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Documentary Style Wedding Videographer

Drangan Video has been producing documentary style wedding videos throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and all over Ireland since 2005. During my  career as a wedding videographer I’ve seen many  descriptions of videography styles been written and talked about  but none more  than documentary style wedding videos.

It’s a description that has been so misused,  it now gives out a confusing message or image of a videographer running around behind trees like a sniper, picking off close up head shots through a long lens, nothing could be further from the truth, is about an unobtrusive style of wedding videography which avoids directing the layout and timetable for the day allowing the couple and guests to enjoy themselves sometimes leaving bridal party and guests wondering if there was a videographer recording the day

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Documentary Wedding Videography Tipperary & Kilkenny

Documentary wedding videograpy is often referred to as reportage style wedding films or a news journalist approach to capturing your wedding day footage. What ever terms are used they all refer to a totally unobtrusive approach to shooting a wedding video.  Here at Drangan Video we document every wedding  with the same hands off approach allowing you to relax and enjoy what will  be one of the most memorable days in your  life. Finding the right wedding videographer is very important, do loads of research and look at lots of sample videos and reviews.

Documentary style wedding videography captures natural genuine moments from an entire wedding day. If the wedding documentary approach has been truly mastered the finished wedding film will  look natural with bride, groom and guests totally unaware that they are been filmed.  As with any documentary style of videography the film should convey  the true story within the wedding day atmosphere. Documented wedding videos should be able to convey  what is happening in the scene without the need for any explanation or credits.

Weddings are the the perfect gig for documentary style videographers, the variety of emotions throughout  the day makes a wedding day very special , the morning preps, the pre-wedding ceremony nerves followed by post ceremony celebrations this may be followed by a tear or two  during the speeches,  an absent family member or close  friend mentioned, then the first dance, greetings from  guests on camera and the disco.

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Drangan Video Documentary Style Weddings

Producing a wedding film is all about creating a beautifully captured and  emotive collection of video clips that truly tell the story of your wedding day. A professional wedding videographer will produce an unobtrusive documentary film that will be looked at  throughout the years and will take you back to the best day of your life, just imagine reliving that special day with your children and friends time after time.
I always feel a great sene of pride when asked to document such  a special day, its not  just another wedding video its an honor to be part of their celebration. Its an emotional wedding film capturing all of those little things that often go unnoticed, those emotions and memories that are unique to each individual couple.

It’s an honor to know that so many couples in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Cork and Waterford choose me as their wedding videographer, placing  this responsibility in my hands is a  genuine honor. I’m lucky to earn my living producing very personal documentary wedding film collections.

A documentary wedding videographers work should always create an emotional and entertaining  reaction. The authenticity  that I try to reproduce in my video productions right across the wedding day coverage is worth so much more than a selection of fake set up shots

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 Recap on what documentary wedding videography is

We are storytelling wedding videographers sharing the narrative of the day through a selection  of documentary style video clips each  wedding video clip needs to work on its own merit and show genuine captured moments, and not just a selection of posed set up shots. Individual video takes need to present subject  honestly, with authenticity and needless to mention  with no direction from the videographer.

The wedding film should show the viewer what is happening in the moment or the scene, It’s not just about being an unobtrusive wedding videographer there’s so much more to it than that. The focus is on storytelling, on creating an elegant,entraining documentary account of the best day of your life. Professional documentary style wedding videographers will source and capture footage that you didn’t see on the day and include it as part of your wedding day story.

If you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary,Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork or Limerick,  please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable documentary  wedding video packages for 2021 & 2022

Getting your wedding videography right

Are you still  not sure about hiring  a wedding videographer, here at Drangan Video  we definitely  say yes  go for it, of course we would say that !!. We have been videographers for so many weddings in Tipperary, Klkenny, Waterford and though-out Ireland for more than 20years, we frequently meet couples who have used our videography service, they all agree that having a wedding video was the best decision they have ever made.

A Quality Wedding Video Is Worth Paying For

The price you pay for  videography  very much reflects the quality of the finished wedding film. Recording  a wedding day will take up to 12 hours hours, add another 2 days for post production, the average cost for a wedding film is anywhere between €1200 and €2500  bearing in mind the average cost of a wedding  dress is €1700  it might be worth considering hiring a  videographer to capture you in that dress on your big day

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Go with a  professional
Wedding videography is much more than just turning up and pointing a camera, it takes lots of experience and skill, It also involves just as much  work input as your photographer, so accepting an offer from a family friend or a video enthusiast might not be the perfect choice

Different styles of wedding videography

There are so many different styles of videography to choose from, take  your time to find a modern style that you really like. Professional videographers are constantly keeping up with latest trends,  think about how your video  may age over the next few years.  Many styles and trends have come and gone over the last 20 years, gone are the long boring 3 hour productions, now wedding films are much shorter with lots of short clips with a fast pace. It’s very  important that you do your own research first before meeting a videographer view examples of their work on their website, facebook and Instagram accounts, not just a showreel as they could be hiding the bad parts, find the style that you like and then book a videographer who can create your perfect wedding film.

