(Closed) Videographer?

posted 10 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

What’s "minimal"? 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Here is what I am hoping to do…. Get a local person (perhaps at a local high school media department or college media department or even a friend) to do the actual filming… have them film everything the whole time. Then send it to a very good videographer (out of state or wherever) to do just the editing to make it look good! I’m doing all of that for about $800

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

LaborDayBride — that sounds great in theory, but in reality it may turn out to be a big Turd Polishing session. If the video is shot badly, there’s only so much an editor can do.

My advice is find a professional videographer that knows how to shoot weddings and hire them to film the event. If you don’t have the cash-flow to edit right now, that’s fine —- do it on your 1yr, 5yr, 10yr anniversary. The important thing is to have the event documented professionally by someone that knows how to shoot a wedding. (film school kids don’t know how to shoot weddings! they are only interested in narratives — weddings are documentary!)

I’ve found that most brides have a pretty archaic sense of what wedding videography is —- which is totally understandable because it’s sucked for so long. But times are different now and the labor involved in filming an event and editing it is FAR GREATER than a photographers work most the time, yet brides always want to pay half that thinking they won’t watch it.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Thanks Glittergrl…. I totally agree. The particular guy I am using has shot wedding videos before that I liked, but you should definitely be careful with who you pick!!! I do know that fiftyfootfilms will send you a camera and then do the editing for you for cheaper then the full package I believe…. again,  you should find someone you trust to shoot it.  Some film students have shot wedding videos on the side for extra cash but again, as glittergrl mentions… make sure you like it and they know what they are doing!!

Also if you do find a firm that will shoot and it sounds super cheap, make sure that editing is included as that is usually the most expensive…..

 Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I searched and searched for someone decent around Boston for nder 1000, but to no avail.  I got 20 or so samples, and they were all crap!  Even some of the more expensive ones weren’t that great.  Either they all need to put out new samples, or there is no one good around.  I ended up picking A Fine Image, and they are expensive, but really good.  We just got our dvd a couple weeks ago, and it was so great to have it.

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