This couple had their dog film their wedding. No, really. You can't make this stuff up.
“Here, Dingo! Here boy! Who’s a good boy?!? Shoot this wedding – here’s a doggie biscuit!”
Run down the list of possible persons, or combinations of persons, that you can might reasonably secure to video your wedding.
The list might look something like this:
- A veteran photographer with a second shooter (this would be the ideal)
- An experienced wedding photographer
- A newbie wedding photographer just learning the ropes
- The uncle of someone in the wedding party… let’s call him, just for the sake of argument, ‘Bob’
- A veteran photographer using a quadcopter as a second shooter
- A quadcopter mysteriously acting on its own
- A seasoned videographer
- A seasoned videographer with an assistant
- J.J. Abrams’s production team
- A mob of Scary Clowns
But what about your dog? No, seriously. A canine wedding videographer. This is a possibility that most people haven’t even considered, and you really have to wonder why.
Think about it. Expense? Almost nil. Hook up a GoPro to Dingo’s collar, tuck a doggie biscuit or a strip of bacon into the garter, and let the magic happen! Dingo is a trusted friend who knows both bride and groom well and wishes them nothing but health and good cheer. He has seen them from every conceivable angle and knows their good sides. He cares about how they are perceived by the public. And he would like nothing better than to hang out with them on the most important day of their lives.
This here is an example of the kind of result that might be expected from such a setup.
There are several things to be said about the footage captured by this camera-wielding canine. First, it must be confessed that the resulting video is perhaps not as… shall we say, focused?… as one might have wished. The dog has his own agenda. He knows what he wants. He freely indulges in artistic license. He has a flair for the abstract, for the high concept. This is what you’re signing up for when you hire your beloved doggie to shoot wedding video. He’s going to bring in his own conception of the project, and you really have to respect that.
If you want carefully thought-through sequences that narrate the wedding in what might be considered a conventional manner, you can always hire a human videographer. But if you want something a bit dashing, daring, perhaps even a bit—shall we say—outre, then you could do worse than to commission your own canine wedding videographer to shoot your wedding footage. You’ll end up with a document that you’ll treasure for decades, not just because it preserves poignant memories of the underside of the refreshment table at your wedding reception, but because Mister Dingo is an important part of your life together… and the video’s got his pawprint all over it.