Questions to ask your wedding videographer

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I just read this interesting article from this website:

https://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/the-budget-guru/wedding-videographer

 

I agree with many, but not all, of these questions that a bride/couple should ask their potential wedding videographer.

 

1. How did you get started filming weddings and is it your main business? How long have you been in the weddings industry?

 

This is a good question.  You don’t want  a hobbyist, a student or a wannabe.

I have been doing weddings since 1993. So hows that for wedding video experience?

 

2. How many videographers will be shooting video at my wedding?

For my GOLD and SILVER Packages…. just me.  For the SILVER wedding video package, it will be ONE videographer using several cameras on tripods.

3. Have you ever shot video with [insert your photographer’s name here] before?

Hmmmm, I don;t see how that matters THAT much. I’ll answer that one on a case by case basis.

 

4. What is your production style between documentary style? Vintage style? or cinema style?

Hmmmm….  I would say I mostly documentary but I am trying to move into being more cinematic.

5. What parts of the wedding day do you record?

I mostly document the whole ceremony and reception highlights with one camera for the BRONZE package.

I will shoot all day from the getting dressed to the final driveaway with two cameras with the SILVER package.

6. What kind of camera equipment do you use? Audio?

One Canon DSLR for the Bronze package..

One Canon DSLR and One Canon Camcorder for the Silver package. ( Usually with Go Pros as a back up).

For the Silver wedding video package and above I use sliders, tripods, lights and a go pro gimbal:

 

I attach a hard wired mike and voice recorder to the grooms lapel.

 

7. How do you handle music for the wedding film?

I simply use shot gun mikes to capture the sound, but almost always edit in the actual professional recordings of the songs:

If you want a youtube wedding video, I am not allowed to use copyighted unlicensed songs.

8. What types of packages do you offer?

BRONZE:

SILVER:

GOLD:

PLATINUM:

9. How is footage recorded? How do you deliver the final product? Can I see a finished sample?

I shoot on professional High Definition

 

10. When can I expect to see my wedding video? 

I always try to deliver a finished DVD to the bride within a  month or two of the event. It all depends on a number of factors.

lovestorytexas wedding video

 

lovestorytexas wedding video demo reel.

 

We have a $600, $1200 and $2 thousand dollar package.

 

I shoot wedding videos in Austin, Waco, San Antonio and anywhere else.

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Caitlin Green Kovach Wedding ( Go Pro Gimbal)

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I shot some of Caitlin Green Kovach’s wedding  with  Go Pro Hero 4 clamped onto a Feiyu Gimbal.

 

This is the camera original:

I took the footage into Adobe After Effects.  I tilted the footage, added some corner blurs, and color correction (Hue/saturation, Contrast & some Auto Color).

This is what I came up with:

 

 

 

https://www.theknot.com/us/caitlin-green-and-mark-kovach-jun-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Anniversary Savannah and Ty

Happy Anniversary Savannah and Ty

 

 

Savanna & Ty’s Wedding at Club Terravista, Round Rock, Texas. November 2014

http://www.teravistagolf.com/

https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/

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Hellen & Ruben, Nov 25, 2017, 5pm

Hellen & Ruben are getting Married on November 25, 2017, 5pm at:

http://texasbungalow.com/index.html

The Bungalows Hotel & Event Center, 1000 S Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

MAP to the Bungalow..

https://www.amazingregistry.com/wedding-registry/ruben-ramirez/hellen-rivera/registry.ashx?a=95642054

 

https://www.theknot.com/us/hellen-rivera-and-ruben-ramirez-nov-2017-713f54af-e37b-4754-8ef7-3675e3cf9125/photos?utm_campaign=wedding-websites-share&utm_content=short-link&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=theknot.com

 

 

 

Wedding Video Pricing

Need to Know: The Do’s and Don’ts of Pricing

http://problog.weddingwire.com/index.php/education-expert/dos-and-donts-of-pricing/

Receiving a question about pricing can be daunting and tricky to navigate. On the bright side, receiving a price inquiry is a definite sign of interest and should be exciting! When a couple makes an inquiry regarding price, you should see it as a buying signal rather than a red flag. If they are reaching out, it means that they’ve vetted you and you’ve made it to the final round, so making an inquiry is simply the next step for them.

