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Shopping For A Wedding Videographer

Here are a few things you should consider when shopping for a wedding videographer to make  sure your entire experience  with the finished production is as good as it can be.  Over the past 20years Drangan Video has been lucky to have worked with so many amazing  couples in Kilkenny, Tipperary and up and down the country, in this blog post we are happy to share the typical questions that we receive  regarding our services.

Kilkenny couple busy with wedding planning

Shopping for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny

 
What is the style of the finished product
Music Driven / Montage  described  as a music video style,  we use very little  natural audio from the day,  all video captions are overlaid with music. This would suit couples who are working on a tight budget, or simply don’t like hearing the sound of their own voices, it has been requested from time to time and is a nice memory of the day.

Dialog Driven Wedding Film
This is one of our most requested wedding film styles, finding natural audio clips from the day, using real toasts, the wedding vows and general audio from the full day to form a unique wedding story.  It requires more skill and time its one of our more up market packages, judging by feedback from our customers its worth the extra spend.
Some videographers like using very short clips fast style with upbeat music,  others edit with a slow dreamy style while paying great attention to color grading.  Each videographer will have their own natural default production style.  My style  certainly dose focus on the couples personality and is dialog driven,  when you view Drangan Video films, you will see the couples personality shining through.

Outdoor Wedding Video in Kilkenny

So ask what is your Style of  Videography?
Don’t be afraid to ask your videographer this question, It will help you understand what to expect from your wedding film. My style has always been a journalistic approach  allowing  for more non intrusive free flowing wedding day. I get some shots with imperfect lighting and unusual angles, for couples and guests who prefer been filmed from a distance  this would be their perfect choice of wedding videography.

Who will be filming your wedding.
Here at Drangan Video all our weddings are shot and edited by Eamon, if an extra videographer is required that can be arranged.  A good personality is important especially for a wedding videographer are you comfortable dealing with them, are they good to be around on the day and do your other vendors feel comfortable working with them on the day.
Try to talk with your proposed  videographer to make sure that you are comfortable with him/her, Photographers have  told me stories about  videographers who were trying to take control of the photo shoot and not working in harmony during the photo call, all that tension will have a negative impact on the Bridal Party and families.  Most videographers can produce good results when conditions are perfect, but professionals produce great results  even when things are not going as planned, the weather can be unpredictable here in Kilkenny So we always need to have a plan B

Can you tell me about your wedding video experience
You will want your wedding videographer to have many years of experience, the longer they have been shooting weddings the more they have learned  and will be able to handle any unexpected  situation that may pop up.

Fun Weddings in Kilkenny

Have you filmed at this wedding venue before?
If  your videographer has filmed at the venue before, they will  know all the best places for the best shots, they will  know  the management and staff which  helps to keep everyone happy and smiling.

Have you worked with my photographer before
This is a very important question to ask your videographer, also ask your photographer the same question. If the photographer and videographer aren’t able to work smoothly together, it is going to affect your photos and video and your personal mood.  An experienced  videographer will be willing to adapt their style to blend in with the photographer.

The Final Product
The final product that your wedding videographer is offering can be confusing  the reason is because we all offer different packages, getting your head around the following  buzz words is important FacebookTeaser/Sneak Preview/Trailer/Instagram Highlights, These are similar names for  the same product.  Our  short edit films are usually between 1 minute and 5 minutes duration on Instagram, they are the films that our couples would have watched when checking out our work. We like to keep it simple yet producing high quality wedding videos ( Stylistic documentary Edits)

Delivery Format DVD, Blu-Ray, USB, Online
We deliver DVD, Blu-Ray, USB Drives and online more and more videographers  do not deliver these formats  but  more experienced videographers will still offer these delivery options. All our highlight films are delivered online in addition to physical delivery.

When will I get the final product
You will have to decide whether a faster delivery, or a top quality wedding film is more important to you,  a faster delivery usually will mean less quality  but a longer time frame doesn’t always guarantee  a better video, our turnaround on delivery is normally 4months.

