Hire a Videographer?
Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:03 PM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:09 PM
I have a link to our highlights on my siggy. Obviously all videographers are not created equally so look at their work first if you can. We bust out the video quite a bit.. at least I can watch the web version whenever I want.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:01 AM
I want someone to get moments that aren't captured on film.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:30 AM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:44 PM
We also had a friend that taped it for us, we didn't know he would do this, so it was great to have another perspective.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:32 PM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:45 PM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:24 PM
| Originally Posted by jean-marcus |
destination weddings are different. usually more people hire them then normal weddings. in the states i would say about 25% of people have a videographer. its a really thing to have but usually its the one thing that people exclude from their budget. the videos arent as watched as photos always. its like the video i purchased for me sky diving. i hardly ever watch it but im really glad i spent the money because its such a great thing to have. when i get married im definately gonna have footage of it. a quality video all comes down to how its edited. find someone with great editing skills and you will be pleased
Watch the evening news? - See that 30 second clip of the big news story of the day?
Now think about all that went behind getting that footage. The cameraman was most likely out for anywhere from 2-6 hours covering an event - all for a breif 30 second clip.
Why? -- Because we viewers have no attention span! If we lose interest, they lose viewers so stories are short and to the point.
Apply the same concept to wedding videos and you will find that the best editing jobs for a 6 hour wedding are probably done in about a 5-7 minute segment.
6 hours of coverage for a 5-7 minute video? - Believe me if you try to have your friends and family sit thru a longer video, they will lose interest!
But most videographers cant get away with a 5-7 minute clip because it seems like there is alot missed. - What many do is a highlight reel 5-7 minute clip and then a longer 30-40 minute story as well.
As to weather it is worth it - Video tells the story in a completley different way than photos. Photos will be seen more - but video presents its own unique story of the day. -
But you can probably not expect great editing to come from raw footage with consumer-end camcorders.
If you decide that Video is important, I would hire a pro - If you decide that its just nice to have, but not in the budget - I would let someone you know tape it.
The arguments for each side are endless!
Personally, a guest at my wedding taped everything..... we sat down with them and watched it once - as we all lost interest and began doing something else!!
To this day, I dont think we've watched it ever again!
--- but I believe if we had a pro do it, and edit it - that would be a completley different story!
Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:32 PM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:58 PM
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