Education Expert Alan Berg shared some of his do’s and don’ts of pricing in our July Premium Webinar last week (Premium Members can watch the full recording in their account Education Center). We’ve pulled together a list of his best tips to help equip you for those often-dreaded pricing questions when they hit your inbox.

DO’S

  • Do reply as quickly as possible to an inquiry. If you respond to a potential client within 5 minutes, rather than 30, you are 100x more likely to connect with that lead. Why 5 minutes? That’s fast! By responding in 5 minutes, you can almost ensure that the person is still mentally and physically in the same place rather than having moved on to other things.
  • Do reply on the same platform that they used for their inquiry. The best practice here is to give couples all the possible ways to contact you, let them choose what works best for them, and then promptly reply on that channel.
  • Do acknowledge a question about price, don’t dodge it. If you need more information to give an accurate price, that’s completely fine! Just be upfront and transparent about it. Let them know that you are going to get them an answer, you just need to gather a bit more information about their big day first! Then, make sure to ask questions to start gathering that information to show that you are taking the necessary steps towards getting them that answer.
  • Do provide some pricing information on your website or WeddingWire Storefront. Couples are likely to distort their budget or may have a skewed sense of it (couples tend to underestimate their wedding costs by 40%!). Ideally, your pricing information would be available to them on your website or WeddingWire Storefront before they even reach out. 88% of couples want to see pricing of some sort before getting in contact with a vendor. That means you could be cut from the short list before you even have the chance to talk to them, so don’t hold out.

DON’TS

  • Don’t assume that a couple can’t afford you just because they are asking about price! How often do you determine the price of something before buying it? Probably all the time! Because this is a first time shopping experience for most couples, they don’t necessarily know what their needs are or what they are looking for, and therefore don’t know what other questions to ask. You are their guide, so help them out!
  • Don’t lead with your lowest price. Typically, the first number you hear is the number you expect to pay, which ends in an unfair result for everyone. Instead, give a price range. As a simple example you can say, “Our prices range from $x – $x, with our most popular option being $x.”. Along with a price range, consider pointing out some of the ways you differentiate in order to sell them on you, not just your price.
  • Don’t be afraid to address a low budget. If a couple gives you an idea of their budget for your service and it’s far below your pricing, politely let them know that you completely understand but that you cannot deliver the quality of work that you do within that budget. If possible, try to give them other options that you can provide, although it won’t include everything that they want, within their budget.
  • Don’t dump data and attachments. Instead, give a short, concise answer and try to make sure that it fits on a smartphone screen without the need to scroll. Most people will be answering and opening on their phones and if the information given is too long or overwhelming they aren’t likely to read it or keep it.

Walter & Areli’s Wedding Video

Walter Ulloa & Areli Hernandez got married at Chapel Dulcinea outside of Austin, Texas on July 27th, 2017 at 7pm.
Walter Ulloa y Areli Hernández se casaron en la capilla Dulcinea fuera de Austin, Texas el 27 de julio de 2017 a las 7 pm.
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I was hired to shoot and edit their wedding video. I used a Canon T3i DSLR camera, Canon G20 Vixia camcorder and a samsung android as backup.
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I edited in Adobe Premiere with some shots cleaned and altered in after effects.

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Take note of the photo scenes at 23.28…..  Some of the video was so backlit and overexposed it seemed unusable. I slo mo-ed the video and added auto color and contrast correction and some of the shots have an artsy quality that I could claim I did on purpose but are really just “happy accidents.”

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Me contrataron para filmar y editar su video de boda. Utilicé una cámara Canon T3i Dslr, Canon G20 Vixia videocámara y un samsung android como copia de seguridad.
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He editado en Adobe Premiere con algunos disparos limpiado y alterado en efectos

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Tome nota de las escenas de la foto en 23,28 …..

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Algunos de los videos era tan retroiluminada y sobreexpuesta parecía inutilizable. Me limité a publicar el video y agregó corrección automática de color y contraste y algunas de las tomas tienen una calidad artística que podría afirmar que hice a propósito, pero que en realidad son sólo “accidentes felices”.