Take Your Time Choosing a Video Company For Your Wedding
A wedding day goes so fast. You would like to have a video to recall all those special moments – the expression of your groom’s face when you walk down to aisle or the touching moment when your mother helps you with that beautiful dress. If you ask any married couple, they will say that it went by in a flash. A photographer is an essential wedding day keepsake but a professional wedding videographer also helps you to capture your special day.
You can’t put a price tag on the moments of your wedding vows and the speeches of your closest ones. A video helps you to cherish those priceless moments. That’s why a video company for your wedding is a must. In this article, we will help you with these tips you should follow while you contact video editing sites or a video production company.
Hire the company whose style matches yours
Videographers apply different methods to their craft. A documentary-style video displays the event chronologically without various special effects, while a cinematic film is more likely to be dramatic, using fascinating angles for a movie feel (these are only two options of many videography methods). Don’t select a cinematographer with one style and send them videos from another videographer with a completely different style. You should only go for the one you like.
Finding a videographer is as serious as finding a photographer
Choosing a wedding video company is as serious as choosing a photography company. Wedding videography is a technical art, so it’s quite important to hire the right company because producing a flawless wedding video takes a very high amount of experience and skills. Video is the best way to relive your moments forever and to share with your future children and grandchildren.
Seek out reviews
You should do your research, even after you feel like you’ve found the perfect fit. Ask questions like: Have your photographer worked with this company before? Have any of your friends hired them before? Does your event planner have experience working with them? These people will provide you the first-hand information about the wedding video company before you make your decision.
Meet them in person before you make your decision
It’s an excellent idea to conduct a consultation in person. It gives you a sense about the company you’re going to sign up and also the personality of the person. Build a connection with him so that things may never feel awkward on your big day because this person is going to be around you for most of the day. Notice how they are dressed and how they groom themselves, make sure that they are talented and they will make the right way at your wedding.
View their portfolio
Many companies post only a few videos of the best work on their website. But it’s necessary for you to check their entire portfolio before you sign on the dotted line. Request access to their YouTube account and see more of their work. If they have videos from your own wedding venue, watch them. Also, there are some companies who only post highlight videos, you have to request them to watch the longer full video if they offer it.
Discuss your goals
If you want a 3 to 5-minute summary video, discuss with them. If you want a full edited video of the entire day, discuss with them again. Just talk to them about your goals and all. The more you know, the better. You should have an idea of what you’re looking for so that your videographer can assess whether they can be able to meet all your needs or not.
Get the most out of contract
Your contract should include every single thing about the services. The coverage time, the number of shooters you’ll have, an itemized list of the finished products such as trailers, highlight reels, digital media files. Also, nitty-gritty logistical details such as time and location, cancellation strategies, and of course, the fee. Don’t just assume you’re going to get it if it’s not outlined in the contract. Any extras like the same day edit or an engagement video session have to be in there. If they’re not in there, ask about it.
You’re choosing someone due to their talent and experience, not just for their equipment. You have to trust your decision. You shouldn’t feel like you have to direct them or keep your eye on them on your wedding day. You should have complete confidence in them once you’ve done your research and fully vetted your wedding video company. Because micro-managing usually only alters the outcome for the worse.
Take a pen and note down this checklist. It will help you to interview a couple of companies for your wedding. Hopefully, you’ll be able to choose someone who you feel is the right one to do your job, once you ask the questions. One thing you should always keep in mind that, don’t micromanage them on your wedding day. It pulls them away from the style that you feel in love with. Stand up and get started with it.