I am guessing you would get confused from wedding highlight videos, wedding films as well as wedding movies when you are browsing wedding videographer’s website. In fact, all those descriptions basically mean the same thing.
What is wedding highlight reel video?
In simple words, wedding highlights can be seemed as movie trailers which reflect the best moments on your wedding day and showcasing in an artistic manner.
What should you expect on your wedding highlight movie?
-The length of wedding highlight reel
-Professional editing in a narrative method
-Colour grading and music
The approximate length of wedding highlight reel can last from 3 to 8 minutes which depend on your wedding videography package’.
Apparently, longer wedding videography package can cover more contents of a wedding day.
A small (6 hours) wedding videography package can cover most essential part of a wedding, the length of highlight reel is relatedly shorted.
Why we suggest 3-8 minutes length for wedding highlight reel?
From a professional wedding videographer experience, the optimal length of wedding highlight is between 3-8 minutes.
The average concentrated span time in the group of 25-35-year-old female is between 5 to 7 minutes on social media. That means if your wedding highlight reel is longer than 7 minutes, some of your friends might not watch over entire your wedding film.
In contrast, the reasonable length of wedding video shall not be less than 3 minutes because even the most basic wedding video package must contain footages from wedding ceremony, locations and reception. 3 minutes of wedding highlight would be the minimum length to cover all of the essential formalities on your wedding day.
Professional editing in a narrative method
There are many weddings highlight film editing styles. The most popular style for wedding highlight reel in Melbourne is candid, cinematic and storytelling.
Most traditional and common wedding highlight videos follow wedding timeline from groom and bride preparation, ceremony, location and reception to tell the wedding story in a clear and narrative timeline.
You could also consider cinematic style in your wedding highlight, the wedding highlight reel is not necessarily to comply with storyline, it can involve flash in and flash out and cutaway editing style.
However, a cinematic style wedding highlight also has an invisible storyline to constitute the wedding film, it makes the wedding highlight logical and enjoyable.
– Colour grading and music
The wedding highlight reel has better presentation than a RAW wedding footage or live footage. The professional wedding videographer in Melbourne apply sophisticated colour grading to make the wedding highlight eye-flattering, so the bride and groom as well as the audience would have a more pleasant experience watching the wedding movie.
The first goal in wedding highlight colour grading is to balance the brightness and colour temperature in different footages and making sure all wedding highlight colours are consistent.
To bring the colour grading to the next level, the professional wedding videographer would subtly tweak the colour tone to match with the wedding theme.
If the moving image are the fundament of an impressive wedding highlight video, a proper music would be the soul of the wedding highlight video.
A skilled wedding videographer in Melbourne always have large wedding music pool to provide sufficient options for wedding couples to find the right music for their wedding highlight.
If it is a copyright song, you will need to purchase a licence to allow you to share your wedding highlight on social media.
How about speeches in wedding highlight videos?
Some bride and groom want to capture their vow and speech and add into the wedding film. It is advisable to discuss your needs with your wedding videographer.
To enable high quality of the wedding film, it is essential for the wedding videographer to record sounds in a professional way in order to capture crystal clear audio on the wedding day.
To avoid overlapping of music lyrics and speeches, the wedding videographer would usually prefer the instrumental music or soften the music volume when the speeches are played in the wedding film.
How much does a wedding highlight cost?
Normally, the wedding video package in Melbourne will include the wedding highlight and feature film.
However, some wedding videographers only provide basic wedding videography coverage which means after the wedding they will hand the unedited RAW footages directly to the couples, you will need to pay extra for the highlight, sneak peek video and featured film.
When hiring your Melbourne wedding videographer, you shall look through his wedding videography package details carefully, the wedding highlight reel can cost $400-$800 in Melbourne if the wedding videographer offers it as an extra service.
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We believe every Melbourne should book their wedding videography package with peace of mind.
At TREE STUDIO, our basic 6-hours wedding videography package starts with a reasonable price from $1,799 and will come with all the bells and whistles, including 4-mintues wedding highlight video:
– 6 hours wedding videography coverage on the day
– 4 minutes video highlight video
– Long version live footage
– Online video showcase
– Pre-consultation with your wedding videographer
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