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Who is doing videography?

Courtney, on August 9, 2019 at 5:12 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 16
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FH mentioned this to me yesterday and said it was something he would like to have done. I had thought about it, but I thought we could save money in that area. He said everyone has pictures, but no one has video to look back on. I think he wants audio in video though....

I've found two people so far. The first one only does "cinematic video" with music and no audio. She comes for 8 hours and her video lasts between 8 to 10 minutes. She is cheaper than the other.

The other says he will come for 12 hours which I think is unnecessary and too much time, but he provides audio and says he puts a mic on groom and officiant. He said his average video is 6 mins long

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Latest activity by Mrs. Bubba, on August 29, 2019 at 6:22 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I’m sure that the first videographer would be willing to include some audio if that’s what you want. Have you asked?
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  • C
    Devoted April 2020
    Courtney ·
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    She says all of her videos are cinematic and on her website it says no audio is included, but I could ask and see.
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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
    Mary ·
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    Depending on what you want, you may also be able to ask for the raw footage and forego the cinematic highlight reels. Since this requires minimal editing, some videographers do this at reduced cost.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Savvy October 2021
    Kaitlyn ·
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    I really wanted one until I started looking at vendors. I keep seeing like $2500 and they just give you a 2-5 min highlight reel😫
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  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I would only bother with video to have our vows recorded, but that’s just me. Sure I’d like scenes from the day, but it seems pointless to me without the vows (and toast(s) if they were particularly good).
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Although daughter always wanted video, it was the last thing she booked because it wasn't in the initial budget. (She got an unexpected Christmas bonus and decided to add it about 3 weeks before the wedding.) At that late date, she didn't have a ton of options, so it was the only thing she booked using Thumbtack. She searched for local videographers and found one that charged $100 per hour for two videographers and all the raw footage. She booked them for 7 hours (first look through cake cutting) and added a 6-8 minute highlight video for another $800. So, she paid about $1500, for raw video & audio of most of the wedding & reception and the highlight video. She ended up with about 6 hours of raw video, and it is very cool to see and hear everything that was going on throughout the day. For the highlight reel, they overlaid the audio track from parts of the ceremony & speeches on top of the music, and it's very sweet and well edited. Daughter and SIL, who initially thought videography was a waste of $ on top of 11 hours of coverage by their awesome photographer, are SO happy they did it. (Early in the planning process, daughter got quotes for video that were $4000 or more, so while $1500 wasn't "cheap," she thought it was pretty reasonable.) If you want it, I don't think it hurts to look for someone and see what they can do.

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    Devoted April 2020
    Courtney ·
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    Thank you for this recommendation! I had never heard of this site, but I've found someone and waiting to hear back!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Random repost.... Sorry!

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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I would definitely ask and see if you can get audio with the cinematic video. If not, just ask for the raw footage and see if you could get it done elsewhere. I'm getting video and I got a photo/video package that comes with:- photographer and videographer for 8 hrs- all the digital photo files with a copyright released private online gallery for 3 months- an edited 30-60 HD wedding film- unlimited coverage locations- unlimited photo/video capture - $300 print store credit coupon toward additional prints or enlargements after our wedding
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I started looking through them too but ended up going with a different company so if it doesn't work out with who you're waiting for, you can always go back and check out thumbtack.

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Thumbtack is just an application for connecting with independent service providers (it's not a company...). Which service providers are available on Thumbtack will vary by geographical location. We're in So Cal and it worked for daughter, but it will be different between different locations.

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  • Sara
    Expert October 2019
    Sara ·
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    I wanted to have a videographer but my fiancé thought we could skip it. I think it such a good way to look back on that day years down the road. I know we will have pictures but I thought video would be nice too. I think it will be sweet to have it and pictures to show our kids if we ever have any.
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    Initially I wanted to skip video to save money, but I began to rethink because it's an investment lots regret not making. I tasked FH to find a reasonably priced videographer to film only the ceremony for us, and he delivered!

    Are you okay with paying that much money for a video only a few minutes long? I couldn't justify that for us, so we're requesting only the raw footage because editing hikes up costs. Just something to consider Smiley smile

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We're doing it, but only because a coworker of mine is building up her film resume. She does a lot of indie work now, but would also like to get into wedding videography as a source of income. She offered to do it for a fraction of the price most places charge (essentially, we're covering equipment and time spent editing).

    She wants to do our wedding specifically, because we're actors, and we're having a skit/swordfight.

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  • R
    Super September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    The cinematic package without audio seems a bit unusual. The second package with the mic placement is much more typical.

    We looooove our wedding videos! Our package included a ceremony edit, highlight reel and toasts. It was so nice to see the ceremony from start to finish (which you won’t see live as the bride) and hear the emotions in our vows and in the toasts. One thing that helped us decide was watching sample videos from potential videographers. If they have samples embedded within their website or on a Vimeo or YouTube channel it will give you a solid idea of their style and help you figure out what you like, need and don’t like.
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    VIP September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
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    We diy’d this as well.

    We ordered 2 📹 (small enough to fit in my 🖐). I asked two people of different heights (one is almost 6’5”) to record for me. FH will take the two recordings and merge to create our Wedding video.
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