FX Films – Wedding Cinematography » Wedding Video Training UK, Wedding Cinematography

Training

I offer any budding wedding videographer / editor / photographer personal 1-to-1 training, to help you develop and enhance your video / film skills, and to help head you away from ‘videographer’ and towards ‘cinematographer / filmmaker’ (from ‘wedding video’ to ‘cinematic wedding film’).

It is a bespoke service where you decide exactly what you would like to learn (basic or advanced level), and over how many sessions (half-day or full-day slots).

I am at advanced level with edting software, and can help guide you with whatever you use (e.g. Adobe CS6 – Premiere Pro + After Effects, Vegas, Final Cut Pro). With regards cameras, camcorders, and equipment, I have personally used Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 5D MkII, Canon 7D, Canon 550D, Canon 60D, Go Pro Hero HD, Canon XH-A1, Canon XF300 and XF305, Sony FX1, Sony Z1, Sony EX1, Canon HV20 and HV30, Lumix GF1, Glidetrack 1m, Glidetrack Shooter, Glidecam, LCDVF, jibs / cranes, tripods, monopods, lights, lenses, microphones … and more.

What you could learn as part of your training

• Transition from ‘wedding video’ to ‘cinematic wedding film’
• Suitable filming and editing workflow ideas for long form and short form edits (with full examples to go through)
• Filming techniques (e.g. cinematic gliding, DOF, camera angles) (with behind-the-scenes footage to show)
• Suitable DSLR, camcorder and audio settings for different situations
• How to work with High-Definition footage – keeping it crisp and clear
• Creative editing techniques and editing with ‘emotion’ in mind
• In-depth colour-grading tuition (creating/tweaking your own presets, within your NLE and with 3rd party plugins like ‘Magic Bullets Looks’)
• Help with marketing/advertising/branding-awareness/reputation
• and more …

You can come to my office, based in Oxford (refreshments and lunch provided), or I can become mobile and bring my HD-editing laptop system and, if feasible, cameras + equipment to you.

For further discussion and to find out my competitive rates, please contact me via the contact page.

To read testimonials from previous students, please read the comments below.

Rachel and Phil AccesiMarch 21, 2012 - 12:04 am

Phil and I were very impressed with your down-to-earth approach. You made us feel very comfortable and at ease and we felt we could ask any question we liked without being made to feel daft – something which is very important to us. Your passion for what you do and enthusiasm for creating something artistic, with a cinematic feel and personal touches was so evident, it was infectious!! You were patient and helpful, showing us hints and tips from what you had learnt along the way and we came away from our time with you, almost as if our eyes had been opened to lots of possibilities that we could both reach and aspire to. We are so grateful for your time and we have a renewed excitement for what we do (and an even huger shopping list for what we need to do it!!) and how we can make it better…we still talk about it now.

Akinola WMarch 21, 2012 - 12:05 am

I spent a day with Richard Wakefield of FX Films. As a novice to wedding videography, I had a few problems with camera handling, editing, DVD building, customer service, business decisions, dealing with clients, the right equipment to buy. In short, how to be a successful videographer from A-Z. With his professional yet easy manner,he covered all what it takes to be in the business. It was really worth the investment..

Martin DMarch 21, 2012 - 12:05 am

Spent a day with Richard at FX Films. His advice on what equipment to buy? That alone was worth the cost of the course and has saved me making expensive mistakes in the future.You know the phrase “it does what it says on the tin”. That sums up Richard’s course. EVERYTHING he advertises is covered on a one to one basis that not only makes sure you understand and learn, but gives you the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered by a man who knows exactly what he’s talking about. His generosity in sharing his incredible knowledge of videography is refreshing and when you see how good his work is, you just know how well he understands this business. His follow up e-mails are instructive and invaluable. I can’t recommend the course highly enough and it was wonderful to know that not only had I spent my money wisely gaining an incredible insight into Richard’s work but it has given me the confidence to know that I WILL succeed in my ambition to be a good videographer.

