(Closed) Response from videographer about my canceling

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

Is there anyway get the platinum package and cut out a second shooter?  While it certainly is nice to have two shooters (video would be better as well)…that would reduce the price by a few hundred.  Or,if money is an issue now, could you get the raw footage?  I know it’s not as fun to watch but at least you’ll have the memories.  If, at a later time, you have more money and would like to get the edited version, then by all means.  That’s the only other thing that I know costs money (editing = time).

Post # 4
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

What if you ask for just raw footage now (without any post production hours, it should cut the cost) with the ability to go back to him later for the editing.  Or edit yourself on imovie or something similar, which is my plan.

Post # 6
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was thinking about just getting raw footage, and then Real Simple Weddings listed a company in NC that edits them for you for $500.  This company will take the footage from Uncle Joe and your little brother and your best friend’s husband, and put them all together.  Voila.  Maybe you could just get the raw and then in a year, it would be a nice anniversary present to have them all put together for you.  Or, ask for the Silver Package at $700.  You only *need* the two cameras for the ceremony.  You have so much planning done Sweeney, and we have the same wedding day – makes me feel far behind!

Post # 7
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I haven’t seen this persons work, but $950 for a video WITH editing is really inexpensive so I’m not sure how much wiggle room there will be in cutting a camera. The labor in editing a wedding video is far greater than any photographers post-production labor.

That being said, this price is still outside your budget, so my suggestion as a bride, but also as someone that does this for a living is ask if he would be willing to just shoot the wedding and hand over the raw footage. 5yrs down the road, maybe it will make a nice Christmas or Anniversary surprise present to have it BEAUTIFULLY edited. The important objective right now is for you to have your event captured professionally. 

And seriously ladies, don’t bother with $500 edits, they will look as cheap as they are in price. Invest in the shooting of your event, that is priceless. When you have the cashflow then you will have options with what you want to do with the footage.

feel free to pm me if you have more questions.


Post # 8
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Yeah, try not to be dishonest…that makes it harder for vendors to work with future couples. (Golden rule and all that jazz). I like the idea of having them film it, but then waiting on the editing until you have the money. Maybe you can do a payment plan for after the wedding for any edting work. Whatever you guys decide to do, get it in writing though so you’re both protected. You can also cut down on the amount of DVDs you receive after the wedding. You might only need one, and if anyone else wants one, they can purchase it themselves (we also got four DVDs, and they’re all still with us.)

What’s the price on the Platinum package?


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