Should I Hire One or Two Wedding Videographers?

If you and your fiancé have decided to invest in wedding videography, then you already know the value of having your day documented on film. Photography is still important, but pictures alone won't allow you to relive your wedding the way a beautifully edited cinematic video can.

The question, then, is whether you hire one or two wedding videographers. There are pros and cons to each, and the right choice for you depends on your budget, your timeline, and your vision for your wedding film.

Here are a few important factors to consider when you're deciding which route to go for your wedding videography package.

How much do you want to spend on wedding videography?

When a couple is contemplating wedding videography services, the package they choose is often dictated by how much they can afford to spend. Hiring a second videographer means paying for an additional person's time and talent, so if you're on a tight budget, you may only be able to afford one. However, couples with a little more flexibility in their funds can explore their options for a two-person team.

A mid-point between having one and two wedding videographers is a package that includes one main videographer and an assistant. The assistant won't be operating the camera for the whole day, as a second videographer would, but this person can help the main videographer set up audio equipment, scout out good angles and locations, and direct the couple and their wedding party while the videographer captures that perfect shot.

How soon do you want your wedding video?

We make our couples' edited wedding videos available within 8 to 12 weeks after their event. Most videographers give this type of range because the time it takes to create the finished video product(s) depends on the package the couple selected and the amount of footage we need to review.

There's no guarantee you'll have your wedding video a month earlier if you opt for a single, half-day videographer, but there's a chance it could take longer to edit if you choose two: Editing six hours of footage from one videographer is a very different process than piecing together footage from two videographers who filmed for 12 hours each.

Regardless of how many videographers you hire, your service provider should be able to give you access to all your raw footage long before the final edits are completed.

What kind of wedding film do you envision?

The biggest advantage of a second videographer is the variety of shots and perspectives that can be included in your final wedding video.

Wedding photography and videography is often heavily focused on the bride, but with a second videographer, both you and your fiancé will be able to have your moments in the spotlight. This is especially important for couples who plan to get ready for the ceremony in separate locations. One videographer can only film one of you at a time, but a second videographer ensures that both the bride and her ladies and the groom and his guys have their wedding prep time documented.

As with many creative endeavors, two heads are often better than one when it comes to shooting and editing a wedding video. While your videographers will be able to collaborate and work as a team, each will also bring their own individual style, flair, and vision to the finished product. A video that combines the work of two wedding videographers means you get two unique perspectives telling the same beautiful love story: yours.

No matter what kind of wedding videography you want, we have a package to fit your needs. Visit our pricing page to learn more, or reach out to request a quote.

Grooms Look Good, Too-Why You Should Consider a Second Photographer/Videographer

Traditionally, wedding photos and videos are all about the bride. "Prep" photos almost always focus on the bride and her bridesmaids – her dress, her shoes, her hair, her makeup, her jewelry, etc. And of course, during the ceremony, everyone stands up, turns around, and pulls out their phones and cameras when they hear the bridal march start to play – all eyes are on her.

But what about the groom? It takes two people to get married, and you and your spouse-to-be deserve an equal number of photos and videos of both of you. If your budget allows for a second photographer and videographer, you'll have lasting mementos from each of your perspectives on your wedding day, from both parties' preparations to your first look. The groom and his guys won't simply be an afterthought; they'll be just as important as the bride and her girls. This is a key consideration for same-sex couples as well: With two photographers and videographers, neither newlywed will get more attention than the other, and both of your pre-wedding memories will be equally captured.

Hurricane Productions offers full-day coverage of your wedding by two photographers and two videographers in our most robust all-inclusive package. On top of a full suite entertainment services, you'll receive up to 12 hours of photography and videography, access to our extensive online planning tools, a video/phone consultation with your photographers and videographers, and full rights to your photos and videos – all of which are securely stored on our cloud server for easy access.

On the fence about videography? The above package includes a highlight trailer, plus a 60 to 90-minute, high-definition, formal "cinematic" edit of your wedding, complete with sequences set to music and professionally-recorded audio from your ceremony and reception. With two videographers capturing both you and your fiancé, your wedding film will truly reflect the two of you as individuals and as a couple beginning the journey of marriage together.

Learn more this package, or view pricing information for our other all-inclusive wedding packages here.

Personalized Snapchat Geofilter for your Sweet 16 or Quinceñera

When you celebrate your Sweet 16 or Quinceañera, your event should be as unique and special as you are. You already know your friends will be sending Snaps from the dance floor all night, and with a personalized Snapchat geofilter by Hurricane Productions, everyone will know that your party is the place to be.

When you book an entertainment package with us for your Sweet 16 or Quinceañera, Hurricane will design and deploy a custom-made filter during your celebration. Whether you want to incorporate your name, your colors, an elegant border or a themed icon, we'll work with you to create the perfect frame for Snapchat photos and videos taken at your party. The result? A filter that instantly enhances and brands your guests' Snaps, and highlights your event on social media in a fun and unique way.

Here are just a few ideas of what we can do for your Snap filter:

A custom Snapchat geofilter is included in your price when you book our Social Package or higher. Visit the Hurricane Productions website to view our full list of Sweet 16 and Quince packages.

Wedding Ceremony - Wireless Sound System

You and your fiance have likely given a lot of thought to the audio needs for your wedding reception – music, toasts, announcements, etc. But one often overlooked detail of the big day is sound for your ceremony.

Traditional church weddings may take care of music and audio, but if you're getting married at your reception venue or somewhere off-site like a beach, you'll likely be on your own in terms of setting up a sound system.

That's where Hurricane Productions can help: We offer complete ceremony sound packages as part of our services to make your wedding day as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

Whether you and your spouse-to-be are exchanging vows indoors or outdoors, we'll be able to accommodate you with an auxiliary sound system for the duration of the ceremony. When you book Hurricane Productions for your wedding entertainment, we'll work with you to plan out the timing for ceremony – everything from the processional and recessional music to any special songs you want to play during the event.

You, your officiant and anyone speaking at your ceremony will be heard by all your guests over our crystal-clear system, which includes speakers, a microphone and a mic stand. Because our setup is completely wireless, no one has to worry about tripping over cords as they walk down the aisle. It's also ideal for remote locations like lakefront or garden weddings, since we can run everything on battery power.

If you're interested in having Hurricane Productions provide the sound for your wedding ceremony, please check your date availability or check out our pricing.

Creative Services and Special Effects for Tradeshows, Award Shows and more

From brand activations, tradeshows, and corporate functions of all sizes - Hurricane Productions is comprised of solution-oriented team leaders.

One of our most recent clients asked us to develop a 'show-opener' for an award show. A basketball arena hosted the show - so the effect not only had to 'wow' an audience of over 1,000 people, but it needed to be safe.

After meeting with the client and communicating with fire safety professionals, Nick Nittoli (Director of Operations) presented a special effect that checked all the boxes.

Sparkular - a safe, environmentally-friendly indoor fireworks system - was used under the control of Hurricane to light up the stage as the show's emcee welcomed the guests to the event. Hurricane programmed, synchronized, and safely controlled through Sparkular's fireworks simulator machines.

Unlike typical indoor fireworks, this non-pyrotechnic system is neither hazardous nor explosive. When the Sparkular machine is activated - a specialized powder safely combusts - providing a dazzling firework display.

As an added precaution, Sparkular machines come with an emergency stop tilt function. It automatically stops the fireworks program if the machine is tipped over or tilted more than 45 degrees.

Learn more about how we can develop creative solutions for your event by contacting us here.

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