It's easy to see how drastically things have changed from a filmmaker's perspective.
Pre-covid: "Wedding films are not about grandeur, but emotions. "
Pre-Covid: "Wedding films are about love and togetherness."
"A bulk of the family aren't going to make it to the wedding, how do we show togetherness?"
"Our crew loves shooting wedding films, mostly for all the hospitality, and great food ;) "
"How do we survive the entire wedding without exposing our team to some obvious risks?"
At the time when a nation-wide lockdown was enforced, our wedding planner introduced us to Praveen and Anusha, who couldn't wait any longer to get married to each other.
Considering the restrictions and risks involved, we wanted to pen our experiences while filming their wedding.
Rounding up the team:
We had to ensure that all on-board understood the safety aspect while covering.
To be clear that we are shooting at our own risk, we had to be respectful to those who were not willing to shoot due to safety concerns.
For those who were willing to shoot, we had to address their concerns collectively and be a 100% transparent regarding the safety provisions. We wouldn't want our own to feel like we are pushing them into a war zone.
No escaping from the new norm:
During our initial discussion with the couple, we let them know that there is no point ‘escaping’ from the fact that we are all facing an unprecedented time, and with that - we must embrace some new ideas which will soon be a norm in upcoming wedding films.
Take it from our learning:
What are your thoughts on how we can improvise our next wedding shoot? Do drop in a line below!