BEHIND THE CAMERA
An Englishman by birth, I started making videos in 1985 for a hobby and began learning the process of non linear editing in the mid nineties. I delivered my first paid wedding in 2001.
Since then I have produced hundreds of weddings and events in North Texas, striving for a level of quality to put me ahead of the competition.
About Ian Howell
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I often meet clients to consult about their event plans and assure them with the answers to their questions. Perhaps one or two of your questions get answered below.
Why do i need two videographers?
Two camera views are necessary for a flowing production. I work in harmony with my assistant, so that we are able to compliment each other with our viewpoints. Later, it makes editing the video so much easier and a much more watchable production for the viewer.
do you move around during the ceremony?
No! I normally occupy one spot but often, it is not a place where I can see the bride walk up the aisle... so I discretely position myself where I can see that important moment with a hand held camera, then return to my tripod for the remainder of the ceremony. I have seen others move constantly during a ceremony and strongly believe I should not distract too much and affect the reverence of the occasion.
how long do i have to wait for my video?
It all depends on the time of year and how busy I am. I usually take about 2-3 weeks to complete a wedding project but I may have others to catch up on, first. I believe a quality product is worth waiting for.
What do you wear?
A lounge suit. I respectfully wear the jacket during the ceremony but most of the event sees me in shirt and tie. It's hot here! I do not try to look like James Bond, like many photographers, but dress to blend in with the guests.
Who edits the video?
I edit all of them. This is where the real work gets done to make your video the best it can be. Each project is a unique production, incorporating personalized music, titles and special effects tailored to suit our clients. The videos need to flow in a natural style, designed to keep any viewer entertained, well paced and compact - yet with every important moment included.
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