Post # 1
My fiance and I have decided to get a cinematographer. After an extensive search, we’ve narrowed it down to these two choices.
I want to avoid this thread coming up on Google searches, hence I’m avoiding using the company names. Both companies are about the same price for unlimited hours, 2-3 cameras, and a highlight and feature film.
Option A: “clicked” very well with them over email, has worked at our venue before, video quality not as sharp as option B
Option B: friendly but did not “click” in communication like option A, has not worked at our venue before, clearer video quality
Option C: you tell me! We have no set budget but looking for something reasonable (ie: we looked at the fabulous Inkspot Crow Films and couldn’t swallow their 7k pricing). Most important is that their work is cinematic (tells a story) not just a video, and no Super 8.
Post # 3
not sure about the differences in video quality but i feel like with option b you might end up with a crystal clear video that you wouldnt like at all…..
Post # 4
I think you are better off with Option B…. assuming the company has references from REAL brides. Let’s face it, the vendors associated with our venues are not always the best in the biz. Good luck with whomever you choose!
Post # 5
@BooRadley: I would much rather have better quality outcome than just a friendly connection via email… aren’t they are supposed to be like a fly-on-the-wall anyway?
I don’t think its as important that they have worked with your venue… they can visit and do some research to familiarize themselves with the place.
I would want quality!
Post # 6
OH BOY! This may quite possibly be my favorite thread ever. I have looked at far too many videographers (an embarassing amount). Are you located in Richmond? I really liked the first one (and how stunning was that bride!). Wasn’t a fan of how they music wasn’t a bit lower during the minister speaking. As for number 2, I am quite familiar with his work. I actually had a lot of correspondences with him and have heard some good and also bad things. I am happy to share that with you through PM. Between the two, I would go with #1. I also have two suggestions to look into, though they are not in Richmond.
I spoke to Alicia (the owner) on the phone once about pricing and options. She was great and by the end of the call I felt like I had known her for years. I would have loved to have gone with her but with our wedding being a farther destination wedding combined with a smaller budget we just couldn’t do it.
Before we decided to postpone our wedding we were seriously considering going with them. They had really great pricing for their quality of work.
Post # 7
@JenniferMm: Omg I have been obsessing for weeks. Glad to know I’m not the only one! Lol. I will definitely check out the 2 links- I remember seeing Blossom before and I can’t remember why they got cut…too many videos blending together…