Having a¬† videographer¬† has become a must rather than a want at
weddings.¬† That is because no matter how wonderful your photographer is, there is nothing quite like watching the real thing in real time. ¬†However, trying to convince the bride that videography is just as important as photography on their wedding day is one of the biggest challenges in the industry.¬† Many brides don‚Äôt realize how important their film is until after the wedding.¬† Consequently, more newly-weds, nearly 98%, now recommend that couples have their weddings professionally filmed.¬†¬† When looking for a videographer, there are five main points you should keep in mind.¬† These will more or less help decide which one is the right fit for you.
1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† We must have¬† a wedding video.¬† Sounds obvious, I know.¬† Weddings are special and intimate.¬† They require someone with an extensive knowledge of how to get the important shots,¬† yet be respectful and discreet at the same time and especially during the wedding Ceremony.¬†¬† Wedding videographers have a passion for what they do and you will want that reflected in your video.¬† However, a surprising amount of couples will hire someone who bought a camera, shot a friends wedding, and then knighted themselves a videographer.¬† Another misconception is that all videographers are the same.¬† You may have a friend in the ‚Äėtelevision and film industry‚Äô that is willing to shoot your wedding for ‚ā¨500,¬† but weddings are completely different from any other type of film production.¬† Paying a premium for someone with years of experience in wedding videography will pay off in the final production
2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Do you like your videographer?¬† Again, this may sound obvious, but it remains one of the key factors that will determine whether or not you will like your wedding video.¬† You will be spending a lot of time together on your wedding day, and will likely be staying in contact for many months after.¬† Having a good rapport with your videographer ensures that they know what is important to you.¬† Good wedding videographers¬† know that your wedding day is about you and not them.¬†¬† They should get your vibe,¬† get your relationship and not cramp your style.¬† You should steer clear of anyone with a ‚Äėdiva-like‚Äô attitude who is unwilling to be a bit flexible.
3.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Consider the shooting style.¬† Do you like videos with lots of movement?¬† Do you like traditional or cinematic?¬† Every wedding Videographer has his or her¬† own style of shooting.¬† When you are doing your research and visiting different videographers sites,¬† pay attention to what you like.¬† When you meet with the videographer, you should have the opportunity to see a range of different weddings.¬† Do the videos hold your attention, or did you get bored after a minute or two?¬† Chances are, if you enjoy watching a video of a total stranger, then you will love your own wedding film.
4.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Consider the editing style, I think that it is very important that your weeding video is actually edited and produced by the person that shot
the wedding.¬† I could not¬† ever¬† consider¬† handing over my¬† camera footage over to someone¬† else¬† for editing.¬† There are lots of different ways your wedding video could end up looking,¬† so make sure that you like the editing style of your videographer and dont forget to ask as to who will be editing and producing your wedding video.¬† Simple is better.¬† Couples think that adding in a myriad of special effects will make their video more interesting.¬† Usually the reverse is true; it ends up making the video dated.¬† Good shooting to begin with needs very little ‚Äėdressing up‚Äô in the post production.¬† However, note that it is normal to have a few minor errors and over shoots¬† during a long video.
5.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† It isn‚Äôt all about the price.¬† If you are solely basing your choice on price, then you may be in for a huge disappointment when your wedding video arrives.¬† It can be overwhelming, even shocking sometimes, when you start to price out videographers.¬† But when you consider that 9 out of 10 brides polled after their wedding regret not hiring a videographer, it puts a different spin on things.¬† Be sceptical¬† of cheap quotes,¬† its also a little bit suspicious when a videographer dose not display a price list on his website, chances are that he is quoting different prices for each wedding or hiding from the tax man.¬† Creating a quality wedding video requires a good length of time and extensive, up to date equipment.¬†¬† When you pay for a videographer‚Äôs service you are paying for his talent of shooting and the time it takes to edit the footage.¬† You should plan to pay almost¬† as much
as you would for a professional photographer.
