Randee and Michelle Wedding Info

Randee Sabalerio and Michelle are getting married on November 11, 2018.

They are getting married at the Hyatt Hill Country  hotel. The Ceremony starts at 4:00pm.

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/hyatt-regency-hill-country-resort-and-spa/sanhc

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/29.5787882,-98.4064087/hyatt+hill+country/@29.5226962,-98.6968417,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x865c42dfd3f1d04d:0x823a3f4fc0be70f6!2m2!1d-98.6814256!2d29.4616084

 

 

Last minute wedding video

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I got a call just 2 or 3 days ago about a last minute wedding video.

 

The wedding wasn’t last minute.  But their decision to have a videographer WAS a last minute decision.

 

I am just shooting, the bride says she is a professional video editor in Houston and will edit it herself. I was very happy to hear that and look forward to seeing what she does with the footage.

So off to Rancho Mirando I went. Mapquest got me there relatively easily. they wanted me at 2 ( even tho the ceremony wasnt until 6) and I there 3:45 ish.

Its been raining a LOT this week.  The ground was very damp. All day it seemed like rain would start up again.  Luckily, it didn’t.

Natalie and Miguel P. Sept 22, 2018.

I have had the couple hold a camcorder selfie style many times over the years. But I just now bought a selfie stick for a smart phone.

For all my expensive equipment….. my android phone of all things often gives me the best low light video shooting.

I also put the Samsung phone on a plastic tripod and “hid” it on the altar. It got an interesting camera angle of the couple kneeling on ritual pillows.

 

 

https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/rancho-mirando-luxury-guest-ranch-fischer-tx-594239

https://www.natalimiguelwedding.com/

Questions to ask your wedding videographer

austintxweddingvideo.com/2018/08/14/questions-to-ask-your-wedding-videographer/

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.

austintxweddingvideo.com/2018/08/05/lovestorytexas-wedding-video/

Natale & Justin, Dripping Springs, Texas Wedding Video

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Natale & Justin, Dripping Springs, Texas Wedding Video

Shot with a Canon DSLR, Canon Camcorder, a mike and multiple tripods and sliders.

Natale married Justin, at “Ma Maison” in Dripping Springs on 3 Oct 2015.

 

Funniest wedding photobombs

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Funniest Wedding Photobombs

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=photobomb

(verb)- to drop in a photo unexpectedly…to hop in a picture right before it is taken.
sarah: hey why is jimmy in the background of our prom picture?
ryanidk, he must have photobombed it at the last second.

https://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/photo-video/wedding-photobombs#151794

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photobombing

Photobombing is the act of accidentally or purposely putting oneself into the view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects.[2] Photobombing has received significant coverage since 2009.[3] In discussing a “stingray photobomb” picture that went viral, Andrea DenHoed suggests that the photobomb label “implies a narrative of surreptitious sabotage,”[3] although in the sense of unintended and/or initially unnoticed people in the background of spoiled photographs, photobombs have existed for much of the history of photography.

Photobombing has been known to get global exposure, mainly due to the bandwidth and ease of dissemination afforded by the Internet, and the abundance of snapshots by smartphone cameras and other hand-held devices. A number of websites include sections on them, or are entirely devoted to photobombs.

In 2014, “photobomb” was named Word of the Year by Collins English Dictionary.[4]

A related term is videobombing, which applies the concept to video footage instead of a still photograph.

 

Summer and Chad Hogan Wedding

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Summer (Restivo) and Chad (Hogan) wedding video.

May 6, 2017 Tapatio Springs Country Club outside of San Antonio, Texas

http://www.tapatioresort.com/#http://www.tapatioresort.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.