With so many videographer options to choose from in Melbourne, you need a way of sorting through them and picking out the right one that works the best for you. There are some key points to consider before you actually hire a videographer for the giant responsibility of creating your precious wedding video.
- Hiring a professional videographer can be a good thing, or a bad thing depending on a few factors. Has your videographer actually ever done weddings before? They may be skilled in other areas of their field, but if they are new in the territory of wedding videos, proceed with caution.
- Know what the style of your wedding videographer is! And even more, make sure their style and vision match up with yours. If you trust the videographer with this moment in your life, then this is no problem for you. Just go with the flow and enjoy the ride.
- Does your wedding videographer know any other wedding professionals in the area? Like a photographer per se? If they do, and you haven’t chosen a photographer yet, perhaps you’ll want to go with someone that the videographer is familiar with. This should help things go more smoothly on the big day. If you’ve already got a photographer in your sights, then ask your videographer if they know him or her, and if they’ve worked together before.
- You should know if your wedding videographer has shot your chosen venue before, because if they had that would be a huge plus. It means they’ve made the mistakes and learned from them, and perhaps have new and interesting ideas on how to shoot the same venue. On the other hand, if they haven’t shot the venue before, or have only been shooting indoor venues when yours is outdoors or vice versa, it might be something to consider when weeding out potential candidates.
- It is super important to know your wedding videographers schedule. Are they shooting other weddings that week? Or even that day? You should be able to get your videographer for the entire day, but some studios schedule multiple wedding in one day. This is something to watch out for, and if you’re okay with not have your videographer exclusively for yourself that day, then this is nothing you need to worry about, but still good to know.
- Figure out what the setup is going to be! Will there be other shooters, stationary cameras to keep from tripping over, and what exactly will the microphone situation be like? This is just to familiarise yourself with what will be going on, so you don’t get any surprises.
Choosing a wedding videographer is one of the least fun preparations to make for your wedding, but when you think about it, this is what will capture everything else you’ve chosen and prepared for. It’s a pretty important step in the whole process, so making sure you get the right videographer for the job is a good idea.