(Closed) How much are you paying for your videography?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How much are you paying for your videography?
    Less than $500 : (6 votes)
    15 %
    $500-$800 : (6 votes)
    15 %
    $800-$1,000 : (6 votes)
    15 %
    $1,000-$2,000 : (5 votes)
    13 %
    $2,000+ : (9 votes)
    23 %
    We aren't doing videography : (7 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    i am paying $1400 for filming in HD + 8 hours of service + a 15 minute edited clip with music. if your cousin is still in school, you probably only need to pay him less than $500 (this is just my guess since he/she doesn’t have any professional experience).

    Post # 5
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we are getting a 10% discount since a guy I work with owns a video company outside of work. 🙂 but because I work with him – yup 10% off.

    2 cameras – 5 hours of on-site coverage time – 2 dvd copies for (after discount) – $730.

    Post # 6
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i am paying $3000 for my cinematographer (not a videographer – see their website for their quality of work is – http://www.unitedwedding.com/#/hokiebird-/ )

    you get what you pay for. i didnt just want someone to film my wedding i wanted a MOOOOOOVIE! lol

    but most of the run of the mill just starting out videographers who do the bare minimum charge about $1000, or less if they arent doing editing. keep in mind the amount of editing that is involved in video work…. its more than just an hour or two.

    for someone just starting out some do them for $500 or less, just to build a portfolio. And for family – how about asking him how much he wants to charge???

    Post # 7
    39 posts
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i’m paying mine in beer? 

    it’s my brother’s friend, who is getting her BA in media arts, and she’s just excited to have something to do with her camera over the summer.  i’m sure will tip her some, but she was down to do it for free. 

    Post # 8
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re having a student. He’s trying to put together a portfolio so he’s only charging $15 / hour and he can eat dinner. That comes out to $75 for the wedding and $150 for a 10 minute edited video.

    Post # 9
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re paying $3,500… I know its a lot, but its worth it!

    Post # 10
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We also paid around $3,000 but we got an amazing end product for that amount: 30 minute edited documentary feature where they interviewed us about how we met, how our relationship unfolded, the proposal, etc. It included footage of us hanging out with friends the day before the wedding, all the crazy set-up madness, having hair and make-up done, etc. On top of that, we had 3 cameras shooting our ceremony and reception. This sounds like a lot, but the videographers were not intrusive in the least. We didn’t even notice them most of the time. The end result is one of our most treasured wedding mementos.

    For your cousin’s services, I agree with Spaganya about asking him. It’s worth agreeing on a rate beforehand so that no one feels slighted, and so you’re confident he’s going to give it his best effort.

    Post # 11
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    A friend of the family is going to video tape the ceremony and also important parts of our reception (first dance, cake cutting etc.) I really don’t want a 4 hour video of our wedding LOL

    Post # 12
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are paying $3,100. This was the least expensive videographer that we found. My Fiance and I stumbled upon this guy by accident and love his work so we are hoping for the best. Almost everyone I know who has gotten married recently paid at least 8k for photography and videography combined.

    Post # 13
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The first place we contacted charges at least 2,900.  That includes the 25-35 min cinematic style film as well as the 3-5 minute one.  I’m thinking the ceremony will run at least that long, so I wonder what they would edit out to add in stuff from the reception. 

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