Communication is key
Once you’ve found a videographer that you like and that is within your budget,  have a long conversation about your planning for the day and what you would exspect your wedding film to look and sound like.  It’s easy to get your wires crossed with mixed messages, now is the time to get it right might be to late when the day is over.

Be sure to ask how many cameras your videographer  will use on the day, here at Drangan Video we use a minimum of two cams there are no second chances for a second shoot of your wedding day. It also means that you’ll get get to view the day from different angles lending to a much more exciting production and needless to say better value for money

Getting your wedding video to sound right

When couples think about their wedding video, a beautiful colorful film immediately springs to mind,  what happens when you sit down to enjoy your wedding video, only to find that the  speeches are not clear due to background noise or your exchange of vows are barely audible, make sure that your videographer is using lots of external audio recorders, perfect sound is just as important as perfect picture.

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Just in case backup plan
Ask  what happens if they’re unable to turn up on your big day due to sickness, do they have a backup plan or can get another professional to cover the day.
Discuss a delivery date for the final production, most professional videographers are very busy, so as a rule of thumb allow at least 6 weeks for delivery of your wedding film.

Thanks for dropping by and taking time out to read our latest blog post, if you are considering having a videographer why not contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video I will be more than happy to discuss our range of wedding  video packages for 2020/2021

Advantages Of Having A Small Wedding

Weddings are undergoing huge changes regarding guest numbers due to complience  with Covid restrictions, I have been videographer for many smaller weddings over the past few weeks its great to be back at work again and embracing the new wedding normal.

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My most recent couple Sinéad and James enjoyed a lovely day last weekend, it was a Kilkenny Cork match with a Tipperary connection, the father of the bride is from Tipp living in Kilkenny.  The wedding ceremony took place in Tullaroan church a small number of family and guests attended the ceremony embracing the new social distancing rules. The weather was fab photographer Ben Power set up up some lovely outdoor shots in and around Johns Bridge in Kilkenny City.
Sinéad & James had been planning and looking forward to their big day for for the almost two years, the plan was to have a bigger wedding but because of the new restitctions on numbers they had to go for smaller numbers. Like so many couples Sinéad & James had thought about putting off the wedding untill 2021 or 2022, they eventually decided to hold out and go ahead with the original date.
They have no regrets it was a fab wedding smaller numbers with the atmosphere  of a big wedding. Thanks Sinead & James for choosing me as your wedding videographer.

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Advantages of having a small wedding

Big weddings are quite expensive and are stressful to organize, so why not consider cutting back your guest list to just close family and a few special friends. Cutting down on numbers  means that you will save a considerable amount on your wedding reception. If you are on a tight budget this is the right option for you. You can still choose an upmarket venue with all the trimmings but without the 200 guests

Easier to organize a small wedding
The main benefits of a small celebration is stress free wedding planning, much less drama, less decisions to make. Its nice to have happy memories  of your  pre-wedding activities such as having fun and chatting with your bridesmaids and shopping for the wedding dress

Spend big on things that are important for you

Now that you have decided celebrate your special day with fewer guests you will be able to get the most from your wedding budget. Why not spend the extra  money saved on a fab wedding menu, top class wedding videographer (that would be Drangan Video) your favourite photographer or a  popular  wedding band.

Enjoy a more personal wedding celebration.
Whether you prefer finger food with drinks  or a sit down meal, a small wedding allows you to create a personal and relaxed atmosphere where you can chat and mingle with all of your guests. This allolws you to be able to enjoy your wedding celebration  and not feel stressed about trying to meet every single one of 200 guests, just sit back relax and enjoy each others company.

Larger choice of wedding venues for small weddings
If you are planning on having a large wedding  you will have a smaller choice  of venues that can host  larger groups,  if your guest numbers are small  then you will have many more options including restaurants, bars, Cafes,  wineries and outdoor venues. You will have less tables to decorate, so why not splash out on eye catching wedding centerpieces, floral arrangements and DIY projects.
Making  your own wedding invitations would be a huge task if you are inviting 200 guests.  A small  wedding  makes it easier to do DIY projects  so you can really add your creative talents to the whole event.

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If you are currently in the process of planning your dream wedding and are worried about restrictions on guest numbers, please feel free contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range wedding video packages especially tailored to suit smaller weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Waterford and countywide.

 

 

 

Reasons for having a wedding videographer

Hi all, thanks for dropping by and taking time out to read this weeks Drangan Video blog post. As you can see from the heading  today’s post is all about wedding videography,  with the current restrictions on guests  allowed to attend weddings, it makes great sense to consider hiring a wedding videographer

Here at Drangan Video we fully  understand that  wedding planning has taken a back seat  due to the uncertainty about social gatherings however this post can get you thinking about your big day and whether wedding videography is something you and your partner might consider!