Mark BMarch 21, 2012 - 12:06 am

Having a 1-to-1 training with Richard from FX Films was a great experience. With his knowledge of the industry and personal experience over several years, he can certainly help many people with various experience levels. Some of his tips and tricks will save me hours of researching and editing! His storyboard illustrations used to describe various scenarios or layouts has given me confidence in many of the unknowns, and filming techniques which I’m sure I will encounter at weddings in future. Richard is very approachable and open to any questions. He’s an excellent contact to have

Nicky MMarch 21, 2012 - 12:06 am

I can definitely announce I am no longer making a wedding video for my customers. I am going to be making a cinematic wedding film. All thanks to you, Richard. Really enjoyed meeting with you and hearing all your sound advice. Your knowledge in this industry is endless! Best wedding video training ever!

David LMarch 21, 2012 - 12:06 am

It was great to meet up with you yesterday for our 1 to 1. You are very inspirational and creative and your passion for filming shines through in your training sessions. Even as a seasoned professional, I was amazed at how much I learnt from you.

Tony MillsMarch 22, 2012 - 7:29 pm

Very interested in your tuition.
Please supply cost list etc.
Many thanks
Tony

Justin GApril 4, 2012 - 6:24 pm

I just wanted to say a big thank you once again for last Friday, I really enjoyed the day and learnt so much from you.

Your knowledge and experience of DSLR filming and weddings was
extremely useful and I am excited about the prospect of shooting with the 5D and 7D!

AnthonyApril 4, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Just wanted to say thank you again for a brilliant afternoon yesterday.
You answered all my questions in such a clear, precise and professional way that I feel much more confident in pushing ahead with my fledgling business. Your knowledge is amazing and you certainly know your business.

Will keep in touch and let you know how I am getting on.

Alan GApril 4, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for the training on Friday, it was excellent, I really enjoyed it, especially as I am keen to push on with the cinamatic approach to my future films.
It made me want to get started on the DSLR route and especially the adobe premiere CS5 software!

JSVApril 4, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Thanks alot. It was a very good experience meeting you today, I really enjoyed it. Thanks for all the info, tips & tricks that you showed me, I highly appreciate it.

If you’re ever up in the Midlands then please do drop me a line, or if you need anyone to help you out with a shoot, I would be more than happy to help.

ValerieApril 4, 2012 - 6:39 pm

I was blown away by the services you are providing. Thank you, it has been invaluable to me and I will recommend you to anyone that needs wedding video training.

San CApril 4, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Thanks for today. It was great training you provided. many many thanks.

Paul and SteveApril 4, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Richard, thank you so much for last Thursday, it was really helpful.
It as an extremely useful day for both of us. Thanks!

DanApril 4, 2012 - 6:48 pm

What can I say, it was simply perfect. Your enthusiasm and knowledge in this industry is exactly what I needed. As of now I’ll be trying out the new techniques and cool tips and tricks…oh, and buying new equipment!

Thanks and I’d love to stay in touch Richard. I hope to have enough practice before coming to your workshop too!

Andrea, Gisella and MarcellaApril 23, 2012 - 11:43 am

Hi Richard,

Thank you very much for your training and for your patience and courtesy. It was a wonderful day for us!!

See you soon ;)

Cheers!

Doug and KarenApril 23, 2012 - 11:45 am

Hi Richard

Thanks so much for yesterday. Doug is very excited about what is possible both within his own creativity and also what we could offer within our business. We will definitely be getting started as soon as possible at least doing a bit of practice shooting at some of our up coming weddings and shoots.

Thanks for lunch, your time and your knowledge.

Karen

Liam BarkerApril 25, 2012 - 9:51 pm

Hi Rich

Could you email me prices please very intrestead in you’re work.

Thanks
Liam Barker

Steven GibsonMay 7, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Hi Richard,

Im interested in some of your tuition, I would come to you, what are your rates,

Cheers

Steve

SudhiJune 3, 2012 - 11:13 pm

Hi, I will come to your place, what is your rate please?

David grahamJuly 5, 2012 - 8:53 pm

I am interested in workshops or 1 to 1.
Can you let me know about each.

Thanks

byronJuly 11, 2012 - 1:23 am

Dear Sir or Madam:

My name is byron huang, i m a videographer since 2009.
After i check out your website, i really like the way you shoot and edit. Could you tell me how much you charge for training.

Best Regards

Byron Huang

Nigel CuttsJuly 11, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Hi Richard,

I am looking at starting my own Wedding Video business and as a complete novice greatly appreciate any help & advice you could offer, please could you let me have a breakdown of your rates.