Professional wedding videographers should use state of the art cameras, wireless microphones, have a second shooter or assistant, backup equipment, and offer add-ons such as a Love Story or Same Day Edits.¬† A number of professional wedding videographers in Tipperary are offering a¬† Same Day Edited Video Clip which is shown in the function room just before the first dance, its a lovely idea and your guests will love it.¬† So there you have it.¬† Wedding videography is often the most overlooked purchase for weddings in Tipperay and Ireland but those who have invested in a quality wedding videographer will heartily agree that it was one of the best decisions they have made.
Here are a few important questions and considerations when selecting a Wedding Videographer.
1 Website :¬† A busy website is a sign of busy Wedding Videographer, his/her¬† site should contain loads of recent Wedding Samples and regular blog posts.¬† All wedding packages should contain¬† a price list. The videographer should have strong and busy Facebook Page showing recent video clips¬† (not just stills)¬† and¬† with comments from followers.
2 Style :¬† You should be drawn to his/her particular style of production as seen on his website, the videographer should be more than happy to let you have a full wedding Video for viewing.
3 Recommendations :¬† from other couples is a big plus, here at Drangan Video In Tipperary¬† 60% of¬† our bookings come as referrals from¬† couples who have used Drangan Video to record their Wedding Day. The remaining 40% of bookings come from the website www.dranganvideo.com¬† and the¬† Drangan Video Facebook Page.
4 Price :¬† this in my opinion is not the most important consideration, the quality of the work is¬† probably what has drawn your attention¬† to a particular Wedding Videographer.¬† There are quit a few Wedding Videographers in Tipperary and Munster who are all generally working for the same price,¬† average price ‚ā¨950 depending on the package.
5¬† Full Time Videographer :¬† There are many parktime videographers who hold down a full-time¬† job and record Wedding Videos in their spare time at the weekend.¬† It might be no harm to ask if he/she is working full-time¬† as a videographer, I dont believe that it is possible to give 100% commitment to two jobs.
6 Editing :¬† will the videographer be shooting and editing his/her work, this is something that I am most passionate about. When a camera man¬† is shooting a wedding video he will get a feel for the wedding and all the fun and emotions that he is capturing on the day.¬† I¬† seldom use the same style of recording for any two weddings.¬† I am always thinking¬† ahead to the the post-production and editing stage,¬† this why I always edit my own camera footage.¬† I know many local videographers in Tipperary who would agree that editing their¬† own camera footage is a must for a professional looking Wedding DVD.
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This is one of many Weddings In Cork which I had the pleasure of
recording during 2013,¬† its always nice to travel to the Rebel County¬† and as always to experience a great¬† friendly Cork Welcome.¬† Melanie Hennessy and Stewart Davis were married in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Clonakilty, this the highlights clip from their wedding video.
This is my second Wedding In Cork for the Davis family, Stewart¬† is a son of Eddie Davis from Euro Tech Clonmel, I recorded Stewart’s sister’s wedding early in the year.¬† I have been dealing with Euro Tech for a number of years now and I must say that Eddie Davis operates¬† a truly professional Office Supply Business.
Stewart & Melanie’s wedding Video begins¬† with bridal preps at Melanie’s parents house which is the the Town of Clonakilty and overlooks the Church of the Immaculate conception.
This impressive Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception was built in 1880.¬† The church is located at the west end of the town and is worth a visit.¬† I love working in this beautiful church, it is one of the best Wedding Ceremony Venues in Cork.¬† Recent renovations during the 1990s have restored the interior of the church to its former splendour.¬† In the gables of the nave and transepts are three large wheel windows, while the apse-shaped sanctuary has stained glass lighting which represents the Nativity. the Visitation and the Assumption of Our Lady. The spire was erected in the 1890s and the bell was installed in 1898. The columns of the nave arcade have capitals and sub-bases of granite, bases of limestone, and shafts of Aberdeen polished granite.
