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RI Videographers: Interviewing & Selecting

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Many couples have their wedding videotaped by a professional wedding videographer to capture all the excitement and emotions of their special day. It's a great memento to share with your family and friends. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to show your children one day? I'm sure they will enjoy watching it as much as you will! The price for a video package can range anywhere from $800 to several thousand dollars. The fee will depend upon many factors such as:

  • Quality of the video equipment
  • Number of cameras used
  • Amount of editing needed
  • Time spent by the videographer at the wedding

Whether you search for wedding videographers through the yellow pages or the internet, be sure to check with the Better Business Bureau for any complaints against the company. Of course, the best reference is by word of mouth. Ask friends and relatives if they can recommend someone. Also, view their demonstration tapes carefully. Look for the following details:

  • Be sure the lighting looks natural on the video
  • Is the video camera held steady?
  • Make sure the sound is clear and not muffled
  • Also be sure that there is not too much background noise
  • Be sure that the picture is sharp and clear
  • The video should look seamless as it fades from one shot to the next
  • Make sure the video doesn't jump from one subject to the next without finishing the story
  • Most importantly, the video should capture all the major events of the wedding
Questions to ask a Wedding Videographers
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Concerning a Videographer:

  • How many years have you been taking wedding videos?
  • What will you be wearing?
  • Do you have a backup in case of an emergency?

Concerning Taping:

  • What does your package include?
  • What type of tape do you use?
  • How many hours of coverage will we have?
  • How many people will be taking video?
  • Are you familiar with both our ceremony and reception sites?
  • Do you do any special affects? If so, what?
  • What type of microphone do you use?
  • What type of flash/lighting do you use?

Concerning the Final Tape:

  • What type of editing do you provide?
  • When will the final tape be ready?
  • How much does it cost for copies?
  • Will you include tape and/or photos we give you? For example, baby photos and current photos, footage of parent's weddings.

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