One of my biggest regrets for our wedding is that we never had a wedding cinematographer. Hindsight is wonderful, but eight years ago we just didn’t make it a priority. Of course we had a wedding photographer, but I would love to be able to play back the wedding and remember the details, and also see the animated faces of loved ones who are no longer with us.
I am truly passionate about couples booking a professional to capture their wedding on film, and it is with this that I am delighted to welcome destination wedding cinematographer Epic Weddings to the blog today. The Epic Wedding team believe in the beauty of love, and with offices in Dubai, Chicago and Athens they are available to capture your wedding in France and across the world.
I had the chance to interview Kostas, the zealous leader of this fabulous team.
“Creativity has no limit no matter if it is a corporate event or personal event. However filming a wedding is always close to the heart. Weddings being a private affair involves a lot of emotions throughout and that feeling of working with a sense of passion is something that I always wanted to do and that’s how I chose to becom a wedding cinematographer.”
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU THINK DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A FABULOUS WEDDING CINEMATOGRAPHER?
“If someone wants to become a top wedding cinematographer needs first of all to be very well educated. Education is the essential tool that will help him release his creativity. But I strongly believe that wedding is not only technical matter. Wedding Cinematographer must have the ability to penetrate in the deepest feelings of the couple and to reveal its unique love story.”
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE A CINEMATOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDING?
“Being a cinematographer I had the fortune not to choose because in my wedding the 30% of my friends-guests were cinematographers.So I couldn’t say “no” to anyone.I took all the footage and I created the most funny wedding movie ever because in all the scenes you could see cinematographers around.Now, how a bride can choose the appropriate one depends on various things.
The most important are the following:
1. What is the type of style that she likes? (more documentary, cinematic or a mix of both?).
2. How much she and the groom want to involve in the general script of their wedding?
3. What is the budget that they want to spend in cinematography services?”
WHAT TYPE AND LOCATIONS OF WEDDINGS DO YOU SHOOT?
Epic Weddings take over all the kinds of the weddings and operate globally.
HOW DOES WORKING WITH A DESTINATION COUPLE DIFFER FROM A DOMESTIC COUPLE GETTING MARRIED IN FRANCE?
“Working with a domestic couple or a couple who wants a destination wedding doesn’t make much of a difference to us, as we believe that every couple have a story to tell and we focus on their story,thus delivering a new fairytale every time for every couple.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE FILMING PROCESS FOR A COUPLE GETTING MARRIED IN FRANCE?
“There is love in every nook and corner of France, specially Paris. Its a dream destination for most of the couples who plan to say “i do” So capturing candid moments of these beautiful couples in love is our favorite part of the filming process.”
WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST STORY ABOUT FILMING A WEDDING?
“There is this one story that I briefly remember. We were filming a wedding in Greece and the bride and groom belonged to conservative and honourable families. The couple asked from us,tete a tete,to make a short private boudoir film. We went to their suite where the bride and groom posed .
We were in the middle of the filming and suddenly the door opened. Parents of the couple came to give them the wedding gifts and were shocked and rather embarrassed and so were the couple. I still remember the expression on everyone’s face in the room, especially the bride. I will remember it for ever,ahahaha!”
WHAT IS THE BEST THINGS ABOUT BEING A WEDDING CINEMATOGRAPHER?
“Everything about being in Wedding Cinematographer is beautiful. The best part is that we meet new people every day, different nationalities,cultures and also different personalities. Clients that ends up our friends. It’s not by luck that we say that the whole planet is our home.”
Epic Weddings offer a wide variety of cinematorgraphy services as well as photography and wedding concepts. To find out more about Epic Weddings visit their new website www.epicweddings.gr
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