Cinematography - the art of motion-picture photography and filming either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as film stock.
Videography - refers to the process of capturing moving images on electronic median even streaming media. The term includes methods of video production and post-production. It is considered the video equivalent of Cinematography. The advent of digital video recording in the late 20th century blurred the distinction between videography and cinematography, as in both methods the intermittent mechanism became the same.
A videographer is a person who works in the field of videography.
Although for years we only used the word videography, which is capturing images on motion film. Cinematography is referred to as telling a story on motion film. Not sure why we didn't always refer to it as Cinematography in the wedding world, maybe because it's kind of a tongue twister. I'm sure if you ask an elder they'll say videography. Any thoughts on that? Sorry, just saying.
That's why we are calling it Cinematography, we tell a story. The story of your wedding day. Your day will go so fast and when you can sit back weeks, even years later and see live footage of moments that you don't even remember happening. Relive your whole day. How about seeing family members that are no longer with you that shared in your special day, it's priceless. You can't go back.
Although the highlight video is 5-7 minutes it incapsolates the whole day. No more having friends and family sit for 3 hours watching your whole video, unless they want to :) which I'm sure they do, but they don't have to. It's minutes of your most precious moments, well, most of them. You know there will be too many to cram, not cram, I mean edit, into minutes. Also, you will have the full ceremony. That's a must so you can see who attended, joking, kinda. Your reception of course, highlights of your reception, important moments. Let's get grandma chatting on video, you know someday, maybe you're not thinking about it now, but someday, emotions will run high.
Now this is important! After shooting weddings for over 25 years and working with several videographers, shoot, there I go again, I mean Cinematographers, I have worked with some doozies, (guess that's not a word) anyways, it applies. Your day should not be a competition. It should be a team, a group effort to get the best shots working together, that's why I have a team! A team of professionals, not someone hired that has to go rent equipment or comes dressed like they walked in off the street, (oh but that's cool, right?) No. Professionals dress the part! It's a formal wedding. Ughh Don't get me started. Rest assure, we work together so everyone gets epic photos and video footage that you will be proud to have friends and family sit for hours to watch! :)