Planning SOS: The movie

We chatted to Chris Wade at The Kent Video Company about planning a wedding and understanding wedding videography.

We're engaged! Now what?
We understand that video production can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re not used to being in front of the camera. Our background is actually in film and video production, so with our experience, we aim to streamline our process to make it as easy to understand as possible. It all starts with a conversation – we'll aim to answer as many questions as possible during our initial meeting, as well as ask a number of questions of our own.

What's the one question you get most commonly get asked and how do you respond?
We're generally asked about certain elements that our couples would like included in their video. For example, you may want your lovely home featured at the very start or perhaps there’s a certain relative you'd like to make sure is captured on the day. We want to make sure your video is perfect, so the more ground we cover, the more we can tailor the requirements before the big day.

How can we make our big day totally 'us'?
We like to take the stealthy approach and ensure we're not stepping on anyone’s toes during the capturing of your big day. We recognise that your day is all about you, so we aim to be as non-invasive as possible and allow you room to breathe. Our process takes us alongside the photographer throughout the day, so we'll essentially be capturing moving versions of your photos. We then take this footage and deliver a beautiful, slow motion, cinematic highlight reel, along with your ceremony and speeches recorded and delivered separately, in full.

What's your top planning tip when it comes to the wedding video?
Have an informal meeting with your videographer at your venue prior to the wedding. You'll be able to walk around together and scope out what’s happening when and where, as well as ask any further questions you might have. Our favourite part of wedding videos are walking around the grounds of your venue and filming some cinematic shots to weave into your video.

Chris Wade, The Kent Video Company

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