Post # 1
and it’s not very good. I’ve just been disappointed since I watched last night. I know you get what you pay for but I expected it to look a bit better than if someone we know would have stood close to us with a video camera to record the day. So now we’ll figure out who that is coming to the wedding will actually do that for us so we don’t pay unnecessary money. I just needed to vent on the disappointment that what seemed too good to be true actually was (I actually hoped after the first sample that it was just a bad sample but no).
Post # 3
@mandb122: What’s the website?
Would it be possible to spruce up the video a bit on your own? You could probably just load it into iMovie and set it to music and whatnot! You could even mix in a few professional pictures!
Post # 4
It’s hard because watching the video, at parts it’s really shaky, he looks at the floor sometimes. I honestly think if we can find a family member we’d be able to make it look better after editing it on our own. I thought I was just being picky but I showed my Fiance and he agreed. The website has nothing on it and I didn’t think it was a good sign when he didn’t know how to upload a video sample to the web.
Post # 5
@mandb122: Ooh… yeah. This sounds like it’s not the way to go.
Is it totally crazy how expensive videographers are?! Who knew!
Post # 6
It is very crazy! This guy was charging $125/hour. This seemed great until we saw the videos. That and this might be picky but he put music over everything, including the processional. I want to be able to hear the song I walked down the aisle to when I watch the video. It just wasn’t good work though so now we’re trying to find someone because the next cheapest videographer in our area (while having better quality) is $1000 for the ceremony only.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t use him. Rent a video camera and a tripod and ask a friend to man it during the ceremony.
Post # 8
Unfortunatly, in weddings and in any other creative indrustry, you get what you pay for. There may be a local film school or business starting out that can do a better job. If you budget is 1k you should be able to get a pro with pro gear for ceremony (depending on your region). If you already have video budgeted… keep on looking, beacuse there is a HUGE diffrence between a real pros video and your friend getting “stuck” with the job on your wedding day. Look for videogs who are appart of a local association.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t pay them if you’re not going to be happy. don’t hire someone who you know will do a crappy job. Put out a craigslist help – sounds like you can get a student to do a better job!
like other said – what about having it all just raw filmed and put some of it together yourself? I learned imovie real quick!
also – what about talking to the videography company? Telling them you’d like an edited video higher quality/different than the sample. It can’t hurt to ask them if they do other work! The worst they can say is thats their best stuff!