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The wedding day is a special celebration that deserves to be captured at its finest. Catching those emotional moments and crucial details on film requires the expertise of a dedicated professional, a Videographer. And no one should settle for less.
However, wedding videographers and their wedding video products come at different styles and prices. Although some may try to save the wedding budget by looking for the most affordable option, it is highly recommendable to spend more than end up regretting this decision. But, the real question remains – how to choose the right person for the job?
Start With References
When on a meeting with videographers, remember that you are interviewing them for an important job, so make a list and ask the right questions. The selected vendor must be prepared for every situation and equipped to handle unforeseen difficulties. Hence, take a deeper look into his backstory and previous experiences. Ask for references, emphasize how significant the wedding video is for you, and make your wishes clear.
The Process of Filming
If you are looking for quality and creativity, you definitely should consider booking two videographers from the same company. When shooting a wedding, the videographer must use different angles to capture beautiful memories; therefore, two professionals can do a better job and film every single detail from two different perspectives.
On the other hand, if you don’t have the means to hire them both, ask for one or a few stationary cameras.
Packaging & Final Product
Always double check the packages videographers offer. Believe it or not, there are many options that go with a certain price. For example, some will produce short wedding trailers for posting on social media or short-term wedding films that last 10 to 20 minutes. Also, you have those long videos that last 45-90 minutes. Still, they are just a raw, unedited footage.
Nevertheless, if you want to make sure you get an amazing finished product; feel free to ask for samples. You need to know what to expect, but keep in mind that producing a wedding video has a lot of steps before it is ready for viewing. Videographers need to piece a story together from numerous diverse angles and edit the footage until it looks perfect.
There are two ways to make sure that your wedding video gets the best service. One is to entrust the process to a chosen vendor, and the other is to consider hiring a video editing company to complete the work. In any case, if you don’t feel content with the final creation, you can always choose the second option to get what you deserve.
Knowing what to ask for will save you the trouble of many issues that can arise later on. This digital era lives no room for mistakes, as technology can improve every event. Yet, errors occur when choosing to go with a less-expensive option which usually implies that the vendor doesn’t have a lot of experience in this field. Therefore, instead of spending more than you expected to fix the problems, try finding the best fit for go for something a little pricier. And, don’t forget to make a wedding playlist of songs that will go with your wedding video preferences as a cherry on top.
||Photo Credit: All images were provided by VideoCaddy||
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