 How much do you cost
A wedding video can cost anything from as little as €600 right up to €3,000 you can spend as much or as little as you want.  Wedding videography  is a creative talent and because of that the price gap can vary  dramatically.  A well established seasoned videographer is going to be at least as expensive as your photographer.  Our top video package @ €1200  provides coverage of the full day from morning preps up to 11pm in the evening.

Should I  take the risk of hiring someone with little experience.
 You can’t do a re-run of your wedding day,  you won’t  get a second chance with the video. A highly experienced, skilled videographer will capture a wedding in ways that a budget videographer simply can’t,  when you enter the church to see your groom, you want to remember his face, and not the clumsy  videographer who has setup his tripod in the center aisle. You don’t want an award looking camera man appearing in every wedding photo. Novice  videographers are more likely not to have a backup plan when cameras, recorder, cards or hard drives fail. Low budget  always means low quality product, and you’ll never get second chance for your wedding DVD.

If you are searching for a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy chat to you about our range os affordable wedding video packages for 2021 and 2022.

Why Hiring a Professional Wedding Videographer is so Important.

Here at Drangan Video we have filmed hundreds of weddings up and down the country and have often been asked by guests why the Bride and Groom went to the bother of hiring a professional when one of the family would gladly oblige with a standard video camera.

In my mind there is a place for both at a wedding, it’s always great to watch videos that were captured by friends and family throughout the day, but it is equally important that you have a video that truly captures the magic without intruding upon your enjoyment.

Advance Communication

As a professional wedding videographer I make it my business to communicate in advance with the couple, the venue and where necessary the other wedding service providers. This means I have advance knowledge of where the best lighting is, when dinner, speeches and first dance are likely to occur and whether or not your celebrant or priest is happy to make allowances for a discreet filming during the wedding ceremony.

Hiring a professional wedding videographer
Hiring a professional wedding videographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed & Discretion

It is because of my years of experience and service that I have become adept at moving quickly through any situation without disturbing the events that are occurring around you. I carry only the gear I need at all times and can film a shot without even the Bride or Groom knowing I’m in the room. I have a pack full of charged batteries and memory cards, so you’ll never be asked to pause what you’re doing or ‘restart’ your big dance (which I have heard stories of on a number of occasions).

Drangan Video hears Everything

Many amateur or hobbyist videographers may not be well prepared for the low voices in a ceremony or overpowering music during the first dance so sometimes the sound quality of the video can suffer because of this. Here at Drangan we use multiple audio recording sources to ensure we catch your vows as clearly as your spouse does!

Keeping the Video Steady

Keeping a hand help video steady is not an easy job for the weak-hearted, and you really don’t want to be relying on a little old hand cam for your day. We use tripods, shoulder rigs and gliders if required, to ensure your wedding video has the professional touch you deserve.

Preparation

As they say, preparation is key. I like to get as much information as possible in advance from the venues in which you will be celebrating your big day. If that  means taking a trip there prior to the wedding, then I always make sure this is top of my list. Having advance knowledge of the lighting situation and layout allows me to ensure I have all the kit needed right with me on your big day.

Get in touch

Should you have any questions about the benefits of hiring a professional wedding videographer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at any time. Perhaps you would like to enquire about the viability of a location for a wedding shoot? Make that call and I can assure you I will assist in any way I can throughout your wedding planning process.

More Wedding Videography Tips Soon.
Reagrds Eamon
Drangan Video Tipperary

 

 

 

Why you should Choose Drangan Video to capture your Wedding Day

Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary we pride ourselves on providing a top class videography service to each and every one of our brides and grooms, whether you are planning a low-key casual style or a classic ivory wedding, the focus will always be on you and your guests. Drangan Video was established in 1995 by myself, Eamon Anglim, and I am delighted to say we have proven to be one of the countries most successful wedding suppliers.

What started out as a small, but serious, wedding video service has since evolved into a high-end, professional video production business that films weddings all across the country, in all weathers and with the most wonderful people as our customers.

