Gavin Gallagher – Director of Dreamcatcher Productions
Extract from Gavin’s feature ‘Lights, Camera, Action” in our Spring issue, on shelves now.
There are lots of wedding videography styles out there to choose from, what advice do you have for couples during the selection process?
If your budget is limited and you simply want a record of your day, you should look for an experienced videographer that delivers straight forward, simply edited, good quality wedding videos. Great footage is nothing without a talented editor and colour grade artist which will bring the footage to life and create a wedding film that reflects the personalities of the couple. Choose an experienced videographer that fits your budget and style.
What are some good questions to ask when choosing your videographer?
Most of the time the work and online reviews will do the talking and you will know quite quickly if you’re dealing with an experienced professional. If you’re looking at a videographer who is fresh to the game check out as much of their work as possible. A phone call or zoom can help to get a sense of their vibe. A degree of trust is required when hiring a videographer and you have to base your expectations on the style
of their portfolio of work. I always assure my clients that only the best moments make it to the final film so just have fun and enjoy the process.
Many couples feel uneasy in front of a camera, what are your top tips to make them feel comfortable?
This is a conversation I have with all my couples in the lead up to the wedding and I reassure them that nerves are normal.. I remind them that a wedding film is not just lots of shots of the couple kissing! The couple and their love is central but it’s also about family, friends and heart-warming speeches.I suggest that you do what feels right for you and your comfort level.
How would you describe your style?
We aim to create beautiful love stories with an ethereal and cinematic feel.
What has been one of the most memorable weddings you have captured and why?
I could write a book on the things I’ve seen so you’ll have to wait for that one.
What lies in store for 2022?
It’s looking like one of our busiest years ever and I’m genuinely excited about every wedding we’re booked for.
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