Post # 1
I’ve seen a lot of threads debating about doing videography or not, but I’m curious to hear what bees who are NOT doing videography are going to do instead. Are you just going to forgo having any footage of your wedding? Having a family member do an ameuter video of the ceremony with a camcorder? Other ideas?
I like this idea from the Ruffled blog and think that we could get some fun footage of our guests this way:
Anybody have other alternative ideas for those of us who can’t afford to hire a pro? And what will we do with the rough footage if we go the ameuter route?
Post # 3
My friend loves recording things (he’s a storm chaser for fun) so he said he’d be happy to record our wedding. As a backup, my mom asked a kid who’s into graphics and videographer in high school (she’s the head secretary) and he said he’d be happy to record our wedding and reception. I think she’s giving him like $200 – pennies in comparison to $3000 for a professional.
If you decide to do the amateur route you can get Microsoft Movie Maker for free. It’s really easy just take the files and you can put in transitions and everything yourself. It can also be a fun project to sit back and relive your day after it’s flown by. Best of all- you can burn to a dvd and watch it on anniversaries or even give out copies to your family for presents (maybe include in a little book). microsoft.com/education/moviemaker