If you want to order video shoot­ing of a wed­ding, you need to know exact­ly what you want. So that you don’t get con­fused, Chan­fash­ion has col­lect­ed the most pop­u­lar ques­tions about video­g­ra­phers and answered them. From the arti­cle you will learn which video­g­ra­ph­er to hire for a wed­ding, how to choose one and how to work with him. We will tell you what a video­g­ra­ph­er will do, what wed­ding videos are in fash­ion, what a wed­ding trail­er is and how many cam­eras it takes to film it. And we’ll also talk about how to get a video as soon as pos­si­ble and what is the aver­age price of a wed­ding video.

Why do you need a professional videographer?

We have revealed the secret, Felli­ni and Kubrick can stop spin­ning. We know where so many taste­less wed­ding videos come from. On these com­mer­cials, peo­ple fuss for a long time and monot­o­nous­ly to the solemn music. It’s impos­si­ble to watch. Yes, no one will try, except for those who ordered this video.

Bad wed­ding videos exist because we want to save mon­ey. We think it’s easy to make good videos and that’s why they should be cheap. So we brought to the mar­ket ama­teur oper­a­tors work­ing for lit­tle pay.

Chan­fash­ion insists: for a good wed­ding video you need pro­fes­sion­al oper­a­tor. For three rea­sons:

  1. He expe­ri­enced. There­fore, he will not miss impor­tant moments: the moth­er of the bride furtive­ly wipes away a tear of hap­pi­ness; inde­scrib­able emo­tion of a friend who did not expect to catch a bou­quet; the groom anx­ious­ly clasps his hands before the cer­e­mo­ny; the enthu­si­as­tic nephews saw the cake.
  2. Anoth­er such oper­a­tor skill­ful. He will edit the video so that it looks like a com­plete sto­ry of your life.
  3. And a pro­fes­sion­al oper­a­tor expen­sive tech­niquewhich he changes after wear.

In our cat­a­log you will find real pro­fes­sion­als and you will not have to wor­ry — your mem­o­ries will be in good hands.

A wed­ding video­g­ra­ph­er will tell you about your wed­ding day in the lan­guage of cin­e­ma. This sto­ry will turn into a real fam­i­ly heir­loom that your chil­dren and grand­chil­dren will see.

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What does a wedding videographer do?

Each spe­cial­ist has sev­er­al pack­age offers that deter­mine:

  • num­ber of hours of film­ing
  • fin­ished video dura­tion
  • instal­la­tion and pro­cess­ing
  • record­ing on dig­i­tal media

The oper­a­tor may include a short wed­ding clip or movie trail­er in the pro­pos­al pack­age. We will talk about the trail­er below, answer­ing the ques­tion “What is fash­ion­able in wed­ding videog­ra­phy now?”

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The fin­ished film runs 60–80 min­utes, the music video with the best moments — 3–5 min­utes. The video should ide­al­ly be in HD qual­i­ty.

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How much do videographer services cost?

Prices depend on the region of Ukraine, the expe­ri­ence of the spe­cial­ist, the for­mat of shoot­ing and edit­ing. Hourly pay is approx­i­mate­ly 500–700 hryv­nia, and a pack­age offer will cost from 2,000 to 10,000 thou­sand. The bride and groom often have a ques­tion: “Why is it so expen­sive?” Chan­fash­ion will share knowl­edge so that you under­stand what you are pay­ing for.

Work on the wedding day (number of hours)

A video­g­ra­ph­er at a wed­ding is a per­former of ser­vices, he does not walk and does not have fun. He works at the train­ing camp, at the cer­e­mo­ny, at the walk and at the ban­quet. It takes into account angles, light, com­po­si­tion and fur­ther edit­ing. And he’s been film­ing all this time.


The video­g­ra­ph­er usu­al­ly fol­lows you all day in a pri­vate car. He needs not only to be in time every­where, but also to trans­port equip­ment: a cam­era, bat­ter­ies, micro­phones, bat­ter­ies, stands, an image sta­bi­liza­tion sys­tem and oth­er equip­ment.

Material processing and installation

After the wed­ding, the bulk of the work begins. Film­mak­ing can take any­where from a few days to sev­er­al months.

Cost of equipment

Good mas­ters do not save on tech­nol­o­gy. Because the qual­i­ty of work and the rep­u­ta­tion of the video­g­ra­ph­er depend on the equip­ment. One pro­fes­sion­al cam­era is designed for approx­i­mate­ly 1000 hours of work­flow. If the shoot­ing day lasts approx­i­mate­ly 12 hours, after 80 hol­i­days the cam­era will need to be replaced.

Equipment depreciation

In oth­er words, main­tain­ing the equip­ment in prop­er work­ing order, repair­ing or replac­ing it.

Finished product packaging

Good ser­vice includes a pleas­ant pre­sen­ta­tion. A flash dri­ve with a wed­ding video from a pro­fes­sion­al video­g­ra­ph­er will be beau­ti­ful­ly designed. The costs of print­ing mate­ri­als and fil­ing are on him.

Remem­ber: the video that a pro­fes­sion­al will make for you will out­live both the wed­ding man­i­cure and the taste of the cake for a long time.

How long to wait for a wedding video?

It all depends on what month the wed­ding is sched­uled for. The wed­ding peak falls on July — Sep­tem­ber. At this time, due to the high demand for ser­vices, you will have to wait the longest.

It takes about 2–3 months to process video mate­ri­als. This is a lot, but there are rea­sons for this. Putting togeth­er a wed­ding film is not just a mechan­i­cal job, it is a cre­ative process. For a video to be aes­thet­i­cal­ly pleas­ing, a video­g­ra­ph­er needs to invest in it with skill and artis­tic flair.

