Hiring a videographer for your wedding is no easy task. There are many different companies to choose from in Ireland, but unfortunately, there are not many that can offer a professional service. Because of this, you need to tread cautiously before parting with any of your hard earned cash. Contact multiple videographers and ask many questions so you are able to narrow down your search.
Here are 4 questions you should ask a wedding videographer:
How much experience do you have?
At the end of the day it really all comes down experience. If a videographer is new to the game and they are using your wedding as a testing ground, then don't be surprised when everything quickly turns into a farce. Instead, you should be looking for a company that has many years of experience and has worked in a wide variety of situation.
Here at Reel Irish Wedding we have over 5 years of experience and are fast approaching our 200th wedding. In an industry where people come and go all the time and fly-by-night videographers are common, we are very proud that we have been able to offer our services for such a long time.
How will you capture the wedding?
Let's face it, anybody can pick up a camcorder and start recording, but there are not many people who can shoot a professional piece that will really bring your wedding to life on video. This is why you should ask questions to a videographer on exactly how they will be capturing the wedding.
For example, what kind of angles will they be looking for? Are they going to be discreet? What kind of equipment do they use and is there any lighting required? The more questions you ask, the better chance you have of hiring the right videographer.
What format will the video be published on?
If you find a videographer that still publishes the finished wedding video on VHS then you should probably run a mile!
In this day and age, the bare minimum you should accept is DVD, although there are now many videography companies out there that can also publish the video on Blu Ray. Also, check if the wedding is to be filmed with a high definition camera and if the DVD/ Blu Ray will be in HD.
Here at Reel Irish Wedding we offer a full range of publishing options for your wedding video with DVD and Blu Ray being top of the lost. You can also expect additional features on the video such as menu, chapter stops, and your choice of backing music.
Will the video be edited?
Any videographer worth their salt will spend countless hours editing your video so it comes out perfect. It's often said that editing is where the magic happens, and this is definitely the case when it comes to producing a special video that captures the essence of your special day. Memories to last a lifetime.
Contact us right away and ask about our range of package options. High quality videography services at an affordable price in Ireland.
Derek Lawless is a professional Wedding Videographer based in the Garden of Ireland, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.