(Closed) Why can't I find a cinematographer?????? (small rant/vent)

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know how you feel!!!!  I wanted that exact style too and have found two companies tht do it. I would say but I’m scared I will get blocked on here for self promoting even though its not me doing the vids!  Just try looking up ‘amazing wedding video on YouTube and should should find some. Good luck! 

Post # 5
8181 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@IzzyBear:  The problem with expensive taste is… it’s expensive! 🙂 I hope you find someone you like that’s within your budget.

Post # 7
18 posts
  • Wedding: December 1991

Cinematophery is the biggest thing in wedding video today.  It is expensive because it is expensive to produce.  I spend upwards of 12 to 14 hours of edit time for every hour of footage I capture.  Not to mention the cost of the equipment (cameras, computers, audio, sliders,. etc).  Here’s the thing I tell brides when they say it’s too expensive; what are your memories worth?  After all, at the end of the day all you have left are memories.  Food gets thrown away, the DJ goes to another wedding and the flowers all die.  Photos are great, but a professional video will allow you to relive that day all over agian.  If you could watch your grandmother’s wedding video would you?  Sorry, you will never be able to. 



Post # 8
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am in the SAAAAAME boat. So frustrating!

Post # 9
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am related to a cinematographer and while even I think the prices are insanely high, they really do spend a ton of time and money on each wedding.  His camera cost over $5000 and his steadicam cost over $8000!  So that right there is a $13,000 investment that you have to pay off while working weddings only on the weekend, and only for a few months out of the year. Plus lighting, software, etc. and it all adds up quickly.


Not that this helps, but just wanted to explain WHY it costs so much.  

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