How did you get started doing this type of work?
Well I used to do some acting , a few movies and commercials and I noticed the artistic control the director had , I did a couple of documentaries before I did a wedding it really helped me get to know the nuances of shooting and the different styles you can use. I saw a craigslist ad from a young couple that didn't have money but wanted a video of their wedding
I said why not? and i did their wedding. They gave me some money anyway and surprised me.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check the track record of the provider and have an idea
of the kind of product you are looking for , always meet personally with the service provider and always work with a written contract. Also look at samples of the vendors work.