Wedding videos are always special as they create memories for lifetime. Capturing each moment of the wedding rituals in a video will help in reliving those moments time and again. Electronic companies are manufacturing high end video cameras for various purposes nowadays. Infact there are specialized cameras for weddings as well. However, just having such a camera does not make one a good wedding videographer. There are many other things that have to be kept in mind and taken into consideration when it comes to wedding videography. If you want to make a successful career as a wedding videographer, here are some things that you must keep in mind:
- Be presentable – It is important that when you go to meet the client, you must look presentable and have a professional appearance. The brochures and contracts should be ready. You should have a DVD ready for showcasing your work. If you do not have an office, find a suitable neutral place where you can talk to your client peacefully. Dress up properly. After all first impression is the last impression.
- Networking with wedding professionals helps – Wedding professionals are the best people from where the best information regarding weddings can be obtained. As a videographer, you must start networking with such professionals. You will come in touch with other wedding vendors too. Referrals work very well in weddings and similar functions. Go to fairs, social events, open houses, mixers etc and make contacts as much as possible.
- Have proper equipments – To become a successful wedding videographer, just a video camera is not all that you will need. There are many other kinds of equipments that are needed so that a great wedding video can be created. Along with the cameras, you will need wireless mics, tripods, cables and wired mic, camera light, hot light and stand and similar equipments. There are also ways of handling these equipments and you must learn those skills as well.
- The demo DVD should be really good – Every customer now wants to check the work you have done before endowing you with the responsibility of covering the wedding. If you have experience of 3-4 weddings, create a demo reel by using all the events. No one is interested in seeing whole videos of a single wedding and then decide. Capture key points from the different weddings and edit and join them together to create a short but interesting reel.
- Charges and costing – This is an important consideration for wedding videography London Do not charge lower than market rates as that sends out bad signals to customers. They might think that you won’t be able to provide high quality work. Do market survey and then decide the rates. Start slightly higher so that you can give the client some ‘discounts’ and ‘specials’. You can also create packages and charge accordingly.
Wedding video business involves lots of hard work, true. But the remunerations are also quite good. If you are serious about the business, it can bring in great results and profits.