What to ask a wedding videographer
Getting a videographer for your wedding is a worthwhile investment, but how do you know that you are getting value for your money? Here is a list of questions that you can ask him/her.
What equipment do you use?
We use cameras that have a track record in the industry. Currently we use DSLR’s and a Sony FS 100.
How many cameras do you use?
We prefer using two cameras in church or outdoor ceremony because it allows us the freedom during the editing process.
Do you have any back-up equipment?
Of course. You never know what may happen. Once, during an energetic dance routine, a couple bumped our camera off the table and it broke. Though the loss was monetary, the recording of the evening was not influenced, because we had back up.
How long have you been doing videographer?
It is important for your peace of mind to know that the videographer you chose is indeed a professional and has experience in the services he claims to be providing. If he has a track record and positive referrals, chances are that he is not a fly-by-night and will not disappear with your deposit.
What will happen if due to unforeseen circumstances you can not make it?
We are part of a professional network, and I will only allow videographers with my level of expertise to take over my shoots if I can not do it. You can be assured that you will still get top quality services. We have a team of professional videographers we have groomed ourselves.
Do you prefer working with a specific photographer?
I can work with most photographers as long as they are willing to work as a team so that we cal allow you to shine. There are unfortunately a few we do not want to work with. They have a direct impact on our video and we cannot always control that. Same can be said for certain DJ’s as they have a negative impact on our production. We generally discuss this with the couple even before we come to booking stage. In the end, our aim is to provide a top end product, not a watered down version of your wedding.
Do you use video lights?
Yes, we do. We use a specific video light. By correctly setting the video lights up it is not an inconvenience but just adds to the quality of the wedding video. Our camera’s are amazing and can most of the time record in the ambiant light, but if we feel the quality of our video would be affected, we will use some selective lighting.
Do you use cordless mikes to record the service and speeches?
Yes, we do. We sometimes use a double set. Our cameras have two sound channels. We always have a back up. It is good to be prepared for any eventuality. We also have a 3rd back up thats a portable recording device as our sound back up.
What is your dress code?
It is a wedding and we dress appropriately for it. If we have special request from our bridal couple we will do all we can to adhere to it. We have even dressed in mediaeval amour as part of the wedding theme.
Will you go to any location?
Absolutely! We love travelling. Especially overseas. (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.)
Do you have a legal contract?
Yes, we do. A contract is protection that goes both ways. It just basically avoid ANY misunderstandings on both sides.
How long does it take to edit our wedding video?
We really try to give it to the couple within 12 weeks of the wedding. The average time we spend on editing is about 20 to 35 hours. Taking into account that we are booked out most weekends and have mid week shoots as well, the 20 to 35 hours will be spread over these weeks.
Can you provide us with more than one copy?
Yes, we can.
Do you go over time?
If you would like us to. Our contract stipulates the price for over time recording and you have to remember that extra recording will directly impact on our editing time and cost.
What packages do you offer?
We have standard packages that are available and we often customise unique wedding packages to suit your needs. Please ask us about it.
At Wedding Video Perth we value continual conversation with our clients and it important to us that you know you are getting qualified and experienced videographers. If you would like more information regarding the packages that we can customise for you, please contact us.