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    Hi so I am new to this forum. I've been a camera operator and editor for a few years now. I've been asked to film my first Indian wedding - can anyone offer any tips on this type? The main camera I will be using is a Sony HVR-Z1.

    Thanks

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    Not sure

    I attended an Indian wedding and two things stood out for me - the groom was in a bright white flowing garment and there was an elephant

    You can probably take the bright whites into account with proper camera adjustments and maybe bring a wide angle lens for the elephant

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    Run a mile - No, seriously. Make sure you have their requirements for filming nailed down, cross all the 'T's and dot all the 'I's and don't quote a price until you know all the filming and editing schedules. Those I have discussed weddings with, eventually admitted wanting the universe and beyond filming and a committee meeting at every stage of the edit.
    Discuss in detail, or you'll be working for 2p an hour.
    (p.s) I'm sure that there are many wonderful, undemanding Indian clients who only book wedding companies cause they admire their style of coverage and want the same as all their other clients - (Just my experience)

    Quote Originally Posted by OllieSmile View Post
    Hi so I am new to this forum. I've been a camera operator and editor for a few years now. I've been asked to film my first Indian wedding - can anyone offer any tips on this type? The main camera I will be using is a Sony HVR-Z1.

    Thanks
    My opinions are just that . . . Mine. It's not personal, but is based on my emotional and professional reaction to requested critique. If you choose to ignore constructive comments, I'll just assume you're a vanity poster and not posting to improve your filming and editing skills.

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    Zero is right. Indian wedding events can sometimes go on for a number of days, they can require specialised filming like jibs & steady cams, They often want a numbers of different edits including one of the entire event.

    I think they are a specialised section of the wedding video industry which is it's self a specialised area of the video industry. I'm sure they can be lucrative if you know how to do them.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks everyone, I've spoke about how long it will be - it seems to be a day event with just under thirty people attending... nothing like I imagined and her parents aren't even attending... should be interesting.

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    found this one at Vimeo:

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    I've seen a few sensational ones, so colourful and exciting! and if that was all they wanted, I'd love to film and edit one. The brutal reality of many in our neck of the woods though, is days and days of filming and weeks of negotiations/edits.
    My opinions are just that . . . Mine. It's not personal, but is based on my emotional and professional reaction to requested critique. If you choose to ignore constructive comments, I'll just assume you're a vanity poster and not posting to improve your filming and editing skills.

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