Stewart & Melanie enjoyed a fab Wedding Reception in the award winning Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens.¬† Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens in Clonakilty is the leading Wedding Venue in West Cork, and have organised many fairytale weddings for nearly 50 years ranging from smaller intimate weddings up-to¬† 280 guests.¬† The¬† hotel boasts fabulous new landscaped gardens with stunning backdrops like a rose garden, gazebo and beautiful water features.
There is also a dedicated garden party area with a permanent garden marquee that fits 250 people.¬† I always manage to get myself and camera¬† fixed on the back of the golf cart which is used to transport Bride and Groom and Guests to and from the the marquee,¬† it’s¬† always great fun footage to have in the bag for editing.
As a Wedding Videographer in Cork I am looking forward to many more Wedding Videos In Clonakilty during 2014 and beyond.¬† Clonakilty, is a busy small town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately 45 minutes away by road to the west of Cork City. The town is located at the head of the tidal Clonakilty Bay and is surrounded by hilly country devoted primarily to dairy farming.¬† More Info
I suppose it’s fair to say that¬† it is¬† easy to get carried away with all the
excitement of planning a wedding In Ireland¬† choosing bridesmaid dresses, selecting a Wedding Band or a Wedding Videographer, deciding on a table plan for your guests,¬† but there is a lot of paper work for you to get sorted.¬† This more practical stuff¬†¬† may seem like an absolute headache and can be very confusing, but these documents and steps are essential, as they are legal requirements.¬† Don‚Äôt forget, marriage is a legal contract so without them there will be no¬† Wedding Ceremony.
If you are¬† considering having¬† a Catholic Wedding Ceremony In Ireland, it must be performed within a Church and¬† three months notice must be given.¬† So your first job is to¬† contact the church you wish to get married in to see if your preferred wedding¬† date is still¬† available.
You can opt to get married in your own local parish or another parish,¬† if¬† you have¬† your heart set¬† on a Sunday wedding,¬† check¬† with the church in question, because¬† some for instance¬† will not permit¬†¬† weddings In Tipperary¬† on a Sunday,¬† the same¬†applies to Holy days such as Good Friday.¬† If you are getting married outside your parish, you might¬† have to ask¬† your own priest to perform the ceremony.¬† What about payment for the ceremony?¬† while there is no set rule about a fee, it is best to talk to the church in question about the¬† kind of payment¬† that¬† is required.¬†¬† You will¬† also¬† need your baptismal cert which may be obtained¬† from the parish where you were baptized.¬† You will need a separate confirmation certificate if it’s not included¬† on your baptismal cert. This can also be obtained¬† from the church where you were confirmed and it¬† must be issued within six months of your wedding.
Letter of Freedom : The general¬† is that you should have a letter from each of the parishes you have lived in for more than six months since you were 18 years of age.¬† The purpose of a letter of freedom is to show¬† that you are¬† free to marry,¬† so if you are having difficulty finding your local parish, speak to the priest that is marrying you, as he will be able to advise you on alternative options.¬† For example, in some cases it may be acceptable for each party to ask a parent or somebody who has known them all their lives to write a letter stating their relationship to them, and that to the best of their knowledge, he/she has never been married.
Each person getting married in a Catholic Church must have a ‚ÄėPr-Nuptial¬†¬† completed by the priest from
their local parish¬† this will state¬† that you‚Äôre free to marry and that you understand the sacrament of marriage.¬† However, if you are finding it difficult to get in touch with your local parish, again speak to the priest who is marrying you as he will be able to advise you on how to go about it if your partner is not Catholic, you will need to get a¬† Dispensation¬† from the¬† Bishop. Contact you local priest to discuss this further.
