THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE CREATION OF YOUR FINAL PRODUCT.
IT IS WHERE WE SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS TO ENSURE YOUR VIDEO HAS ALL THE MAGIC IT DESERVES.
Before we explain how this magic happens. There is one vital point you need to understand when choosing your Videographer
YOUR PRIVACY WITH EDITING
You have entrusted your videographer with some very intimate moments in your life. So it is vital that you ensure your videographer has your privacy as a paramount concern when it comes to handling your video.
Many Videographers may choose to omit this information at the initial discussions with you. But only a small minority have the time & ability to be creative enough to actually perform the editing process. So they outsource your video editing to overseas editors in such countries as
INDIA, PAKISTAN, RUSSIA.
In doing this we believe they are breaching your privacy as your video content is now in the hands of a 3rd party who you have never seen nor talked with. You really have no idea what can happen or where your personal video moments can end up at.
We at WGM Video Productions DO NOT engage in this outsourcing practise. We strongly feel it is unethical.
Unless they have your prior approval & permission to do so.
Being in the Videography Industry for over 26 years has enabled us to gain the vast experience of editing product ourselves in house.
From the moment your Wedding begins to be filmed until the finished product, it remains with us & for our eyes only.
THE EDITING PROCESS EXPLAINED
Editing begins with 100s of small time framed video clips that are filmed on the day.
A Video is not filmed in one continuous length of video. It is made up of different angled clips filmed in different scenes of various moments on the day.
These clips are imported into the Editing Software where they are Cropped, Trimmed & strategically placed to create a story line that enables you to sit & enjoy the final product as if you are watching a favourite movie or TV Commercial.
While we may film over 1500 different momentary video clips. Many are repetitive to ensure accurate vision & sound.
Maybe 5 clips of exactly the same scene is shot. But we select the best of those to be included in your video.
Once the selection process is complete we go about colour grading & matching different scenes to the natural surrounds of when it was shot. This process is extremely tedious & time consuming but is required to accurately depict the moment it occurred on the day.
When a Video Clip is imported direct out of the camera. It is in what we call RAW VISION. This raw vision requires different effects such as Saturation. Cropping. Accurate White Balance. And many more different processes before it becomes acceptable as the final clip of that scene. Now multiply that process by maybe 700 & you get some idea of the time consumed by us in
creating your end video.
Another very important aspect with video editing is the AUDIO. While you may have brilliant quality video.
But if you have terrible audio. Then unfortunately you have a terrible end product.
Audio is capturing and edited in many different ways. Each Videographer has their own methods. We at WGM use a Record & Sync method in post production. Meaning while we do record the audio direct to our cameras. We also record more accurate audio from personal lapel recorders, or by recording direct from the amplified source.
Then when in the editing process both recorded audio is Synced to a unison sound. This allows for us to use perfect audio with perfect video. We then mute the on camera audio recording leaving the direct or personalised audio in sync with the video.
PERFECTION IS CREATED.
All this for a 60 minutes Feature Video can take up to anywhere from 14 hours to 45 hours depending on the accuracy of the original video & audio recorded on the day.
So the next time you feel that the price for your Videographer may appear to be high. Remember that the creation process doesn't really begin until after the day has been filmed. As you have read & now see. It is not as simple as turning up on the day.
Pointing a camera. Then packing up & going home. The work actually begins once the filming has been completed.
EDITING SOFTWARE USED BY US
We use several forms of Professional Grade Software to create your Wedding Video.
SONY VEGAS PRO 17, PINNACLE ULTIMATE 23, ADOBE PREMIER PRO, DaVINCI, MAGIX, FINAL CUT PRO
We use several forms of Post Production Editing Software, because each have different features that provide us with more options.