We recently did an interview for the boys and girls at mrs2be.ie for their Wedding Vendor Spotlight section. The interview was a fun insight of the workings of DC Media.
The interview used to be published here, unfortunately the website is no longer live:
Here is a copy of the interview content:
David Coyle joins us this week for our Wedding Vendor Spotlight. David is a professional videographer and runs DC Media.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is David Coyle. I’m a wedding videographer based in South Dublin & Greystones, Co Wicklow. I’ve been involved in videography for the past 10 years, and I am owner of DC Media.
What inspires you?
Life! The happy couples and the beautiful settings they bring to me week in week out which never fail to inspire.
How did you get involved in your profession?
I’ve always been interested in video and film from an early age. Leaving school I knew it was the direction I wanted to follow. I studied it for 5 years in college and university, earning a degree and masters.
If you weren’t involved in your own business, what else would you like to do?
I couldn’t imagine not being involved in videography in some form or other. I think I would definitely work in the industry, maybe working in a major production house.
What is the best part about being a videographer?
The best part about being a videographer is being involved in someone’s special day. It’s one of the happiest days of a couple’s life and you get to be a part of it, what can be better than that? Everyone is in great form on the day and its very contagious!
What makes you stand out from other wedding videographers out there?
I pride myself on being one of the most unobtrusive and discreet videographers out there. My style is reportage. I find the more discreet I am the more natural our footage is. This is our main aim. We do not stage any shots. We shoot the action as it happens!
What’s your favourite moment from your job?
This is a difficult question to answer because I really do enjoy the entire day from beginning to end. However if I had to choose, the vows would be a favorite part of the day. The intense emotion can be so powerful.
What’s the most unusual request you’ve ever had?
Filming a couple’s first dance who choose a very heavy metal Metallica track!
What’s your working day like?
A typical working wedding day would involve getting to the bride’s house a couple of hours prior to the ceremony. This would be to capture the finishing touches to the hair and make up and to capture the atmosphere and madness in the house! We then go along to the church about an hour before the ceremony, shoot some detailed shots inside the church such as the flowers and candles. We then film the groom and guests arriving. All the special moments throughout the day are captured until the first few dances of the evening. When I’m not shooting weddings, I’m back in the studio editing.
What made you want to work in the wedding industry?
It’s such a great industry to work in. It’s also a very close-knit industry with all the suppliers getting on and knowing each other very well. It’s also a constantly vibrant and positive industry. Something quite unique in this current climate.
Have you seen many changes since you started your business?
I think videography has evolved a fair bit since I started out. It’s more documentary style now. Back when I started a lot of videographers staged shots throughout the day and it really showed in the finished version. The reportage style has become more popular with all the leading videographers out there.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to couples planning their wedding?
Planning, planning, & more planning! Also shop around. Never book a videographer without seeing samples of their work and not just one or two clips, be sure to view as many as possible. If they don’t have enough clips on their website request a sample DVD from them. It’s also important to pick up the phone and chat to them. And more importantly relax, enjoy your special day and let DC Media take care of recording all your special memories for you to treasure for years to come.