Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Wedding Films- why bother?

I was chatting to a few prospective brides at a fair on Sunday and for the first time I got the feeling that Wedding DVD's, or Videos as some people still insist on calling them, are seen in quite a negative light. Whilst chatting to one of the photographers exhibiting at the fair she made a very valid point that people almost feel like they have to have a photographer- its just part of the wedding rules even if they hate having their picture taken!
The main worry people have is that they are scared of watching themselves back on film- a worry I can relate to completely! I am never keen on being filmed and am convinced that my voice sounds a lot different on film than it does in real life (I hear David Niven but in reality it is more Peter Kay). I suppose I should overcome my own dislike for being filmed to have a good grasp on why other people won't enjoy it. To this effect I have decided that I am going to make a few introductory films for my You Tube site explaining why I feel people should part with their hard earned cash to allow me to capture their magical day. Whilst I undergo the dramatic makeover that will be required for my performance I will let you into a sneak preview as to its content...

Wedding Films are now light years away from the old musty camcorder efforts of the 80's and 90's- the editing is slick, the footage is steady and the sound quality is crisp and clear. When you book with myself you can decide the theme of the film...it can be shot reportage with me blending into the background or we can make it in the style of a documentary with the main people playing an active role. You will get to see the groom nervously pacing whilst the bride is on her way, you will get to see the guests whilst you are off having your photos taken- in short you will get to see all those magical moments you will either miss or not be able to take in on the day. So many couples are so overawed on the day they struggle to remember even the key moments- have a film produced and 10 years later you will be able to sit back with a nice glass of wine and it will be as if it was yesterday.

Look out for my thoughts on YouTube- if I can overcome my fear of being on camera so can you...and allow me to capture your most special of days in a way which will stay with you forever.

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