What is Wedding Cinematography/Cinematic Wedding Video

Wedding Cinematography or Cinematic  Wedding Video is catching up very fast among the young generation. In my Wedding Cinematography I always try to elevate the classic wedding video into a Cinematic Wedding Video like a director in the film industry. I take breathtaking shots of your wedding day and edit with special effects within an unique story line. As per me a Cinematic Wedding Video lasts about 30 minutes and it continuously holds the attention of the viewers.



Wedding Cinematography vs Videography


Wedding Cinematography OR Cinematic Wedding Video is much more different than classic Wedding Videography. Wedding Cinematography is an art the cinematographer makes a full film. I do research, use very special equipment like (aerial photo, HD or 4k cameras etc), direct the wedding with a unique story line in every couple. The Cinematic Wedding Video  you see on this page and on my blogs are all shot with a cinematic style.

I am more like journalists who just capture the moments and mix the images or videos with music and text. The storylines of my wedding filmmaking are dynamic and full of emotions. All of us have watched a long, boring wedding video of our parents isn’t it ?

Videographer and Videography

Straightforward, there to document the day as it unfolds.More prone to do interviews with family/friends.Tends to use mostly wide-angle shots to capture as much as possible.

Typically uses a DSLR, which allows for better audio capture into the camera itself and keeps the entire scene in focus from the closest point that is in focus (this means that if
something 2 feet in front of you is in focus, everything behind it will also be in focus).

Finished video will be on the longer side and include almost everything shot that day.Any audio used in the finished video will come from ceremony or reception toasts.Finished video will be linear, meaning the 3-5 minute (if included) or the long edit will start with morning prep, go into ceremony then go into reception.

May shoot at a higher frame rate (30 frames a second – which is what is used for television VS. 24 frames a second, which is the standard for film) to give their video more of a “home
movie” feel.

Cinematographer and Cinematography


Also there to document the day, but from an artistic and cinematic perspective.

Storyline and capturing things as they are is huge so that everything flows naturally. They will typically not interview anyone or stage any shots (meaning tell you to “go here and do

Tends to use DSLR cameras and multiple lenses. The ability to change lenses allows them to focus on one element while throwing the background out of focus (meaning they can focus on a glass 2 feet away and blur out everything behind it to draw your eye to the glass).

Finished video will be edited in a cinematic way, to feel like a movie and reflect that kind of quality.Tend to use the term “film” vs. “video” to describe their finished product.

The short version of the film (the 3-5 minute highlight) is their main product and will use audio from all parts of the day to drive the story.

Their long version of the wedding film will either be edited in a cinematic way as well (meaning cut down to 20-30ish minutes and fitted together to flow) or will be kept longer as
a “documentary style edit” to include as much as possible while still being watchable.Typically shoot using 24 frames a second to give their work more of that cinematic feel.

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