Wedding speech captured by Kilkenny wedding videographer

Your Photographer will  capture still images which are  moments frozen in time, but video allows you to enjoy every part of your wedding day presented as a feature film.
As a busy wedding videographer  attending numerous  weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Dublin  I  can safely tell you that your wedding day will go by in a flash. Just think about the huge build up  to the day, all the hours of planning and dreaming abut the biggest day in your life,  don’t miss out on having it captured on video you can relive it time and time again when viewing  your wedding film.

Audio Memories

A wedding videographer we will capture the full day  allowing you to relive your wedding vows again, share them with future children  or family who couldn’t be present on your wedding day. A videographer will also capture  your reception  recording the speeches and all the kind words  and comments that you’ll listen to and cherish for the rest of your lfe

Video captures the emotional moments

Our job as wedding videographers is  to document the full day with a view to capturing those special  emotional moments between family, friends and guests.  We often get feedback  from  couple’s saying how surprised they were to see certain parts of the day on video, saying they didn’t realize we had been there at that particular time.  There is so much happening on a wedding day it would be easy to miss something, especially when you are the star of the show, its normal  get caught up in the day and maybe missing out on special moments, your  videographer will be there to film not only you but your guests and all the emotional and fun moments.

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Wedding videography  is sometimes described  as an unnecessary extra  added cost to an already tight wedding budget, obviously as a wedding videographer I don’t  agree.  Yes for sure weddings are very expensive and you could find yourself running over your budget.
If you are in the early stages of wedding planning for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Cork  I would recommend  to seriously considering   budgeting for  videography services. There are certainly other important costs  to prioritize, but if you can find the room in your budget, definitely consider having your wedding day captured by a professional wedding videographer.

Should We Have A Big Or Small Wedding

Here at Drangan Video we are all set for a return next week to shooting wedding videos in Tipperary Kilkenny and up and down the country, cameras and equipment have been checked out making sure that batteries and sound recording equipment are in perfect condition for our busy Autumn wedding  schedule.
We have been chatting with lots  couples over the past six weeks regarding wedding planning post covid lockdown, the question of should we have a big or small wedding is a popular topic.

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Should  we have a big or small wedding

When married couples  hear  that a friend  has popped the question and are are in the process of wedding planning  they smile knowingly about all the hard work that is ahead of them. Planning  a wedding is very exciting  but very hard work, just deciding  on the dress you have to think about whether you want the most modern  design or a more traditional wedding dress,  and then  the big question are you going to splash out on a big wedding  or a smaller  more personal celebration with families and very close friends.

Small weddings work well  because you’ll have  more time with  family and friends  you won’t have to greet 250 guests outside the church door which can take an hour from your day,  instead you can mingle with individual  guests at different times during the day at the reception venue. This is worth thinking  about because having   guests are why you wanted to have a wedding in the first place  you wanted  to share the most important day in your life with the people you love. But If you want to invite  lots of people  the  big wedding is the the way to go, you can invite who want and  don’t have to spend hours  looking   at the guest lists  wondering  how you can possibly cut it down.  Everyone can dance a lot at a big gathering  this is a really good reason for having a big wedding if dancing is something that matters a lot to you.

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Many  couples are comfortable  with a small wedding because they can have it at a venue like a restaurant where  everyone can sit down  chill and eat.  If you are having  70 people or less  say closer to 30, that amount of people might look lost  in a huge venue, It may seem like you have almost no one there which would be disappointing  considering all time and effort put  into planning your big day

 You’ll want to remember your big day.

Here at Drangan Video So many of our couples remark about how the whole is  a blur, they enjoyed their wedding day but they can’t pick out any special moments  from it. That’s not exactly what you want, one  advantage  of a small wedding is that you can relax and enjoy the whole experience  instead of being distracted by so many guests around you all day.

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Believe  it or not the job of creating a smaller guest list can be pretty stressful, differing  opinions  can crop up between the bride and groom, each of whom may have small or large families or huge circles of friends who they are  having trouble trimming  down. Big weddings are good for avoiding  arguments about the guest list, you’ll know that you’re both inviting as many people as you want to, anway  who wants to chawing the rag  while planning the most special day in your life

A Small Wedding Could Make People Unhappy

A small wedding could upset people in your life,  friends and family members may not understand your reason  for having  a smaller, more intimate gathering  you may find yourself answering  questions as to why certain people were omitted from the guest list, that doesn’t sound like a good position to be in.
The real question is, what kind of wedding do you really want ?  What is your gut feeling ?  There is for and against  big and small weddings our advice is to go  what your heart is telling you.

If you are recently engaged and are looking for a professional wedding videographer why not contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding video packages for 2020/2021. We provide wedding videography for large or small weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick and all other counties