If you are shooting the bridal prep, you will have a move from her house or hotel to the ceremony and, more often than not, there will also be a move from the ceremony to the reception. Many wedding videographers just fade down from one and fade up to the other in the edited video, which is okay. But wouldn’t it be a lot more cinematic storytelling if we included some nice creative shots to get the audience from point A to point B? (The correct answer is “yes.”) If you aspire to make documentary and narrative projects beyond just weddings, I say take every opportunity you have to hone your storytelling craft and approach by treating every wedding as if it were a straight-up cinematic documentary that’s going ...

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