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Wedding Videography: Complete Guide to Wedding Videography

Everything you need to know to launch your wedding videography business. Wedding photographers welcome too!
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Created by Phil Ebiner
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Learn many different ways to land wedding gigs.
Learn what it takes to shoot and edit a beautiful wedding video.
Learn how to market your business correctly.
Create a website for your wedding business.
Make money!
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  • An Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Love for Beautiful Things

You're here because you want to become a wedding videographer, right?

Great idea, my friend. 

Average wedding videographers make over $3,000 per wedding. Great videographers can make $10,000+ per wedding. And money isn't the only reason to be a wedding videographer. It is an important job that helps capture a beautiful day and preserve memories for a lifetime.

I went from charging $250 to over $3,000 per wedding in just 12 months. You can do the same!

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil, and I started my own successful wedding videography business in 2011. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular photography courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

So easy to understand and very helpful! - Lara Snead

I'm still only partially through the course, but this course is incredibly fun, engaging, and the adventures at the ends of the lessons help you actually set up your own business! - Addie Lynn Minnis

Excellent job, really goes through everything in great detail. - Joel Hiscutt

I went to film school and my college managed to skip over important details and questions in the industry, like contracts and pricing, that this short course helped to educate me in. If there's anything that you feel isn't fully explained in this course then just ask the instructor and he'll answer your questions. - Joseph Sockey

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on wedding videography. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

Get Ready to Jump into the World of Wedding Videography

If you're interested in using your video skills to make people happy (and make money), this is a great course for you!

With over 4 hours of great content, you'll learn:

  • How to get your first wedding.
  • Shooting a wedding
  • Editing a wedding video
  • Creating a wedding business website
  • and so much more!

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



Who is the target audience?
  • Videographers
  • Photographers
  • Entrepreneurs
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 44 Lectures Collapse All 44 Lectures 05:37:29
2 Lectures 18:27
Get to know your instructor... me! I talk about my history and how I got into wedding videography, and how I went from making $250 per wedding to $2500 in just one year!
Preview 08:41

In this lesson, we talk about the reasons you are getting into wedding videography. Why do you want to be a wedding videographer? I'll tell you some great reasons to be one and the honest truth about the hard work it takes.
Preview 09:46
Getting Your First Wedding
13 Lectures 01:37:33
In this lesson, we talk about the importance of defining yourself and coming up with your own brand.
Define Yourself

In this lesson, we talk about coming up with different packages and what to include in eaach.
Videography Packages

In this lesson, we talk about how to price your videography for success!

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In this lesson, we talk about the importance of having a solid contract. I even include my own contract to give you different examples of what to do and what not to do.
The Contract

Here is a sample contract to look at.
Contract Sample

In this lesson, we talk about researching other companies and the benefits of doing so.
Do Your Research!

In this lesson, we talk about how you really get your first wedding - starting with asking friends and family.
Asking Friends and Family

In this lesson, we talk about how to use craigslist to get your first wedding gig. I'll even show you how to come up with a killer ad!
How to use Craigslist to get your first wedding.

In this quick lesson, I show you how to post images within a craigslist post.
Posting Images within Craigslist Post

In this lesson, we talk about using already existing websites with thousands of users to get your first wedding gigs.
Using Wedding Websites

In this lesson, we talk about how partnering with an already established or new photographer can help you get more wedding jobs.
Partnering with Photographers

In this lesson, we talk about working with wedding coordinators to get your first few wedding gigs.
How Wedding Coordinators Can Help You Get Business
Shooting a Wedding
11 Lectures 01:32:26
In this lesson, we talk about the appropriate dress code for wedding videographers and photographers.
Wedding Videographer/Photographer Dress Code

In this lesson, we talk about different camera options for shooting weddings.
Camera Options

In this lesson, I show you my camera kit that I use for weddings.
My Complete Camera Kit

In this lesson, we talk about how to record audio at weddings and what equipment you need.
Recording Audio: Options

In this lesson, I show you my audio equipment. I also show you how to properly put on a lapel/lavaliere microphone to the groom.
My Complete Audio Kit

In this lesson, we talk about shooting a wedding by yourself.
Single Camera Shooting

In this lesson, we talk about shooting a multi-camera wedding.
Multi Camera Shooting

In this lesson, we talk about the importance of being on time including learning from my mistakes.
Being On Time - No Ifs Ands or Buts

In this lesson, we talk about having a standard procedure for overtime, which is bound to happen when shooting weddings.
What to do about OVERTIME!

In this lesson, we talk about how to work with the photographer on the day of the wedding. I'll talk about the different roles and how you should interact.
Working with the Photographer

In this lesson, we talk about all the key moments you must capture. This is probably the most important lesson in this course!
The Key Wedding Moments You MUST Capture
Editing Wedding Videos
5 Lectures 38:29
In this lesson, we talk about the many kinds of video edits and what goes into each.
The Many Types of Edits

In this lesson, we talk about my theory that makes editing weddings more efficient and rewarding.
My Big to Small Editing Theory

Want to license popular music for you wedding videos? Have a bride or groom that needs a particular song? Don't want to do anything illegal? Here is the answer to all your problems!

How to use popular music in your wedding video

In this lesson, we talk about what music to choose for your wedding videos.
Music for Wedding Films

In this lesson, we talk about the importance of quality product delivery - whether it is digital, dvds, flash drives - go big!
Final Product Delivery
Creating an Online Presence: Websites, Blogs, Portfolios
7 Lectures 53:53
In this lesson, we talk about hosting your videos online. I talk you through the great debate between vimeo and youtube!
Video Hosting - Youtube vs. Vimeo

In this lesson, we talk about how to properly use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media to build your brand.
Using Social Media Platforms

In this lesson, we talk about how to create a beautiful free website!
Create a Beautiful Free Website

In this lesson, we talk about the pros of using a customizable paid website service.
Create a Paid Website Part 1

In this lesson, I show you a professional wedding photographer's website that works!
Create a Paid Website Part 2

In this lesson, we talk about using Bluehost to host your website. I show you all the steps necessary to building a great site!
Creating a Wordpress Custom Site with

In this lesson, we talk about how to blog properly.
Blogs - To Blog or Not to Blog
BONUS Lessons
4 Lectures 29:25
In this bonus lesson, I show you a rough cut of a highlight vignette I'm working on and talk you through all of my shots and why I edited it the way I did!
Highlight Vignette Walk Through

In this bonus lesson, I show you one of my wedding projects and how I organize my footage. Enjoy!
Watch Me Edit: Organization

In this lesson, we talk about the importance of being unique in this industry. I also give you some ideas to do so!
Be Unique

In this Lesson, we'll discuss how to get your next job...
Landing Your NEXT Job
Course Wrap-Up
2 Lectures 07:22
This is my final farewell! The last hoorah! The moon shot! Thank you very much for being a part of this course!
Final Wrap-Up and a BIG THANK YOU!

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
About the Instructor
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My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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