While staying up to date on the latest wedding videography trends my helpful Google search bar auto-filled in a question: "What is a wedding videographer?"
To me there's a simple answer, but I soon learned that there are a lot of people unsure of what a wedding videographer does - afterall, smartphones can record video, right?
A wedding videographer is a person, or team of people, who are focused on capturing the most important moments of your wedding in a way that tells the story of your family and this special time in your lives. They look for the perfect light and angle while they position their cameras in anticipation of special moments.
But that's just the start. Once the filming is done, the editing magic begins . Videographers score your wedding as if it were a major movie and cut together only the best scenes to tell the romantic and endearing story of your wedding day.
There's not a heck of a lot of us videographers out there right now - especially in Western Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley and Berkshires. If I had to guess I'd say it's because it takes a special type of person to do this job. Not everyone can pull together so many moving parts and envision a film while the action is happening. Running multiple cameras and microphones at once is a skill that most people would shurly be intemidated by. But for videographers that do it well it's an amazing thing to see. The best videographers even make it look easy and fun!
Having videographers at major life events is going to become more standard as people digitize and share more and more of their memories online. In fact, the number of video editors is expected to grow by 14 percent in the US from 2018 to 2028, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of people behind the camera is expected to increase by 8 percent.
Prices for videographers range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. When shopping around you will have to do some research and watch a few of each companies films ...then compare the cost to quality. You will find that there are great deals out there! Expect to pay more for a company that has a cinematic storytelling style ... as they are typically more professional and their work has a higher production value.
I just finished a new ad promoting Halechannel Cinematic Films. Hope you all like it!
Hi and welcome! I'm the lead videographer and owner of Western Massachusetts-based HaleChannel. I have two studios, a cinematic film production company that focuses on weddings and events as well as custom promotions and videos; and a wedding and real estate photography business. HaleChannel launched in 2011.