A lot can go wrong with a wedding. Last-minute guests, delays in flower delivery, the bride or groom doesn't show up...on time, relax! Your wedding video should be one less thing to worry about. All it takes is some careful research to find the right video production company. Read on to discover 5 things you must do before choosing a video production company for your cinematic wedding video.
1. Watch out for...spoilers
It goes without saying that you are going to ask for a wedding video sample. When you watch it, pay extra attention to what's going on in the background. Yes, the shooting angle flatters the bride's figure, the sun going down behind the hill is magical – but wait, is that a garbage bin at the bottom left corner? Oversights like that compromise video quality and indicate they don't do a thorough job. In other words, you should expect more of that in your own wedding video.
2. Make sure they have high-quality equipment
A cinematic wedding video must have excellent audio and visual quality, even when the shooting conditions are not ideal. Let the video production company know what to expect: dim lights during the first dance or inside the church, inclined ground, street noise... Ask them how they handle these situations. Do their cameras perform well under low-light conditions, or will they use lights a lot (and annoy your guests)? They should also have external audio recorders and several types of microphones. If they rely merely on the built-in audio recorders of their cameras, the qu