Wedding videography – 10 memorable facts

Wedding videography and wedding video filming started as early as there is there were cameras able to shoot multiple set of frames. Though in the digital age, it is not costly to take quality video, it wasn’t like that before the 1980’s. The history of the wedding video filming is short and simple, quite interesting actually. Here are some “did-you-know” and memorable facts about wedding videography.

  1. Did you know? That during the young years of wedding video filming the cameramen shot weddings on 8mm or 16mm film sizes and can only record for only 4 minutes! They needed to change the film cartridges constantly.

  2. Did you know? That before, these 8mm and such cameras cannot even record any sound! Imagine a wedding turned into a silent film.

  3. Did you know? That it is only during the 1980’s when Sony invented the camcorder did the wedding video industry actually had full on progress. During these times, anyone who had their hands on a camcorder had access to record their special occasions. This was a huge start for wedding filming.

  4. Did you know? That the use of these analog type camcorders needed extensive equipment such as lights due to the quality limitations. Cameramen and videographers use large bright lights to make the scene look better. That was probably hot for bride and groom!

  5. Did you know? That wedding film making before were only focused on documentation rather than relying on artistry. Those fuzzy looking weddings were mostly just for recording the event not actually, sometimes only a bit, having any creative aspect.

  6. Did you know? There is an association of wedding videographers. It is called the “Wedding and Event Videographers Association International” or for short, WEVA. This organization caters international videographers from those Asian wedding videography companies to the Americans and all across the globe.

  7. Did you know? That this association also gives out awards every year. The WEVA acknowledges those exceptional video films according to technically, creativity and artistry. The awards are called the Creative Excellence Awards.

  8. Did you know? That there is a major shift with regards of video editing when the DVD was invented. Wedding films on professional dvd helped a lot of videographers edit and do post-production since they were recorded digitally. Competition within the industry rose and many amateurs and semi-pro’s are suddenly getting noticed.

  9. Did you know? That there are actually different styles in shooting wedding events. These are namely the Cinematic, Short-form, Storytelling, Video Journalistic and Traditional styles. Two or more styles can be used by the videographer shooting the wedding.

  10. Did you know? That even if there is HD quality video cameras being used nowadays, some still offer to shoot weddings in 8mm, 16mm and 35mm. Due to the high levels of creativity of our modern videographers, and thanks to technology, they can easily manipulate these cameras to invent something very unique and different from the usual digital captures. These require a lot of work since they will manipulate and fix these films manually rather than in the computer.

Wedding videography has been through a lot, from the early film days to the modern high-definition video recordings. It is evident that since technology is upgrading and is being updated every year, there will be innovations. Creativity and artistry within these videographers will never cease to flow. Time is moving fast and surely wedding video filming is sure to amaze us in the near future.