The word “cinematic” gets thrown around a lot these days, especially when it comes to weddings…so what is it? What makes a wedding film cinematic? You know it when you see it, but it’s hard to describe why some videos have that cinematic look. The short answer is a combination of lighting, composition, editing, and music, among other things.
And what is a “Wedding Cinematographer” versus a “Wedding Videographer?” Just like in the movies, a wedding cinematographer is a master of image creation, and looks for ways to create The Shot that sends chills down your spine each time you see it because it puts you right back in that moment…and that’s where you want to be, in the moment again. We aren’t just pointing the camera where the action is (uncle Bob can do that!); instead we’re finding a way to show you your wedding day from angles you’ve never seen or thought of, with audio woven throughout the film to bring it together. A videographer will give you a video, but a cinematographer will craft a story-driven film.