Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Yes, I definitely do. In fact, I use lynda.com and YouTube to learn (and relearn) software, equipment, tips, and techniques, and B&H to research software and equipment. I also ask the advice of or seek help from those more experienced then me via social media (i.e. Facebook and LinkedIn).
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. Looking back on my life, videography was always a part of it in one shape or form. I was meant to do this line of work all along. However, it really became apparent after I had lost my father in World Trade Center on 9/11. Ever since then, I realized my purpose in life was to document life's various moments on video, specifically people's joyous events and business' efforts at growth and prosperity because we never know what tomorrow will bring. Thus, in honor of my father and inspired by my mother to start my own business, I ultimately founded Ken Lehman Productions.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. The most common types of jobs that I do for my clients is filming and editing event and business videos, and then uploading said videos either online or delivering them as digital files on a portable flash drive or hard drive.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. The advice that I have for a customer looking to hire a videographer such as myself is do not overlook the importance and value of having a professional videographer, and when you compare videographers, look at more than just the initial price. A quality video is a worthwhile long-term investment. For weddings and events, it is a documentation of you and the day. There is no other product that shows the sights and sounds of you, your moment(s), and behind the scenes. For businesses, it is the best means to showcase your product(s) and/or service(s). Regardless, before a customer hires a videographer, they should make sure that the videographer's work is of high quality and tells a good story. The sound should be clearly recorded and the video should be crisp, sharp, and colorful. There should be no excuses for sloppy camerawork or editing. Ultimately, the customer must keep in mind that the price has more to do with time and talent than with technology alone.