There are many things to look for in a wedding videographer, but experience is definitely at the top of the list. Wedding videos are a specialty product and you need someone who understands each genre inside and out. Ask for past examples of work, have communication skills, choose a style, and plan a budget. Follow this guide, and you're sure to find the best videographer for you.
You must ask to see a demonstration tape of the videographer's previous work. There is no reason for professionals not to supply potential clients with a demonstration video, if they say they cannot, cross them off your list. You should see a range of different styles from the videographers, and keep in mind that you want to see something from start to finish. The bigger picture is important, but so are the little details.
Have good communication skills. The videographer should be able to get along with people and communicate well. Effective communication is important to make the day run smoothly, as well as making sure that everyone knows what to do and what to expect in relation to the video. Videographers need to be able to work with guests. If there is a dispute between them and the celebrant or photographer, the quality of the video could be affected.
Different videographers have different styles and you should choose one which you are comfortable with. Common styles include Fly-on-the-wall, reality-TV style Documentary, including interviews, voice-overs. Be sure you research the different styles and have a well understanding.
Set up a budget, making good wedding videos is an expensive business and professionals need to charge a lot of money to turn a fair profit. You should regard cheap quotes with suspicion. We can't give a specific price guide here, because they vary so much from place to place, but professional videography is usually at least as expensive as professional photography. Remembering that most videos require several days of skilled labor with expensive equipment, you can see why good video production costs a lot.
Editing and Final Versions are very important subjects. Good quality editing will make a huge difference. Ask these questions, how long will the final product be? Can you have more than one version, a full version and 15-minute highlights package? What titles, captions, etc will be included? Will the DVD have a title menu? Will music be added? If so, what is the copyright situation? Ask what format the video will be shot and supplied in.
Finding a videographer can be difficult but by following this simple guide, the process will become much easier. New Jersey has various skilled videographers for you to choose from. Enjoy your wedding!