Definitely words you DON’T want to hear your guests uttering at your wedding. But despite your best intentions, sometimes things slip through the cracks. Sometimes you make a really silly mistake that, if you had just stopped and thought about it for a few minutes, never would have happened.
Ask to see a demo. If they can’t show don’t book them. A successful and competent videographer should have an extensive portfolio to showcase their talent.
Check the time, date and place of both the wedding and the reception. You will need to check them three times before the actual event because it is all too horridly easy to get them wrong.
I was having a conversation with a bride to be just the other day. She had no plans to hire a Affordable Videographer. Granted, I am biased. It is what I do and if I don’t do it…well, I don’t eat. But, I still couldn’t believe that she wasn’t even going to consider hiring a professional videographer. I asked her why. She replied, “It’s just too expensive…” So I quickly asked her how much she was paying for her photographer. “That’s different,” she exclaimed. That conversation went on for a while and, as I sit here and write, I still don’t know how that was different.
Experience always teaches a person something new. Videographers with a lot of experience will have their share of stories which taught them how to perfect their style for wedding coverage. Film techniques, color grading and such are all take into consideration when filming Wedding Videos. These are very critical because most cinematic wedding film require quick editing with quality results. This is the challenge for most videographers. They must be able to produce the best results even with a limited time for editing.
So if you are promoting a service for which you can take a video, upload it to YouTube and then embed it into your website. It may sound tricky, but they provide the exact piece of code needed to cut and paste into your website. It should only take you seconds.
As far as the actual production of any video, the actual shooting of the event should be done in a way that causes the least amount of disruption. Trying to imitate a Hollywood production is not the idea. Use what lighting you need, and only what you need. Using unnecessary lighting will cause clutter on the set and may even trip the circuit breaker. Also, you increase the risk of someone tripping over the wires and being seriously injured. That is the last thing you need to deal with.