Higher Education

Wedding Videography: Start to Finish, 1st Edition

  • Joanna Silber
  • ISBN-10: 1435454480  |  ISBN-13: 9781435454484
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00



Wedding production is unique in that every shot must be obtained in a single take, as in documentary filmmaking, but the client expects the finished product to look like a feature film, with perfect capture of every moment. Getting good-looking footage, while fighting problems such as loud settings, uncontrollable light and rapid scene changes, make wedding videography very challenging compared to other types of filmmaking. "Wedding Videography: Start to Finish" is the first technical guide that explains how to balance the expectations of the bridal couple with the realities of single-take shooting. These discrepancies will be explained through lessons in gear selection, shot set-up, how to work in poorly lit conditions, and how to make the best of bad angles, audio and light. The book further explains how to improve and stylize footage through editing and post production techniques. With "Wedding Videography: Start to Finish," video amateurs and professionals new to wedding coverage alike will find a complete guide on every aspect of becoming a successful wedding videographer, from selecting production gear and software through the shooting and editing process, and even the business aspects of the wedding industry including client expectations, wedding etiquette, legal issues and product delivery.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides lessons for high pressure shooting that must be accomplished quickly, under poorly lit conditions and with only one take.
  • Provides lessons about editing, effects, and graphics to both improve and stylize the look of raw footage.
  • Highlights all the gear, equipment and software needed for a professional wedding video. Questions about various software packages, types of audio and video equipment and SD/HD will be addressed.
  • Covers business aspects of the wedding industry, such as client expectations, day-off timelines, vendor etiquette.

Table of Contents

I. The World of a Wedding Videographer.
II. Gear.
III. Pre-Production.
IV. Shooting.
V. Editing.
VI. Advanced Editing.
VII. Output.
VIII. Delivery.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joanna Silber

Joanna Silber is a freelance producer, editor, and writer living in San Francisco, California. A wedding videographer for more than a decade, she has shot and edited hundreds of weddings all over the West Coast. In addition to wedding video, Joanna has produced and edited several award-winning documentaries that have screened at film festivals around the world. She teaches at the Bay Area Video Coalition and writes for peachpit.com. Find more of her work at www.josilber.com.