How to Get a Great Wedding Video?

Jan & Aaron Same Day Edit from The One Movie on Vimeo.

It happens in Hong Kong that wedding videography is treated as a sub-division of the entire photography and videography (because of the alphabetical order?), which I think it is unfair to videography professionals.

在香港有一個十分普遍的情, 就是很多人都認為婚禮錄像, 祇是婚禮攝影的附屬品(也許字母排列先後有一點點關係吧),但其實對專業的錄像拍攝師來說, 這是十分不公平的。

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Then why a wedding video is so important, you may ask? Imagine if you can only read the news from the newspaper, but not on TV channel? Then you will miss the emotion, the sound, the movement, and the HD quality capturing the moments that you can’t be repeated again! Not to say its a life time event, your wedding!

然而婚禮錄像拍攝又有何重要呢?試想像如果祇是從報紙閱讀新聞而不是看電視的話,你就會錯過所有情感、聲音、動態以及高清畫質所拍攝下來的情景; 而這一切的情景, 都是不可能再重覆發生的。這是你一生中的大日子:你的婚禮啊!

So a professional videographer is just like a director who produces the movie. Now you can see their importance? I am very happy today as I have invited Mr. Albert Kwan from The-One Movie, to share his experience in working as a wedding videographer!

因此一個專業的錄像師, 就猶如一部電影的導演,重要性可想而知!很開心可以邀請到來自The-One Movie的Mr. Albert Kwan,分享他作為婚禮錄像師的經驗及點滴。

 

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Jane: Hey Albert, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Why you choose to set up your own business? In which year you have formed this company?

Hi, Albert可否透露多一些關於你自己?為什麽會開展自己的業務?

Albert: You might be surprised, I actually received my professional training in the area of photography. But, for my graduation project, I chose to submit my project in the form of video, as I felt that was a more touching and direct way to record what I wanted to tell, and I received a very positive feedback. Since then, I worked with a number of bespoke and local famous wedding photography and videography companies, which produced a lot of big wedding projects for celebrities and socialites. And I gained my invaluable experience from there. In 2008, I came to a point that I want to put my talent and heart to serve my own clients. So here comes The-One Movie, where we could focus on doing what we love and go about doing it however we want.

你可能會覺得驚訝,我其實是學攝影出身的。但我的畢業功課, 卻選擇以錄像形式表達,因為我覺得以此形式?會較直接及感動地告訴別人我想表達的東西。而最終我也得到十分正面的回應啊!自此我便跟不同的本地著名婚禮錄像拍攝公司合作,而且更加為不少名人及協會所聘用。我在這些工作上得到很多寶貴的經驗,直至2008年我毅然決定把我自己的才華及心思去完全服務我自己的客人;因此就有了The-One Movie的誕生,這樣我便可以真正去做我所喜愛的事情了。

 

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Jane: Is there a special meaning behind your company name: The One Movie?

你公司名稱The-One Movie, 背後有其實有什麼特別意思呢?

Albert: I believe everyone has their own individual character and personality, and every one of us is “The Only One”. This should be the same when we try to capture the real you in the photo and the video on your big day. Though there are some moments, we called it “standard pose”, that many couples/videographers think is a “must-shoot” on the big day, will they be too standard that make you feel uneasy, bored, and totally not YOU?

我相信每個人都有自己的性格與個性,每個人對我們來說都是獨特的一位。在一對新人的大日子? 照片及錄像所捕捉的, 應該是最真實的一面;雖然有一些時刻,我們總看見一些所謂“標準铺士”,而不少人認為這全都是在大日子裡的”必拍”項目,但這都會令人覺得太標準,太煩悶了!
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For example, I particularly love shooting at the church ceremony, as I believe in a sacred environment, everyone is blessed. It is very common to see wedding couples who would become very emotional at certain points. I can always capture that special moment that it comes so natural in the video, with the lighting and voice recording come together, we document the most important moment of their life!

我特別喜歡攝錄教堂儀式,因為它神聖的環境, 就給在場的每一位人仕均祝福似的!而且很明顯的, 一對新人在這環境特別容易感動起來,我時常都喜歡捕捉這些時刻, 錄像裡面看起來 亦是十分自然的。再加上燈光及現場收音,我們都記錄了他們最重要的時刻!

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Jane: What is a day like as a videographer? Do you need to work for long hours?

作為一個錄像師, 日常工作是怎樣的? 需時常超時工作嗎?

 

Albert: Yes, we work for very long hours, because I personally think that there are so many things that we can do to enhance the wedding videography industry. At The-One Movie, in addition to the 3 to 7 minutes wedding day highlights video that we will produce, I insist to produce a long-form documentary edit, which is around 30 minutes, like a love story, that wedding couples can keep and share their precious moments, generation to next generation. Many of our clients appreciated this so much, and said it is a good entertainment movie while they have friends at home and share the laughter and joys together again!

正確,我們工作時間都是十分長的;因為我個人認為有很多東西都可以改進。在我們The-One Movie,除了本身製作大約3-7分鐘的婚禮精華錄像外,我還堅持製作一個大約30分鐘的愛情故事;讓一對新人保留並可以跟他們的子孫分享他們的珍貴時光!我們很多的客人都十分欣賞我們這一點,他們說, 這就像是一部十分具娛樂性又可跟朋友們分享他們喜悅的電影。

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Jane: Is there a special tip for people who are getting married, how to prepare themselves to appear in front of your video recorder?

有什麼心得可以跟即將結婚的朋友們分享,例如, 如何為上鏡作好準備?

 

Albert: As my company’s name tells, “The-One”. You are the one, so just be yourself. Hence, for every client, I would schedule a meeting beforehand to have a detail communication of what they want, their needs, their wishes, their preferred styles and I will try my best to accommodate. This is a very good opportunity that we can understand each other so that we can deliver the best on the big day. Not to mention, I’ve ended up becoming friends with several of our couples along the way, which makes things so much more fun!

 

正如我們公司的名字The One,你就是獨特的!所以你祇需要做回自己便是了!其實在大日子之前, 我一定會跟客人見面, 清楚了解他們想要什麼、需要什麼、希望以什麼風格出現,我們亦會儘量一一滿足他們要求。這是一個非常好的機會去彼此了解, 令我們可於其大日子提供最好的東西!所以很多原本是客人的, 至今亦已經成為了我的朋友,從而令我的工作變得更有趣。

Joyce & Patrick Same Day Edit from The One Movie on Vimeo.
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I have personally worked with Albert in a number of wedding and event jobs. Every time, he is so quiet and does not speak much when he works. But during this interview, he surprised me as he turned out to be so talkative and I do see his passion in doing a great job for every of his client. I’m so thankful and hope you would also like to engage Albert in your wedding video/movie, as much as I do! You can contact him here below:

 

我本身跟Albert於不同婚禮及活動已合作多次,每次見他工作時, 都十分沈默, 甚少說話;但這次訪問他卻是十分健談, 而且可以看得出他對工作及服務每一個客人的熱誠。我衷心希望你們都可以如同我一樣, 欣賞Albert的熱誠及專業態度, 且會起用他作為你婚禮的錄像師。

 

 

Website: http://www.the-onemovie.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheOneMovieWedding

Contact Number: 6573 6926

What’s app Number:  6573 6926

Email: info@the-onemovie.com

 

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