Wedding Video: 3 Trends for Your Wedding Video

Your wedding video will capture the sights and the sounds of your day. It’s meant to take a memory and turn it into a keepsake that you, your family, and your friends can all re-watch to remember.

Videography has come along way since the first SONY camcorder was released in the early 80s. Formatting has gone from VHS tapes to DVDs to online streaming content. Now finding its niche in the digital world, it only makes sense that the trends of video production have since changed as well. We are no longer seeing the cameraman standing in the back of the church or ceremony site with his tripod set up for taping. Instead, we are seeing more and more high-tech changes.

Of course, with these changes we’re also seeing the wedding video become more personal. Here, a list of 3 wedding video trends for you to consider for your big day.

Stop-Motion Save the Date
This is an animated technique that makes a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames. Check out this cool example of a video save-the-date.

Wedding Docs
Instead of the typical video of the couple walking down the aisle and saying 'I Do,’ many videographers are creating detailed, cinema-like documentaries of their client’s wedding day. Pro videographers have acquired filmmaker skills and are turning wedding footage into indie film quality videos.The idea is to focus on natural reactions and events that make the day so special (conversations between guests, facial expressions of the bride and groom, etc.).

The slide-show has become wildly popular for modern couples. With this process,the videographer takes uses still photos of the couple and adds in special effects and music for emphasis. Slide show videos also make a great wedding favor and keepsake for guests.