Post # 1
I have found my dream photog and now I am so obssessed to get a good videog as well…
We budgeted $5K for both photog and videog. Hiring a $4K photog left us only $1K for Videog if we want to stay in budget…. If we are going to hire some pro videog, we are going to blew our budget for sure…
I am thinking just to ask for the raw footage so I can ask some professionals to edit it later.
This videog has been working with my photog for a long time. They can both speak Mandarin, which is a must for my family. I heard about horrible stories that photog and videog might not get along well if they have never worked together before…
What do u guys think?
1. Just ask the videog to give us the raw footage, no need to do the fancy editing. This way we can stay in budget.
2. Go way above budget and get an edited version.
We are not having a big wedding ( Ceremony = 20 ppl, reception= 80 ppl at most)FI said I am crazy to go for the 4K photog and I bet he will be upset if I hire a really expensive videog….
Please help me out here…Any input will be highly appreciated!
Post # 3
I say just get the raw footage. That way once you’ve had some time to save up again after the wedding you can go back to him or someone else to have it professionally edited.
Post # 4
We bought all of the raw footagea and I’m going to use Windows Movie Maker to put it all together.
Post # 5
I think it would be really fun to do it yourself! Honestly I have a few people that I know can hold a cam steady, and I’m asking them to film some of the important stuff. You can do so much in imovie or movie maker to make it look awesome and add your own soundtrack.
Post # 6
To add a side note:
My grandma and some other good frds are in Taiwan so they can not come to the wedding…I am afraid if I ask for the edited version, the videog might not include the part that I want….
Post # 7
I’d go with the raw footage from a pro – while not all pros are created equal, if you hire someone that is good it is amazing how much better quality the raw files will be in terms of framing, steady shots, clarity of the images, etc. These are things pro videographers are trained to do. Editing is also a skill, but for a wedding video it should be easy enough to cut the video together yourself – just be honest with yourself about whether or not you have the time and patience to do it!
Post # 8
Pay for the raw footage and then after the wedding when you can afford it, ask them to do the fancy editing then 🙂
Post # 9
I think it depends how much of a priority video is for you. If you really really want it, I’d spend the money. We just wanted video of our wedding, we didn’t care how good it was, so we set up a tripod and had a friend press play. Easy peasy. Not fancy obviously but it gets the point accross.
Post # 10
I did EXACTLY the same thing as you, money-wise. $4k for photog, leaving $1k for videog. We ended up getting a raw-footage only package. We’re thinking of adding on a stationary camera to get some extra angles. I think this will end up being better for us than a fully edited video, because a lot of videographers I talked to who do edited packages charged extra for the raw footage. And we wanted AT LEAST raw footage, to capture the day exactly as it is.
Post # 11
Thanks for your input!
The Videog told me raw footage will only cost $800 =D
I am thinking to get another camcorder and ask one of my friends to video tape from a different angle!
I am so glad someone has the same thought of mine! =D
Post # 12
Go raw and then see what you like then edit if you want later!
Post # 13
I was lucky enough to find a videographer that would do both for me (what I really had wanted was just the raw footage) and I love the edited DVD, but I’m soooo glad I have the raw footage as well! There are some moments on there that aren’t in the edited version that are just so perfect for the people involved! Like my Mother-In-Law twirling in her dress for my Mom before the wedding, as an example. If you can only afford one option, I’d go for the raw footage myself!!
We also got (again!) very lucky in that a couple of our friends love to take video footage, so we got a 2nd edited version and perspective which completely rocked!