I would like to start off by thanking Mrs Bee and the pro bloggers for giving me the chance to participate in Weddingbee PRO! It really is a great honor.
I am a wedding filmmaker and I truly love being able to do that for a living. My style would most likely be considered documentary. I do, however, draw inspiration and storytelling ideas from other wedding filmmakers who shoot with many different styles. To me, it is more important to tell the story of the day and the story of the couple in the most compelling ways possible. Whatever type of style or approach is used to achieve that, is fine with me.
So with that in mind, I would like to propose the following format for my time here at Weddingbee PRO: In every other blog post, I would like to introduce a different wedding filmmaker, each with a different style. I will show an example of this style and ask the filmmaker to tell us how their approach to filmmaking results in something that their brides and grooms want to watch. Then, I will invite comments from readers about how this approach makes them think about wedding films and the importance of the wedding film genre.
To start things off, I would like to begin with my approach to wedding filmmaking. My focus is on the characters and the story. I try to create a portrait of who these people are at this moment in time, using interviews, real time footage and the natural sound from the day.
I think that, while not everyone has to like my films, the ones who do seem to say the same thing — they want the story of the day told in an honest and compelling way. They want to be able to look back at this day and not only remember how it looked and how it sounded, but also how it felt.
I would love to hear what you think about this topic. Thanks for listening and take care!