Although it is our job to capture the “moments” that occur, it is also our job to be as invisible as possible and not be a distraction during these special moments. I’ve often been told that once I’ve chosen my position in the Church to please stay put, no running around during the ceremony especially during the vows! So I have put together this short example of the same vows sequence using one, two & three cameras. The three clips are separated by two seconds of black.
In this particular Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canandaigua, we had a very nice shot from the choir loft, which is not always the case. However we also had two additional cameras located on either side of the Church that were able to catch alternate views of the bride & groom during their vows. Every setting and ceremony is a little different and each church is unique in it’s design, and we are not always this fortunate to have a Priest who positioned the couple and their parents together for the vows. It is also very helpful to me as an editor to have choices when putting together the final video sequence. Hopefully this video helps to answer this common question.