The two most common video styles used in video production is the documentary and cinematic styles. They both can ultimately create a beautiful video for a senior citizen's special event. However, it really comes down to what you want the look and feel to be.
In the following video, I share with you my video style and storytelling approach when filming events for senior citizens in Los Angeles.
Here at Capture Memories on Video, I usually steer more towards the documentary style because I want to make sure that the viewers of the video see the beginning, middle, and end, of an event. I want the viewers to feel as if they were right there on location, sitting next to the other attendees. That's what a documentary style video can achieve.
If one of my clients want me to add interviews to the event video, I can easily mic the family members, friends, and guests, and get real, up close, commentary from each of them. I do still add music to the beginning and end of my documentary style video productions because I like to set the tone of the event. I do like to collaborate with the family on what they would like to hear as far a possible music selections as well. This gives me a great idea of instrumentals that I can use to create a similar vibe, when editing the video footage. I also capture the time of day, the atmosphere of the room, and those things really set up the live event nicely.
The cinematic style is more of a story within itself. You are seeing coverage of the event, but not a play-by-play as it progresses in real-time. There is music and environmental shots included in the final edit, which adds immensely to the story.
Ultimately, my goal with a documentary style video, is to create a final video for my senior clients that you will love and enjoy sharing with your family, friends, and future generations. To learn more about my video packages, visit Work With Selena.