Pr-Marriage Course¬† If you are getting married in a Catholic Church, you may be required to complete a per-marriage¬† course , to obtain a certificate of completion check with your priest regarding specific requirements.¬† Anyone getting married in Ireland, in a Church or elsewhere, must give¬†a minimum of three months notification¬†to the state of their intention to marry.¬† Once you provide all the relevant documents and answer a series of questions¬† which prove¬† that you are¬† free to marry, the Registrar will issue you with a Marriage Registration Form¬† it is like a marriage license and gives authorisation for a couple to get married in Ireland.¬† This must be signed by you both on the day of your wedding as well as your two witnesses and the priest, and then returned to the registrar you attended, no later than one month after the wedding. If the marriage doesn‚Äôt take place within six months, a new MRF will be required if you still intend to marry.
The Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles,¬† Co. Tipperary is not alone¬† one
of the most popular Wedding Ceremony Venues in Tipperary it is also¬† one of the best in Munster.¬† The wedding of Peter Murphy & Ani Schlingloff is one of many Weddings In Thurles which have been recorded by Drangan Video during 2013.
Peter & Ani were one of the most easy going couples that i have worked with in recent times, their instructions to me on the day were simple “just do your own thing”.¬† October 5th 2013 was a beautiful sunny day the long hot summer was reluctant¬† to bid farewell,¬† Peter & Ani went for the Gold Video Package which is one of 5 Wedding Packages on offer from Drangan Video.¬† The camera shoot began with Ani and the girls preparing for the 1pm ceremony in Thurles Cathedral,¬†¬† I arrived early at Ani’s house¬† about 11am just in good time to capture the fun and excitement of the Bridal preparations which were already¬† in full swing.
The Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles¬† is a magnifficent wedding Ceremony Venue¬† and its easy to understnd why its eagerly¬† sought after by Brides in Thurles and Tipperary.¬† The cathedral¬† many beautiful features, including an impressive rose window, a free-standing baptistry and a magnificent altar. The prize possession of the cathedral is its exquisite tabernacle, the work of Giacomo dello Porta (1537-1602), a pupil of Michelangelo. This tabernacle, which belonged to the Ges√ļ (Jesuit) Church in Rome, was purchased by Archbishop Leahy and transported to Thurles.¬† The cathedral was extensively renovated and the sanctuary sympathetically remodelled on the occasion of its centenary in 1979.
Ani & Peter decided to cross the border into Kilkenny for their Wedding Reception,¬† the Kilkenny River Court Hotel is renowned throughout the South East for it’s¬† dedication to customer care and their attention to detail making it¬† the ideal South East wedding venue for Weddings In Kilkenny and for Brides In Munster.
It was a pleasure working with Ani & Peter and their Wedding DVD turned out very good, I received a text from them complimenting me on a job well done which is quite a nice touch, their wedding DVD highlight clip has also been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook Page¬† They were lovely to work with and they are very happy in their own company which is something that helps to insure an entertaining and romantic¬† Wedding Video Production, an interesting and famous¬† guest popped in to say hello to the happy couple,¬† Peter Kelly of Weddings by Franc¬† is a well known Wedding Event organizer¬† in Ireland and in many other countries.
I am looking forward to recording many more Wedding Videos In Thurles during 2014, it¬† is a vibrant and prosperous town, located in North Tipperary.¬† Thurles is a thriving commercial and business centre and a great place to live, work and visit. Thurles boasts many cultural, and recreational facilities‚Ä¶ Enjoy exploring all that Thurles has to offer! maybe vist THURLES.ie ¬† for more information on this wonderful and vibrant Tipperary Town.
Caroline and Loman were married in Caherline Church,¬† Limerick.¬† I
arrived early at Caroline’s house in Lattin which is a tiny village in Tipperary, it was another lovely sunny day which brings back warm¬† memories of summer 2013.
I was very happy with the footage of the bridal preps with Caroline and the girls,¬† great fun and¬† a champagne toast on the lawn in warm sunshine.
Caroline & Loman were very impressed with their wedding DVD, this is a lovely comment shared by Caroline¬† on my Drangan Video Facebook page.
