More recently, my cousin got engaged, and I will be his best man. Naturally, the subject of who will be his wedding videographer came up. The answer is simple: what should I look for in a wedding videographer? Being in business myself, I would like to shed some light on the subject.
When you are looking for a wedding videographer, look for someone who is constantly shooting weddings. On average, a busy wedding cinematographer will record approximately 20-35 weddings per year. The above 35 weddings could be overkill.
First of all, make sure that your videographer has done more than thirty weddings. If s / he has done more than fifty weddings, it could easily be regarded as an experienced videographer to record a perfect wedding shoot. I would not really put a lot of weight if the videographer says that she has two, three or five years of experience.
It does not really matter. What matters is how many weddings he has done. The more the merrier. Why experience is very important to me? Because in DSLR video, the focus is very important, and practice makes the master. Unless your appetite for the video coming in and out of focus, you have to look for a videographer that will make your video in focus.
Single vs. Multiple videographers
Ask if the videographer can show videos that he has done alone at a wedding. And then the work that they have done with 2 or 3 videographers. This is really important.
Depending on your budget you may want to go with just one wedding videographer, not a few people. Consider the example of their work while shooting a wedding video alone. How they position each camera during the ceremony and reception.
Asking to watch excerpts of the wedding video is more of a highlight. I have seen videographers missing an important part of the ceremony as they work to get an exotic corner of the floor down the hall or with the slider. They have to create more value for the highlight of their production to show future clients.
These steps will hopefully help you locate some good videographer for your wedding.