Unreasonable request of a videographer?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Nic01:  I don’t think it would hurt to ask!  The worst that could happen is that they’ll say no.

Post # 4
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would ask for a DVD copy that can be played on the TV. Its the best/easiest way to have your parents and older relatives see the video.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Nic01:  It may be done this way for file-loading purposes. (I’m not terribly tech savvy, but I know it’s more difficult to e-mail and download large files, etc.) Perhaps your videographer would agree to make a special DVD of this product for your parents without charging you a lot of extra money.  That way, they could simply pop the DVD into a DVD player to watch the entire film.

Post # 6
5767 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

whether or not this is an easy request to fill totally depends on the editing software and how it’s put together. It might be totally easy, and it might take many hours of labor to put together, so you can always ask but do be prepared to be told that it costs extra or isn’t available.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Nic01:  Yay! Glad to hear this! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

That’s good to hear! I’d rather have it set up as a continous film too to be honest.

Post # 10
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I say it doesn’t hurt to ask! Just tell them your situation that you would like your parents to view it in an enjoyable way and not have to worry about how to fiddle with it and I’m sure your videographer would think of some way to make things easier for you!  They should be after all complying to your requests becauese they want the business and good word about their business.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Glad you got it worked out! My attitude is that it never hurts to ask, as long as you’re gracious and polite, and the worst they can say is no!

Post # 12
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Nic01:  I didn’t read/follow all of the responses, but you should definitely request a DVD that merges all the clips into one.  Most videographers provide this as a minimum requirement or even upload a full highlight/trailer up on vimeo.  I’m actually surprised to hear that they give it to you multiple clips because then it’s not really true videography!

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