Locations we serve

As the name would suggest, I am based in Drangan, County Tipperary, however I am always happy to travel to any part of the country you desire. Over the past 12 month alone Drangan Video has provided wedding videography services to couples based in Clonmel, Cashel, Thurles, Fethard, Kilkenny, Limerick, Laois, Offaly, Waterford, Cork, Kildare and Galway to name but a few.  I ask all my potential clients to remember that no matter where you are in the country, I am happy to travel from Tipperary to film your wedding day.

High End Wedding Videographer Service Based In Tipperary
High End Wedding Videographer Service Based In Tipperary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Choose Drangan Video?

As a consummate professional, I am dedicated to my craft and truly love my work and the people I meet along the way. Wedding videography is not simply a hobby or a part time pursuit for me. I have been filming weddings for more than 20 years, and offer my services Monday-Sunday at all times throughout the year. When you choose Drangan Video you can be assured of:

  1. A State-of-the-Art Wedding Video

In order to provide the highest quality videos to the couples I work with, I make it priority to keep up to date with the latest wedding video trends and techniques, and I update my equipment on a regular basis.

I use high definition Sony cameras to shoot all of my videos. These cameras provide crystal clear image quality and excellent sound performance, even in situations where the environment is noisy or the lighting conditions are not ideal.   All recordings are edited on an advanced HP computer, using state-of-the-art Edius editing software. I deliver the video in a format that best suits your needs, whether that is on a DVD, Blu Ray DVD  or a USB memory stick.

2 An All-in-One Service

Many part time wedding videographers give their footage to someone else for editing, however, here at Drangan Video I handle the entire production, from the initial planning process to filming and post-production. On average, a wedding will take me approx. twelve hours to edit and produce.

3 An Easy-Going Fun, Filming Experience

While you will want to ensure that your wedding is captured on a video that can be cherished forever, the focus of your big day should always be on the wedding ceremony itself and you will not want to be distracted from those precious moments by intrusive cameras. This is precisely why my style of filming is favoured by brides and grooms in Tipperary and across the country, on the day I keep everything very relaxed, easygoing and discreet – meaning you can focus on simply enjoying your big moments.

View my Previous Work

Please do not hesitate to peruse the website and view some of the sample videos I post on a regular basis. These videos will give you an idea of my very versatile filming style and will show you how relaxed the brides and grooms are in the presence of Drangan Video. You will also see some work samples posted regularly on our Facebook page.

Contact Drangan Video

If you are currently in the planning process for your wedding day, I would love to hear from you and talk about how I can make your wedding video a cherished memory you can share with friends and family for many years to come.

Feel free to call me at any time on (052) 9152 156 or (087) 2845 505, alternatively you can get in touch via email, Facebook or by using the contact form on our website. I will answer all queries in the shortest time frame possible and will provide you with a quote  well within your budget.

Thanks for reading my latest wedding blog news, more news from Tipperary soon.
Regards Eamon.

Tipperary Videographer Offering Wide Range of Wedding Packages

congratulations!  you have just have said yes over  Christmas,  what better time than January  to sit down and get stuck in to some serious wedding planning!

It has been a very busy year for Drangan Video and the steady trend seems set to continue for  another new year,  our wedding video  bookings for 2016/2017  are at an all-time high  this is also the experience of other wedding suppliers throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny and indeed all over Ireland.

Following on from last year Drangan Video is offering no less than five individual packages tailored to suit any wedding planning budget, all  packages include coverage of the bridal preps.

Wedding Videograpy Packages Tipperay Videographer
Wedding Videography Packages Tipperay Videographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choice of Five Wedding Packages

CEREMONY – BRONZE – SILVER – GOLD – DIAMOND
Prices  2016 – 2017

CEREMONY – € 500
* Recording:  Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony
* Guests arriving at ceremony are recorded.
* Generous   coverage of the ceremony.
*  Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also   recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony venue is recorded.
* Childhood photos or videos  may be included in the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email.
* Recording ends when the couple depart from the ceremony venue.

