by Vin Colella from Colorfield Media, LLC
- Media & Creative Specialist/Owner at Colorfield Media
- Has over 18 years experience in the entertainment industry
- Has worked with many well known clients such as Subaru & Century Twenty-One, Shelly Yakus (John Lennon, U2) & Artie Kornfeld and even screenplays that were previously picked up by Dick Clark Productions.
Can We Use Commercial/popular Music in Our Wedding Video?
Music for online content must be licensed to avoid any copyright infringement issues. Music for online wedding videos, trailers etc.. must have a license from royalty free sites like Musicbed.com or Artlist. Music from the radio cannot be used unless permission is granted from companies like BMI or ASCAP and can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Use royalty free sites and everybody wins. Vin Colella
We Are Having a Wedding Photographer, but We’re Not Sure Whether We Need a Wedding Videographer/Cinematographer. Why Should We Bother?
We run into this question quite a bit and it always makes me scratch my head a bit. As both a photographer and cinematographer, I can truthfully say these two arts are worlds apart. While you have to have a "photographic" eye as a cinematographer (at least that's what I believe), watching a film / video / movie of your day is a completely different experience than going back and... Read More »
How to Communicate with the Videographers to make the Video in a Style that I Like?
Videographers / Cinematographers are essentially filmmakers. Just like photographers, every filmmaker has their own style. Review samples from videographers that you're thinking about. Do you like their work because chances are, yours will be similar to their other works. Do you like movies by Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, David Fincher or Guillermo del Toro? Don't hire James Cameron and think your film will look like something filmed by Peter Farrelly.... Read More »
How Does a Videographer Manage the Licensing Issues Around Music?
As a wedding filmmaker and a music producer, soundtracks are a large part of my creative process. We use sites like "musicbed.com" and license music for our online trailers and films. Not only does it protect our clients and our films but it also pays the artists (as it should) for their creative work as well. Vin Colella
Does a Videographer Use Licensed Music?
If they don't they absolutely should be. First, it gives the artist their proper credit and secondly, it enables the brides and grooms as well as the videographer to be able to legally use the video online. Copyright infringement is a sure way to create problems. Vin Colella
What is a Same Day Edit? Is it recommended?
A same day edit is when the videographer(s) do a quick edit on a laptop do display at your wedding on the wedding day. No, I personally don't recommend them because (in my opinion), a true filmmaker wants the time to go through the footage properly and select the absolute best shots from your day, adjust color properly, stabilize shaky footage and mix the audio properly. A same day edit... Read More »
When Should I Begin Looking for My Videographer?
Videographers / filmmakers usually book at least a year or 2 in advance (the good ones anyway) so make sure to explore your options as early as possible. Otherwise, you could get stuck with Aunt Linda and a bad iPhone video. Vin Colella