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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Stupart

2 Cams Are Better Than 1

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

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:

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 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.

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.

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