A Wedding or a Funfair? - Page 3 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Wedding / Event Videography Techniques
Shooting non-repeatable events: weddings, recitals, plays, performances...


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 1st, 2016, 04:13 AM   #31
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 852
Re: A Wedding or a Funfair?

Now, if you want to see a funfair wedding here is a literal one. Will be making it public soon but for now you get a sneak look.

Password: preston4616
Danny O'Neill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2016, 05:03 AM   #32
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8,638
Re: A Wedding or a Funfair?

Did I see that right they hired a marry go round and a ferris wheel for their wedding or was there a fair nearby the venue?
Noa Put is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2016, 05:47 AM   #33
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: LIncolnshire, UK
Posts: 1,870
Re: A Wedding or a Funfair?

HI Danny,

Now that's what I call a Funfair wedding:-)

For a number of years I have filmed showman's weddings, but they have never wanted their funfairs included, although I would love to. You are quite right of course, the repetitive and boring weddings pay the bills, so I object to doing them, just grit my teeth and give them what they want. Some weddings are still fun though.

Roger
Roger Gunkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2016, 07:52 AM   #34
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 852
Re: A Wedding or a Funfair?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noa Put View Post
Did I see that right they hired a marry go round and a ferris wheel for their wedding or was there a fair nearby the venue?
The merry go round was already there. 120 years old and forms part of the venue. I think the ferris wheel and the sideshow games were all brought in.
Danny O'Neill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2016, 05:14 AM   #35
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 495
Re: A Wedding or a Funfair?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Rush View Post
I just got married in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 8 weeks ago - cost $130 for the licence and ceremony at city hall, $200 for a tog for an hour (really nice guy but who mainly did sports and pets) and a wedding meal at The Cheescake Factory - just the two of us! Nice and simple :)

Good job not everyone is like me or we'd all be out of business!

Pete
Congratulations, Pete! Hope you had a great day!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noa Put View Post
My second wedding 14 years ago was even more cheaper, The legal part in the townhall, no ceremony but just a meal with my parents, our children and their partners in the afternoon at a hotels restaurant, I fell asleep around 17:00 probably because we didn't hire a DJ :) I think only weddingvideographers get married like that or in my case back then anyone who gets married a second time.
Sleeping at 5pm... oh dear! Haha!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danny O'Neill View Post
But because the day is such a huge production now it means we can charge more. The value of a guy who turns up to film a ceremony and speech is little. But when they have these lavish affairs it means more work for us and thus more money.

Dont knock it Roger. I know they all go for the same stuff and copy speeches from the internet but it pays the bills :)
Amen. I had a recent booking due to the bride's parents telling them that they had spent too much money not to have a recording of their day on film. The couple were reluctant, as I think they'd pushed their budget to the limits, but then they were so happy once they had booked, knowing that all of their wedding would be captured on film.

If weddings weren't such a big deal nowadays, neither would videography. We wouldn't be pushing the boundaries as much with interesting films, and we would have a lot less material for the edit as a whole, though I realise that technological advancements are the real reason for our spurt in popularity and ability to deliver a better product.

I honestly think that if you hate weddings so much, you should consider lending your skills to other areas of videography. I am sure that they would pay just as well.

Personally, I find weddings to be really exciting, and I still see the things mentioned in this thread. The care that goes into these weddings, the love of family members and the happiness that is present... sure, there are extras, but for the most part, I think brides want these things themselves... less so, feeling pressurised into doing so themselves... though I know that from a personal point of view, I wouldn't want all the extras. I'd put that money into hiring an amazing photographer and videographer, have a nice meal, a good DJ or band and call it a day with a decent venue.

Having attended some pretty lavish weddings as a guest, I would feel a bit worried myself of other people's opinions... but for the most part, I think they would expect the wedding that I give to them.

Being lavish is for camera accessories, not for weddings themselves! Haha
Craig McKenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2016, 10:13 AM   #36
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: LIncolnshire, UK
Posts: 1,870
Re: A Wedding or a Funfair?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger Gunkel View Post

You are quite right of course, the repetitive and boring weddings pay the bills, so I object to doing them, just grit my teeth and give them what they want. Some weddings are still fun though.

Roger
Hi Craig,

Just quoted my own post here, because I seem to no longer have the facility to edit my posts after posting. I intended to put 'So I DON'T object to doing them', but I missed out the all important 'don't' which completely changes the context. Just couldn't amend it afterwards :-(

I certainly don't hate weddings and some I really enjoy, it's just the total sameness of many weddings that I find frustrating when I do several close together. It's not the people or the venues or the filming, just the endless identical props and gimmicks to be fashionable.

Roger
Roger Gunkel is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

EVS
(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:25 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network