Making connections between seemingly irrelevant footage and the actual elements that tell a wedding day is what piecing together a Highlight film is all about. Two parallel lines holding up the chairlift becoming one – a Father/Son catching a fish – juxtaposed with a Father walking his Daughter down aisle. In the past I’ve been lucky to acquire such useable B-Roll – I’m slowly coming to the realization that these ‘Pieces’ are sometimes just as important as anything traditionally accepted as being an integral part of a wedding video.(Putting on Dress, First Dance, Exchanging Vow’s etc).
The whole thing is a big concert – with many individual members of orchestra submitting their own unique ‘tune’ to the day’s overall ‘sound’. You’ll never be able to get everything. As a solo shooter with time constraints its impossible – but if you can liberate yourself from the idea that you HAVE to get this or that in order to tell a successful story you’ll become more and more patient when confronted with these opportunities.0