Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I do business profiles, sports events, travel reviews, and real estate videos. I also do videos of fund raising events for the Wounded Warrior Project. The reason I love this business is that there is nothing common about it. Every job is different.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Give me a shot. If you're not happy you won't get charged. I only book one client a day and I can afford to give you the personal attention you deserve.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. There are no secrets. I do the best job I am capable of at all times. My father once told me that if you are done and you say "That's good enough.", it isn't.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Know what you want. Many clients only know they want a video and have no idea of what it should contain. The more you understand about your needs, the better the video.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I have a lifetime of experience in the business world including 25 years as a commissioned salesman. I know what is important to a business video and I know how to listen. Your needs will be fulfilled.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Being a videographer is not a job for me. It is a lifestyle that I completely love.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Clients often ask how I do what I do. I tell them I love what I do and it is not work. My experience in business and the ability to understand their problems give me an edge and an insite that is difficult to replicate.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I only charge what I think is fair for the job I did. I'm not trying to get rich, just proud of my work.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. My family is raised and on their own. I can finally afford to do something I'm happy with rather than just produce a pay check.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I just produced a video for a doctor trying to raise money for the Childrens Miricle Network and Penn State Hershey hospital. They are going to use it to raise funds for childrens health.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am constantly studing and practicing what I do. I belief that education is a life long pursuit.
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. The current big thing is HD video from DSLR cameras. It is a very exciting and quickly developing format. A recent development is light field photography. The first cameras will be delivered in March 2012 and my order is at the head of the list.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. I have done projects in almost every genre. My videos include High School Football games, business interviews, concert events for the Wounded Warrior Project, and travel reviews of local attractions,
I also do legal depositions for a law firm in Phila.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. My pricing is simple - $40 dollars an hour. I am also willing to negotiate a flat rate for a job.
Travel is charged on a time basis to a maximum of $100. I'll travel up to 250 miles.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Study, study, study and then shoot lots of film. Take thousands of photos. The more you do the better you get.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My greatest strength is my willingness to do what ever it takes to make my client happy. All of my work is guaranteed. If your not happy you don't pay.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. Lighting is always a problem. I am testing various systems to improve lighting in my films. I use cameras capable of filming in very low light and still find some situations where auxillary lights are needed.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Who have you done work for?
I have done photography and video for Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Arbys, Lone Star Steak House, ESPN, SuperPages, Major League Football, and the Central Penn Piranhas.