(Closed) Videographer Price

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I priced a few around CT and they’re pretty expensive although there’s quite a range.  One thing that seems to keep it less expensive, if it’s an option for you, is to make arrangements for a professional to film the day (or whatever parts of the day you’d like filmed) and pay only for the time and the raw footage.  This could be an option if you know someone who can do some editing for you.  We may do this because the videographer I keep going back to offers this and is otherwise really pricey.  For example his all day package (with two cameras) is $2495 and his basic package with raw footage is $1495. 

It impacts the price if you have one camera versus two so decide if that’s important to you.  My colleague works in film/media and told me I should make sure I have two cameras…still thinking about it…

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am lucky and work at a video production firm, so a couple guys from work are going to film it for me for free.  If I didn’t have this option, I was going to look into hiring a student from the local univeristy who’s majoring in film and have them do it.  That’s an affordable option, and lots of senior students have extensive portfolios so you can get a feel for their work.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mine is $2000

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Mine is over $5K, although I do think this is on the high end of the range.  It was out of our original budget, but we absolutely loved her work and we shifted things around to make it work!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine’s about $1500 for eight hours. We got a second camera thrown in for free.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

WOW I did not realize they were this expensive, these are all way more than our Photographer (which I prize a lot more).  I love the idea of a student, I work at a large university so it might be a great idea.

THANKS!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yep, our  video guy is a $150 more than our Photog, but the Photog price doesn’t include an album which we will probably buy later. Also due to a referral the photog gave us a $100 discount.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are paying ours 1600, which was about 300 more than the photographers. I’m in Charlotte NC and this is definitely something that varies by region.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have been debating getting one.  I was hoping they would be less than the photog not more!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We got someone who is a film student and has worked for a wedding videographer before. He was a friend so he gave us a deal, but he filmed the day and edited it into a nice video for us for $500. He also gave us the raw footage, which we might have a pro work with at a later date. It isn’t anything like StillMotion, or some of the incredibly things I have seen online. BUT it is a really nice, sweet record of the day. And I am really glad we have that.

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