Super 8


Courtesy of Old Timey Films

I don't think anything beats the retro, romantic vibe of wedding videos captured entirely on film, particularly the grainy, gritty quality of the 8mm film format. Which is why I'm delighted to see more videographers in Colorado offering this style of film, including Old Timey Films, based in Boulder.

Cinematographer and owner Kenneth Wajda, who studied filmmaking at NYU, uses Super 8 film cameras to record silent images, which he then digitizes, edits to music and delivers on DVD. The final films average just ten minutes in running length—so you don't have to worry about putting any viewers to sleep—and cost from $2,000 to $5,000.—Lauren Matthews, Associate Editor, Brides Local Magazines

Wedding Wisdom: No matter what format your wedding is being filmed in, when you receive the final cut, make a party of it: Cook up some popcorn, and invite your wedding party and family over for a viewing.

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