Many Thanks,
Nigel.

Paddy PoyntzJuly 30, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Hi
I am very keen to push ahead with my own wedding video business as soon as possible.
At the moment I am getting to grips with the Canon XL2 camera but I need to spend a day with an experienced person(s) like yourself to learn the dicipline of getting the best out a one day wedding shoot including how best to prepare and structure the day, best camera shots and techniques.
Be warned I am a total beginner but you seem like the kind of guys that can get me off to a good start.
Paddy

Myriam NicodemusAugust 28, 2012 - 2:20 pm

I just wanted to THANK YOU for all that you have taught me. If it were not for you, i would not have the small success that i have today. They are small, but a start towards my ultimate goal of working in the documentary film industry. So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Ian WilkinsonOctober 23, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Hiya,

Came across your website and interested in prices for videography courses. Basically I am in the process of setting up to shoot wedding films and feel that I need more knowledge.
Not completely new to filming as film underwater purely for home enjoyment though.

Hope you can help

Ian

Ben MNovember 1, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Had a blast, wanted to let you know! The time we spent together really meant so much on the day when I had to step up to the plate.

Cannot tell you how much fun I had, still blown away that I could do a wedding straight after spending some time with you… still scratching my head on how that happened! J

I already have all the shots in my mind I want to use for my reel!! Already did the edit in my mind…lol

Exciting times ahead for us!

PS: Your latest Nautical Wedding video has got me thinking in the back of my mind of using a jib, brings so much production value…
You are still teaching me, even in your absence.

RizwanaNovember 4, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Hi,
I am looking to start wedding cinematography with my daughter please could you help us.

We are right at the beginning.

Regards,

Rizwana

best contact 07855471173

AnthonyNovember 27, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Please help me with your rates and location I wish to learn more about making movies

Helen StuartDecember 2, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Hi Richard
Could you let me have an idea of what you would charge for me and possibly my husband to spend a day with you to improve the way we film weddings. We have been filming weddings for a number of years but feel they are tired and unexciting and am looking for ways to improve them. I am also looking to invest in a dslr to use at weddings and am looking for guidance on the differences between filming with a camcorder and a dslr.
Look forward to hearing from you.

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NickJanuary 3, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Hi,

Hope you are doing well. I’ve come across your website through the wedfilm website that I visited today.

I’m a complete novice with handling video-cams/DSLR for shooting video. My experience in shooting video is limited to small home videos/travel videos shot with my camera.

I’m very keen to learn the skill of wedding cinematography as I’m fascinated by the idea of being able to capture precious moments of someone’s life and to help them re-visit those memories through a motion video.

Please help by providing costs for the 1:1 course and your availability for the same in Jan/Feb 2013.

I look forward to hear from you.

Regards
Nick

Sarah MacVeanJanuary 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Hi,
I have recently entered the world of filming weddings with a DSLR and i would love to get some more information on your tutorials.
I am based in North Yorkshire, a little while away… but I really want to step up my game and would like some guidence to set me apart from the rest:)
Thanks,
Sarah

sunil mondalJanuary 30, 2013 - 2:19 pm

happy

sunil mondalJanuary 30, 2013 - 3:06 pm

really helpful.
It as an extremely useful day for both of us. Thanks!

GurpsFebruary 3, 2013 - 10:35 pm

Hi

We are a wedding filming company based in uxbridge, please can you let me know your charges for one2one training.

I would like you to come to our office, there will be 2 of us.

Ioan GozmanFebruary 15, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Hi,
Can you provide cost and availability for February please.
I am just beginning to learn videography but keen to learn it properly.
Will also need advice on equipment.
Thanks and regards.

Rowan BFebruary 20, 2013 - 7:19 pm

It’s thanks to your visit that I have completely changed the way I run my business and the results are an increase in bookings and a BIG increase in positive feedback…So just to thank you again for your support.

Lee EvansFebruary 22, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Just wanted to thank you for a great day and has been quite inspirational. The challenge of learning something new and doing things in a new way has been quite inspirational. I’m especially taken with the short form edit, it’s just what I’ve been after from day one, and yes I can see it takes quite a lot of clever placement, but it actually look less work than what I’m doing, and you have much better control to ‘tell a story’ of the day without being intrusive – thank you.

