3 Key Differences Between a Wedding Cinematographer and a Wedding Videographer
Storytelling Through Video:
Most wedding videos show a wedding from beginning to end, while a wedding film uses storytelling. The best way to demonstrate this is by comparing a home video to a movie. The storytelling experience of a movie is more dynamic to keep your attention from beginning to the end. When it comes time to editing a wedding film, all those moments captured, are then interwoven into meaningful story that you can cherish for years to come.
Cinematography is the art of using video, audio and music to tell a story as opposed to simply recording an event from beginning to end. A wedding cinematographer uses their skill to shoot with different angles, movements, and uses their experience to swap out lenses to capture the emotion and magic of the moment. Three cameras are used to capture the reaction of the guests along with the ceremony, so you can experience both sides of the story on your special day.
Cinematographers use professional quality HD cameras with prime lenses (photographic lens) to give your wedding film that “movie look”. Camera movements and angles are extremely important to capture the splendor of your wedding day. Cinematographers use sliders, steadicams, cranes, drones and professional audio recording devices as opposed to a video camera attached to a static tripod. Cinematographers use the same equipment that is currently being used in movies, TV shows and commercials.