Film stars: the wedding film trends for 2019 + beyond

Professional clips for your Insta feed and cinematic techniques: the world of wedding films has never been so exciting.

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“One of the additional extras I offer to brides is InstaBride, where I create a series of less-than-oneminute clips that can be shared on their Instagram pages as and when it suits them,” explains Michelle from Michelle Gillan Films.

“It can be a certain part of the day, from the bridal prep to the dancing at night. The shorter clips are also what most people will watch through to the end.”

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“Aerial videography continues to be a developing trend,” says Neil from Grand Gesture Wedding Films.

“Drone footage is popular for filming establishing shots of a venue, especially venues that are set in the more remote parts of the Scottish countryside, as drones can fly high enough to reveal the landscape for miles around.”

It’s not just for getting that venue shot, either.

“We also use drones for the group photos, the bridal car driving up to the venue and occasionally during the photoshoot.”


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It’s all about the right equipment for the pros and the rise in popularity of hand-held three-axis gimbals are a go-to for Neil and the team.

“Gimbals allow videographers to capture beautifully fluid and cinematic shots where the camera is moving or following the action,” says Neil.

This can create perfect footage of everything from the bride walking into the ceremony to the all-important first dance.

“Being able to capture beautifully smooth footage whilst slowly circling the couple adds a great bit of production value to the first dance footage.”


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Whilst slow motion filming isn’t anything new, there are now so many more ways to capture high quality slo-mo footage whilst staying on budget.

“The ability to shoot digital film at varying frame rates whilst maintaining picture quality used to be the domain of high-end and expensive cameras. Well, not anymore!” says Neil.

“The market now has a number of affordable options for shooting gorgeous slow-motion footage at high definition. It also allows us to shoot at a number of different frame rates to create various slow-motion effects.”