DIY wedding video tips.

Creative do-it-yourselfers can produce high-quality wedding videos by following a few simple tips.

Hiring a videographer can be expensive. If you’re straining your budget in other ways, you can turn to a friend or family member to capture your wedding video. Be sure to incorporate these DIY wedding video tips into your planning.

Designate a single videographer.

With wedding days likely busy and hectic, having more than one videographer only adds to the confusion. So, it’s best to designate this job to a single person. Ask someone you’re confident will be dedicated to the job throughout the event, someone who doesn’t have another significant responsibility to distract them.

Use simple gear and tools.

Modern cameras and cell phones can produce high-quality video. You don’t need expensive high-end equipment. A good cell phone and versatile mobile editing app will do the trick.

Reduce camera motion.

Excessive camera motion makes videos challenging to watch. Movement can come from two places — 1) the videographer moving too often and too fast and 2) shooting without a tripod. With a strategic plan, you can capture most of your video from one or two locations. Limit the amount of video shot from a moving camera.

Think about audio.

Amateur videographers often forget to plan for audio. If you plan to include video clips with conversations and if shooting without a wireless mic, you’ll need the camera to be close to the action.

Because video cameras also capture audio, avoid catching private conversations without the express permission of the subject. Words taken out of context can end in hurt feelings.

Don’t leave anyone out.

For a DIY wedding video tip to keep the peace, remember that regardless of which side of the family your volunteer amateur videographer comes from, make sure that both newlyweds’ families are equally represented in the final product.

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