A lot has happened in the world of filmmaking over the past eight years (advancements in technology, new cameras and lenses, the move from DVDs to to Blu-rays, then to online galleries to name a few) but there are some tips and tricks that will always withstand the test of time.
On June 13th, 2007 CinemaCake owners, Dave and Sheryl Williams, along with three of the top wedding photographers in the area, sat down with Philly Magazine to talk about capturing weddings from behind a lens. Dave, Sarah DiCicco, Laura Novak, and Cliff Mautner all shared some advice for brides on how to get the best shots on their wedding day.
They also shared some of the lessons that they learned about creativity and improvisation while filming and photographing weddings, which is the one of the major tools that will never be replaced in this industry. Communicating with the couple and remaining calm and collected throughout the wedding day were just some of the wise words they had to share. Even though this blog was written eight years ago, many of the planning, problem solving, and creative skills that were discussed are still implemented today.
Whether you are a videographer or a bride, you have to take everything in stride. This is essential to working events, because sometimes even the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. If the couple, photographer or videographer gets stressed out it will show in the photos and film.
The creativity that goes into turning unexpected twists and turns into works of art is a timeless aspect of filmmaking and photography that was there during the interview in 2007 and is still here in 2015.