Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. With all the different styles of Videography out there it can be hard to choose someone to meet your video needs and still be budget friendly.
The newly engaged couple should decide whether to use a videographer that just stays in the background doing more of a Documentary style video, one which uses more of a Music video style, or someone that is more like a director, someone that walks you through certain steps to makes you a star in your own movie.
I use a variety of those styles unless someone tells me specifically how they want to have their video look...Personally I enjoy the Music video Feel with a bit of Directing mixed in, I think it makes the video stand out and makes you want to watch it over and over again!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. A question like this can actually get you in trouble as a customer.
Most professionals have their own Style of work which has been perfected through the years and when encountered with someone that tries to impose on them certain techniques of the trade it can be a very frustrating clash...
the best thing is to do your research about everyone you will be hiring, thoroughly know everything you can about that person and once you found them, be comfortable in your decision to hire them, let them do their magic and in return you will have an outstanding end result!
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Some of the questions that come to mind if I was to hire a videographer would be something like this,
Why are you a videographer?
Where do you draw your inspiration from when editing,
How long have you been working in the field,
Do you like what you do?
If you could have the perfect job what would it look like?
These questions to me are the most important ones when trying to understand a videographer. If you look at it like an art then you will have something artistic and beautiful in return, if itís just a job someone does, then they will go through the motions of capturing the day in a non-emotional way.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Being the Director of Photography in Films, I look at weddings through a movie director's point of view, looking for that angle that makes the shot, that look, that touch. All these elements to me are what make a great wedding video.
Traditional wedding videos always made me bored out of my mind when looking at them, so I thought why can't I create something which not only shows the event as it happened but offers an entertainment value. Now you have a great wedding video turned into a film, where everyone in it is a star. Add to that post production effects and image correction and you got yourself something spectacular.