(Closed) don’t let friend hold the videocam!!AGGHHHH!!!

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2765 posts
Sugar bee

We actually didn’t have any videographer… so even a little video would’ve been nice!

I agree though – if video is important to you, you shouldn’t just have a friend hold a videocam!

Post # 4
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Newbee

I didn’t think that a video was important to me, so I just asked my aunt to do it.  She made me crazy at the rehearsal talking about angles and where she’d be and how she was going to do it.  When I watched the video, there was a gladiola stalk in front of my face for the whole ceremony!  She later said "Oh yeah, I got a perfect angle but then one of the flowers moved."  No explanation for why she didn’t ALSO move.  Also she got all the speeches up until my new husband’s, when the battery died, so I don’t have his speech (the only one I really wanted to relive) or our first dance.  I wasn’t devastated, but I was a little disappointed.

 
Friends of ours had their cousin do it and he taped the whole thing, as planned, then realized there was no tape in the camera.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Did the same thing.  The video cuts in and out constantly.  For example, I have the first sentence of my husband’s vows, then our relative turns of the camera.  Same thing with the toasts.  I only have two random sentences of my sisters beautiful speech!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I think it’s important to set your personal priority and expectations for video. If you want something that looks nice, hire a professional. If you’re really not that worried about it, but would like to have *something* on video, get a friend or family member to do it.

For us, videography was not a huge priority. We bought a video camera to use for the wedding and the honeymoon, made sure the battery/card were squared away, and shoved it into a friend’s hand before the ceremony. It’s not a Hollywood movie by a long shot, but it’s nice to look at now and then, which is all we really wanted anyway.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are going back and forth about having a videographer – i would love to have footage. After seeing my best friend so upset this past summer because the person that was videotaping her wedding (a friend) didn’t aim the camera at the couple (instead panned around to all the guests) during their vows – I think that we might spring for a professional. For people that have had one – how often do you really watch it after the wedding?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thank you for posting this. To save money, my fiance would rather have a friend do it. I would rather have a pro do it and capture all the important moments. A good videographer is expensive, so we’re working a deal to just have no editting (to save money) but just footage.

This post was able to push my fiance over the edge. =D

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

sweetc: We ended up with two videos, which we showed to our parents, friends, etc within the first month or so of our marriage MANY MANY TIMES. We honestly got sick of watching them, and we haven’t seen them again since. We’ll probably watch them for our anniversary.

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