Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Weddings, Business Ads, Live Performances, Events, Concerts, YouTube Videos, and more!
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Try to think of what you would like to have captured on video and the style you would like to have it captured in. Find a provider who is friendly and will actually work for the money you pay them rather than take it and do a rush-job on it. Good Videographers make a lot of money but they also earn it by putting hours upon hours into the filming, editing, refining, rendering, artwork, DVD duplication, etc that goes into making a quality video. Get to know your videographer and you should be very happy with the end result.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Our work at Forever Forward Productions stands out from others because we provide a quality service at affordable rates with the inclusion of a trained Sound Engineer without any extra cost to the client in our package rates. Furthermore, rather than looking at a gig or an event as a "job" we look at it as an "opportunity" to create a beautiful memory for someone and expand our skills and networking.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The greatest aspect about being a videographer is being able to wake up in the morning and know that my day will be driven by creativity rather than grind. It is nice to know that I have the freedom to create videos the way I feel they would give off the best impression, thus being a videographer can be a lot of fun.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Customers generally ask me how many hours I put into editing a project. My response is that each project varies but that the easiest assumption would be that it is A LOT! I do not compromise quality for speed, thus sometimes I spend up to 200+ hours editing a single event.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I was once filming an Easter musical rock opera for a local church in a field in the middle of nowhere, and as some locals drove by they witnessed a cameraman filming some Roman soldiers marching across an open field. I had to laugh as I watched them slam on their brakes and hit reverse to inspect just what was going on in their small rural community.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Editing is something not to be rushed. It may be nice to have your video days, or even a week, after the date, but when you rush a video editor it takes away from the video's creative potential. My customers who have been very flexible in the date they expected a final product have been those who were by far the happiest. Editing is an art and if you can wait just a little longer you can often unleash something fantastic.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. As a young college student in 2006 I made a fun YouTube show with a hand-held camera. Prior to that I had always been interested in film as my parents used to make their own movies as kids. However, it only clicked to me to become a Videographer after 2008 when I realized that the skills I had developed for fun could easily be applied to a profession.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. We have base packages and then let customers pick and choose additional features to reach a price they are comfortable with. Our basic wedding packages start at $1000 (if you let us use your video in our portfolio), which includes Full event coverage, a Sound Engineer to capture your audio, HD Videographer and editor, and a Highlight or extended DCD with cover artwork.
Contact us to work out a package right for you!