Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Shooting interveiws for web sites
Recording and Streaming conferences and other events
Authoring and Duplicating DVDs
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. The Oregon Ballet - recording their live performance
A wedding - a small group
Video for a commercial real estate broker for his web site.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Many lower end videographers are just editing your content on their laptop. Here at EMA we have more robust editing capabilities and always invite the client to sit and help make the important edit decisions.
Look for seasoned pros who have kept their overhead down so they can be competitively priced.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Its not the hardware, its the experience that counts when choosing a videographer.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. What do they want to accomplish with the final product,
How long is the final piece, does a script need to be written?
How long will it take to shoot?
Who is the audience for the video?
One Camera? Two? Six?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We pay attention to audio and proper color correction.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Every job is different. That makes it interesting.
WE like that part of the job that allows us to plan in a way that will give the client the best experience.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Do you shoot in High Definition? Yes everything. And we have the ability to put it on Blu-ray for you if you desire.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Most dont realize how much time editing takes.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Been born a broadcaster. Had my own TV studio under my TV when I was 10.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I am the videographer for the Oregon Ballet Theatre. I enjoy shooting dance as well as working with other art groups.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. We go to NAB every year to stay up on the latest equipment and techniques.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Wide screen and High Definition have be the major change in the industry over the last 10 years. The ability to edit digitally has changed everything.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Just finished another travel program on The Oregon Coast. The DVDs sell in gift shops and many have been on The Discovery Channel.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Intern with a pro and ask a lot of questions. School classes in this field just cant cover many of the more important things.