The Cinematic Wedding Look
Movies are everywhere in our culture. At the writing of this, everyone is a buzz about the Oscars. You would think that our pick would be for Marriage Story, but Davis’ favorite movie so far is Parasite, but there’s almost no romantic story lines in that movie. Cinematic looks are everything. Each movie you see, or at least good movies, look like they should be up on that big screen. Not many people tell you this, but your video can look that way too. You want a video that looks like it should be up on the big screen. You want a cinematic wedding video.
The Cinematic Wedding Look
Film has a very specific look to it. We could get into the logistics of it, but really that’s our job to understand how it works. It is your job to enjoy it and want to see it. The film look is something that can be hard to attain. Without going with a professional videographer for your wedding, it can be almost impossible. It’s even hard to get on an iPhone camera. There have been movies shot with iPhone cameras and we’ve all seen the commercials about how this picture was shot on an iPhone. The fact of the matter is that isn’t that easy. A lot of work needs to go into the film look.
The film look is important for your story. When people sit down to see a movie, they see that film look and know they are in for a story. They know the next however many minutes will be filled with a story that they hope to be interested in. We as a society are used to the film look representing this. It has become something we look forward to. In order for your story to be told to it’s fullest, you will want that cinematic look, as well. Any wedding has the ability to have a cinematic wedding look. It’s all about the deliberateness of the shots. And to get that, you need to hire the right videographer.
There are a ton of different types of wedding videos. We are talking about the cinematic wedding videos earlier, but there are many more. A documentary wedding video will tell the story similarly to a documentary. Taking note of each event as they happen and letting the viewer relive them as they happened. Not a ton of funny business happening here, but that’s what couples want from time to time. They are even stylized videos designed to look like specific genres. Anything from a black and white movie to a new age action film. A skilled videographer can do it all. But how can you tell your videographer exactly what you’re looking for?
It is important to come into the conversation with your videographer knowing your story. If you’re not sure of it, look at this past post of ours. Once you have that down, a skilled videographer will be able to find a style with you that fits your story. You don’t want a dark and moody video if your story is all about happiness. Similarly, you don’t want to be shown smiling the whole time when the look you are going for is moodier and more romantic. There are tons of things to think about. An expert videographer can help you with whatever you need.
How to Tell Your Videographer What You Want
If you’re going for the cinematic look, it is important to let your videographer know that. They will go into the wedding and the day with the knowledge of what to look for. A lot of videographers don’t have experience creating the film look. They don’t know what goes into it, they just look for ways to shoot the event as it happens. That’s documentary filmmaking like we talked about earlier. It is a viable option, but maybe not what you’re looking for in your story.
Come with a few favorite movies that you think are similar to your story. If you have a very romantic love, come with movies like Moonstruck or The Notebook. If your love is founded on laughter, don’t be afraid to compare it to When Harry Met Sally. We’ve even seen stories of couples that are closer to Fast and Furious than anything else. By giving the videographer ideas of the types of movies and TV shows that you like, you will give them something to replicate with your day. We’ve got a friend requesting a The Office style wedding video. We are really excited for her to get married and try it out.
See yourself on the big screen. Know that you deserve it. Find a videographer that does exactly that for you. One that will tell your story well and make you a video worthy of it. This video will be around for a while and one that you will show to those around you. The last thing you want to do it show them something that doesn’t represent you both as a couple. We at 2211 specialize in telling your story. Get your videographer now. Book the photographer too for special pricing!