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Personalise Your Asian Wedding Film

Since winning several awards for Asian Wedding Videography we have moved into creating films across multiple genres and fields, however we still look to innovate in the Asian wedding market.

When it comes to capturing your special day, you want to make sure your wedding film reflects your unique style and love story. Here are some ideas on how you can personalise your Asian wedding film to make it truly one-of-a-kind:

Choose a cinematographer who understands and appreciates your culture: Look for a cinematographer who has experience filming Asian weddings and understands the cultural significance of the ceremonies and traditions. This will ensure that they are able to accurately capture the essence of your special day.

Incorporate cultural elements: Whether it's a traditional tea ceremony or a colourful sari, be sure to include cultural elements that are meaningful to you and your partner in your wedding film. This will give the film a personal touch and help to tell your unique love story.

Include personal touches: Think about what makes your relationship special and unique, and find ways to incorporate these personal touches into the film. This could be anything from your favourite hobbies or activities, to the song that played during your first dance.

Tell your love story: Your wedding film is the perfect opportunity to tell the story of your relationship, from how you met to the moment you said "I do." Consider including interviews with friends and family, or creating a montage of photos and videos that highlight the milestones in your relationship.

Choose the right music and soundtrack: Music and audio from your day can set the tone and mood of your wedding film, so be sure to choose tracks that reflect your style and personalities. This could be a mix of traditional Asian music, or a playlist of your favourite songs.
By following these tips, you can create a wedding film that is truly unique and reflects your personal style and love story. With a little creativity and planning, you can have a film that you will treasure for years to come.

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How to make your wedding videography unique

As a wedding videographer, it's important to stand out from the crowd and create unique and memorable wedding films for your clients. In today's digital age, couples have access to a wide range of wedding videography options, so it's up to you to find ways to make your films stand out from the rest.

One way to make your wedding films different is to focus on storytelling. Instead of just capturing the typical wedding day events, try to weave a narrative throughout the film that tells the couple's unique love story. This can be done through interviews with the couple, their family, and friends, as well as through the use of captions and graphics to help tell the story.

Another way to make your wedding films unique is to experiment with different filming styles and techniques. For example, you could try using a drone to capture aerial footage of the ceremony and reception, or use a gimbal to create smooth and stable shots. You could also experiment with different editing techniques, such as using slow motion or time-lapse footage to add visual interest to the film.

Incorporating personal touches into the wedding film is also a great way to make it unique. For example, you could include footage of the couple's favorite hobbies or activities, or use their favorite music as the soundtrack for the film. You could also incorporate elements of the couple's cultural heritage or personal style into the film, such as incorporating traditional music or clothing.

Another idea is to use interactive elements in the wedding film. For example, you could create a "choose your own adventure" style film where the viewer can choose which scenes to watch next. This could be done through the use of branching narratives or by incorporating interactive elements, such as polls or quizzes. This can add an element of fun and engagement to the film, and make it more memorable for the couple and their guests.

In addition to these ideas, it's also important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technology in wedding videography. This can help you stay ahead of the competition and offer your clients the most innovative and unique wedding films possible. For example, you could experiment with virtual reality or 360-degree video to create an immersive viewing experience for the couple and their guests.

Overall, there are many ways to make your wedding films different from others. By focusing on storytelling, experimenting with different filming styles and techniques, incorporating personal touches, and staying up-to-date with the latest trends, you can create unique and memorable wedding films that will impress your clients and set you apart from other wedding videographers.

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Wedding Cinematographer Training - Way Beyond The Basics

I want to talk about how we teach our cinematographers to make the footage that they capture EPIC.

Heroic and impressive in style and quality.

We break down the word EPIC I’m training Wedding cinematographers , to help define our extra details we require that make our film that extra bit personal and special.

We do this training to teach all our cinematographers to think differently about their role in capturing people special days. Approaching each day with open eyes to the challenges and opportunities that it brings.

So E of the word EPIC is for everything.

You want to be aware of everything happening throughout the day and the order of events.

First thing to do is have a chat with the venues event organiser or toastmaster to gain as many details about things as possible. It important to approach the day with fresh eyes it’s great to have the experience of being a wedding videographer for hundreds of weddings because you can use that to get the sound right the camera settings right to be in the position early it’s great that the experience. But you want to see everything on the day you wanna see what’s different about the day. Also listen closely to what the bride, groom and organisers are telling you for clues about what’s important for to you capture form their point of view. If the bride mentions particular things that she has planned or organised then these will be especially important to capture on film. If you don’t have this quick chat some important little details to her can easily go un-captured, as they might e as small as hand written name tags on flowers or gifts etc.

P is for perspective

What perspective are you going to tell the story from your role as the filmmaker is the storyteller so how are you going to tell the story. You need to spend some time thinking about the people watching the final films and how you are going to tell them the story of the day.

This is an important step to really immerse the people watching the film. We often tell our videographers to start off the day capturing “behind the scenes”. An empty venue with setting shots and moving onto the bridal details and preparation and then the groom arriving . This is all stuff the average wedding guest will not get to see on the day itself. Then you move on to giving everyone watching a VIP front row seat (from multiple angles). of the big moments and then during the drinks reception and quieter times take a back seat approach and capture allot of natural reactions of the friends and family enjoying the day.

We teach all our cinematographers the Perspective approach as it really gets them to change the way they think about going about capturing the day and for keeping things interesting.

I is for initiative.

The power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do.

This ties in nicely with the preparation before and at the very start of the day. But when things don’t happen as expected that have the power and confidence to go off plan and make things work (or even work better) than before.

You need to make sure you are in the perfect position for all the big moments before other people are there. This will enable you as a camera operator to stay unobtrusive, rather than rushing to capture a shot!

C is for (true) cinematic,

The art of telling a story that complements the day.

That moves us onto the I which is for Interesting. We encourage our shooters to follow a variety of shooting styles throughout the day to complement what is happening around them. Too often a camera operator wants to capture fancy moment shoots all the time when it really isn’t needed. To keep things interesting it is important to let the action unfold in front of you and to only use movement when it adds to the story. We love slow cinematic moving shots, drone shots etc but we emphasise that the film should be about the day and what cinematic techniques complement each moment.

We teach our cinematographers when movement is needed, when close up and crushed backgrounds can work. When it is good to shoot an overview and when its get to capture shots right in the middle of the action. Keeping things interesting is mostly the job of the editor, but the camera operator is responsible for the footage on the day and needs to provide the editor with a complete set of shot options to help tell the story in a captivating way.

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