Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Tip of the Week...What the Pros Want You to Know, part 3

DG's 12 Week Series: Tips from the Pros...


Don't book a videographer on just his wedding trailer alone. Ask to watch a video of his or her finished product. How many times have you watched a great movie trailer & then been disappointed with the actual movie? And don't settle for excuses when you first meet with a videographer for a consultation. i.e. “The reason you can't hear the vows is because the minister wouldn't let the camera man stand close enough to the altar.” Or “The footage is shaky because we were shooting from really far away.” These are all just excuses for lack of experience or poor production practices.

And remember, you get what you pay for! If you are paying $400 for all-day coverage don’t be surprised if the end result shows choppy footage, poor sound, bad lighting, and inconsistent editing. Professional videography starts at around $200/hr & up… if it costs less, be suspicious. Post production takes anywhere from 20-60 hours… that’s what you are paying for! Not just the 6-10 hours of filming on the day!
~ Jim Fong, Superstar Videography

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