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THE WEDDING LENS

To understand how to create the perfect wedding videos, WOW’s Radhika Garg interviews three of the country’s sought after videographers to learn their perspective.

SUPINO SUPIN
WEDDING DIARY

Supino has been working as a professional wedding videographer for more than seven years, a passion that started at a very young age. He has shot more than 500 videos, and his talent lies in his ability to capture subtle and meaningful candid wedding moments.

What do you try to capture in your wedding videos?

I try to create a magnificent story that captures emotions, love and reflects the mood of the entire wedding. Mainly the focus is on the bride and groom and their special moments.

How do you choose what to keep in the video?

We only capture the important moments; we learnt that with experience. We try not to gather unnecessary footage. We ensure that our team is always prepared.

What are the challenges?

I work with different clients. Sometimes it is difficult to find common ground with the client due to lack of cooperation and communication between the two families.

How early should you book a wedding videographer?

At least two months before the occasion. Wedding videography has its expenses. It’s worth it when you make the right decision and hire the correct videographer and photographer. I suggest that the couple book videographers in advance and work with someone who is experienced and has good communication skills.

How do you select the music?

It’s the client’s choice. It’s usually a mix of love songs.

What are your favourite locations to work in?

The best locations are open and outdoors, shooting during the day with the greenery and landscape adds a different touch.


BIKRAM NEUPANE
WEDDING KATHMANDU

The passionate videographer, Bikram has been crafting some of the best wedding videos for the past 22 years. His focus is on delivering excellence.

What do you try to capture in a wedding video?

I try to capture every detail of the program: rituals, venue, decorations, table setting, menu, people talking, smiling, and moments that are special to the bride and groom. One should be mindful to not overshoot. The small moments can help add an extra dimension to the album.

What kind of people do you find at a wedding?

Everyone wants to be captured at a wedding. The wedding photographer and videographer should have the capacity to recognise the core family members. The videographers must prioritise the rituals and activities being performed. The goal is to not lose our focus.

What is your style in making a wedding video?

I do not believe in a fixed style or aesthetic. I use the best angles to capture videos properly and meaningfully. I prefer a camera in motion than fixed on a tripod.

What does a typical wedding day look like for you?

It is like an examination… a little excitement, responsibility and the opportunity to connect with people in a cultural setting.

What are the challenges?

Congestion while shooting along with inappropriate location, dimly lit places and unaware hosts. Sometimes we encounter random guests who ask us to take their pictures; I try not to entertain them.

Dos and don’ts s of a videographer.

Do:

To be organised and have good sound check
To have good lighting
To plan the shoot with a backup option
To be ready and focus on work while refraining from unnecessary conversations.

Don’t:
Capture videos unnecessarily.
Never show your footage on the spot.
Drink alcohol or smoke publicly.

How early should you book a wedding videographer?

Book a videographer once the wedding date is finalised, at least a month in advance.

What advice can you give to couples looking for a wedding videographer?

One should check their portfolio and professionalism. It is good to compare their cost with other good videographers. Nowadays, one can check their work online.

What are your favourite locations to work in?

Wide-open areas with natural light and a beautifully decorated venue is preferred.


SUSAN MAGAR
WEDDING CITY

Susan is extremely dedicated and has been known to have worked for 32 hours straight. Although he has been in the industry for only five years, he is recognised for his strong work ethics and professionalism.

What is your style for making a video?

I try to capture moments that will last a lifetime.

What does a typical wedding day look like for you?

We only have one intention and responsibility and that is to capture someone’s special day.

What are the challenges you face?

It would be dealing with difficult people. It also gets tricky to control the crowd while shooting.

Dos and don’ts for a videographer.

Do: Capture every moment.

Don’t: Never disrespect any ritual

Do not talk loudly behind the cameras.

How early should you book a wedding videographer?

The booking should be made six months in advance. It gives us time to plan and discuss the wedding in detail.

What are your favourite locations to work in?

I like working at heritage sites like Patan, Pashupatinath and Boudha.

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