CABV #011 7 Tips for Succesful Wedding Videography

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Did you know that 35% of weddings occur between May and August?

One way you can jumpstart your video production/filmmaking business is by shooting weddings.

Some people (like me) love producing wedding films, but others (like Amani) stay away from them.

I can’t lie, weddings can be challenging especially if you’re just getting started. There is so much you have to prepare for and be ready for which is why I recorded this podcast.

Here are some of things that you should always do if you decide to take the plunge and start producing weddings.

1.  Communicate expectations with the bride

2.  Hire  people to help you shoot

3. Talk to the coordinator and become their best friend
I have worked with some very good coordinators and they have given me business and you should as well.

4. Reach out to the photographer (other business)

5. Tell a story with the wedding (don’t treat it like you are covering the event)

6.  Keep a shot list

7.  Behind the scenes video really capture the moment  (A ceremony is so formal, but the behind the scenes convey the moment)

Visit Chip Dizard Weddings (My Wedding Videography Web site)

Download my Wedding Day Video Essential Shot List (PDF)

Wedding Ring Shot Courtesy of Colville Heskey of C Thru Lens

About Chip Dizárd

Chip is a Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Photoshop Certified Trainer and is passionate about helping people leverage technology for business and communications. He’s done a bit of everything from video production, to web, and application development.
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  1. Very nice guidelines… Thanks for sharing!

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