How to do a Same Day Wedding Edit: Part One
This is the first part of a series of posts describing how Vivid Wedding Films puts together a Same Day Wedding edit.
One of the things we love most about producing wedding films is the story behind each couple. Good visuals, lighting and audio are very important, but if you can’t tell a story, then your film won’t add up to much.
We pride ourselves on being great story-tellers at every level of the production. It begins with the way we film – what you capture through your lens is much like the “ideas and words” authors use to tell stories. While filming, we’re already beginning to think about the edit and how we’ll tell the story – and without a doubt, each story is unique. Being able to see the story unfold before us is what separates us from a lot of wedding videographers.
Editing a Same Day Edit + Love Story is sort of like reverse-engineering the story – or edit. After interviewing the couple, we begin to piece together their story, while thinking about how it will integrate with shots from their actual wedding day. As you can see in the photo below, we leave “gaps” in the story for which images and audio from the day will occupy.
For us, this is the fun part: not knowing exactly how the story will unfold and being flexible enough to alter any ideas we had going into the day. As we lead up to Meredith and Mark’s Same Day Edit, June 19th, we’ll be passing along more insight into the process of “telling their story” using the Same Day Edit + Love Story.