Here comes the bride! Again! Playback is a pleasure when it comes to your memories and sharing them with others – particularly those who couldn’t make it for the big day itself. You want the wedding video that perfectly captures your big day, that when you look at it, it takes you right back there. For this you need the right wedding video music.
Having a great looking video is one thing, having a great sounding one is something more. Think of your favourite film. Now think of it with a different soundtrack, one you’re unfamiliar with. It’s not the same is it? The right soundtrack can make a huge difference to your wedding video.
Having filmed wedding videos in Cheshire and throughout the North West, I’m well aware of how attention to detail can really transform a wedding. This same attention to detail can similarly transform a wedding video.
When it comes to your wedding video soundtrack you should consider the mood you want to evoke, or sequence of moods, because weddings are real life drama, following a sequence of set pieces. And remember, this is the video, after the fact, so you want your soundtrack to enhance what’s appearing on screen, giving an extra shot of vividness to bring it once more to life.
Now, from the desirable to the possible and practical: music is subject to copyright so dubbing a soundtrack onto your wedding video, even if some of it is the actual music featured at the event, requires a licence. The good news is my wedding videography service includes this in the packages I provide.
When booking your wedding video, you should always check that the music licensing is covered – you don’t want to begin married life with breaking the law!
Another thing to consider is that if you’re planning to post your video online, there isn’t currently a music licence to cover this. However, I can supply a range of specially licenced music for you to choose from in this situation.
The balance you want to strike is between what’s pertinent and special to you, and what actually works as a finished piece of work, with sound and vision working together in harmony. If you’re going professional and hiring a videographer for your wedding then you want all elements of the finished piece to reflect this, including your choice of soundtrack.