Anyway we would highly recommend actually coming to visit you as it made all the difference just seeing how at easily you handled the camera more or less with not additional attachments.

LouiseMarch 5, 2013 - 1:31 pm

I’m looking to take a training course on wedding videography to help me increase my skills

Benjamín GuerreroMarch 6, 2013 - 8:24 am

Hello, I would like that you will order me information about the training. Thank you.

Ian McMillanMarch 25, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Hi Richard, would it be possible for me and my partner to do a days training with you? I am only doing 3 to 4 weddings a year but want to up my game a lot! :-) we have two small boys who go to nursery mon and Friday if you do training on these days.

Many thanks,

Mac.

Shabnum ArshadApril 30, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Hiya I would like some information as to the cost of the course, the duration and so on.ALittle about my background I don’t have much knowledge about cinematography but I can edit films and produce films using video clips, have used moviemaker and some other basic editing software.

Look forward to hearing from you

Shabnum Arshad

hardeepMay 24, 2013 - 12:59 am

Hi, i would like to know how much would you charge to teach 2-4 people , course on videography and photography.
thanks

LauraJune 2, 2013 - 10:49 am

Hi, I would like to know how you charge for training.

Thanks.

olgaJune 9, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Hello, I would like to improov my video editing and filming skills. I have filming some weddings, christenings and birthday partys. I need course, not for beginners but professional course please.

olgaJune 9, 2013 - 2:38 pm

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Kevin MarshallJuly 13, 2013 - 9:33 pm

I am wanting to set my own business up doing wedding videography. Have been doing it for a few years on the side, nothing serious.

Am interested in some advice on what equipment to buy. Have about £5500 as a budget. wondered whether to go down the DSLR route or stick to video cameras.

ALso interested in the training coaching and wondered

a) Do you still do it
&
b) how much do you charge??

omar waqasOctober 15, 2013 - 10:12 am

Hi there.

I’m really interested in a wedding videography career.

I have basic video skills along with basic Adobe Premiere Pro experience.

I live in Halifax West Yorkshire but would be willing to travel to Oxford to learn.

How long are your courses and what’s the pricing like?

Regards
Omar

AndresDecember 14, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Hi, I would like to start the training, Is it online? Please let me know the prices
Thank you very much

Bushra TaimoorFebruary 3, 2014 - 12:41 am

I am really interested to learn wedding videography.

andresFebruary 14, 2014 - 8:28 pm

Hi,
My name is Andrés Proaño, I´m a wedding videographer from Ecuador and I am really interested in buying your online tutorials.
Please let me know the cost, duration, etc. Of the courses.
Thanks,

Andrés

Brian DuignanFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:50 pm

Hi Fx Films,

Contacted you a few years back re 1to1 Training. Would love to make it over soon. Could you please let me know cost for full day again. Tks a mill

Brian Duignan
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Umesh PatelMarch 11, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Hi Richard, please send me your price for full day and when is possible???
Tnx

Mohammed IqbalApril 29, 2014 - 10:02 am

Good Morning,

I am interested in wedding cinematography.

I am a beginner and would like to learn all about this.

Please feel free to contact me by email, m.n.iqbal@gmail or on my mobile, 07949912955.

Please can you provide me with a quote with your fees.

Thanks,
Mohammed Iqbal

HelalMay 2, 2014 - 1:11 am

Hi sir. i m very interested to learn wedding videography. could you please tell me much do you charge for training. Thank you

Tesfit AbebeMay 12, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Hi Richard,I am a new wedding videographer and wanted to help me improve shooting and editing techniques 1 to 1 traing with Z1.May i know the cost for one day traing please. Thanks

Tesfit.

SankalpMay 12, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Just wanted to say a big Thank you for your time on Saturday.
I thoroughly enjoyed the training. Great learning , Great experience.

Would love to recommend anyone to you..

Many Thanks & Regards
Sankalp

ashokMay 19, 2014 - 9:23 pm

best traning by you i want to lern candid traning in hiscale in your area if possible plz mail me for this thanks

fatemahJune 19, 2014 - 4:53 am

Good training mail me I want learning
Thank you

SuhailAugust 11, 2014 - 2:26 am

I am interested in wedding cinematography.
I am a beginner and want to learn all about this.
Please can you contact me with your fees thanks

Marclin RockAugust 14, 2014 - 4:56 pm

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