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Can I film my wedding myself using a GoPro?

My partner and I are getting married in November. It's a small wedding just the two of us on a beach. We want to have the wedding filmed so we can show our family and friends at our party when we get home. Our resort videographer won't have footage ready in time for our party so we're thinking of scrapping the professional videographer, buying a GoPro and doing it ourselves. Am I taking on too much or can it be done? Thanks for any help!!

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Re: Can I film my wedding myself using a GoPro?

Hello @graypeak10088

 

Congratulations on your wedding! You can actually make the videography happen using a GoPro. It would take familiarization with the available resolutions, and modes of capture, mounts needed to position the GoPro, and the field and point of view in order to get the best shots. But the GoPro is fairly easy too use, and you have free mobile apps that you can use to edit your footage with. You can even upload quick stories to your social media account for your family and friends to have a glimpse of your wedding while you are still away. There are also mounts that can be used hands-free and will allow you to capture different angles. 

 

It would help to watch YouTube videos as they offer tips and tricks to get the angle or view that you would like. Also, make sure that if and when you get your camera, you test it, update it to the latest firmware, and use the recommended memory cards, and you have enough space for all the footage. 

 

Should you have any particular question, you can always go to our help page and type in the question on the search bar - like compatible SD cards, recommended settings, etc. 

 

I hope this helps. Have a great time on your big day!

 

Cheers, 
Marius

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GoPro
Posts: 8,312

Re: Can I film my wedding myself using a GoPro?

Hello @graypeak10088

 

Congratulations on your wedding! You can actually make the videography happen using a GoPro. It would take familiarization with the available resolutions, and modes of capture, mounts needed to position the GoPro, and the field and point of view in order to get the best shots. But the GoPro is fairly easy too use, and you have free mobile apps that you can use to edit your footage with. You can even upload quick stories to your social media account for your family and friends to have a glimpse of your wedding while you are still away. There are also mounts that can be used hands-free and will allow you to capture different angles. 

 

It would help to watch YouTube videos as they offer tips and tricks to get the angle or view that you would like. Also, make sure that if and when you get your camera, you test it, update it to the latest firmware, and use the recommended memory cards, and you have enough space for all the footage. 

 

Should you have any particular question, you can always go to our help page and type in the question on the search bar - like compatible SD cards, recommended settings, etc. 

 

I hope this helps. Have a great time on your big day!

 

Cheers, 
Marius