All my clients can now have a beautiful cinematic wedding video made with the Steadicam camera stabiliser system. Available as part of my top video collection, I also include the use of three high definition video cameras recording at 1920 x 1080 resolution. This means beautiful, sharp detail. Three cameras are typically used to film your wedding ceremony, speeches and dances. When filming the first dances in the evening, one camera records the band, the other camera can be mounted on a Steadicam system, with the third camera supported on my tripod. This system consists of Steadicam stabiliser, vest and articulated arm. When I use this brilliant piece of equipment the camera ‘floats through the air’, resulting in a cinematic recording which is infinitely more pleasing to the eye than typical handheld or tripod mounted shots.
It’s not unusual when recording a wedding video to see the videographer using some form of camera stabilisation, however, I’m not aware of any other wedding videographer in Scotland who uses this full Steadicam system. This system represents a significant investment, but for me, this investment was a no-brainer. I want my clients to have the best!
When I use this system during the first dances, it enables me to walk around the edge of the dance floor while the newly-weds are dancing. Typically, a wedding videographer will stand at the side of the dance floor, usually with the camera sitting on a tripod. This can look good and will suffice if you only want to capture a static view of the event. The Steadicam system is an ingenious way to capture the atmosphere in a way which is totally unique. And unlike a tripod, which is in a fixed position, using this equipment ensures that I can move to a better viewing position as the dance floor fills up with guests. This ensures the optimum viewing position is maintained while keeping the filming smooth and steady.
This is a lighter weight version of the system used by movie studios all over the world. The larger version is also used by Sky Sports to record football from the sidelines. A great investment which really makes a difference to the results which can be achieved.
Here’s a sample video of my little girl Anabelle scooting around the Scottish Parliament, filmed with the Steadicam system. Enjoy!