Having a¬† videographer¬† has become a must rather than a want at
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weddings.¬† That is because no matter how wonderful your photographer is, there is nothing quite like watching the real thing in real time. ¬†However, trying to convince the bride that videography is just as important as photography on their wedding day is one of the biggest challenges in the industry.¬† Many brides don‚Äôt realize how important their film is until after the wedding.¬† Consequently, more newly-weds, nearly 98%, now recommend that couples have their weddings professionally filmed.¬†¬† When looking for a videographer, there are five main points you should keep in mind.¬† These will more or less help decide which one is the right fit for you.
1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† We must have¬† a wedding video.¬† Sounds obvious, I know.¬† Weddings are special and intimate.¬† They require someone with an extensive knowledge of how to get the important shots,¬† yet be respectful and discreet at the same time and especially during the wedding Ceremony.¬†¬† Wedding videographers have a passion for what they do and you will want that reflected in your video.¬† However, a surprising amount of couples will hire someone who bought a camera, shot a friends wedding, and then knighted themselves a videographer.¬† Another misconception is that all videographers are the same.¬† You may have a friend in the ‚Äėtelevision and film industry‚Äô that is willing to shoot your wedding for ‚ā¨500,¬† but weddings are completely different from any other type of film production.¬† Paying a premium for someone with years of experience in wedding videography will pay off in the final production
2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Do you like your videographer?¬† Again, this may sound obvious, but it remains one of the key factors that will determine whether or not you will like your wedding video.¬† You will be spending a lot of time together on your wedding day, and will likely be staying in contact for many months after.¬† Having a good rapport with your videographer ensures that they know what is important to you.¬† Good wedding videographers¬† know that your wedding day is about you and not them.¬†¬† They should get your vibe,¬† get your relationship and not cramp your style.¬† You should steer clear of anyone with a ‚Äėdiva-like‚Äô attitude who is unwilling to be a bit flexible.
3.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Consider the shooting style.¬† Do you like videos with lots of movement?¬† Do you like traditional or cinematic?¬† Every wedding Videographer has his or her¬† own style of shooting.¬† When you are doing your research and visiting different videographers sites,¬† pay attention to what you like.¬† When you meet with the videographer, you should have the opportunity to see a range of different weddings.¬† Do the videos hold your attention, or did you get bored after a minute or two?¬† Chances are, if you enjoy watching a video of a total stranger, then you will love your own wedding film.
4.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Consider the editing style, I think that it is very important that your weeding video is actually edited and produced by the person that shot
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the wedding.¬† I could not¬† ever¬† consider¬† handing over my¬† camera footage over to someone¬† else¬† for editing.¬† There are lots of different ways your wedding video could end up looking,¬† so make sure that you like the editing style of your videographer and dont forget to ask as to who will be editing and producing your wedding video.¬† Simple is better.¬† Couples think that adding in a myriad of special effects will make their video more interesting.¬† Usually the reverse is true; it ends up making the video dated.¬† Good shooting to begin with needs very little ‚Äėdressing up‚Äô in the post production.¬† However, note that it is normal to have a few minor errors and over shoots¬† during a long video.
5.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† It isn‚Äôt all about the price.¬† If you are solely basing your choice on price, then you may be in for a huge disappointment when your wedding video arrives.¬† It can be overwhelming, even shocking sometimes, when you start to price out videographers.¬† But when you consider that 9 out of 10 brides polled after their wedding regret not hiring a videographer, it puts a different spin on things.¬† Be sceptical¬† of cheap quotes,¬† its also a little bit suspicious when a videographer dose not display a price list on his website, chances are that he is quoting different prices for each wedding or hiding from the tax man.¬† Creating a quality wedding video requires a good length of time and extensive, up to date equipment.¬†¬† When you pay for a videographer‚Äôs service you are paying for his talent of shooting and the time it takes to edit the footage.¬† You should plan to pay almost¬† as much
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as you would for a professional photographer.
Professional wedding videographers should use state of the art cameras, wireless microphones, have a second shooter or assistant, backup equipment, and offer add-ons such as a Love Story or Same Day Edits.¬† A number of professional wedding videographers in Tipperary are offering a¬† Same Day Edited Video Clip which is shown in the function room just before the first dance, its a lovely idea and your guests will love it.¬† So there you have it.¬† Wedding videography is often the most overlooked purchase for weddings in Tipperay and Ireland but those who have invested in a quality wedding videographer will heartily agree that it was one of the best decisions they have made.
Here are a few important questions and considerations when selecting a Wedding Videographer.
1 Website :¬† A busy website is a sign of busy Wedding Videographer, his/her¬† site should contain loads of recent Wedding Samples and regular blog posts.¬† All wedding packages should contain¬† a price list. The videographer should have strong and busy Facebook Page showing recent video clips¬† (not just stills)¬† and¬† with comments from followers.
2 Style :¬† You should be drawn to his/her particular style of production as seen on his website, the videographer should be more than happy to let you have a full wedding Video for viewing.
3 Recommendations :¬† from other couples is a big plus, here at Drangan Video In Tipperary¬† 60% of¬† our bookings come as referrals from¬† couples who have used Drangan Video to record their Wedding Day. The remaining 40% of bookings come from the website www.dranganvideo.com¬† and the¬† Drangan Video Facebook Page.
4 Price :¬† this in my opinion is not the most important consideration, the quality of the work is¬† probably what has drawn your attention¬† to a particular Wedding Videographer.¬† There are quit a few Wedding Videographers in Tipperary and Munster who are all generally working for the same price,¬† average price ‚ā¨950 depending on the package.
5¬† Full Time Videographer :¬† There are many parktime videographers who hold down a full-time¬† job and record Wedding Videos in their spare time at the weekend.¬† It might be no harm to ask if he/she is working full-time¬† as a videographer, I dont believe that it is possible to give 100% commitment to two jobs.
6 Editing :¬† will the videographer be shooting and editing his/her work, this is something that I am most passionate about. When a camera man¬† is shooting a wedding video he will get a feel for the wedding and all the fun and emotions that he is capturing on the day.¬† I¬† seldom use the same style of recording for any two weddings.¬† I am always thinking¬† ahead to the the post-production and editing stage,¬† this why I always edit my own camera footage.¬† I know many local videographers in Tipperary who would agree that editing their¬† own camera footage is a must for a professional looking Wedding DVD.
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