A Cinematography vs Videography perspective by an Arizona Videographer. Cinematography is the authorship of an original work of art rather than the simple recording of a physical event. In other words, cinematic videography is the art of turning ordinary video footage into a movie like experience. A videographer can capture a moment but a cinematographer can capture a feeling. The way the situation is filmed is the difference in what makes it a video or a cinematic experience. Most often this is achieved in movie making (Hollywood). In the case of special events where most things are not scripted and you only have one shot to get it right, making things look cinematic becomes a lot more challenging. To pull this off it is much easier when there are lots of different camera angles and/or movements. These camera angles should vary from close-ups to wide shots and low to high angled shots. Add a little cinematic effects via editing and BAM! You have a movie as opposed to a home video. By applying these cinematic elements, you can turn an ordinary wedding video into a cinematic movie-like experience.