The process of documenting a wedding on a video falls into the attributes of an art such as wedding videography. Its final product which is commonly called a wedding video is also referred to as wedding movie or film. Just like in videography in general, in the case of wedding documentation on video we can also distinguish between amateur and professional wedding videography. Regardless of the nature of the event to be filmed, keep in mind the fact that videography is an art form and not just a technical skill application that has certain basic requirements. Some of the conditions to be met are human while others are technical. Therefore, this professional cannot be carried out without adequate gear.
Professional wedding videography can be traced back to the times before the advent of the modern video camera. At the beginning, the only way of capturing movies and pictures was on film, and lots of people turned this filming activity into a hobby. The film cameras of the past were limited by a number of elements like their short load times for the film, the high processing costs and the impossibility of applying or recording sound with the images. Professional wedding videography was rather primitive in its first first stages, and so was the technical quality of the equipment used. Cameras required bright lights; they had fuzzy pictures, the color saturation and the mono audio rendered pretty poor quality results.
Presently, the developments that have continually occurred in the field of videography in general have led to incredible products, especially in professional wedding videography. The final result is a combination of exquisite sound and image quality with some additional special effects for a unique touch.
In the field of professional wedding videography we can now talk about different styles. And their diversity ranges from cinematic to journalistic. Thus we can count traditional and short form wedding videos, video journalism or cinematic storytelling. Wedding videographers are not bound to using just one of these styles but, in one video different style combinations can be used. Professional wedding videography has come to develop and include numerous video production offerings. Thus there are: simple photo montages, love stories, engagement videos, bridal elegance, highlights and same day edits.