BRONZE – € 550
* Recording: Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the ceremony.
*  Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony venue is recorded.
* Bride & Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue
* Childhood photos or videos may be included in the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email.
* Recording ends after the drinks reception.

SILVER – € 725
* Recording: Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the ceremony.
*  Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride & Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* Childhood photos or videos  may be included  the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email.
* Recording ends when the Bride & Groom sit down to dinner
* Speeches are included if they are taking place before the meal.

GOLD – € 900
* Recording:  Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the  ceremony.
*  Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride & Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* The speeches are discreetly captured on camera.
*  Guests offering best wishes on camera, very personal & good fun.
*Childhood photos or videos  may be included in the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email.
* Recording ends after the first  set of dances.

DIAMOND – € 950
* Recording: Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the ceremony.
*  Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride & Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* The speeches are discreetly captured on camera.
*  Guests offering best wishes on camera, very personal & good fun.
* Childhood photos or videos may be included in the  production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email
* Recording ends at 11 PM.

All wedding packages include 4 DVD’s supplied in customized cases!

If you are planning on getting married during 2016 or 2017 just contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to offer advice and help in choosing the  best wedding video package for coverage of your big day.

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Regards Eamon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Photographer vs. Wedding Videographer: The Big Show Down

When I first meet with couples, I get asked a lot of questions, and one of the most common questions is ‘should I hire a wedding photographer as well as a wedding videographer?’. Now, as the founder of Drangan Video, I’m obviously going to sing the praises of wedding videos, but here’s something that may surprise you – I think wedding photography is great, too! In fact, I think that if you choose a videographer and photographer that work well together and compliment each other, you’ve got the perfect package. It’s not a case of either/or, as both wedding services offer very different benefits.

Wedding Videography in Ireland

So why hire a wedding videographer in Ireland? Quite simply, I like to think that there are some aspects of the day that work better on video than they do on camera. The speeches, the bride walking down the aisle, the emotion and happiness of the two families coming together, and the cheeky personalities of the littlest guests are just some of the things that I think work better on film.
Wedding videography has evolved rapidly over the years, and I’ve had first hand experiences of these changes from the work I’ve done at Drangan Video. One of the hottest wedding trends today is to have a documentary style video created – and I have to admit, I love it! No matter how prepared and ready you are for your wedding, the day will go by in a flash, believe me! Practically every bride and groom says ‘it went so fast’, and those little details that you thought you’d remember – the look on the groom’s face as he saw you for the first time, the beautiful words of Dad’s speech after dinner – will soon be gone. A wedding video allows you to look back on the day, and relive it. It shows a more realistic version of events, rather than the more posed style that typically comes from photography.

Wedding Photographers Kilkenny
Wedding Photographers Kilkenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Photography in Ireland

So, believe it or not, I wouldn’t discourage you from hiring a wedding photographer! I actually think there are many reasons to hire a wedding photographer in Ireland, as there are some parts of the day that work better on camera than they do on video. Wedding photography is a wonderful, unique chance to get some shots of the happy couple against the stunning Irish scenery, it’s a chance to capture the beauty of the wedding dress, and above all it’s a chance to get some classic shots for the wedding album.

And the Winner is….

Well, I have to say wedding videographers are better, don’t I? I don’t want to be a traitor to my craft! However, I really do think that it’s hard to compare the two art forms, as they each offer something different. It’s like comparing a pastry chef with a saucier – ultimately they perform a similar function, but the methods that they use are completely different. I’m a big advocate for having both a photographer and a videographer at weddings, so when couples ask me if they should have both, I always say yes. Of course, at the end of the day it’s entirely your choice, but I’m happy to help.

Building the Perfect Team

Creating the perfect photographer-videographer team isn’t as difficult as you may think! Since launching Drangan Video, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most talented wedding photographers in Ireland, and together we’ve helped to produce everlasting memories for brides and grooms all across the country. Call me – Eamon – for more information on my videography packages.

More News Soon.

Regards Eamon.