Videography is one of the most demanded skills these days and it is difficult to find a good quality cameramen and even if you find one, he’ll demand a sky-high figure from you in return. If you come across such a situation and you have a semi-professional or a simple camera with good pixel quality, you can be a good videographer too after learning the following points. The thing to be remembered is that you can try these points out only when you don’t have professional cameramen hired for the said purpose because interrupting a professional by showing your own skills is not in anyone’s favor.

 

Prepare Your Equipment

To get started, you need to prepare your equipment in the first place. Get your camera ready, check the batteries and also check whether you have enough space on your memory card and flash drive because you might find yourself in a need of backup once you have shot for an hour or so. If you are thinking that an hour of shooting is enough, you are making a huge mistake. In real life situation, you always need at least a whole day backup of your camera so that you don’t miss out even the smallest details of the function.

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Use Proper Recording Instruments

It’s not only the camera that you need to shoot a proper film rather the audio equipment is also a very important thing here. A Lapel Microphone is a cheap option that you can connect to your camera through a digital recorder. This may not be easy as it seems because you’ll need to match the audio and video during the post-shoot editing.

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You Don’t Want Any Mishaps

To prevent any mishaps like finding the best possible place to fit your camera stand or finding the perfect angle for the shooting, you need to go a day or two before the main function of wedding so that you know the appropriate places that you need to cover and make a mind about the venue as a whole. Going on the shoot for the first time can leave you in such a hassle that you might not feel comfortable while shooting because, at the end of the day, you are not a professional who has covered a whole lot of wedding events.

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Try Not To Bother The Guests

While you shoot the guests, it’s recommended not to bother the guests as this is a special day for bride and groom as well as their guests. Asking them to move here or there again and again or crossing them from their front every time might not be a good option. Your duty is to let everyone feel relaxed and comfortable while you film the event.

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You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

As videotaping a wedding event is not an easy task and professionals charge a whole lot of money for a pretty solid reason, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable position getting tired after some time. You have to keep yourself charged too throughout the function and for that keep yourself hydrated with water or your favorite soft drink.

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