Post # 1
I’m finding myself in one of the toughest situations since I began planning my wedding and hoping I can get some advice from you all! I’m wondering if anyone has ever taken the raw video footage from their wedding to another videographer for editing? If so, did you get the results you were looking for?
Here’s the full story if you’re interested:
I’m getting married in Lebanon where there are very few photographers and videographers that shoot in the style I like (most tend to be overdone, overposed, etc). The few I liked were already booked when we reached out to them.
We’ve now booked another who is ok and has promised to give us the raw footage. My plan is to take the raw footage to a videographer here in the US and have them edit it. My concern, of course, is that it won’t turn out that well, which is why I’m looking to you ladies for advice!
Post # 3
Just keep in mind a) the majority of professionals will not allow other people to touch their work b) the majority of professionals will not touch others work and c) the most time consuming part of videography is the editing, so you will be paying a fairly hefty price for someone to edit it especially since it’s not their work.
Post # 5
If you REALLY want video footage of your wedding, I think it’s worth the try.
Personally I wouldnt do it. I don’t like to see myself in tape and I’ll probably never watch it. If I had the raw footage with all the post wedding stuff, honeymoon moving in, settling in I wouldn’t even remember to do that and the video would probably get lost in some other random stuff forever unseen. Which would be fine by me lol.
Post # 6
Thanks for the feedback guys!
I never thought I’d care that much about having a video (just photos), but I’ve seen some really beautiful ones and now it’s become very important to me. However, @AnaA I can certainly relate to feeling a bit awkward seeing myself on tape.
I do realize that it will ultimately be more expensive and it’s not ideal, but I simply don’t have another option in this situation! So I’m just trying to make the best of it.