Post # 1
Our package includes what they call a feature film.
It is made up of individual clips: Bride prep, Groom prep, ceremony , recpetion etc.
To view each one you have to click & open it. Apparently on some devices (pc’s / tv’s) you can set it up so that when you open the first clip, all the others will open automatically so you can watch it as a continous film rather than individual clips.
My parents are not vey techonologically advance (nor am i!) & i’m worried that they won’t be able to watch the ‘film’ because they don’t know how to open the next clip. (i’m interstate so won’t be able to help).
Do you think it’s reasonable if i were to request that all the clips were merged together?
Post # 3
@Nic01: I don’t think it would hurt to ask! The worst that could happen is that they’ll say no.
Post # 4
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
@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
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 # 7
@pengoala: sounds the most logical 🙂
I was worred the request would be too bridezilla-ish as i figure he sets up the files like that for a reason.
I explained the reasoning & he is happy to merge all the clips together so that my parents can watch the one, continuous film. Happy days!
Post # 8
@Nic01: Yay! Glad to hear this! 🙂
Post # 9
That’s good to hear! I’d rather have it set up as a continous film too to be honest.
Post # 10
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
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
@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!