With lots of broadcast TV and vlogging experience gained over the course of my early career, I have recently stepped into the world of wedding videography. Armed with only my iPhone and a DJI Osmo Mobile, coverage of the event becomes a juggling act: making the most of the handheld stabilisation that the Osmo offers producing beautiful shots that will work well in the edit, whilst also comprehensively covering as many of the key moments as possible; arrival of bride and groom, cutting the cake, speeches etc. At the same time as running around the venue to ensure that you do not miss a crucial moment, you are keeping out of the way of your photography colleagues, ducking out of guests' eyesights whilst embedding yourself with the wedding party to capture those moments of the day that the bride and groom will inevitably miss at the time. Weddings feel a bit like unrehearsed live TV. You have once chance. You have to get it right.
Before Christmas, I had the privilege of filming Pank & Susan's wedding. A civil service in the morning followed by a traditional Indian wedding in the afternoon. I have produced a 2 minute highlights montage which showcases the story of their special day.