And we are back to tell you some more tricks that might help your videographer get the perfect shots for your magical wedding video. Last time, we talked about high & low angle shots, as well as arc shots and even before that, we discussed the establishing, aerial, and handheld shot. Today, you’ll learn about new cinematic framings you can ask your best wedding videographers in the Philippines to consider when making your wedding video
Close up is exactly as the name implies; it’s a very focused shot of the subject at a specific area of them like their face or a body part. It’s meant to give emphasis and more or less drive focus on what the director sees as important details of the narrative at any given moment. For weddings, that means getting a close up on the expensive jewellery, on the very meticulously done makeup, and the clinching moments of joy and tears.
A bit farther than a close up but not too far so as to be a wide or long shot, the medium shot frames the subject with ample amount of side and head space. This is the shot that is very typically used in majority of a movie’s runtime. This is commonly used by the best wedding videographers in the Philippines as well as international movie directors in dialogue scenes and for wedding, it’s an effective main footage for the exchanging of vows with some cutaways of close-ups of the couple, establishing reaction shots of the audience, and other footages of simultaneous moments that are happening at the same time.
The wide shot means very different things depending on purpose as well as context but for a wedding, the wide shot is great to give dramatic focus to a subject while also meaning to showcase the surroundings in a manner that isn’t busy. The best wedding videographers in the Philippines know that this is the money shot when the doors of the church open to reveal the bride for the first time.
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