by Vitaliy Lyubezhanin from Aperina Studios
-Starting a video company as a senior project and filming his first wedding at the age of 17.
-Worked on multiple TV shows which aired in over 180 countries.
-Currently the director of photography and lead cinematographer on a multi series documentary for which he filmed famous individuals including former presidents, TV personalities, and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch.
-Mastered the art of visual storytelling and the techniques of filmmaking.
-Teach week long workshops on film-making to students all over the world.
How Long Should My Wedding Film Last?
A wedding film should solely be based on your wedding story. Each filmmaker has a style, and I think that played a role in lengths of each wedding film, however, more importantly, your wedding plays a bigger role. If you had more speeches and toasts, that will affect the film length. Were your vows personal (and long)? That will definitely affect the film length. So it really depends on your... Read More »
Why Should We Consider the Service of a “Same Day Edit”?
"Same Day Edit" is an entertainment factor for your wedding. Having something amazing to show at the wedding reception that will make the wedding guest say "WOW" - is worth it. Especially if the Same Day Edit it REALLY good, your guests will be left in amazement, and from experience, this video will be talked about a bit throughout the rest of the reception. A "Same Day Edit" is a... Read More »
What Is “Raw Footage”? Do I Need It?
Raw footage is simple everything the videographer filmed through-out the day and dumped onto a hard drive. Without experience in videography, looking through the footage may actually scare you. Most of the shots are shaky, and maybe you'll find something getting filmed for no reason. Maybe some shots are extremely out of focus. As a wedding videographer, we have experience, and we know what to do with that RAW footage.... Read More »
Is There a Link Available for the Couple to Share Their Wedding Day Video With Friends and Family?
Most companies should provide a link for you that has all your wedding videos on it. We have experimented creating mini websites for our couples. This is perfect and the webpage looks beautiful and can be viewed anywhere. Additionally, it's easy to remember and has all the package deliverables in one simple place where you are able to view, share and download. Here is an example: https://cinema.aperina.com/ricky-preeti/ Vitaliy Lyubezhanin
How Do You Capture Audio Throughout the Wedding Day?
We capture audio in 3 ways. 1. Mic the actual speaker (for ceremonies, toasts) To get the best audio from the ceremony or reception, we simply can't rely on some of the wireless microphones that are provided at wedding. So we mic, both the groom and the officiant. The officiant's mic will capture his sound, and the groom's will hopefully capture his and the bride's (hopefully they are close to... Read More »
Should We Be Scared if Our Videographer Use a Ton of Special Effects?
Check out the Videographers website. Do you like what you see in his portfolio? This will closely resemble what you will be receiving. If It has no special effects, that I'm sure you have nothing to be scared of. From experience, films will vary slightly in style, but each videographer does usually have a consistent style. Vitaliy Lyubezhanin
Will Videographers Record the Audio of the Ceremony & Speeches?
Yes. Of course. Well, I'm speaking on my behalf, but of course. Audio is super important on your wedding day just as much as video. We record audio in 4 different ways to make sure we capture it. One of the most important ways, we mic the groom and officiant for clear and crisp audio from the ceremony. We will go ""out of our way"" to make sure we capture... Read More »
Do You Recommend an Unplugged Wedding? Why?
Some of the best weddings we have filmed were ""unplugged"" weddings. Each and every guest was simply part of the wedding, enjoying their time and SPENDING their time with the bride and groom. This actually benefits us as we simply have more real and intimate footage to work with (rather than finding footage that does not have a phone in the middle of it). So the quality of the film... Read More »
How Do Videographers ‘tell a Story’ With the Wedding Shoot?
When wedding videographers ""tell a story"" from your wedding, we simply capture moments intentionally knowing that those moments will preserve your wedding memory in the wedding film. Wedding videography has evolved over the years - we want to tell stories now. We look for moments that are meaningful to you (rather than to us). We capture moments that unfold in front of us instead of staging moments. The biggest challenge... Read More »
Do I Need an Aerial Shoot of My Wedding?
I personally love the shots that drones allow us to capture. Drones capture shots on another new level. They allow the couple to see their wedding in ways they would not be possible. But I would only answer yes to this question if your wedding falls under a few categories: 1. Venue. Does your venue have vast scenery? Open hills? Mountains? Or something unique. Getting a drone shots of that... Read More »
Does the Size of Video Camera Matter?
Yes and No. This requires a little bit of some technical explanation. Smaller cameras have smaller sensors. So they are not as sensitive to light as many larger camera. They may introduce noise to the footage, the colors may be unsaturated/bleak and the shots may be unsharp. A videographer may compensate by adding lights, but this issue could have been avoided. However, small cameras have drastically improved in picture quality... Read More »
How to Communicate with the Videographers to make the Video in a Style that I Like?
I would really recommend you to simply choose a videography that already makes videos in your style that you like. As a wedding videography who's been filming weddings for over 13 years, I have developed a certain style that I love and (I believe) is perfect. However, I do understand that it's not the only style that exists and that there are many other styles out there that are also... Read More »