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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.

Wedding Videography Trends In Kilkenny and Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video we are always keeping an eye on the latest wedding videography trends, we have been  covering weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary and up and down the country for almost 25 years, personally I have learned so much about wedding video production and still learning as we go forward to 2021 and beyond.

Wedding Trends In Kilkenny 2021/2022

Wedding Videography Trends In Kilkenny & Tipperary 2021/2022

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out to read this blog post chances are that you’re  recently engaged or in the process of wedding planning, congratulations from Drangan Video.

Maybe your going through the  process of meeting with numerous videographers trying to come up with a vision of what your wedding film should look like, you don’t  want a tacky wedding film comprising of boring posed set up captions. To help you avoid disappointment  we have come up with a list of what we think will be the most popular wedding videography trends for 2021/2022

Same Day Video Edit
Drangan Video has been providing same day editing for more than 10years, its by no means a new trend but it’s a standard wedding video add on. The same day editing is where  the videographer gathers footage from the morning preps, the ceremony, the photo shoot and guest messages, then while the guests are having dinner your videographer will retire to a quit area to compile and produce a short highlights video which will be ready for viewing just before the first dance, Drangan Video also offer the option of sharing the the short  video on social media Facebook/Instagram.  Same-day editing  requires at least two videographers which will add an extra cost to your wedding video budget, same day video footage always goes down well with the guests always guarantees a few cheers and maybe a tear or two.

Drone Wedding Videos In Kilkenny

Drone Wedding Videos In  Kilkenny & Tipperary

Drones are capable of grabbing a certain visual that’s not possible to get on the ground, its not all about those dramatic aerial shots of your ceremony location, its about those candid moments that capture the fun and excitement of the day. Just imagine all your guests already standing as the bride and her bridesmaids nervously line up around for a group photo

Take Advantage of Your Venue
Drangan Video is including  drone footage with all packages at no extra cost. Drones will capture dynamic  videos that display the scope and scenic view of your wedding venue, aerial videos  offer a unique perspective of your beautiful wedding location.  Are you having your ceremony on a cliff edge, mountainside, beach  or some other stunning location Imagine looking back over your wedding film with your kids  and having a sweeping aerial video caption  of your venue as an opener to your wedding film all those years ago. The latest drones are so quick to launch we are able to get creative  wedding shots within minutes. Drones are very durable, but they are battery driven with electronic components  so that means  flying in rain or strong  winds is not an option.  Our drone will  never distract or interfere with the flow of the wedding we always avoid  close-ups,  its a very unsafe practice and is very  intrusive and distracting.

Wedding Video Trends In Tipperary

Drangan Video Wedding Invitations

Here in Kilkenny and Tipperary  video invitations have stood the test of time usually in the form of short wedding video teaser, the wedding invitation is the first clue as  of the type of wedding you are planning  to have. The colors, the style, the images in it help you start to tell the story of your wedding.

Personalized wedding video invitations
Give us your old photos we will make a video that’s personal, informative, and uniquely your own. The great thing about video invitations is that the choices are endless it can be a  love story showing the couple as children who grew up and fell in love.

Seasonal wedding invitation videos
Whether you are getting married in summer or winter you will have plenty of visual inspiration. Spring weddings will be bright colorful with all those  spring flowers.  A summer wedding will give off a warm vibe with sandy beaches. Fall brings in rich colours  reds & golds,  and a winter wedding can focus cool blues and dark reds.
The choices are endless.

Thanks again for taking time out to read our latest wedding blog article, if you are in the process of trying to choose a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range affordable high quality wedding video packages for 2021/2022. We are happy to cover weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Limerick and any other County.

Flash Mob Wedding Surprise In Thurles

Here at Drangan Video we are happy to be back again filming weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and up and down the country,  from a personal point of view its fantastic to be back working again. The wedding industry is embracing a new normal, small weddings are very different but in a nice way.
Thurles couple Denise and Paul had been planning their wedding day for more than two years, they had close to 200 guests on the invite list, then due to restrictions they were only allowed a fraction of the original list.
Check out the following highlights from their wedding film, the clip shows a very happy couple enjoying a fab wedding celebration with just family and close relatives.

Weddings In The Anner Hotel Thurles Tipperary

Video coverage of the day began with bridal preps in the the Anner Hotel, If you are looking for the perfect  country house wedding setting  the  Anner Hotel is the answer, the hotel has been in the wedding business  for almost 60 years. The management and staff are totally committed to doing  everything  they can to make every wedding  special, they also have a one wedding per day policy.
Denise and Paul  discussed their wedding day planning  with  Deirdre Crowe the new wedding co-coordinator. Deirdre is so nice to deal with, she will always make time for a friendly chat.

Wedding Video In Thurles

Weddings In The Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles

One of many features of the Cathedral is the high-domed tabernacle it was designed by a student of Michelangelo, the tabernacle rested on the white marble Altar until the renovations during 1970, the one hundred and fitly feet high bell tower is one most important landmarks in Thurles.
Denise and Paul exchanged vows in the cathedral, Fr. Joe Walsh presided over a lovely ceremony with his usual mix of good humor and prayerful moments of reflection.

Denise & Paul Lisheen Castle Thurles

A  Wedding Flash Mob Surprise In Thurles

The definition of a flash mob is a group of strangers  who gather together in a public place using electronic media such as mobile phones or the Internet to behave in a predetermined manner for a predetermined amount of time, and then quickly move away a successful flash mob event depends on the element of surprise.
As  Denise & Paul walked down the aisle as husband and wife little did they know what awaited them on the steps of the cathedral, they were greeted by a wedding flash mob performing Marry You by Bruno Mars, it is a very special scene on their wedding video highlights clip

Wedding In Thurles Cathedral
Lisheen Castle Moyne Tipperary for wedding photos

There is something about a castle as a location for wedding photos Lisheen Castle has been beautifully restored and is now  a luxury rental vacation property in the heart of Tipperary. I’m reliably informed that small intimate family weddings can take place at the castle.
Denise and Paul made their way to the castle grounds for for video and photo shoot,  the grounds are a credit the owners it was my first visit to this hidden gem in the heart of Tipperary, I’m looking forward to many more visits in the future.

The couple received a rousing reception from family and friends as they entered the Anner Hotel, for me as a wedding supplier its very comforting to see how well Deirdre Crowe and staff are dealing with with covid restrictions, everything  done to the letter of the law.
Thanks to Denise and Paul for choosing me as their wedding videographer and also for allowing their wedding to be shared on social media.

Wedding Ceremony In Thurles

Thanks for stopping by and reading my latest blog post, if you are recently engaged and  are planning on getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork or any other County, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable 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

Wedding Videographer Killenny

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.

Drangan Video Kilkenny and Tipperary

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

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.

Wedding videographer Tipperary and Kilkenny

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.