Wedding Videography: A Plan for Monetary Success
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Wedding Videography: A Plan for Monetary Success

Learn how to create stunning Wedding Films that will not only impress your clients, but raise your profits!
4.4 (16 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
106 students enrolled
Created by Steve Oliver
Last updated 3/2018
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Current price: $62.99 Original price: $89.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 76 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Run a successful Wedding Videography Business
  • Effectively tell a story using video as the medium
  • You should be able to use a DSLR or Video Camera and an Video Editing Program
  • You should be willing to work hard and be diligent for Success

Welcome to very in depth course on how to become a wedding videographer.  Have you ever thought about starting a wedding videography business? Maybe you already have a photography business and want to add video services.  Maybe you're already a wedding videographer who needs a new perspective on how to make better wedding films. Taught by a wedding videographer who has shot and edited over 150 weddings and knows all the tricks of the trade. This course will get you started or help you continue on your journey in this lucrative market.  Steve was able to raise his pricing from year 1 to year 2 by over 200%, and now in his sixth year in the business, he is sharing what he's learned with you. 

With over 7 hours of great content, you'll learn:

  • How to get clients.
  • How to talk to clients.
  • Shooting a wedding
  • Editing a wedding video
  • Creating a wedding film that shares the story of the day.
  • and so much more!

The course is easy to follow in short segments. All you need is the will to create and earn! Learn at your own pace. Steve is available if you have any questions.

What are the requirements?

  • An Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Love for Beautiful Things

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn many different ways to advertise and find clients.
  • Learn what it takes to shoot and edit a beautiful wedding video.
  • Learn how to market your business correctly.
  • Make money!

What is the target audience?

  • Videographers - All levels of ability, Beginner through Advanced
  • Photographers - Wedding Photographers who use DSLR Cameras
  • Entrepreneurs - Motivated Creative individuals who want to grow a business.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn Wedding Videography
  • Photographers who want to add video to the services they offer their clients
Course content
Expand all 66 lectures 07:57:39
+ Introductions and Business Lessons: This isn't all Black and White
11 lectures 01:04:43

I made this course because I have shot a lot of weddings and I know there are a lot of people out there who want to add wedding videos to their services and this course can help you begin to do that.  I have my own style of shooting and editing, but this course is a template for you to follow and not a way to get you to copy what I'm doing stylistically.  You should find your own style, this course covers the what and the why, and you hopefully will figure out the how in your own way, and if it comes out the way I do things, than I consider that a compliment. :)

Preview 01:43

You get all Slides, PSD files from Templates for Blu-Ray and DVD Covers and Menus.  You also get my own pre-produced instrumental piano tracks and instrumental Acoustic/Pop tracks for Royalty Free Use with your own wedding films.  You also get two separate versions of the wedding march (Piano and Piano and Strings) that I've recorded and a version of Canon in D in solo instrumental piano.  These music tracks are all licensed to you for free use with purchase of this wedding videography course.  They come in handy in transitions and underneath quiet moments of the film such as vows and rings.  

Preview 02:31
A Preview of Shooting

Wide, Medium, and Tight is the way to go when you're trying to tell a story with a camera.  

Preview 01:53

You must have a website and you must decide whether or not to include pricing on that website.  

Website and Pricing: Your Brand and How Not to Be Greedy

You Must Advertise to find clients.  They aren't just going to come to you.  They are waiting for you to show them what you've got.  

Advertising: Word of Mouth, Social Media, Wedding Websites

Be confident when you're meeting with a client.  You can do something they cannot and that's why they're coming to you. Most of all, BE YOURSELF!

Consulting Clients: You're Not Selling Videos, You're Selling You

Video Gear changes all the time, but what you really need is a camera or two, maybe three, digital audio recorder(s), lighting, and tripods, monopods, and a way to carry all that stuff concisely.  

Video Gear: You don't need four hands when you've got Cameras by your Side
Audio Gear: Listen Closely, Sound will Save your Video's Life

This is my favorite piece of gear to use all day at the wedding.  Its worth the investment.  Get one as soon as possible.

