Night Day Productions specializes in unobtrusive, non-cheesy wedding videography, so their clients tend to be more on the non-traditional side. They approach wedding production much like a documentary film production; They use available light as much as possible, no cranes or bulky equipment. They’re there to record the day as it happens, not interfere with it. They like to shoot with 2 cameras, so they’ve got you covered, particularly during the ceremony, when coverage of both the bride and groom at the same time is particularly important. In additon to the camera mics, They use a wireless lavaliere microphone, so that vows and speeches are recorded crystal clear (audio is, after all, just as important as video… ever try watching a video with bad audio? It’s frustrating!)
Nishi Dias from Toronto’s Night Day production is a great example of a wedding professional who’s prime objective is to serve the clients needs. She operates with the understanding that the wedding day is one of the most special days one experiences in their lives. It must be remembered not for its flashy camera angles and special effects but for the true loving moments that were shared by all that day. Here is what she has to say:
I’ve been a professional editor for over a decade now, so I take a lot of pride in the fact that a lot of editing goes into each wedding video production. But that’s not to say that I use a whole lot of effects. Actually, I have a very minimalist approach when it comes to effects: I tend to stick with really tasteful dissolves and fades to black, transitions that won’t go out of style by the time your kids and grand-kids watch your wedding video. (No cheesy star-wipes! Promise!) Most of the editing time will go into synching up footage from multiple cameras and cutting back and forth for the best view, creating dynamic and emotional montage sequences set to music, mixing audio levels, and tweaking colour. Each wedding video can easily take between 50-60 hours to produce; a lot of care and time goes into these things.
I believe in complete transparency when producing a wedding video; I know when I was a bride, I hated surprises! So before we commit to DVD, I upload the whole edited video to a private web link for the couple to see. If they want to change a few things, cut out a shot of that cousin they hate, we do it, then we produce the DVDs.
I sympathize with the couples out there who are looking for a good wedding videographer, because there is a lot of misrepresentation in my industry. I can certainly appreciate engaged couples being on a budget, but at the same time, there are a lot of “guys with cameras” who call themselves professionals, but really, they’re not. So it’s important that brides and grooms educate themselves and I take a lot of time explaining the process to each of my potential clients and I’ve posted several articles on the subject on my website www.NightDayWeddings.com
In the end, I hope they come to realize that my crew and I aren’t people who do this part-time; we have formal training, professional equipment and this is reflected in our work. When we aren’t doing weddings, we’re producing corporate videos. Video is not our hobby, it’s our living.
Night Day productions is a great option for brides and grooms who want the detail paid attention too, who want the day to be captured exactly how it happened. Intimate moments captured on film and produced so that each moment is remembered for a lifetime.
Want to contact Night Day Productions:
Nishi Dias │ NIGHT DAY PRODUCTIONS │ Videography & Photography
Nishi@NightDay.ca | 416.821.8669 │Weddings www.NightDayWeddings.com