by Dennis Mulyar from Film House Weddings
- Director/Producer at The Film House
- Finished his Bachelor's Degree in Digital Film and Video at The Art Institute of Portland
What Are the Differences Between Wedding Videography and Cinematography?
The biggest difference between those two is planning and execution. With wedding videography sometimes I feel people treat it as if they are filming a family get together. They pull the camera out, press record, and walk around like uncle Bob capturing completely everything with no selection. That right there is poor planning, and poor execution. With cinematography, you are literally foreseeing the shots, framing them and only then pressing... Read More »
What Is Your Overall Philosophy/Style of Wedding Cinematography?
As a filmmaker, I always take it back to the story. Story is king. If there’s no story, then my footage is useless. But when I do have a story, framing, movement, and lighting are the three things I think about. Recently, I stopped using stabilizers (still occasionally use them for big events) but began to train myself to film everything on tripods. I see it as a way of... Read More »
I Have a Photographer. Why Do I Need a Wedding Cinematographer?
With photo you can tell a great story, but only with video can you capture the in-between moments, the micro expressions, words and sounds. No amount of photos can capture those intimate movements. https://vimeo.com/200927959 These moments require multiple frames per second. I’ve talked to people who watch their wedding video and regret it. The sad reality to that is there is nothing you can do to take that day back.... Read More »