Post # 1
I just got an email from my videographer discussing the option of a next-day edit (at a significant cost). When I asked them what was the normal timeline for production, they answered 4-5 months!! FI is furious that they are trying to squeeze us for more money when they can obviously do the job in a much shorter period of time (next-day). I’m trying to get a feel for what is normal practice, to see if we are being ripped off. My wedding is almost two weeks away and I would hate to have to find a new videographer last minute!
For the bees with videographers, did you take a next day edit?
If not, how long did it/will it take to get your video?
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of next day edit, only same day edits which costs an arm and a leg. Our contract with our videographer guaranteed the video to us within 6 months. We ended up getting it around 2 months?
I’m not sure how long of a final product you’re getting, but our 12ish minute film took 30-40 hours of edit time. So a next day edit would require all that to be done within 24 hours. I can see why someone would charge an arm and a leg for that.
Post # 4
@yellowshoe: Thanks, it’s reassuring to hear that your videographer gave you six and delivered in 2. I guess it depends how busy they are.
Post # 5
They’re not trying to rip you off – it’s just a business model. Just like you can pay for rush shipping, you can pay for rush video editing. the 4-5 month delivery period is pretty standard among wedding videographers who are doing a full video edit rather than just a 2-3 minute highlight reel.
Post # 6
I think we should get ours before 90 days when the time comes…I have the contract at home.
Post # 7
Just over 3 months, as the contract said.