by Phillip Benz from Benz Productions
Visually being able to help someone remember one of the biggest moments of their life is something I do not take lightly. It is truly an honor to be able to capture a wedding for a couple who is putting their full trust into your hands. I hold the same true when it comes to my commercial projects.
I absolutely LOVE what I do for a living. I have had the opportunity to work with so many supportive and inspiring clients as well as other creatives! This is something I have a great passion for and continue to learn and grow everyday. Storytelling will always be apart of me and I intend on doing so until I can no more.
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What Kind of Wedding Production Style Is More Popular Nowadays: Documentary, Cinematic or Mix of Both?
Cinematic is definitely the trend these days but it does typically come at a higher cost. A documentary can be done cinematically but most of the time you are looking at a much longer video that lacks the power and emotions that a cinematic wedding film can deliver. Cinema is much more than holding a camera and filming things that go on. A properly shot cinematic wedding film should be... Read More »
How Will You Co-ordinate the Filming of My Wedding With the Photographer or Other Vendors?
Teamwork is key to every single wedding. Everyone needs to be getting along and understand that each has their own extremely important job to do. I always reach out to the photographer the week leading up to the wedding just to make them aware of who I am and that I come in peace! The wedding coordinator is normally met the day of the wedding along with the DJ and... Read More »
Will There Be a Second Shooter, a Stationary Camera or Any Other Backup Cameras on Hand for Our Wedding?
A great wedding film can definitely be accomplished by a solo shooter as long as they know what they are doing and have a ton of experience with weddings. If a shooter is by themselves, they need to have back up cameras. I personally have 2 main cameras and 2 back up cameras that I bring with me to any wedding. I use more of an assistant than a second... Read More »
What Parts of the Day Does a Wedding Videographer Capture?
A videographer should be capturing the same moments that you expect your photographer to capture but in video form. I like to show up an hour before the bride sits down for hair and makeup. This hour gives me time to capture details like her dress, shoes, jewelry, flowers, invitations, etc. All of these little details will help tell bits and pieces of the story during your highlight video. Hair... Read More »
What Is a Wedding Highlight Film?
A wedding highlight isn't always made up of the "best of everything" that happened on your big day. A good wedding highlight should tell a compelling and heartfelt story of the day that the couple will be able to cherish for a lifetime. Highlights come in many different forms but typically they are between 3 and 7 minutes. This time frame allows the viewer to re-live the entire day while... Read More »
What Is the Most Popular Wedding Delivery Method Nowadays? Dvd, Blu-ray, Usb or Online?
I still deliver on DVD just because it's nice to have a hard copy in your hand that you can physically hold. The great thing about DVD or Blu-ray is that you can also design a customized cover for the couple to keep forever and pass down to future generations. I do also include a USB for couples to save the videos onto their computer/ phones/ etc. Phillip Benz