When shooting a wedding video, get the right gear, get the right shots, back up the video with audio, and get the B-roll coverage. It is prudent to prepare for situations of low light and attend the rehearsal.
Choose the right gear with the right lens, HD camcorder and fluid head tripod. Back the video up with audio by using a remote microphone system. Ensure that the camera is stable when shooting. Taking a B-roll footage enhances the quality of the video and makes it more professional. Take enough shots of the exterior of the reception, architectural features and flower arrangements.
Despite the differences in every wedding, there are basic moments that a wedding video should capture, including the bride putting on the gown, wearing the rings, the couples first dance, vows and the kiss. Anticipate memorable moments and capture them with the emotions. Some shots that should not be missed include walking down the aisle, the grooms first sight of the bride, cutting of the cake and the bride and groom leaving the ceremony together.
It is important to attend the wedding rehearsal to familiarize with the venue and get information about potential challenges, such as blocked views, microphone placement and lighting; it also helps with getting to know the physical surroundings and when and where the action is going to take place.