- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
(I don’t now why it put this post under “shoes” sorry)
Sorry, this is a bit long, but I need your help…
The Videographer that my friend recommended is…. not good!!
So yesterday we met up with the videographer that my colleague recommended. He is a close personal friend of hers, and he also shot my colleague’s son’s wedding. We met him yesterday and he is a really nice gentleman. He doesn’t speak English too well, but he was trying his best, his son was there to translate when he had difficulty.
Anyhow he led us to his “studio” which was just a den in his apartment, and he made us watch some samples of his work. Well…. the work was…. not good at all!
The quality of the shooting was poor because it was shakey, the image was a bit blurry because he uses an obsulete camera, the sound was muffled… and the edits were corny. It was basically your typical old-fashioned cheesy wedding video, with corny inserts of heart and flower images. Yikes! The only thing I liked from what he showed us were the black and white videos because they looked like super 8.
My fiance and I didn’t know what to say to him afterwards, but we were very polite. The videographer was so excited and proud of his work, we didn’t have the heart to tell him that it’s not what we were looking for.
The weirdest part is that he charges $1200 for his entire services! This price includes his cheesy editing. In my opinion, that’s a bit steep for the quality of his work.
All we really need is someone to shoot the event, we don’t really need his editing because we know someone who can do the editing for us for free. But my fiance and I are unsure of what to do because this guy is so excited and proud of his work, and he is really nice.
On one hand, we just don’t want to offend him or make him feel rejected, especially because he was a personal recommendation from my friend. On the other hand, we really feel uncomfortable about spending $1200 on something that we’re not going to love. Then again, video is video, and if we hire him at least there will be footage of our wedding, right? I don’t know. Please give me your advice! 🙂