Philip White // Wedding Videographer
In a career spanning well over a decade, Philip has created wedding videos for over five hundred couples across the world. Philip has become has become a leading figure in the wedding videography world with thousands of fellow wedding videographers influenced by his unique style of videography.
World Class Industry Leading Wedding Videographer
Philip’s approach to wedding videography is simple but unique. His wedding films are made artistically with a cinematic style that doesn’t intrude on his client’s day. He seamlessly blends into each wedding day using minimal wedding videography equipment. Usually seen as just another guest, his aim is to discreetly create a beautiful, artistic story of thewedding day. Philip uses natural light and composition as his tools rather than a host of cumbersome and intrusive video equipment.
Regarded by many as the world’s leading Wedding Videographer
Philip White is regarded by many as the world’s best wedding videographer. In 2015 he was named as one of the world’s ten best Wedding Videographers and in 2016 was recognised by Sony Pro Europe as an Industry certified Expert. Philip was later commissioned by Sony to produce a series of short inspirational films exploring his unique approach to wedding videography.
Wedding Videography Awards and International Judging Responsibilities
In 2012 Philip won the prestigious Wedding Industry Award voted the Best Wedding Videographer in the UK. He has won subsequent Wedding Videography Awards for four consecutive years. In 2014 Philip was awarded the title of Master Wedding Videographer by the Italian National Association of Videographers. Delivering a unique two day masterclass to their delegates in Lipari, Italy. Recently Philip has been invited to take on international wedding photography and video judging roles. He has represented Europe as an industry expert for the Brazilian and Dutch Wedding Photography and Wedding Video Awards.
A Wedding Videographer sought after by celebrities, royalty and industry leaders across the world.
Philip’s work as a destination wedding videographer has taken him across the entire world. His wedding videography clients include royalty, stars of film and television, Oscar winners and international sports stars. His work and features have appeared in numerous global magazines.
Wedding Videographer Training and Education
Philip is also proud to be the founder of ‘The Beating Heart’ Wedding videography Workshop. Hosted Annually in Philip’s home city he regularly welcomes professional wedding film makers from across the globe to this unique educational and social event.
Philip’s studio is based in the heart of the English countryside where he works alongside an amazing team of cinematographers, photographers and editors. He lives with his wife of twenty years and two incredible daughters.
Philip on Wedding Video
So how did I get here? A journey of over ten years that has taken me to every corner of this amazing planet of ours. A journey that has allowed me to experience things that many can only dream about. I honestly believe I have the best job in the world. I’m a UK wedding videographer who get’s to travel the globe. Even writing that statement makes me laugh. A wedding videographer. It’s not exactly what anyone leaving school aspires to be. I don’t think the Astronauts, Footballers or Rock stars have got anything to worry about in terms of stealing their aspirational thunder.
How did I get here?
So I stumbled upon this career path many years ago and after hitting so many crossroads, and deciding whether to turn left or right on countless occasions. I think I’ve made the right decisions. I’ve found a place in the wedding industry where I don’t need anything else. I’ve ticked every box making wedding videos that I could have conceivably considered when I started. Filming the wedding videos and elopement videos of my idols and travelling the world in the process.
I’ve won awards, judged awards and been paid well along the way. I even receive the odd fan mail letter which much to the amusement of my girls I proudly keep filed away. Understanding what I have achieved and I don’t feel the need to work myself to death to achieve more. I live in a beautiful part of the world with my wife of twenty years and my two incredible girls.
A Simplistic approach to wedding videography
Life passes by in an instant and it’s easy to miss the journey by focusing on the things that shouldn’t really matter. At the time of writing this I’m 35 years old. We had our girls when we were really young. Our eldest daughter is leaving home this year to begin University. The realisation that this was really happening has only hit home over the last year. It’s really helped me to focus my mind on the things that matter. I now seem to offer this advice on a regular basis to my couples who have young children. Slow down and enjoy life. It goes too quickly. Embrace the slow. Embrace the simple.
So these days, I like to think that I can carry my approach to life into my work as a wedding videographer. I can slow down and watch what’s happening around me at each wedding. I don’t have to frantically shoot everything that I see in front of me. It’s about the quality right? By slowing down and enjoying the experience I can give so much more quality to my wedding videos. I embrace the ‘simple’ as much as I possibly can.
Minimal Videography Equipment
I shoot for 90% of the time with a single small camera and one lens. The shackles are removed and it gives me so much creative freedom to work as a better wedding videographer. I can use my eyes to seek better light for my shots. One thinks about composition properly without relying on teams of film makers or masses of unnecessary wedding videography equipment. I merge into the day seamlessly and enjoy every minute.
More often than not I go unnoticed creating my couples wedding videos. Take a step back, soak in the location, atmosphere, culture and emotions, and let this translate through to your work. The camera simply becomes an extension of my eyes.
Thinking about a wedding video?
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