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Joseph SimonDemo reel
by on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:44:15 am

Does anyone have any tips on creating an effective wedding video demo reel? In your experience, what kinds of shots (stylistically and content-wise) resonate most strongly with soon-to-be-brides who are searching for potential videographers?

Thanks for any advice!

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Mark SuszkoRe: Demo reel
by on Oct 27, 2009 at 9:26:39 pm

Show shots of the vows. You can screw up almost everything else, but the Bride's entrance, THE VOWS, and the exit are the key.

Well-composed and shot vows shots with great audio will convince the watcher that you know what you're doing. The audio makes the biggest difference between Uncle Charlie's on-camera shotgun mic from the tenth row, and your wireless lav on the groom getting every nuance of how she chokes up during her recitation of those vows.

All the other fancy over the top glitz and eye candy and editing tricks you want to show are fine, but really, the hiring bride or their mom's first question is: "can you really do this job properly"? The bride is running a movie of that vows shot in her head, You can bet your house on it. She is going to want to know if you can make that dream image real, for a fair price.

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Douglas VillalbaRe: Demo reel
by on Nov 23, 2009 at 6:43:42 pm

This is what sells you and this someone name Joe Simon.
That may not be their actual video it is what sell you.

Douglas Villalba

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