It’s a term that confuses a surprising number of people, and since it’s what I do for a living, I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain what it means to me and could mean for you.
Very simply put, I take videos of things rather than pictures, moving images rather than still images. Instead of capturing a single instant in time, I capture full moments in all of their glory.
Don’t get me wrong—I love photography. I spend an exorbitant amount of time flipping through pictures on my laptop, phone, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. etc.etc. Any concrete visualization of life attracts the artist in me. However, I have come to realize the limitations of photography—how it doesn’t preserve things like the voice of a loved one, the graceful, liquid motion of a dance, or the seamless interplay of looks between parents as a child blunders adorably.
Photos freeze a moment in time; videos melt these moments into what I believe is a dynamic representation of the whole.
So that’s what videography is to me. But what can it mean for you?
Today, I’m going to cover weddings.
In North America, we build up a lot of hype around this ‘big day’. There is an overwhelming amount of detail and effort woven into this event. And yet it is so short. She’s down the aisle, they’ve exchanged vows, cut the cake, boogied a little and they’re out of there. Ever wanted to hit pause or rewind to re-experience some of these special moments?
You can literally do that with my help.
Here’s my part: Several months in advance, I get an in-depth feel for what kind of video you desire. Your wedding day arrives, and I set up multiple cameras and other equipment. I carefully observe the ebb and flow of your day, making sure to record all that is important (and then some). I then go home and watch every single minute of footage, painstakingly noting especially memorable moments. I next uniquely edit together your specifically requested videos (highlight reel, full coverage, etc.) and hand them off to you.
Here’s your part: Completely enjoy your wedding day, knowing that, even if you miss or forget certain cherished instances, my camera did not. Enjoy your wedding again and again for years to come by watching the videos I have meticulously prepared, and allow others to enjoy it via social media or your own TV.
It can be as simple as that.
So consider giving videography a chance in this upcoming year. Memories are slippery treasures. Neglect them for one second, and they may slide into the back, tangled recesses of your mind, never to be retrieved in one piece again.
I make it my job to preserve as many of them as possible.
Let me preserve some of yours.