A Monopod With Feet: Need Some Extra Steps? This piece of gear will move you
+ Filming Sections of the Wedding Day: Being Live and On Point
7 lectures 34:01

Try not to be in the way.  Try to shoot as stealth as possible, but at the same time, this is the closest you'll get to the bride and her girls.  Let her know that you won't be in her face the rest of the day, but there are parts of filming the makeup where you will be literally in her face.  

Filming Makeup: Morning is Where the Day Begins

You've got about 10 minutes to film the guys getting ready.  Be ready. 

Filming Guys Getting Ready: Shoot Fast, React Fast

Be respectful here not only of the privacy of the bride, but of the sanctity of the moment.  This is a special moment and you don't want to be a distraction to that. 

Filming The Bridal Room: Careful Closeups and Bouquets
Filming the First Look: Stand Back and Let the Moment Be
Establishing Shots Overview: Give your Sequence a Base
Prepping The Ceremony Part 1: Making The Inanimate Animate
Prepping the Ceremony Part 2: Hearing is Seeing Better
+ Filming the Ceremony: Wide, Medium, and Tight is the Way
3 lectures 13:54
Readers, Message, Communion: Static Moments don't have to be Static.
Vows, The Kiss, and Recessional: The Best Parts are the Closest Parts
+ Filming the Reception: Now the Party Begins
8 lectures 48:37
Prepping the Reception: Cameras and Audio Gear make another Appearance
Filming the Cocktail Hour: Clinking and Mingling made more Fun
Filming Introductions: The DJ makes the Bridal Party Bigger than Life!
Filming Cake Cutting: Hopefully the Groom is nice about this. :)
Filming Toasts: We're hoping for short and sweet here
Filming First Dances: Dance With Them, but Don't
Filming the Bouquet and Garter Tosses: Old Traditions, New ways of seeing them
Filming General Dancing: Let there be freedom to Move and Groove!
+ Editing Sections of the Wedding Day: Putting it All Together
6 lectures 01:08:42
Introduction to Editing the Sequences: Realize there is Reason behind Decisions
Editing the Processional: This is where we move with them down the aisle
Editing the Message Part 1: The Officiant Officiates
Editing the Message Part 2: This is Solemn, Let it Be.
Editing the Vows and Rings: More Attention than you've ever paid anyone
Editing the Unity Candle and Recessional: Trying to See the Light and Retreat
+ Editing the Reception: The Party gets Even Better
9 lectures 01:45:08
Editing Introductions: Let the Cuts Dance with the Song
Editing Cake Cutting: When Cutting the Cut of the Cake, Cut Carefully
Editing Toasts Part 1: There is Peace in Longevity
Editing Toasts Part 2: Find Responses to Statements
Editing Toasts Part 3: Yes, there is an End to This :)
Editing First Dances - Bride and Groom: Heads, Feet, Hands, Hope
Editing First Dances - Father and Bride: The Daughter Given Away is Held Tight
Editing First Dances - Groom and Mother: Just as Heartwarming as the other Two
Editing Bouquet and Garter Tosses: Fast Action requires a keen eye
+ Editing the Wedding Film: This is where you make them Shine
3 lectures 50:53
Introduction to Editing the Wedding Film: Explaining the Explanation
Editing the Wedding Film Part 1: Don't try to be Scorsese, Be Yourself
Editing the Wedding Film Part 2: This is your chance to express your Creativity
+ Watch the Entire Wedding Film Finished Product
1 lecture 00:03
Watch the Entire Wedding Film at this link:
+ Editing the Highlights Trailer: Condensing the Condensed Version of the Day
3 lectures 22:32
Introductions to Editing the Highlights Trailer: What, Why, and How
Editing the Highlights Trailer Part 1: Don't leave a long tail on this Kite.
Editing the Highlights Trailer Part 2: Telling the Story with Flow
1 lecture 05:31
The Entire Highlights Trailer from beginning to end without interruptions