Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Taghkanic State Park
A friend of ours from high school did our videograpy for the wedding, I asked him bc we couldn’t afford a professional and he is in film school so I knew he had a nice camera. I was really only expecting him to tape the ceremony, get a few shots of us dancing, the cake cutting, speeches, etc. I told him he could even just give me the raw footage w/o editing. So all he asked for was $100 for travel and stuff.
But he really went above and beyond. He rented a bunch of equipment from school, he had a standing camera and a walking one, a bunch of sound equipment, he captured pretty much everythibg. And he even spent the last few months editing a DVD for us in his spare time as a gift.
I really would like to give him some more money when we pick up the DVD but I don’t know how much to give him. I really can’t afford to give him as much as I’d like to… I would probably give him around $500 if I had it, but realistically I could probably only do like $200. I know he’s not expecting anything, but he did so much work I want to do something.
How much would you give in my situation?
Post # 2
well if you can only give him $200 then that’s what you should give him! I’m sure he will appreciate it.
We are hiring a family friend to do ours but we are paying him $1400 because he is a wedding photographer And we can afford it. just couldn’t afford “real” videographers in our city, anyone not crap starts at 3k.
Post # 3
I agree if you only have 200.00 then you only have that amount to work with. Trust me he’s probably taking this as a chance to break into doing this professionally As well as making his friends happy on a budget! Definitely tell your friends about the great job that he did! What a sweet sweet friend.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Definitely give him what you can even if its $200. Then maybe later get him a gift card and tell him again how absolutely fantastic and appreciative you are.
Post # 5
Yep, we’re paying around $1500, which is one of the lowest around. Give him what you can.
Post # 6
Give him what you can afford and make sure you give him credit by showing off your video.