Now that you have decided to hire the services of a wedding Cinematographer / videographer for your special day, how do you choose the right freelance professional or studio? Most couples ask their elders or other peers for suggestions in this regard, but unless you are 100% sure about the recommendations put forward to you, we say that it makes better sense to do some homework first. Keep a minimum of three options at hand and these following tips in mind:
Communication is key
Choose a videographer who has good communication skills. A one on one meeting will give you a good idea about the kind of experience you are likely to have with the said videographer and his team. Remember, that a good videographer will listen to your ideas and share his opinions without forcing anything on you. A professional who is easy to get along with has a much better chance of putting your guests at ease too!
Check out their past work
Asking a professional and established videographer to show you a sample of other wedding videos he has worked on, may be uncomfortable but it is very necessary. Take the time to watch the video from start to finish because it will give you a clear idea about the videographers skills in direction and editing. Most wedding videos will have a fair share of negligible errors but creativity and attention to the overall details is what matters the most.
Ensure they are up-to-date with latest trends
Couples are willing to say no to the traditional wedding video format and are instead keen on creative videos that add a lovely touch of distinction. For example, wedding documentaries featuring interviews with family members or videos edited to look like a full-length movies are becoming quite popular. It’s always best to take the advice of a videographer as s/he can give details and inputs about latest wedding video styles.
Talk money matters
Don’t hesitate to talk about how much your video will cost you. Freelance professionals may charge a lower fee but it’s always best to go with a professional wedding studio like these. Besides, don’t forget that the more elaborate the video, the higher the rate as well. Some studios even offer customized wedding packages depending upon a fixed budget you give them. We say that it’s always best to go with an established name because then you can be assured of quality service and a fantastic wedding video.
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