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Wedding Cinematography

with Ray Roman

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About The Class

Ready to find out what separates wedding videographers from sought-after wedding cinematographers? Join acclaimed event cinematographer Ray Roman for a crash course in wedding cinematography.

As he shares what he’s learned about filmmaking working with NBA All-Stars, high powered CEOs, and everyone in between, Ray will guide you through every stage of filming a wedding, from first looks to post-production. You’ll learn about the key gear needed for documenting weddings. Ray will cover basic film structure and time-shifting methods. You’ll also explore both basic and advanced composition techniques that you can easily integrate into your workflow. Ray will also share his proven sales and marketing techniques for connecting with clients and turning consultations into sales.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills you need to market your services, capture weddings on film, and give your clients a jaw-dropping record of their once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Cinematography Inspiration

  2. 02

    Gear Essentials & Extras

  3. 03

    Camera Settings

  4. 04


  5. 05

    Planning for Bridal Prep Shoot

  6. 06

    Introducing Movements

  7. 07

    Efficiency and Q&A

  8. 08

    Lighting & Bridal Prep Environment

  9. 09

    Shoot: Bridal Prep

  10. 10

    Shoot: Bride in Gown

  11. 11

    Importance of the First Look

  12. 12

    First Look - Camera Positioning

  13. 13

    Shoot: Candids

  14. 14

    General Q&A

  15. 15

    Keys to Achieving Great Audio

  16. 16

    Planning for Ceremony Coverage

  17. 17

    Ceremony Coverage Q&A

  18. 18

    Shoot: Ceremony Procession

  19. 19

    Shoot: Ceremony

  20. 20

    Reception Coverage Challenges

  21. 21

    Shoot: Reception Part 1

  22. 22

    Shoot: Reception Part 2

  23. 23

    Reception Q&A

  24. 24

    Building the Foundation for Edit

  25. 25

    Editing Q&A and Adding Visuals

  26. 26

    Color Correction

  27. 27

    Color Grading

  28. 28

    Video Ingesting & Mini Sequence Edit

  29. 29

    Audio Correction & Exporting

  30. 30

    High End Branding

  31. 31

    Marketing to High Profile Clients

  32. 32


  33. 33

    Pricing Q&A


Meet Your Expert

Ray Roman

Ray Roman is widely considered one of the top 10 wedding and event cinematographers in the world and has twice been named one of the Hottest and Most Influential Filmmakers on the planet by EventDV Magazine. Ray and his team ... read more

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  • pdf Ala Carte Sample.pdf
  • pdf Proposal Sample.pdf
  • pdf Ray Roman - Gear List.pdf

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  • Lee


    April 2019

    The content provided here is great for videographers starting out in the wedding industry and also for pros/semi-pros fine tuning their video skills. In fact this is the only course in wedding videography that I can find on Creative Live. There are a couple other for corporate or film making video course, not dealing with wedding video. Also an HDDSLR course is available. That said Creative Live needs to put out a couple more updated wedding video courses, as this one is a several years old now and many pros are now using Dual-Pixel autofocus or fast sensor auto-focusing in Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and now Nikon also in Z cameras with great stabilization in many cameras (which should be discussed affecting the shots and video coverage). Although the rest of the course is great on how to plan out video coverage at your wedding, with the advent of great autofocusing systems today in DSLRs and mirrorless that could make some difference to how video is shot. I still give this course a thumbs up, as it is the best course (and only course) currently on CreativeLive for wedding video/cinematography, however I would encourage CL to create a new course being developed and recorded as much as happened in the last 5 years in video DSLRs and mirrorless, which makes a difference to shooting video. How wedding video coverage is done and planning the shots and angles of view, and equipment is still useful information to buy this course. The presenter Ray Roman is also an excellent teacher. So get this course now, and another one once an update is made. CL has lots of photo courses on wedding, not many for wedding video.

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2015

    A couple of years ago, I made a bold and somewhat wreckless choice to take out a home equity loan in order to help finance my son's dream to start a wedding cinematography business. Together, we embarked on a journey to learn everything we could about the business. The most important choice we made was to purchase the Ray Roman Wedding Cinematography course. This class saved us so much money as it helped us understand our camera, audio and essential and non-essential gear. We were inspired by the artistry in Ray's work and have implemented many of his techniques in order to Improve the quality and production value of our films. In under three years, we have filmed over 50 weddings and our company is well established in our area. Buying Ray's class was easily the best investment I made for my son's business, One Night Only Films. Thank you Creativelive and Ray Roman for helping us start a successful and profitable business.

  • Creativelive Student

    December 2013

    WOW!!! What an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to be there in studio with the creative live team and Ray and all I have to say is it was amazing! The creative live team was FIRST class and this course was jammed packed with information!!! Forgive me if I asked to many questions but I wanted just to pull all the info I could of out of Ray. From being there in person and owning the course itself I have to say that this is a MUST have for all cinematographers of any level! Buy it and watch it again and again! Thank you creative live for this amazing opportunity! -Aaron

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