How We Edit a Wedding Video

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How We Edit a Wedding Video

When it comes to editing a music highlight video its all about three things for me. Emotions, beauty, and variety. My goal is to make something that will be fun to watch if you don't know the couple, but will have that extra meaning for those that do. I wan't to edit something that is visually dynamic without being too quick for the story to come through. 

 

A music highlight video is a couples way of sharing their day with those that were there, as well as people who couldn't make it. I want to capture the magic of each day, and condense it to its most heartfelt and beautiful moments. The video is great to capture the emotional tone of the day, by filming the couple themselves in their first look, sharing their vows, first dances, and family and friends joyfully sharing in it all.

 

It's also an opportunity to show all the beautiful choices made for the wedding. I like to split up the story with shots of food, flowers, and other unique decorative elements. This way a couple gets to revisit the fruits of their labour, after months of planning a day that truly represents them. The mix of emotional moments and beautiful scenery create an awesome memory that people love to share and re-watch.

 

Here is a look at one of my favorite edits, and how I capture the best moments for you to share with the ones you love.

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The NDF Wedding video Philosophy.

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The NDF Wedding video Philosophy.

Over the summer NDF has broadened from business and marketing content, to include wedding videos services. This was a deliberate movement, not just because there is a demand for such a product, but because it allows a different style of recording and editing that I missed executing.

 

Weddings have two things business clients don't often provide. Lots of emotion, and unique moments. This is what my main focus is on when filming weddings. I never ask a couple to kiss, or have them pose for me. My ultimate goal is to create real moments that will look genuine not only to family and friends, but to the couple themselves when they look back on them. They see the real them in my videos in a way that they might not in pictures. As we all know, its sometimes hard to be yourself for a photo, you want to look your best and happy but sometimes it feels put on. Most of the time me and my second shooter are not even noticed when we are recording, so you get pressure free, real interactions that show the beautiful connection you share in a way a photo cant relocate.

 

Filming like this keeps me on my toes. I know there's only one take, one chance at each moment. It's a different kind of satisfaction to know how much these moments mean to the family and friends that see it. 

 

Take a look at our most recent wedding to see what I mean:

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