Wedding Video Coverage

Benefits of Raw Footage from Wedding Video

If you’ve been to a wedding, you know that a lot is going on! From the bride and groom to the decorations, so much is happening! That is why people choose to add a wedding videographer in order to capture this! Our wedding videographers in Chicago do this to perfection! But all wedding videos have their limit, which is why we always suggest to take advantage of the raw footage we offer.

Raw footage from your wedding video are basically the uncut, unedited video clips that are captured throughout the day. So even though your uncle breaking it down on the dance floor may not always make your wedding video, all those infamous moments is included within the raw footage. These hours of footage can be enjoyed for years to come!

So when you are ready to book a wedding videographer, make sure to ask about raw footage!

Wedding Video Expectations

When you hire a wedding videographer, it is because you want to capture that special day in all it’s beauty and that is exactly what our videography team will do! Except we take it even further by producing you wedding videos that you can re-live forever!

Wedding Video Coverage

During your wedding video coverage, our team will capture your day, without being apart of it. We are sure to keep our distance during the intimate moments but still blend into the background wso we can capture that memory for you to re-live.

What Will Your Wedding Video Look Like?

Since your wedding day will last longer than the video, our team is sure to still capture all those important moments but highlight them so you can re-live them in just a few minutes. So on your wedding video, you can expect to see a little of everything, without all the fluff in-between. But don’t worry! We also make the raw footage available to you so you can se every second of footage captured!

Highlight vs Full Wedding Video

In order to provide the best viewing experience, we are sure to offer your wedding videos at multiple lengths. The highlight video is for you to watch, share and enjoy in just a few minutes. While the full video is a more of an experience. Listening to the vows, watching the first dances and laughing at the speeches are all sure to be included in this version.

About I Do Video

Since 2014, I Do Video has being creating memorable wedding videos in Chicago. We have earned multiple awards from WeddingWire and The Knot and are proud to be apart of all the weddings we have covered. So when it’s time to choose your wedding videographer, be sure to see what we can offer!

Bridal Preps: A Necessary Part of Any Wedding Video

Wedding guests may think of that the day begins with the bride and groom walking down the aisle but those that are involved in the wedding realize the day starts much earlier. From the first dab of makeup to the final button on the wedding dress, a lot goes into preparing for the big day. Covering these moments are essential to remember all those special details that make your wedding video a true reflection on such a special day! This is exactly what our wedding videography team will do.

Pre-Wedding Video Coverage

During the pre-ceremony coverage your wedding videographer will capture all the moments leading up to the “I Do’s.” This will include, getting shots of your dress, accessories, rings and all those essential items that play such an integral part in your big day as well as the video for the wedding. The final applications of makeup, followed by mimosas with your bridesmaids add memorable moments to your wedding video.

Then of course, there’s the dress! As a wedding videographer, I’ve quickly learned how much time and effort it takes to not only pick the right dress but make it a perfect for fit. That’s why, when recording a wedding day, we will always capture every detail of your dress, before you even step into it. When it comes time to put it on, your videographer will be right there as you share that special moment with your maid of honor, your mother, and whoever who else you have tie that final bow.

Groomsmen Video Coverage

Though the guys have it easy, covering their preparation can also be arranged. While the groomsmen preps may consist more of packing the cooler and watching a football game, the ambiance of the morning and special moments are a great start to any wedding video.

What Time Should our Videographer Start?

While every wedding is different, we generally suggest around an hour (up to 2 hrs) of video coverage before the bride plans on putting on the dress. This will give us plenty of time capture video of all the above moments to show all your guests exactly what your wedding day consists of!

Questions? Give me a call or shoot me an email to determine if I Do Video is a good fit to produce a quality wedding video for an affordable price!

Intro To Your Wedding Video - The First Look

When all eyes are on the bride, her eyes will be on the groom. That first time he sees her in her wedding dress on this special day is a memory that will last forever. Helping that memory stand the test of time will be your wedding video!

While most times, this first reveal will take place as the bride is walking down the aisle, a new trend is to firs reveal the bride prior to the wedding ceremony, in what is referred to as a “first look.”  This is done in an intimate setting which generally consists of just the bride and groom. By planning a first look, your wedding videographer will be able to capture both the bride and groom as they first see each other.

Take a look at the below Chicago wedding video of a first look captured by I Do Video.

Capture Your First Look & More on Wedding Video!

So while this special moment prior to the ceremony does not apply to all newlyweds, if you are planning a first look, we highly recommend having your wedding videographer present to capture it! You won’t regret it! I Do Video’s main goal is to offer quality wedding videos at an affordable price. So give us a call, text or email when your search of wedding videography begins! 

Glidecam Videography

Glidecam – The new style of Wedding Videography

glidecam video

As wedding videography evolves, so do the styles and equipment used for your typical wedding video. The days of stationary shots off a tripod are over! But how can you get steady shots on the move, without so much shaking it can give you motion sickness? The answer is simple, Glidecam! Contrary to the name, a Glidecam isn’t actually a camera. Instead it is a lightweight, hand-held stabilizing system which a camera sits atop. It utilizes a counterbalance system that absorbs any sudden movements in order to provide a fluid, floating feeling.

This equipment is perfect for wedding videos because it gives videographers the opportunity to walk through a crowd a church, a reception hall or dance floor and more, so viewers can see more of a 360°! All of course without feeling every step of the wedding videographer.

Benefits of using a Glidecam:

  • Non-Shake Videos
  • More Coverage Area Possible
  • Shooting on the Go
  • Free-Floating Feeling
  • More Diversity to Video
  • And More!

Check out some sample footage captured by my Glidecam HD2000!

Taking Wedding Videography to the Next Level!

This has been one of the best investments I Do Video by Leo has made for our wedding videography. This tool alone takes the production value to a complete higher level. However, the tool is only the half the work. Not every videographer can just pick up a Glidecam and start shooting. It takes practice and dedication to perfect the gliding shot. Two things you can be assured I do regularly in order to improve as a wedding videographer in Chicago.