of honour?  With the power of video, the tears and laughter will stay with you forever.

4)  Highlight Reel

There's no better way to sum up your entire day than a 5 minute highlight reel.  As a couple you can pick the best song(s) that represent your journey down the aisle.  The highlight reel is a compilation of all the best moments from the wedding day.  This short clip video is guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings in a way that photography cannot.

Additional Tip:

A team of 2 videographers is always recommended.  Having 2 cameras means 2 camera angles, which will give your wedding video a professional look.

Always remember, the addition of motion and sound allows for so much more than what photography can offer.  With video, you can rest assured that your special day will live on forever.

For inquiries or to receive a quote, please contact Andrew Stupart today.

Wedding Ceremony

2 Cams Are Better Than 1

There’s an old expression: “2 heads are better than one.”  Well, the same applies to video. 2 cameras are always better than 1.  

Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life.  Throughout the day there will be laughter, tears, and every emotion in between.  And let us not forget the unexpected moments. So much is going to happen on your big day, and as the bride (or groom) you can’t possibly be everywhere all the time.  

With the power of video you can replay the moments that you weren’t there for.  

 

Here are 3 reasons to hire a team of 2 videographers:

 

1) The Unexpected Moments

The flower girl did an adorable little dance at the reception.  You missed it because you were making your rounds and greeting guests. Your best man did the Time Warp like no one was watching, but you were out at the photo booth taking goofy pictures.  Your new in-laws were aching to offer you words of wisdom, but you were making a trip to the dessert table. (Okay, maybe you dodged a bullet there). The point is, with 2 cameras the videographers can split up and cover more ground.  One videographer can follow the bride and groom, and the other can capture footage of the guests. Bottom line: 2 videographers means more footage, which means more memories.

 

2) 2 Camera Angles

Everyone knows that television shows and films are shot using multiple cameras.  After shooting, the editor splices the 2 camera angles together. This gives the show a more professional look.  Why should your wedding be any different? Marrying a wide shot and close up shot will result in an end product that makes you feel like the star of your very own TV show.  The wide angle gives you a sense of the crowd and the atmosphere. Whereas the close angle will show off the details of your facial expressions, and even the exchanging of rings.  A good editor knows how to pace the editing in such a way that you will stay engaged as you watch and rewatch your wedding video.

 

3) Power in Numbers

During a live event anything can happen at any time.  As such, videographers are constantly on the move, constantly re-adjusting their shots.  This is true especially for the videographer who is capturing the close up shots. In order to get the best angle at the best time, the videographer must move around the venue to scout out the best position.

A little editing secret: When 1 videographer is re-adjusting, the editor will cut away to the footage from the other camera.  This method reduces the amount of shaky video in the final product.

 

At the end of the day, there is power in numbers.  2 cameras are always better than 1, and the end result will be a more professional, polished video.

 

For inquiries or to receive a quote, please contact Andrew Stupart today.

Wedding Reception