Post # 1
Ok, so my last thread (like 2 weeks ago) was debating whether to hit up our techy supply closet and give our guests handheld cams to document our wedding, or whether to hire pro videographers.
Decided burdening guests with cameras was bad. Plus, if we lost any, my ass was on the line, and I didn’t feel like editing all that. So we hired Brick Street Cinema (blown away by their cinematography and editing). We’re meeting with them on Saturday.
What do I need to know, what should I ask, and what should we discuss at our meeting? Anything you wish you had addressed up front with yours? Thanks for the input ladies!
Post # 3
bump? We’re meeting tomorrow. Need to know what to ask!
Post # 4
I know this is a week late, but just in case it still helps here are the main things I regretted not having in the contract/discussing:
My biggest regret is (stupidly) not making sure the contract specified the turn-around time. In person the videographer assured us it will be a couple of months, in reality it is now almost six months after our wedding and we are still waiting.
Another important thing is to check how well the videographer captures the different parts of a wedding. We were blinded by the pretty montages our videographer did, but after getting our proof DVD were disappointed with the strangely amateurish way he filmed the speeches. In retrospect, we should have paid more attention to that when we looked at his samples.
There are many online lists of questions you can ask a videographer, for example:
My main advice is get everything in writing! The videographer and photographer are the only vendors that you will have a relatively long relationship with after the wedding, and you need to make sure that you have a clear and specific contract. Also make sure they don’t ask for full payment upfront! The final payment should be given after your receive the final video (or photos).
Post # 5
I was just about to ask this! Thank you!