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What’s trending in wedding videography right now?

Euro­pean trends. Today it is not enough just to shoot well in the “cine pic­ture” for­mat. The oper­a­tor must under­stand dra­matur­gy, be a direc­tor and under­stand the art of screen­writ­ing.

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Beau­ti­ful shots are not cre­at­ed in one take. They are diverse and tak­en from dif­fer­ent angles.

Wed­ding teasers (wed­ding day trail­ers) are small 15-sec­ond clips that show the main events of the hol­i­day and cre­ate an irre­sistible desire to watch the entire movie. You can post them on Insta­gram, Face­book or Vkon­tak­te to cre­ate a rush of antic­i­pa­tion among guests.

For­ev­er in fash­ion: sin­cere emo­tions, real, skill­ful­ly caught by the oper­a­tor.

Professional wedding photography: one camera or two?

Single camera

A bud­get option. It’s kind of like a home video. The shoot­ing goes in one shot, because all the manip­u­la­tions with the cam­era will look unpleas­ant.

Shoot­ing with one cam­era is used for clip edit­ing. The spe­cial­ist knows what will “cut” the video. He has “cuts” — pre-filmed neu­tral shots and close-ups of faces and objects. He inserts these “inter­rup­tions” between sep­a­rate scenes.

But shoot­ing a beau­ti­ful out­door reg­is­tra­tion with one cam­era can turn into a dis­as­ter. A good video­g­ra­ph­er will not even under­take such a job.

Dual Camera

There are no prob­lems with chang­ing plans, the cam­eras switch almost instant­ly. Var­i­ous lens­es are used. Close-ups are ide­al­ly con­veyed: faces, emo­tions, hand posi­tion, cloth­ing details, and gen­er­al plans: archi­tec­ture, nature, hall dec­o­ra­tion.

If you shoot a hol­i­day with one cam­era, many moments are lost, and most angles are aver­age. Video shot with two cam­eras is more pleas­ant to watch.

You can cap­ture the prepa­ra­tions of the bride and groom at the same time with­out los­ing a sin­gle emo­tion.

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How to choose a wedding videographer? Tips and step by step plan from Chanfashion

  1. Decide what are you wait­ing for from the wed­ding video. Esti­mate the bud­get and decide what it will be: a full-length film of the entire hol­i­day or a touch­ing video of the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny.
  2. Now open our Cat­a­logue In chap­ter Videog­ra­phy and start choos­ing a spe­cial­ist.
  3. Look at a few works and try to under­stand what style of shoot­ing suits you. Add the video­g­ra­phers you like to the sec­tion so that you can return to the work of these can­di­dates if nec­es­sary.
  4. Read reviews of real brides. We have these on our site.
  5. Appoint per­son­al meet­ingto under­stand how pleas­ant a per­son is to you. Col­lab­o­rate with some­one who impress­es you as a pro­fes­sion­al and inter­locu­tor.
  6. The video­g­ra­ph­er is not the one to save on. We have already explained why. But a pro­fes­sion­al can charge less for shoot­ing if, for exam­ple, it is sched­uled on a con­ve­nient day for him. Check out our sec­tion Dis­counts.
  7. Pre-wed­ding Love-sto­ry, Trash the dress style video and wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy itself are more con­ve­nient to order one per­son. Dis­cuss this with him.
  8. Do not be shy ask about every­thing, What are you inter­est­ed in. Your goal: to feel com­plete under­stand­ing and con­tact with a per­son.
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“Our videographer”: what to look for

  • The video­g­ra­ph­er must have spare set of equip­ment: accu­mu­la­tors, lens­es, sound record­ing equip­ment.
  • Lis­ten to your video­g­ra­ph­er. His job is to know how to make a beau­ti­ful video. He is inter­est­ed not to delay and give a good result.
  • Spe­cial effects a la the 90s are bad taste. Heart and dove tran­si­tions look cheap. If a video­g­ra­pher’s port­fo­lio has such romance, look for some­one else.
  • Decide every­thing dur­ing the nego­ti­a­tion orga­ni­za­tion­al issues. For exam­ple, will it be pos­si­ble to pick up the source files, what are the terms of video pro­cess­ing, how will he dri­ve and where will he eat on the wed­ding day.
  • Please select at least one oper­a­tor job and rate the pic­ture, screen­savers and music. If you man­aged to watch the movie at least halfway through, you have a good video­g­ra­ph­er in front of you. After all, watch­ing the wed­ding of strangers is very dif­fi­cult.
  • Rate how video­g­ra­ph­er cre­ative: whether he departs from work­ing pat­terns and stereo­types, how he embod­ies ideas. Cre­ative peo­ple don’t work in the same bor­ing way.
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How to work with a videographer?

This video­g­ra­ph­er works under a con­tract. Con­tract — an indi­ca­tor of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and reli­a­bil­i­ty of a per­son. It indi­cates: the dura­tion of work at the wed­ding, pre­pay­ment, cost, tim­ing of the trans­fer of the fin­ished mate­r­i­al. In the con­tract, you can write down the ques­tion about the source code and indi­cate on which dig­i­tal medi­um you want to receive your film.

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The con­tract dis­cuss­es force majeure cir­cum­stances and how best to resolve them. They can hap­pen to any­one. But the pro­fes­sion­al has a plan of action for such a case.

A spe­cial­ist who val­ues ​​rep­u­ta­tion always wants to work as best as pos­si­ble. And a ran­dom per­son is not afraid of either scan­dals or neg­a­tive reviews on social net­works.

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