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i initially put this up in videography section but I guess that section doesn’t get very much traffic. I really need help!
I know depending on many variables, the cost of videographer varies greatly. so far the type of videography I liked I received quotes from 3500 to 10,000!! so I wanted to ask you Bees who’s hired a videographer how much it cost you? were you happy with it? and if you can PLEASE share your beaaautiful videos with us I would really really greatly appreciate it.
FYI, I will be getting married in northern california – mountain view/ palo alto/ san francisco area!
the reason I’m looking for a great videographer is because most of my extended family are in Korea and will NOT be coming to my wedding. I wish to find a videographer who will do an excellent job of making a wonderful cinematic film that captures the essence of the day AND enough details to make the people who didn’t get to come to my wedding feel involved!
I will be doing korean wedding (Paebaek) AND chinese tea ceremony (Preferably a day before the wedding!!) in addition to the traditional church wedding. and those 2 asian ceremonies will be done with just our families and few very close friends, so I hope to be able to show a clip of it during the reception.
so the qualities that i’d be looking for in my videography package is: at least 2 days of coverage, some clip (i guess same day edits?) to show during reception, and a full cinematic film for later. with at least 3 copies of DVD’s.
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I used Alvin Shen and he did an AWESOME job for our wedding. Like you, most of my family was overseas so I needed to get a video of our wedding done. In retrospect, I regret not having him film our reception. I found him on Yelp and highly recommend him! 🙂
Post # 5
I’m using Lightbulb Videography for my wedding. You should check out their past work online! They are based in the southbay, but work all over.
Post # 6
For what you’re looking for, you will likely end up paying $4k or more (depending on the package you chose of course..i imagine for a 2 day event, you are looking at paying a pretty good amount). I looked around and for a 10+ hour day, we found that most of the quotes (with the same day edit) came in to $4k (we’re in socal). We ended up going with a group of guys who wanted to market to weddings, so we got a great deal that way…and they’re willing to come the day before to film the preparations too without charging us for it.
Post # 7
1500 is usually the lowest a company will go, and many in the area don’t go below 2k
Mine is below 2k because I chose an amateur.
There are a lot of EXCELLENT packages out there for 4-6k.
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I went with Graham from Final Frame Studio (www.finalframe.com) and he did a WONDERFUL job. I purchased the 12-hour day + raw footage + Same-Day-Edit and it was all under $2K. Oh yeah… my wedding was a 2 day affair and he charged by the hour for our tea ceremony. His prices have increased since we booked him, but still affordable.
Here was our same day edit. http://vimeo.com/25533394