Hi, my name is Antonio Mattera and I am an independent videographer based in Naples.
I wouldn't call myself good because I think there is always someone better than us, rather I'd call myself empathetic because in every situation I can perceive the emotions that people are feeling in order to make them live again in my videos.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I entered the world of weddings about 5 years ago as a second videographer. Not being able to fully express myself, the following year I decided to start studying to understand how to best express myself. To date I believe that my videos speak for me, also because I am not very good at words.
Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?
The experience that today I consider the most beautiful I have lived at my first destination wedding in Taormina, Sicily. By doing weddings in known places I was used to knowing the places where I went while this time it wasn't like that and it scared me a lot since I'm used to always keeping everything under control. After having lived this experience I understood that living experiences like this allows you to express in a unique and original way and it is beautiful.
What equipment do you use?
I use Sony 4k mirrorless and mavic pro 2 drone for video and professional systems for shooting audio which I consider essential for the success of a video.
What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?
The part I prefer in a wedding is the one immediately after the ceremony because it is the one in which the couple realizes that they are finally united and have their eyes full of love. I love to capture those looks.
Any advice for Brides and Grooms?
Council not to make hasty decisions on the choice of partners for their wedding and above all not to choose those who offer packages (for example photos and videos) because it often happens that they give more importance to the photos than to the video, while the video should have more importance because it manages to make you live "animated" emotions.
Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?
Evergreen film, Giuseppe Piserchia
What were your early influences? Any photographers you looked up to or you still look up to today?
"Evergreen Films" two guys that I consider artists. watching their videos helped me in the beginning
How do you prepare yourself before a wedding?
Usually the night before a wedding I read a few chapters from a book and imagine the shots using a lot of imagination
How long have you been a photographer?
Can you describe your style of your photography?
It is difficult for me to describe my style, but I can say that it has been defined modern and dynamic, albeit with notes that recall the great cinema of the past.
Where do you find ideas for your work?
As a lover of cinema and TV series, I often take inspiration from an investigation that I see in films
What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve shot?
Destination wedding in Taormina
What advice can you give to new wedding photographers about their pricing structures?
I'm just saying that there are very good people with too cheap prices and less good people with very high prices. I believe that if a person loves his job he must be able to understand its value honestly.
Within the wedding industry, who else captivates and interests you?
Where do you see wedding photography heading in the next few years?
I believe that in the next years wedding photography will have a drop to make room for video which over time will become shorter but more intense.
Other than photography, what are your other passions or hobbies?
I like cinema and tv series, I have a passion for technology I like a lot you read good books and I love to discover places that I have never visited.