Now a days, many companies or free lancers offer to film your special day for $1000 dollars or less, sounds great, right? Well, the big concern is how well that person can film and produce your video. Never assume an intern, your kid neighbor, or an average videographer has the credentials to do so; always watch the videos and ask for references.
Red flags to look out for, putting awards on their sites that cannot be verified, pricing, and no references are being offered from actual clients that the company has done work for. Their sample videos should be easily viewed and enough of it and don’t worry about awards and such it’s meaningless especially in the field of wedding videos; the work should speak for itself. Equipment is very important. Therefore, always ask in advance what cameras they are shooting including HD quality? Also, is the HD full 1920 by 1080 so it can be converted onto bluray quality. Making sure they shoot in manual-mode is very important, many videos in auto-mode exhibit degraded quality. Having a degree always helps in the field of film and video but doesn’t always mean they know what one’s doing! Remember, the work should speak for itself, so view plenty of their sample videos. Most companies offer specials or deals for $1500 or less, remember you get what you pay for! Last but not least, many big larger video companies will randomly assign a videographer to your event regardless of their experience or precision level. However, with the smaller companies the owner him /herself will be responsible for the final product; meaning filming and editing him/herself and not passing it down out to their staff in order to save time and money. It’s about quality and not quantity.
Finding the right video production company can be time consuming and difficult. It’s always good to know what style it is you are looking for including realistic, documentary, cinematic, and candid, or a story book approach.
Great skills including precision, cinematography, balancing of light, composition, and creative editing can create a breathtaking video. On the other hand, your average typical (same boring content you see anywhere else) film can be recorded by almost anyone starting from a random videographer without much experience to your uncle Jimmy that always volunteers to film. The aim of creative and unique film production is capturing your vision and bringing it into life. The videographer must be able to capture the special moment regardless of environmental challenges including weather, poor lighting, or shy guests. Whether it’s your wedding, anniversary, corporate event or mitzvah, it’s the videographer’s responsibility to capture the story line that you have requested initially in the best manner possible. The story should be directed and produced in a unique, and client’s preferred way, motif so that your special day may be honored and encapsulated for all times.
Editing each piece into place is vital and can create a spectacular story line from many different shots. Helpful hints to look out for when viewing a video includes ; the camera needs to be fluid and stable with great framing and composition, the camera needs to move in certain ways and times so that the viewer is not bored, and keeping the eyes constantly flowing around will make less of a boring video. Furthermore, the videographer must be able to position himself/herself strategically in specific angels in order to capture all points of view.