As wedding videographers it’s easy to get caught in the trap of watching the work of others and feeling that our wedding films don’t measure up. I want to reframe how you see your films and speak to the importance of the wedding venue and location.
As our resource we are reviewing the most cinematic wedding film I have ever seen from Sculpting With Time. If you haven’t seen this wedding film before go and watch it right now! It’s incredible. Sculpting With Time are on the top of their game in this film and it’s a lot of fun to see how they pulled this one off.
If there is one thing this incredible film has to teach us it’s that when it comes to the look of your wedding films the location and the venue play a huge roll. A lot of things needed to be in alignment to create a film that looks this good and the location and venue were the first pieces of the puzzle.
Obviously, it’s not enough to simply get booked for an incredible wedding in a gorgeous locale. You need to be able to deliver the goods as well. A ton of work went into making this film a masterpiece. It’s evident from looking at the footage that a lot of pre-production was needed. The team was also able to capture the event in a cinematic and sophisticated way. This is a skill that can only be developed with practice and deep consideration for the look and feel they wanted.
The reception is the only part of the film that doesn’t use natural lighting. Whenever I hear videographers say they don’t need to bring lights I wonder what they do in these situations. In my opinion it’s vitally important to have some form of lighting when shooting a wedding. How else are you going to ensure you get all of the coverage you need?
Lastly, I think it’s important to reiterate how important the location and venue are to making your films look they way they do. You will get out what you put in, so to speak. If you have a pretty average venue with plain white walls and poor lighting, then it’s not realistic to expect the visuals of that venue to be spectacular. You need to work with what you have and do your absolute best, but don’t think that every film needs to be a visual feast.
Named by Harper’s Bazaar as a Top Wedding Filmmaker in the World, Sculpting With Time was founded by husband and wife, Alex and Whitney Douglas.
We’re known for the bold, over-the-top look and feel of our films. Stunning cinematography and a modern, sophisticated approach to editing is the foundation of our work. Artistic inspiration is super important for our process, so we limit the amount of weddings we film each year in order to give couples our absolute best. We want to build a real connection with you – so you feel totally relaxed in front of the camera, and know that we have a personal investment in you and how your films turn out. We truly believe that it’s our passion, our attention to detail and the time we spend meticulously crafting our films that allow us to tell your story better than anyone else.
Sculpting With Time is an Emmy award-winning film studio. Our weddings have been regularly featured in People, Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, Style Me Pretty and more. Our commercial and documentary films have been featured on CNN, HBO and Rangefinder Magazine, and have shown in film festivals and Museum Biennials reaching from Hong Kong to San Francisco.
Sculpting With Time: https://sculptingwithtime.com