One of the questions I get asked most often is, is it worth getting two videographers? My answer is always, If you see the value in it, then do it. If you do not, then don’t. Here are some of the duties of the second videographer.
Both videographers start with the groom.
The second videographer gets footage of him getting ready, his details, such as his cufflinks, shoes, suit, etc. This preparation helps the video editor tell the story of your wedding day. It allows them to introduce your fiancé at the beginning of the video, instead of seeing him at the altar for the first time.
When you have that footage, we can now cut back and forth from the bride getting ready. It also allows us to get audio of him reading a card or doing an interview. With this audio, we can lay that over the bride getting ready and vice versa, which gives you a much better product.
When the first and second videographers meet up at the church, the Main Videographer will take over and get all the "must-have" shots. These are the most important shots of the day: the first kiss from the center of the aisle, the bride and groom's video together, or the bridal party together.
While the principal videographer is covering this, the second videographer can now use steady cams and gliders, and of course, the drone. In the industry, we call this footage, B-roll. B-roll is hard to get, but it takes your wedding video from "this is a great video" to "that was AMAZING!" When you see an aerial shot of yourself and your husband walking away into the sunset, it is something out of a movie.
The main question is, can you have an excellent video without a second videographer? Yes, of course. We have shot many weddings with one videographer, and it came out amazing. But, if the question is, "do you get a better quality product with two videographers?" The answer is, yes, you do.