The work of Well Spun Wedding Films, a boutique film-production studio, really inspires me. I asked Jon Gangwer, its founder and creative director, to give us his perspective on the wedding-video world.
"Research has shown that one of the top post-wedding regrets is not having a video. We’re all familiar with the two-hour snooze fest that never gets watched. That's why insightful filmmakers are moving toward short-form versions and Super-8 film," says Gangwer.
"The DVD should include footage from the pre-wedding dressing, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception -- all with natural sound. Find a local videography artist, not a techie or business -- someone whose work affects you on some level. Watch their sample clips, and then go with your gut."
"When it comes to filming format, it's all about personal preference. Options include SD and HD video, the difference being that HD gives more detail, as well as DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) video," Gangwer says. "The latter is my pick. It has the quality of HD but also allows the artist to use a high-end lens that gives the film a cinematic feel."
Are you filming a wedding video? If so, what format are you choosing?