(Closed) Is this videographer charge normal?

posted 4 years ago in Videography
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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everythingpink :  It totally sucks but unfortunately this one is on you since it was in the contract and you just didn’t notice until after the fact 🙁 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It sucks, but I think I might actually pay it… Otherwise will you be disappointed in the video every time you watch it? I wouldn’t want to spend that much money on a video that made me sad.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

It actually seems like a very reasonable policy and price. They completed the work based on your discussions to that point and you’re happy with the quality of the work. It’s not reasonable reasonable to expect them to go back and re-do for free. It’s in the contract and I’m assuming it’s in the same typeface as everything else, not hidden in tiny fineprint somewhere. It’s important to read through the contracts thoroughly and ask questions if you’re not sure what something means or don’t agree to what it’s saying.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You cannot feel blindsided when it was in the contract. You signed it and should have carefully read it over before doing so. 

That said, I agree with PP that the policy and charge seems very reasonable to me. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I concur with everyone else. It seems like a reasonable price and not surprising. He has to do extra work so I would expect he would have to be paid for it, especially if it was spelled out in the contract.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

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everythingpink :  My SO and I have film and edited a few weddings of mostly friends & family (as gifts). And trust me, editing is a ton of work. Something many people don’t realize is the smallest changes can cause time and effort. I think the charge is fair.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Sorry bee but this one is totally on you. I would never expect anyone to completely re-edit their work for nothing. Considering his normal cost is $3000, the $125 for extra editing seems more than fair IMO. It was put plainly right there in the contract so you can’t really act “blindsided” about anything. 

ETA: I think the timeframe given is also reasonable. He provided work that met his professional skill so any extras would ultimately push you to the back of the line. You are not his only client and he probably has several other videos that still need edited. Should another bride have to wait way longer for her video because you didn’t make your wishes more clear from the start? 

Post # 14
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Honey bee

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everythingpink :  Even with a short highlight video, he now has to go over again the footages of your wedding, pick certain scenes that you want and try them out and make sure they match the flow and the music of the video. It’s highly possible, he will need to re-arrange the whole thing again then he has to do the reconfiguration. It’s possible he told you about 12 to 19 weeks to give him time cushion because he is now working on other weddings filmed after yours and he has to squeeze in yours now as well. 

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