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Frequently Asked Wedding Video Questions #1

Planning a wedding can be difficult, time-consuming, and just plain confusing! One thing you know you want is a wedding video, but you’re not sure where to look, what questions to ask, and who to hire. We’re releasing a mini-series of frequently asked wedding video questions that will help you in your research and hopefully you’ll find this information helpful. We call it “Wedding Education”. Here are a few of the questions we’ll be covering:

  • What is the difference between wedding videography and wedding cinematography?
  • Why should I hire a professional cinematographer?
  • I don’t think I can afford a wedding video. Can you help me?
  • Why should I hire a company that does only video and not a video/photo combo?
  • Why should I hire Evermoore Films?

Watch for each new Video FAQ blog post and perhaps maybe you’ll realize that a video is one thing you can’t do without in your wedding budget.

Let’s get started!


Q1: What is the difference between wedding videography and wedding cinematography?

A: When researching wedding videos and wedding films and wedding highlight films and every other sort of hashtag related to a moving wedding picture, you may notice the silent war between wedding videography and wedding cinematography.

Wedding videography typically leans toward the traditional way of doing things – the way it’s been done for years. It’s more of a documentary-style approach to filming an event. The videography style is simple and the editing is usually basic. Videography takes far less time than cinematography and thus is priced lower.

Wedding cinematography is the more modern approach of a cinematic movie. Highly polished, color-corrected, and tweaked to perfection, this is a higher quality of video that is more entertaining to watch (and re-watch). It’s not just a documentation of your day, it tells the unique story of your wedding day.

Whereas wedding videography is essentially a camera on a tripod, wedding cinematography brings out additional tools like steadicams, sliders, off-camera lighting, etc. The editing process of a “cinematic film” is very tedious and time consuming but produces a superior product over standard videography.

Reality check. The terms “videography” and “cinematography” get thrown around a lot so instead of focusing on what someone calls themselves, focus on the quality of the work they produce.

Fun Fact: We started out as videographers ourselves, but in the last several years have become experienced cinematographers. We call it ‘changing with the times’. What exactly is a cinematographer? Stay tuned for Wedding Video FAQ Blog #2!

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