Nashville Wedding Videographers
Choose the best wedding vendors with these tips from Nashville Limo!
It is imperative to consider carefully each factor in every stage of the process that is planning your wedding. One of the most crucial elements is the person you hire to document the proceedings of the event either via photography, videography, or both. It depends on your budget, if you prefer to have two forms of media, there is no specific rule against it anywhere that we have read. Perhaps, you do not have the budget space as most people do not, and will have to make a decision. Perhaps you would rather have a DVD than a photography book. For whatever reason you have chosen to hire a videographer, the good news is that Nashville has plenty of professionals who are more than capable of capturing your wedding for later viewing. Here is a helpful guide which should assist you in the search for the perfect candidate for the task.
The first step you should look to complete will be to research the various styles which videographers use to capture weddings. There are two prominent styles among the industry, documentary and fly-on-the-wall. The fly-on-the-wall approach has videography similar to that of a reality television show. The videographer will simply be there to capture the events, their goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible. The documentary style is a bit more intensive of an approach, and may cost more than the other styles, as it features narration and guest interviews. The styles range from each professional, as some videographers will blend styles for their own unique brand, or upon customer request. Discuss with each candidate you interview what their style strengths are, and what your vision for the style of the videos is.
The second step to tackle is to commence your search for a candidate. Ask the venue coordinator if they have any recommendations. It is worth it to ask them because they may provide you a list of exclusive vendors, or at the very least, they should provide you with a list of suggestions. Another great resource for your search will be the world wide web. The key thing in your search is to focus on professionals that specialize in weddings, with experience comes the ability to capture all the small nuances that bring about a personal touch to your wedding film. When you have gathered a list of at least three to five quality candidates, it will be time to contact each vendor and setup at interview.
It is time to start the interview process with each candidate. You will want to come prepared with a plethora of questions for each candidate, and will be important to share your specific vision. You will want to ask how much experience each candidate has, and how many weddings that they service in a given year. You should also ask if they have a rapport with the venues of your ceremony and reception respectively, and if they would be willing to take a visit to each location to get a feel for the best angles. It will be wise to ask about the copyrights of the film, the various formats of the film, and most importantly, how long it will take them to edit the footage before you will receive the finished product. Asking each candidate about their equipment, and their knowledge of it will be beneficial to the process as well. It is important to become acquainted with each videographer, and determine if you will be able to trust them implicitly with the duties. It is crucial to have a good line of communication with this person, you should be comfortable with them in their handling of the task you have hired them for. Be sure to do a side by side comparison.
The fourth objective is once you have completed all the interviews, deliberate with your spouse or wedding planner, and see which one will be the best options for you. You may already be close to a decision. Trust your instincts, and sign a contract with the videographer you are confident will do a fantastic job for you. Once all the details are taken care of, you can rest assured with the knowledge that your wedding will be archived so you can show your grandchildren the masterpiece at a later date.