Shooting wedding videography is challenging and very rewarding in itself, but being in the wedding party while doing video sets a whole new challenge. It being my brothers wedding, he wanted just casual video and for me mostly to relax and have a great time. That sounded great, but being asked to do the videography I of course wanted to do a good job and deliver a great edit for them to have. So I packed light and just brought my 60D and a few lenses. The lenses have stabilization in them so I felt good just doing some "run and gun" style shooting while still getting great shots.
Below are just some screen grabs of the day, but that brings up another thought I felt would create good discussion. Do you think, now that there are video cameras with gigantic image files coming out of them like the Black magic and the Red epic, that people will start shooting a wedding just with video? Then in post pull from the Raw footage, images that they would then make the client prints and books with.
Maybe?!? The raw 4k files are plenty big enough, and you use the same high end lenses that photographers use. What do you think? Peter Hurley tried this with one of his clients earlier this year. He had the opportunity to shoot with a Red Epic and he then pulled the stills from the video. He said they were completely useable but to look through all the frames to find the ones wanted to keep took too long for his style.
I think for just the sheer amount of storage and strain on your computer, running all that Raw footage and pulling out a couple hundred images would just be too much for your average wedding. I imagine the cost alone would be out of most people's reach.
Let me know what you think and enjoy some images for the wedding videography i did for my brother Andy and his new wife Tessa. Video out in the next few weeks.