(Closed) Videography Dilemma

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
6 posts

Let me give you my opinion as a wedding videographer. If your greatest concern is affordability , then I’ll say, go with him. If you want your wedding film to be “perfect”, I’ll advise you to hire a professional who will provide microphones to the groom and minister at the ceremony. Or, you can keep your current videographer and give him more money so that he can rent microphones for just the day. Renting shouldn’t be expensive (you can even go to the camera store by yourself and rent microphones for your videographer). In any case, I’ll say that it makes a HUGE difference for a wedding videographer to use wireless lavalier microphones at the ceremony and even at the reception. 

I imagine that your videographer’s samples are amazing as far as image is concerned but not as great as it should be when it comes to the audio part. Remember this, the 1st thing that gives wedding videography an advantage over photography is its ability to capture sounds and voices. Without good audio, a wedding film becomes like a photo slideshow. So, do some research in your area and find a good camera store where you can rent microphones for your videographer (if you decide to work with him). 

The only thing that annoys me about your videographer is the time he takes to deliver the finshed product. 6 months sounds to me a little bit too long, even for someone who does it as a side job. But I’m glad that this isn’t a problem to you. 

Post # 5
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@danielka:  I agree.  If you cant hear the vows then why get a video?  It would be like watching a video on mute the whole time. 

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