by Joshua Fair from Fisheye Studio
- Founder of Fisheye Studio
- International videographer traveling around the world to places like Australia, Spain and Italy, filming all kinds of events & documentaries
For How Much of the Day Would We Require Our Wedding Videographer to Be Present?
If you are having a traditional wedding and reception, I recommend 8 hours. The amount of time is assuming a 430 ceremony and a formal program ending at 930. If you have open dancing after the program, a videographer generally needs about 1/2 to 1 hour of that footage. If you are REALLY wanting the videographer to capture the grand exit, you may need to extend coverage. The best way... Read More »
How Important Is Choosing the Right Music for Our Wedding Video?
As mentioned above, it’s everything when it comes to allowing the flow of the video to be natural and true. By trusting your wedding videographer on this, you’ll give them the artistic confidence to make something magical! Joshua Fair
Will There Be a Second Shooter, a Stationary Camera or Any Other Backup Cameras on Hand for Our Wedding?
There should always be a minimum of two cameras at each wedding. Some companies do provide solo shooter packages, but even then two cameras are a necessary. The obvious reasons are for multiple angles and in case something should happen to the one camera, you have another. But really, it's a quality issue as one camera on a speaker during a reception doesn't/can't show the expressions of the bride and... Read More »
Why Should We Consider the Service of a “Same Day Edit”?
It’s a showstopper that allows the couple to relive the magic that has flown by. In addition, many guests who weren’t with the couple as they are getting ready or at other parts of the day get to see things for the first time. And being that it’s artistically woven in a matter of hours adds to the awe! Joshua Fair
Should I Pick a Photographer and Videographer Working for the Same Studio So That There Would Be Better Communication Between Them?
Sometimes that can be a great option for couple's to find a team that works well together. Make sure that you do view both the photography and videographer's work on their sites and critique both works to ensure that the quality is consistent throughout all the pieces. Most of the time the owner of the company, say the photographer, will start offering videography by using other newly hired or subcontracted... Read More »
Which Cameras Are More Suitable for My Wedding Day Videography? Canon, Sony or Other Brands?
The type of camera doesn’t matter as much as the person who is handling it. Knowing HOW to shoot is one thing, but knowing WHAT to capture is another. If you like the stories that wedding filmmakers are creating, I promise you it won’t matter. That said, if you want technical details, nothing less than a Canon 5D Mark III/Canon C100 or a Sony A7S II is acceptable. There are... Read More »
What if I Don’t Like My Video?
Great question! This is something that, if you have done your research correctly, can be avoided pretty easily, though. When searching for a videographer, I always stress to look at sample films of actual weddings rather than just a montage. Even we have a 'demo reel' video on our homepage that showcases the best of the best as well as a clear representation of our cinematography and storytelling. However, this... Read More »
How Important is Wedding Video?
100/100. The main reason I always say that people don’t choose video is because when a couple gets engaged, all their family members (especially the older ones) begin to ask them about their photographer. “Who’s going to be your photographer?” is something they hear over and over. Which automatically elevates that medium over video. Plus, there are preconceived notions about the quality of wedding films (they used to be bad... Read More »
What is a Same Day Edit? Is it recommended?
A Same Day Edit is the showstopper of the wedding day. I've probably done over 50 of them in the past 10 years. At first, it was stressful for me because of the tight timeline and the quality level I demand, but having done so many now I have a formula for the process that works for us at Fisheye Studio. I recommend the SDE for any couple who has... Read More »
Can a Couple Select the Music for Their Wedding Video?
Not with us. The reason being is that we craft the score of the film based on the mood, tempo, and many other various factors. If you choose the music, especially top 40, often times that distracts from the essence of the story. In addition, record labels are cracking down hard on copyright infringement (one videographer was sued $150,000 by Coldplay’s label). The good news is that nowadays wonderful music... Read More »
How Much Acting Do We Require During a Pre-Wedding Love Story Film Making Process?
It all depends on what the couple wants to show in their story. If there are certain parts that need re-enacted, for example, you could place those in there. If you prefer to just do more interviews and photos, you can narrate the story yourselves. Make sure you communicate to the videographer what is important. The videographer should be able to propose a storyline for you and what would be... Read More »