WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER SURREY
Wedding Films you want to watch. Over and over again
I HATE CHEESY FILMS - I REALLY DO
Nothing makes my eyes roll more than cheap tricks. Wedding films have to combine image, music score and, very importantly, human speech to spark that rich memory of your wedding day and your love story. For me, there are no standards or templates. Whilst I tend to work the same way for consistency’s sake, each edit is a blank slate and the footage is really the only palette I will be using colours from. The best example is slow motion. It’s a common saying within colleagues that everything looks better in slow motion. Personally, I use slow motion to convey a feeling or to emphasise a moment of beauty the eye couldn't catch. Think of it as a condiment in the food - too much of it and you’re in for feeling sick the rest of the day.
DISCREET FILMING IS THE ONLY WAY
For me, a discreet, relaxed approach to filming wins every time over a big wedding production. Sure, many people will prefer that and they won’t be my clients. It’s safe to say most of my clients are not used to having a camera pointed at them, which is a reason enough to go out of my way to be discreet keep a low profile to make sure I capture them at their most relaxed best. I go about most of the day with one camera and one lens. On thing one must remember is there are so many ways to make a film look better. Indeed, a film set has a 200-strong crew for a reason; but we must never loose sight of the goal: the filming is not an end in itself, it’s just a way to keep the day alive for you in the days to come.
SOUND IS (more than) HALF THE PICTURE
It can be said we, humans, are a lot more tolerant of a low quality image than low quality sound. For me, unobtrusive, high-quality live sound recording is a must. I'm a firm believer in organic, textured sound over my films. For that I use a set of tiny, pro level microphones that can be concealed in clothing for the ceremony and the speeches. It’s remarkable how many videographers simply waste rich ambient sound and speech. Human speech is what makes the film yours, personal and private and unique. For that, I go out of my way to record audio in the same discreet manner. Using the smallest recorders and microphones available, I record ceremony and speeches, as well as ambient sound throughout the day.
AVAILABLE UK, EUROPE AND WORLDWIDE
I travel anywhere for the right couple. If you like my vision and would like to have me at your wedding say across the pond in the USA (New York, Yosemite Valley, San Francisco) or across the world in New Zealand. Or even down in Europe for a slice of continental authenticity (French Chateau, Italian Villa or Ibizia beach spring to mind), I’m all up for that. Wedding videography can be costly, but finding a videographer you can trust at your location can also be an ordeal. Hiring a UK based videographer allows you to hire someone who understands the language and deals in common law.