Expert advice about videography

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Capture our festival-themed wedding

Capture our festival-themed wedding

Q. Our festival-themed wedding will be pretty spread out across a large area from our woodland vows to the wedding breakfast in a tipi. How can we be sure to capture everything that's going on throughout the day?

A. Morgan Andrews says: I'd recommend a well-organised crew of at least two camera operators. Our team use in-ear radio mics to coordinate themselves so they can follow a tight plan and react quickly to capture those wonderfully random moments of magic.

You'll want a team that has small and light yet well-stabilised cameras. This means that they can cover a lot of ground on foot without getting fatigued, and the footage will always be steady. A drone is the next piece of essential kit for capturing the scale of a festival wedding. Make sure the pilots all hold valid PfCO certificates issued by the CAA to show they operate safely and within the law.

Imagery aside, sound is one thing that many fail to consider when having a wedding film produced, and it can make or break your keepsake. We've developed a system that delivers crisp, clear vows and speeches without tangled wires that's so small it won't ruin the line of a suit. The same goes for any live music. We would recommend that whoever shoots your big day gets chummy with the AV team so they can patch into the live feed for distortion-free audio.

Morgan Andrews


A romantic epic

A romantic epic

Q. How can I add an element of romance into my wedding day?

A. Tom Zanelli says: I love working with couples who are planning their big day and ensure I capture every little beautiful moment in telling their wedding story from start to finish.

Getting married is special any day of the year, but saying the vows on Valentine's Day feels so fitting and even lovelier. So it's really important when creating a wedding film that the couple's personality and love comes across. Don't get carried away with the notion of Valentine's Day and go down the cheesy route, which means over-the-top staged pieces to camera.

Your videographer's role comes in with the music, the way the film is shot and picking up those perfect moments when the love between you both is clear for all to see. That's what we do best!

Tom Zanelli