Category Archives: Videographer Education

Learn tips and tricks for becoming a professional wedding videographer by award winning filmmaker Robert Schwieger or Robert Michael Films.

The best lenses to film a wedding

Today I’ll be sharing what I consider to be the best lenses to film a wedding with and I’ll talk in detail about why I choose different lenses for different parts of the wedding day. There are a ton of really great brands out there today so I’m going to focus on what I currently […]

In Conversation with Alejandro Calore

Recently I had the chance to chat for a few hours with one of my favorite wedding filmmakers, Alejandro Calore of Real & Short. Alejandro’s style draws heavily on the study of the audio-visual language as it is applied to cinema. He is an Argentinian videographer now working out of Italy and his work is […]

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding

Amanda & Michael Trailer // Fours Seasons Biltmore Here’s another incredible wedding trailer at the always amazing Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. My latest passion in filmmaking is focusing on sound design. A huge part of any movie is the sound design that accompanies the dialogue and score. You can even argue that sound […]

Is a “First Look” right for you?

The First Look. It’s one of the most common “should we or shouldn’t we” questions when it comes to your wedding day. I frequently get asked whether or not it’s a good idea by my couples. First, let me say this: if you’re asking me if a first look is the right call, I would […]

What it means to work with me

Whether we’re meeting up to talk about your wedding, or it’s showtime, my goal as a wedding filmmaker is to deliver not only a great finished product but also a one of a kind experience. My favorite way to achieve this is by making it a point to know each couple personally. Then, I set […]

Instagram Wedding Videos

Wedding Videographer using Instagram

Have you ever been to a wedding and seen a sign asking the guests to share their pictures and videos they take on Instagram or Facebook? Usually there is a designated hashtag (#smithwedding, for example) that they will ask you to use. With the explosion of social media sharing photos and videos from the wedding […]

Reviews from our Clients!

wedding videography reviews

I want to thank all of our couples that took the time to write us such great reviews over the last year. Every one of you was kind enough to write up a touching review with a perfect 5 star rating. Receiving wedding videography reviews from our clients helps educate future couples about how much […]

Am I the right videographer for you?

Finding the right wedding videographer to capture your day is one of the biggest decisions you will make for your wedding, and there are many important factors you need to consider before hiring. You want to make sure you’ve fallen in love with their style, their brand, and their feel. You also want to have […]

Lets talk wedding cinematography gear and the importance of backups

Let’s talk wedding cinematography gear for a minute. Each year my equipment evolves but one thing that I feel very strongly about is having backups. I’m sure a lot of startup or less experienced videographers are not thinking about this but there is no excuse for having your equipment fail you at a wedding and […]

Welcome to the Robert Michael Films Blog!

Thanks for visiting my new website and checking out my blog. I filmed my first wedding in 2002 and have been busy filming as many as 70 weddings a year since then. In 2013 I found myself wanting to go in a different direction. I was getting busier with commercial work which can be very lucrative […]