Four Tips for Filming an Indoor Wedding

Filming an indoor wedding is a lot less trickier than filming an outdoor wedding. But that doesn't mean it's easy. Here are four tips to help you film an indoor wedding ceremony and have it look great.

1. Always White Balance

White balancing is the most basic rule of digital photography. Different light sources all give off their own different color tempertures. Indoor tungsten lights have an orange look to them and natural daylight looks blue. By white balancing your camera you're letting it know what true white is supposed to be and based on that it can properly adjust the other colors to match it.

Wedding are colorful and full of flowers which makes having your camera's white balance properly set even more important. Besides, I doubt the bride isn't going to be very happy if her dress doesn't look perfectly white in her wedding video.

2. Shoot a lot of coverage

Unlike an outdoor wedding, the lighting conditions for an indoor ceremony remain constant so you don't have to worry about readjusting your exposures. This is great because it means you can devote your undivided attention on getting coverage. Constantly move around and get footage from all different angles because it will all edit together into a great video.

Just remember that there are parts you do need to stay still, like the vows and the bridal party's arrival.

3. Get Close to the Action When You Can

As the videographer your job is to act as a silent observer and stay out of everyone's way. But there are special moments that you need to capture from a close distance. Like the bride's father giving her away. There will be times that you might feel like you're intruding, but if you got the shot then your customers are going to be very happy every time they watch the video for the rest of their lives.

4. Don't Begin Without a Plan

Before the ceremony begins check out the area for places that will give you a good shot of the alter. This way you know what shots you want to get before the actual ceremony which will result in you getting better footage.

Also, plan out how you will get to these spots. Make sure you have a clear path to get there too because when you're shooting your eye is usually focused on your lens and not on your feet. You don't want to interrupt the ceremony by falling in the middle of it.

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