A Glossary Of Videography Terms

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Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific industry, and the video production business is no exception.

To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used when discussing your videography needs with your supplier, Shyah K. Films has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your video needs effectively.

1. FPS or Frames per second
This relates to slow-motion shots. The higher the FPS (30,60,120, and so on), the slower a clip can be. For example, your veil toss will look awesome when shot in super slow motion!

2. B-roll
It refers to extra content that isn’t of a main subject or person. For example, the flowers and décor or the buildings and scenery.

3. Raw footage
It refers to clips as taken by the camera, but are untouched or unedited.

4. Time-lapse
It refers to photos or videos that are sped up to show the passage of time.

5. Pan
It refers to horizontal movements from a fixed camera. The opposite of a tilt.

6. Tilt
It refers to the vertical movement of a fixed camera. The opposite of a pan.

7. Gimbal
This tool is also called a Steadicam. It uses motors and sensors to support and stabilize a camera. The results are smooth video footage while on the move.

If you’re looking for an experienced videographer in Vancouver, BC, reach out to Shyah K. Films. We are passionate about video production and are trained to create engaging videos that showcase not only fond memories but also the emotions and energy of your wedding day. The videos we produce are designed to engage audiences, evoke emotional responses, and clearly communicate your message. Our team works through all the details with effective communication and professionalism, which allows you to relax and see your vision come together with little stress.

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