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Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 12th, 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,716
Posted By James Stevens
Re: New Youtube series for UK Videographer Newbies

Why thank you Noa for your kind words!

I dont understand this whole "why teach your competition". You guys do know that Youtube is GLOBAL, right?

E.g If I set up a local class at a...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 11th, 2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,716
Posted By James Stevens
Re: New Youtube series for UK Videographer Newbies

Hi folks, thanks for the feedback, and I'm sorry if you didnt like it.

Whats the point of making this? Well whats the point of any youtube tutorial? Share what you know, your journey, or fill a...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 8th, 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,716
Posted By James Stevens
New Youtube series for UK Videographer Newbies

Hi everyone, just wanted to plug a new project I am working on, a youtube tutorial series aimed at setting up a wedding videography company from scratch, covering the basics of what kit to buy, how...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques February 11th, 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Credits anyone?

I did in the beginning, then stopped doing them, although lately I have started putting credits over the guest messages and any outtakes, makes a nice little ending. Although I always email the...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 19th, 2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By James Stevens
Have you moved your business?

One of my aims is to quit the day job once I have enough weddings coming in, but a vague long term goal may be to relocate to an entirely different county, and I wondered what the process would be of...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 19th, 2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By James Stevens
Re: How are you shooting closeup detail e.g shoes, flowers?

Thanks for the tips guys, that shoot in 50p and slow later isnt a bad idea, as I shoot in 25p or 24p which obviously isnt as smooth for movements. I have also found warp stabiliser a lifesaver for...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques January 18th, 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By James Stevens
How are you shooting closeup detail e.g shoes, flowers?

Hi everybody, I was wondering how you go about filming details for small objects during bridal preps, e.g the shoes in a line, or the flowers? Particularly, how do you go about getting smooth...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques December 3rd, 2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By James Stevens
Re: How much do you use a glide/flycam ?

Just a quick update... I started using it during bridal preps just to get an idea and ended up using it for pretty much the whole day! Not quite as awkward as I expected (although I think I pulled...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 25th, 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,255
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Spending money where it matters to brides

I really obsess about my safety camera colours not matching right with my main camera, and sometimes even if I spent forever colour correcting the 2 its never quite there, but no matter how...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 25th, 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By James Stevens
Do you watch your video with the brides?

How do you normally go about showing your completed video, do you ever invite the bride and groom over to watch it with you? I have done that a few times, I have a projector system and I give them...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 17th, 2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Lighting the Reception

What kind of angle do you mean. Like pointed upwards?

I put something in my paperwork advising them not to have their reception lighting too low as it can affect video quality. I use a small...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 14th, 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By James Stevens
Re: How much do you use a glide/flycam ?

Did a little bit of filming the other day, I found the wrist brace much more uncomfortable but I guess its better in the long run to put the strain to the puny little bicep than my puny little wrist,...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 11th, 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By James Stevens
Re: How much do you use a glide/flycam ?

Thanks for the suggestions. At the wedding I have at the end of the month, I am only paid up to the end of the photoshoots, however I have said I will film the rest of the evening for free as a...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 10th, 2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By James Stevens
How much do you use a glide/flycam ?

I have just invested in a flycam 3000 and wrist support so looking forward to using it on a wedding at the end of the month, but I was wondering in practical terms how much of the day you use them...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 3rd, 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Advice on doing a Marry-oke?

Thanks, thats a really good idea about the complete run throughs with the more confident. Nice, thankyou!
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques November 3rd, 2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By James Stevens
Advice on doing a Marry-oke?

Does anyone here do Marryoke? I have a superhero themed wedding next year and wanted to experiment with doing a Marryoke (to "I need a hero!") but wasnt sure of the best way to organise it. I have...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques August 4th, 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Length of long version

I've not done too many weddings, but for a full wedding, from bride preps to disco, will give them about 40 minutes, with each part of the day edited into little 5 minute sequences. Most of the time...
Forum: Adobe Creative Suite August 4th, 2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,932
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Adobe Encore DVD playing too fast?

When I create a new project I always create the timeline directly from the clip so the settings should be perfect. I make DVDs quite often using the same settings and never noticed this speed issue...
Forum: Adobe Creative Suite August 4th, 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,932
Posted By James Stevens
Adobe Encore DVD playing too fast?

Hi there, I am having a hard time with a DVD I am authoring in Encore cs6. When I play back the DVD, it seems as though the frame rate is slightly too high, everything has a slightly sped up feel...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques April 4th, 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,004
Posted By James Stevens
Worst mistake you made while shooting?

I just wondered if any of you would like to share your D'oh moments... did you ever lose a memory card, forget to press record, drop your camera in the cake...? Anything that taught you a valuable...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques April 4th, 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,169
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Do you protect your ears?

Thanks for all your replies, I didnt realise this was such a common thing. Thankfully my hearing came back after a day or so but it really freaked me out, I thought the tinitus was permanent and...
Forum: Wedding / Event Videography Techniques April 2nd, 2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,169
Posted By James Stevens
Do you protect your ears?

Silly question, you might think, but a while back I was the videographer for an Asian party, and the music levels were INSANE!!! I dont know if this is the norm (I have never done an Asian wedding...
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery January 14th, 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By James Stevens
Re: 2 Indian wedding short movies. Review please!

I'm really new to all this so dont assume I know anything...

I preferred the first one, but agree about the colours. Some of the stuff with the bride looks fantastic, really nice colours, but the...
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery January 14th, 2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By James Stevens
Re: Becky + Matt /// Wedding Film Trailer /// Manalapan, NJ

I really liked it! The only criticism I can give is sometimes I think the music mix was a little loud so I was struggling to hear some of the speeches/sermon because there were lyrics in the music,...
Forum: Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery January 14th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,411
Posted By James Stevens
New wedding videographer... a few examples

Hi everyone, I've been a video editor for about 10 years and have recently started up a freelance wedding videography service, I did a number of freebies for family and friends over the years but now...
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