Post # 1
My cousin is currently in film school and I asked him to do my videography. I haven’t determined yet how much I am paying him. When I started looking at professional prices, I noticed that some charge more than the photography itself. I understand the hours that go into making a video but a thousand plus dollars just seems a little high! How much are you paying for your videography if you have one? Also, if you hired a relative, how much would you pay them? Thanks!!
Post # 3
i am paying $1400 for filming in HD + 8 hours of service + a 15 minute edited clip with music. if your cousin is still in school, you probably only need to pay him less than $500 (this is just my guess since he/she doesn’t have any professional experience).
Post # 4
Wow I can’t believe video is sooooo expensive! I’d rather take unedited raw footage and edit it myself than pay over 2,000 for it… Just saying 🙂
Post # 5
we are getting a 10% discount since a guy I work with owns a video company outside of work. 🙂 but because I work with him – yup 10% off.
2 cameras – 5 hours of on-site coverage time – 2 dvd copies for (after discount) – $730.
Post # 6
i am paying $3000 for my cinematographer (not a videographer – see their website for their quality of work is – http://www.unitedwedding.com/#/hokiebird-/ )
you get what you pay for. i didnt just want someone to film my wedding i wanted a MOOOOOOVIE! lol
but most of the run of the mill just starting out videographers who do the bare minimum charge about $1000, or less if they arent doing editing. keep in mind the amount of editing that is involved in video work…. its more than just an hour or two.
for someone just starting out some do them for $500 or less, just to build a portfolio. And for family – how about asking him how much he wants to charge???
Post # 7
i’m paying mine in beer?
it’s my brother’s friend, who is getting her BA in media arts, and she’s just excited to have something to do with her camera over the summer. i’m sure will tip her some, but she was down to do it for free.
Post # 8
We’re having a student. He’s trying to put together a portfolio so he’s only charging $15 / hour and he can eat dinner. That comes out to $75 for the wedding and $150 for a 10 minute edited video.
Post # 9
We’re paying $3,500… I know its a lot, but its worth it!
Post # 10
We also paid around $3,000 but we got an amazing end product for that amount: 30 minute edited documentary feature where they interviewed us about how we met, how our relationship unfolded, the proposal, etc. It included footage of us hanging out with friends the day before the wedding, all the crazy set-up madness, having hair and make-up done, etc. On top of that, we had 3 cameras shooting our ceremony and reception. This sounds like a lot, but the videographers were not intrusive in the least. We didn’t even notice them most of the time. The end result is one of our most treasured wedding mementos.
For your cousin’s services, I agree with Spaganya about asking him. It’s worth agreeing on a rate beforehand so that no one feels slighted, and so you’re confident he’s going to give it his best effort.
Post # 11
A friend of the family is going to video tape the ceremony and also important parts of our reception (first dance, cake cutting etc.) I really don’t want a 4 hour video of our wedding LOL
Post # 12
We are paying $3,100. This was the least expensive videographer that we found. My FI and I stumbled upon this guy by accident and love his work so we are hoping for the best. Almost everyone I know who has gotten married recently paid at least 8k for photography and videography combined.
Post # 13
The first place we contacted charges at least 2,900. That includes the 25-35 min cinematic style film as well as the 3-5 minute one. I’m thinking the ceremony will run at least that long, so I wonder what they would edit out to add in stuff from the reception.