Wedding Day Highlights: An Exploratory Study on the Gatekeeping process behind the Same Day Edit
Yu, S. Y. (2018). Wedding Day Highlights: An Exploratory Study on the Gatekeeping process behind the Same Day Edit, Unpublished Bachelor Thesis, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.
Event Videography is a kind of video production specialized in capturing any event onto video by a videographer. Its most prominent form is the Same Day Edit or SDE. Due to digital post-production and powerful editing equipment and software, editing event videos can now be done in several hours instead of several weeks.
This study asserts that SDEs are a new form of video production which needs to be defined and has a unique gatekeeping process involved in its production. Through employing the theories of Phenomenology, Gatekeeping, and Literary Dynamics in Formalism and gathering data using key informant interviews, participant observation, and textual analysis, the researcher found that the SDE is a wedding film which tells the love story of two people using their wedding day highlights. Recurring imagery such as the bride walking down the aisle and wedding rings can be expected to be seen in most SDEs.
The SDE can also be defined as a form of video production created purely in one day that has its unique stages of production and process of gatekeeping. Among all gatekeepers and levels of gatekeeping involved, the Same Day Editor is the most influential, and is considered to be the ultimate gatekeeper.
Keywords: Same Day Edit, Wedding Videography, Gatekeeping, Formalism