When I first joined Facebook it was just a way of keeping in touch with friends and sharing family photos. That was 4 years ago now Facebook plays a key role in my my Wedding Video Business,¬† Caroline like many other Brides In Munster made her initial contact with me by a Facebook PM.
My Drangan Video website is also scoring very high in Google Rankings it is well placed on the first page.¬† It is doing really well¬† from an organic search¬† in other words I am not paying¬† google to inprove rankings.¬† I think like myself most people who shop on-line tend to¬† ignore those¬† in your face adds at the top of the first page¬† I suppose adds that keep popping up on line tend to display a sense of urgency by the supplier to make a quick¬† sale.
Just like to say a big thank you to Caroline & Loman for choosing Drangan Video to record their special day and thanks also for the lovely facebook review.
This another one of the¬† many wedding videos in Tipperary which I had
the pleasure of recording during 2013.¬† Catriona Fogarty and Thomas Ryan were married in St John the Baptist Church Castleieny, this is the highlight montage which is on their wedding DVD.
I suppose as a wedding videographer in South Tipperary I was feeling a tiny¬† bit Jealous ¬† as I made my way to Loughmore Castleieny because of their wonderful GAA achievements during 2013.
Loughmore-Castleiney have been named Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Club of the Year after becoming the first club to win Tipperary SHC and SFC titles in the same year.
Catriona’s parents house is only a few minutes from Castleieny Church¬† so I decided to call in and grab highlights of the¬† Bridal Preparations¬† at 11am, the rain was pouring down as I pulled up at the house but the good news was that the forecast¬† was pretty good for the afternoon. Catriona and her parents¬† are a smashing down to earth family,¬† so I felt at home straight away. Tipperary Wedding Photographer Aileen Kennedy was already hard at work capturing every minute detail,¬† I really like working with Aileen we have recorded many Weddings In Tipperary during 2013¬† she is a true professional.¬† After a lovely ceremony which was¬† performed by Fr Padraig Corbett,¬† we stopped off in Loughmore for some shots in of all places a farmyard barn and me been a farmer in my early days I felt really at home.¬† The Park Hotel Clonmel was the wedding reception venue, it is a popular choice of wedding venue by Brides In Tipperary.¬† A sophisticated and luxurious wedding venue situated in the heart of the Sunny South East, the 4* Clonmel Park Hotel is the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding
Congratulations to Catriona & Thomas on what was a lovely wedding, I really enjoyed recording their big day and I was more than happy to share their wedding highlights on my¬† Drangan Video facebook business page.
This following clip is the highlight montage from a Waterford Wedding
which I had the pleasure of recording for Helen Carey & Stephen McCarthy.
Ballylaneen is a small village in County Waterford, Ireland, approximately halfway between the villages of Kilmacthomas and Bunmahon on a hill by the River Mahon.¬†¬† St Anne’s Church is the main focal point of the village, it is a very old Church but it provides a lovely homely and intimate setting for a Traditional Wedding Ceremony and it is a popular choice of Wedding Ceremony by¬† Brides In Munster.¬† Helen & Stephen had their Wedding Reception in The Tower Hotel.¬† Situated in the heart of Ireland‚Äôs oldest city, The Tower Hotel Waterford is renowned for hosting Weddings In Waterford¬† for over fifty years.
It was lovely working with Helen & Stephen on their big day, they have requested having this Wedding Highlight Clip shared online with all their friends.¬† Sharing on Facebook is included with all Drangan Video Wedding Packages and Helen & Stephen were more than happy to avail of this. ¬† The Wedding Photograper for the day was Kaie Kavanagh it was a real¬† pleasure working with her,¬† her style is easy going and very creative she is always up for a joke and a laugh which dose help to make everyone feel relaxed, looking forward to recording more Wedding DVDS In Waterford with her¬† in the near future.
