FAQs and expert advice about videography

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Behind the lens

Behind the lens

Q. Our big day is fast approaching, and we're thinking of booking a videographer, but we're not sure what to look for. Do you have any tips?

A. Adam Prescott says: The first thing to understand with videography is that it's very different to photography and requires a separate skill set, so keep this in mind when looking for suppliers.

Before booking, look at a videographer's sample films; do you like their style? Is it the right length for you? Longer is not always better; a good length is between 15 and 20 minutes; it captures all the best bits and holds people's attention. If you love the ones that you have seen, then this may be the supplier for you. As with photography let your eyes and your heart make the selection for you rather than comparing packages.

The details to look for in a potential videographer are experience in filming weddings; do they have sample films from real weddings you can watch? Ask how they work with your photographer, as these two people will be with you all day and should be working together to make your day stress free without taking you away from your guests or the party for long periods. If your videographer is providing a drone, which is a great addition to any wedding film, make sure they have been trained properly, are insured and have permission to fly at your venue.

Finally, if they are going to record your ceremony and/or speeches, will they be miking you up? Most professional videographers will have a range of mics to capture those important words, so don't worry if you have to wear a microphone as it will capture the best audio.

Adam Prescott, Gecko Films