I’ve been asked that numerous times by brides and grooms and even though opinions differ on that matter to some extend, there are some universal truths:
The surroundings in Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore provide an awesome backdrop for any video or photography. Winter or summer, it is technically fairly easy to make shots look good.
A ‘cinematic’ look in your wedding video is what most people are striving for now – a shallow depth of field for those softer backgrounds and a crisp clear focus on the bride and groom.
Beautiful images, right?
It does take a skilled videographer to achieve that look and two cameras should be the norm in order to guarantee a smooth product.
I dare to say that this is only half of what makes a great video of your wedding day.
The other half is the interaction between your wedding videographer, bride and groom and your guests.
A purely documentary and observing video can make for a fine memento, but it’s those engaging moments of interaction with the camera, or more so with the camera operator that will turn it into a truly great video.
Choosing a wedding video professional is therefore a very personal matter – make sure that it’ll be fun to have him/her around AND that you’ll get a quality product in the end.