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#21 HappyGoLucky

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    Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:58 PM

    I wasn't really going to spend much on a videographer until I spoke to some of my friends who recently got married. I've probably attended 20+ weddings in the past 3 years and every single bride said she was happy she had a videographer. Some even said they wished they had allocated more of the budget to the videographer. Pictures capture a moment but videography allows you to relive the moment. Naturally, I've never wanted to really sit there and watch another bride's wedding video, but now I realize that it's completely different when it's your wedding and you want to see parts of your big day that you may have missed or can't really remember because your head was spinning in a million different directions. I now realize that we should have videography for our wedding, although I'm still hesitant to spend too much. I'm in search of a good videographer, although we've already thrown nearly $6K towards the photographer, that I'm just not sure what's left in the videography budget. But for those of you wanting to scrap it altogether, remember that this is a day that you're spending months planning for, the last thing you want is regretting that you didn't spend a few hundred extra to capture the moments on film. After all, you'll probably never throw a party like this one again! :)

    #22 CowtownBride2B

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      Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:49 AM

      Hey, I know this thread is a little old, but I thought I would bump up for anybody looking to bring a video person. I so agree that photos capture the moment but video helps you re-live it. The expense for someone really good isn't cheap, but we are saving quite a bit by having a DW and I feel I really want a video to share with friends & family that can't come. They don't need to watch an hour long video - many videographers do cinematic "highlights" that you can share online.

      I found the videographer I'm going to hire on here through another bride's review. His work is absolutely, incredibly amazing! In my opinion, his work is way better than any mentioned on this thread. Check out Chris + Cathy's wedding on his blog for a recent wedding shot at the Gran Bahia Principe Akumal.....http://www.thecaptureblog.com/

      #23 Mere

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        Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:55 AM

        I am getting married at The Royal Cancun and will use their photographer Funever photos-they say they do videos too-waiting on a response with examples of their video work. I love weddingcancunvideos' work too. Still trying to decide what to do as I will have a video no matter what the cost-this a once in a lifetime-one day only deal-lol.

        #24 EmenGeeRoxx

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        Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:55 PM

        Nothing beats a nice production in High Definition.

        #25 chipotle99

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          Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:20 AM

          I was so against videography until I saw an actual wedding FILM. wow. I am in love. This is my splurge, spending 6 times as much as my wedding dress on our video!!!

          #26 Mere

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            Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:05 AM

            I too have decided to hire outside vendors for my video and photos-I am not going with the resorts' vendors. I am hiring from Mike's team at weddingcancunvideo and from Claudia Rodriguez's team for our photos. So exciting.

            #27 Micas de Miralls

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              Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:12 PM

              Hello , I work with different videographers in the Riviera maya, I have special deal with some of them and I have also different prices range for the people of every budget! Contact me If you need any informations!Good Luck!

              #28 Daniel Aguilar

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                Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:33 PM

                Video is very important but you have to choose carefully who does your video. Now day there are some awesome videographers that will make a mini cinematic production out of your wedding day and they will turn a 5 hours long wedding into a real cool 20-30 minute long video.

                When me and my wife got married we didn't have video. Our photos were pure awesomeness but we still regret not having the video really bad.

                #29 PaulSchrank

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                  Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:09 PM

                  I posted this in the DIY Forum. I'm reposting here. I think the most important thing is to have a steady, wide shot with clear sound. You can use photos for close-ups. Two cameras is better, best is to hire a professional to be sure all of this is done well with creativity.


                  Get two cameras and two tripods. Set up one camera in front of the speaker (assuming the resort is providing a sound system) on a tripod. Pick an angle where you can see the bride and groom and the minister and make the shot as wide as possible to include the guests. The sound is very important so be sure it is clear and loud in front of the speaker. Be aware of the wind and try to block the wind from the microphone on the camera.

                  Put the second camera on the tripod and extend only one leg. Hold the tripod above where the legs meet and below the tripod head. Your hand should fit comfortably in this space. The tripod leg will provide a counterweight to the camera and your hand position will eliminate a lot of the handheld camera shake. This is the same principle as a Steadicam. When you lift the leg off the floor you can glide around. When you put the leg down and the floor and stay in one spot it steadies the camera. The best way to avoid camera shake is not to touch the camera, so hold the tripod, not the camera.

                  Before the ceremony starts, start both cameras at the same time and slate them by standing in front of them and clapping. It's OK if you don't do this but DO NOT STOP RECORDING on either camera once you start them. All of this will help synch the shots in editing.

                  Let the camera on the tripod in front of the speaker record one steady shot with good sound. Give the other camera to someone else who can move around and get close ups and interesting angles. The tripod/steadicam technique will help immensely. it would be good for this person to practice it and adjust the tripod for comfort and balance before the ceremony starts.

                  I recommend AVCHD cameras. They are inexpensive ($500-$1000) and shoot in HD. Do your best to find HD cameras, the quality difference is huge. Canon has the best picture for the price when it comes to video.

                  Everyone should have a decent video of their ceremony. Of course a professional will do it best, but with these simple steps your home video will be much better.

                  #30 ask9999

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                    Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:25 PM

                    I think its up to you, but I had one and am glad I did. My husband did not want to spend the money at the time and we debated whether to have a videographer, but now when we watch the video he is happy that we got one. We used Caper productions who can be emailed at videobodascancun@hotmail.com. They were great and very reasonable.

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