Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wedding Univ - The Videography Class Part III

Wedding University has come and gone - for this year - and it went very well! The classes were quite well attended - lots of information and lots of laughs.  

We were glad to participate because we met some very nice people and because we always learn a lot when we have an honest dialogue.  From the questions we received, we realize a lot of brides and grooms want to know the difference between a photo album and a wedding movie.   

Movies differ from photographs, paintings, theater and other visual art forms in this way: a movie assembles images in a certain order to evoke feelings. Here are two examples.

Here's an intimate photo of a quiet moment shared by a beautiful bride and handsome groom.  But what's the story behind it?  Here's a 30-second movie that explains the story leading up to their meeting in Quicktime and in Windows Media.

Movies capture a range of emotions, telling you WHAT happened and WHY people feel as they do.  Often a movie can share with you more depth and emotion than a single photo. Photography and cinematography are two different art forms.  So if you think you will enjoy emotional moments on your wedding day, you might want to consider getting a wedding movie. 

Here's another example of a fun photo. The bride and groom are laughing heartily and so are their guests.  That's what you hope - to delight your guests and see them enjoying themselves.  But why are they all laughing?  Sound informs you WHY.  A movie enlightens you. Listen to the Quicktime or Windows Media version. So if you think someone at sometime on your wedding day will say something you wish to preserve, a wedding movie is the only medium that will capture the sound, the expressions, the emotion and the backdrop of those moments. Which would your children rather see - the photo or the movie of this toast?

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