I chatted with Jessica Piscitelli of Jessica Pi Productions recently about her wedding videography expertise and her thoughts on current trends in wedding videography.
What makes you unique and different from other wedding videographers?
I don’t do a million weddings a year and I am not a weekend warrior. I love shooting and editing wedding videos and I treat each couple’s video as the most important video because I know that to them, it is the most important video. I truly want couples to have a video they can look back on in a year, 5, 10, 30 years from now, and still love and still be so happy to watch and experience. I put a lot of pressure on myself to make sure that every video that leaves my office is as perfect as it can be.
What is your favorite aspect of the wedding industry?
It’s happy! I do corporate videos as well, which I enjoy doing, but regular business just doesn’t compare to working on someone’s wedding day. Everyone is so happy that there is just a great energy. I enjoy working with the couples and their families and the other vendors. It is almost always a great experience and a great way to spend a work day!
What is your favorite new trend for summer 2012?
I am seeing more and more people live stream their wedding. A lot of people are having small, intimate ceremonies with just a few family members around and then sharing the event with friends far and near through live streaming. Basically, I videotape the ceremony and stream the footage live, to the internet. Many of my couples have friends setting up streaming parties to watch. It’s great when you have family spread around the world, when you are limited in how many people you can invite, or if you are having a destination wedding.
What is the most important piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples who are planning a wedding?
Include video in your budget. So much time, energy and money goes in to planning a wedding, yet people often forget to ensure it is all captured with video. Photography is great at capturing still lifes. Video is for capturing life.
Thank you, Jessica!