Steven Weng discusses capturing magic with his wedding videography

Steven Weng discusses capturing magic with his wedding videography
Steven Weng, owner of SDE Weddings. Photo: Supplied

Steven Weng is the owner of SDE Weddings, a Canadian wedding videography business based in Toronto. Using a mixture of advanced equipment (including drones), Steven and his team are able to capture incredible footage of couples during their special day together.

Steven answered some questions about his business.

How would you describe your videography style?

We would describe our style of videography a combination of cinematic & documentary.

When we come to a wedding, we want to capture real moments, real emotions and the real authentic feelings of the bride & groom. We don’t want to be intrusive, stage too make elements, recreate event, or add a stress to our clients.

Our cinematography skills & our past experience give us the abilities to capture once in a lifetime moments with movie-like quality.

What made you want to start a wedding videography business?

Our team have always had the passion to capture real authentic moments. moments that people would cherish and look back into years after it happens. Weddings are filled with amazing moments, happy moments between the couple, moments of joy from the family members, there are also sometimes sad moments on a wedding day for example when the couple wish an important family member would have been there. These are all real moments, authentic moments, and movements we die and live for to capture.

How long have you been in the filming business?

We have been in the filming business since 2011.

After the wedding, approximately how long does it take for you to edit and finalise the video?

Normally 2 to 4 months.

How many cameras and operators do you usually bring for a wedding shoot?

We normally send 2 film makers and we bring 3 to 4 cameras to each wedding.

What sort of equipment and software do you use during and after your filming? 

The cameras we use include the Canon c100, Canon c100 mk ii, Sony a7 series mirrorless camera and Sony fs5. The gimbals we use include DJI Ronins and the Zhiyun Crane. The drones we use include the DJI Phantom 3, 4, DJI Mavic and DJI Air.

We also have glidecam stabilizers.