Post # 1
I really want a cinematographer for my wedding and I seriously can’t find a single one! Everyone is either booked, has a prior engagement (one is even getting married the same day as me lol), or is like $2,500+ starting price (which is not in the budget). I found tons of videographers but they aren’t the style I want (I want cinematography style, not documentary). I want a video that is artistic, I don’t want to pay $1,000+ on a video that looks like it could be shot by anyone who has a nice videocamera.
I’ve looked at all the local people in my area and they are either the traditional style videos (which I don’t like) or they aren’t available. I’ve started looking at surrounding areas and most are too expensive (one was $3,800, whaaat??!!) and one guy I loved just got booked for my date. I’m just starting to get discouraged. I feel like I can’t find anyone that has the style I like that isn’t going to cost a fortune.
Blah, sorry for the rant. I just needed to vent to someone.
Post # 3
Cross another potential one off the list….ughhh that makes like 6 now that aren’t available 🙁
Post # 4
I know how you feel!!!! I wanted that exact style too and have found two companies tht do it. I would say but I’m scared I will get blocked on here for self promoting even though its not me doing the vids! Just try looking up ‘amazing wedding video on YouTube and should should find some. Good luck!
Post # 5
@IzzyBear: The problem with expensive taste is… it’s expensive! 🙂 I hope you find someone you like that’s within your budget.
Post # 6
Just for giggles, I spoke with another guy for like 30 minutes while he asked about my wedding, blah, blah, blah and then was like “ok, let’s talk about prices. Our videos start at $5,900“. I wanted to laugh but nicely said thanks, but no thanks.
Anyways, my Fiance has all but forbidden me to get a videographer. This is seriously the one thing that he will not budge on. So it looks like I can stop stressing because we aren’t getting one anyways.
Post # 7
Cinematophery is the biggest thing in wedding video today. It is expensive because it is expensive to produce. I spend upwards of 12 to 14 hours of edit time for every hour of footage I capture. Not to mention the cost of the equipment (cameras, computers, audio, sliders,. etc). Here’s the thing I tell brides when they say it’s too expensive; what are your memories worth? After all, at the end of the day all you have left are memories. Food gets thrown away, the DJ goes to another wedding and the flowers all die. Photos are great, but a professional video will allow you to relive that day all over agian. If you could watch your grandmother’s wedding video would you? Sorry, you will never be able to.
Post # 8
I am in the SAAAAAME boat. So frustrating!
Post # 9
I am related to a cinematographer and while even I think the prices are insanely high, they really do spend a ton of time and money on each wedding. His camera cost over $5000 and his steadicam cost over $8000! So that right there is a $13,000 investment that you have to pay off while working weddings only on the weekend, and only for a few months out of the year. Plus lighting, software, etc. and it all adds up quickly.
Not that this helps, but just wanted to explain WHY it costs so much.