This is a lovely text which I received from Helen complimenting me on a job well done.¬† Hi Eamon. We’ve just watched our DVD & we are just astounded at the entire production of it. There wasn’t one cringe moment in it for us & the quality & professionalism really stand out. But the non intrusion on our day is just mystifying considering how every moment was aptly captured. Thank you so much for everything & we are very happy for it to be shared on Facebook.
We‚Äôve all been to ‚Äúthat wedding‚ÄĚ¬† You know, the one where you literally
watched the seconds tick by until it was socially acceptable to leave, secretly texting and playing with your phone¬† under the table. Hosting ‚Äúthat kind of wedding‚ÄĚ is the worst nightmare for¬† Brides In Tipperary or Munster.¬† I think that the following¬† 10 secrets might help to make sure this doesn‚Äôt happen at your big day.¬† Read More
My Drangan Video Website has just received a major update, if you are reading this latest blog Post on your Mobile Phone you will see what I mean.¬† Thanks to Thurles based¬† Brian Corbett who is a very talented website designer,¬† my¬† website has now been optimised for easy navigation on all Smart Phones and hand held devices , there is a choice of switching between Destop View or Mobile. When you log on to www.dranganvideo.com the website will detect the¬† kind of Mobile Device that you are on and will adjust the size of text and graphics for easy reading and quick navigation. I have received¬† feedback¬† from Brides In Munster, Tipperary Brides and Kilkenny Brides indicating that vast majority of Brides To Be in Tipperary, Limerick, Waterford and Cork are using smart phones more and more to research Wedding Videographers In Ireland. ¬† My business Facebook Page now has in excess of 2000 likes,¬† Facebook is a major marketing tool for Wedding Suppliers In Tipperary and for Brides In Munster.¬† Check out all the Latest Tipperary Wedding News on my Drangan Video Facebook Page.
I do consider myself very lucky¬† to be¬† a Wedding Videographer based in South Tipperary
and only 5 miles from the Kilkenny Border, for this reason many of my Wedding Video Bookings are indeeed in Kilkenny.¬† Susan Ireland & Thomas Tynan were married in Danesfort, Kilkenny and enjoyed their Wedding reception in the Springhill Court Hotel which¬† is one of many Wedding Reception Venues in Kilkenny City, the following Video Clip is the Highlights Montage from their Wedding DVD.¬† It is a lovely clip and nicely shot and edited, even though I do say so myself, we had great fun recording this Wedding Video as you will see from the following¬† clip.
Susan is the second member of the Ireland family to use Drangan Video for their Wedding Video Recording.¬† I am already booked for the Weddings of two more of Susan’s¬† sisters one in June 2014 and the other in July 2015.¬† The Ireland family are from Danesfort and Susan’s dad Billy Ireland is very well known through his involvement with Fine Gael as a local representative for the area.¬† I really did enjoy working with Susan Thomas on their Wedding Day¬† it was great fun and I am delighted with the end result. Drangan Video offer sharing on Facebook with all 5 Wedding Video Packages this clip has already been shared on line by Susan & Thomas, check it out Drangan Video On Facebook.
Its always nice to receive a compliement by¬† text or a message in Facebook or indeed¬† an email from Brides In Tipperary.¬† This is a short email from a Wedding Video In Holycross Abbey, Tipperary. The Wedding Reception was in Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.
Sorry for the delay in sending this email, I got side tracked with Christmas prep!
We are delighted with the DVD, you captured everything perfectly and it brought back wonderful memories of the day and
reminded us of things we had forgotten. Thank you so much and thank you for everything on the day also (lots of people commented on how they didn’t even know you were there). It was a pleasure to work with you and we will recommend you to any of our friends getting married.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014.
Nicola (and Paddy)
I am looking forward to many more Weddings In Holycross Abbey during 2014/ 2015/2016.¬† It has to said that when Working as a Wedding Videographer In Tipperary, its a bonus and very encouraging to be picking up most of my Wedding Video Bookings In Tipperary.