The most precious things about your wedding are future memories. That’s the reason why you should choose carefully both the photographer and the videographer. In the following article you will learn how to choose a professional wedding videographer, which questions to ask him and which things to keep in mind in order to find a real specialist.
Where to start?
Wedding videography is an excellent way to capture all the precious and unique moments of the best day in your life. First of all you should determine your wedding video expectations and whether you want the whole wedding day to be filmed or only the wedding ceremony. Also decide whether you want a pre-wedding Love-Story or after-wedding Trash the dress to be videotaped.
It’s also very important to establish your budget for the videography and decide to use local company or invite someone from other town. Only after all the organizational questions have been answered you may start choosing the cameraman. Usually newlyweds are ordering videographers for the whole wedding day or thematic video with guests. Such orders are more expensive but it’s totally worth it as you’ll get long-lasting memories. You shouldn’t save money on videographer services because then you’ll save on memories or may not get what you’ve wanted.
You may start from watching wedding videos in the Internet. Just watch different works to decide which style you prefer in order to choose videos from videographers’ websites accordingly. Remember that the best works are represented on their websites, so if you didn’t like it, it’s better to seek further for the perfect candidate whose style you like. If you are going to make a video under the scenario, then you should pick the theme in advance in order to discuss the details with your cameraman. It’s very important that you are on the same page.
Which things to take into consideration?
First of all you should like the videographer’s works, style and presentation manner. The video quality also matters so it’s better if you’ll get the video in HD quality. Excessive amount of different effects is annoying, that’s why the video should be interesting itself without any explosions or slow motion effects, of course if it’s not in the scenario.
Secondly, you should like the person you are hiring because he or she will not only film your wedding but be present there as a guest, so you should feel comfortable in his presence. When meeting your videographer it’s vital to see his/her vision of your wedding video. If you want something special it’s useless to hire boring person, choose vivacious and mobile one instead.
Thirdly you should take into account the professionalism of the videographer and his/her experience in working on weddings and creating wedding videos. The weddings have their own specifics and every moment is unique so the videographer should be able to capture all the precious moments from appropriate angle which comes only with experience.
Important things to keep in mind when working with the videographer.
Signing an agreement is very important step when working with the videographer because you need to make sure that the work will be done appropriately. Signing an agreement will give you some guarantees and help you to avoid disappointment. Discuss all the clauses of the agreement in which you are interested and don’t be afraid to make demands as you are hiring the person for your own wedding. It’s also important to discuss the appearance of the videographer, as he should match your wedding style.
If you make a thematic scenario, be prepared and discuss one way in advance to be able to make it on time and prepare the props required. You should definitely discuss everything with your wedding videographer, as he should be informed about your wishes in order to make your wishes true.