Post # 17
Can you just request all the raw footage and do the editing yourselves (or get someone else to do it)?
My wedding video is an hour or so of unedited raw footage (because a friend did it, this was many years ago). It’d be disapppointing if it didn’t have the “I do”s, but in the end what I like most about our video is just how it captures the sights and sounds of the day. I’ll never forget the “I do”s anyway. So if she sends the raw unedited footage, you’ll have that.
Post # 18
it was a dslr.
we were fine with the camera, until she went crazy and turned into an banshee.
she isn’t even addressing her emails to us properly. No dear and no signing off.
Post # 19
Where the heck did you find this chick?
Post # 20
It sounds like you got shafted, majorly.
Did you pay with a credit card or paypal? Perhaps you could attempt to get your money back.. I mean, you’ll never get your video in perfect shape [seriously, 30 seconds intervals, wtf?]. At least you could try to get your money back.
Post # 21
Well, the moment is not on film, so there is nothing you can do to get it on film. I would try to concentrate on what you do have, and look for what’s positive about it.
Also, how much did you pay this girl? What country is she from?
Post # 22
Well, she went batsh*t crazy at me, and has done the worst wedding videos I have ever seen! Thank god my hubby has some skills and managed to make this (and this is the song he sang to open the ceremony):
She’s American but living in Paris, and our photographer told us about her, before having her own falling out with her over copyright issues.
The thing is that she didn’t only miss the “I do”, she also missed most of the spontaneous moments that made our wedding special to us.
We’re still reeling from the violence of her emails, but are trying to put it behind us. I would like to say who is so nobody else gets burned by her, especially as she is moving back to the States soon, but I’m not sure that I’m allowled to?
Thank you to everybody for letting me know I’m not the crazy one, she’s been playing mind games and saying I’m the unreasonable one!
Post # 23
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
This sounds terrible! I just wanted to post and say please make sure to post negative reviews wherever you can – weddingwire, yelp, even here on the bee. You are allowed to post your negative experiences with vendors and name names, it helps everyone considering this person. I will say though that there is a section in the Wedding Bee Comment Policy (http://www.weddingbee.com/comment-policy/) regarding leaving vendor reviews on the boards, which you should read before posting.
Post # 24
Hey, hope it’s ok for a vendor to post here. I just wanted to reach out because I totally feel your pain. I’m Ariane, the cofounder, of Storymix. We edit wedding videos from the clips shot by guests on our app and cameras. Can you find out if your guests got any of the special moments at all, even if it’s not the “oui”? We edited a wedding video from Bordeaux awhile back. I’d be happy to talk with you offline. We started the company specifically because even though we spent six weeks on a choreographed dance for our wedding, we had no video to show for it! Ugg. She should have known that a DSLR can film 12 to 20 minute clips and had a backup cam to span the clip breaks. Ah well, the most important thing is that you have your sweet hubby and memories if the day.
Post # 25
thanks for the sympathy!
In the end the videogeapher made some terrible videos of us that are unusable, and was sure to highlight the fact that it was difficult because she had lots of footage of people standing around looking bored.
Instead of using her ugly, bad work, my hubby made a wedding band honeymoon video of his own using the raw footage we had gotten off of her before this whole fiasco.
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That really bites, sorry Dear 🙁
Post # 28
Wow, I’m so sorry to hear that! I’ve heard some dSLRs like Canon film beautiful videos. Some are even used for professonal commercials. This lady seems very unprofessional! 🙁 How sad!