Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Videographer

Author: Shyah K. Films | | Categories: Best Wedding Videographer , Chinese Wedding Videographer , Commercial Videographer , Indian Wedding Videography , Wedding Cinematographer , Wedding Videography


To capture the essence of your event, it is essential to hire a videographer who can anticipate significant moments, take candid clips, pre-plan the video structure, and has the presence of mind to improvise on the fly. 

Unfortunately, not every videographer possesses these skills, and for this reason, a lot of thought must go into the selection of an event videographer. Failing to do so, may leave you disappointed when you receive your wedding or commercial video. 

To help you find the right videographer and reduce the chances of receiving an unsatisfactory wedding or commercial video, Shyah K. Films has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when choosing a videographer.

1. Choosing the vendor offering the lowest prices.

Weddings and events are an expensive affair. From the venue to decorations and food, everything is essential and has a price. While managing everything under a budget is necessary, settling for an average videographer is not a great way to go about it. Experienced professionals often charge more than the average professional, but they offer value for your money as they are skilled, efficient, and creative.

2. Hiring a videographer for a fixed time frame.

It is not uncommon for an event or wedding schedule to be delayed by for some reason or another. Maybe the bride needs a little more time to get ready, wedding jitters, or the event cannot start as the special guest hasn’t arrived yet. Whatever the reason, it is crucial to keep these contingencies in mind when planning a schedule and appointing a videographer. This will help you avoid stress and additional costs.

3. Not asking questions about their technical skills.

Whether it is a three-minute highlight video or complete event coverage, several elements go into creating video content. While some videographers specialize in handling complete video solutions, others only deal with specific special effects. If you have any special requirements regarding effects, editing, music, etc. then you need to discuss them with the videographer before enlisting their services.

Besides, they can advise you on whether your ideas complement your event and video style. Creating a video takes collaboration between all parties, so trust the videographer to make the right creative decisions.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Shyah K. Films.

We provide wedding and commercial videography services in Vancouver, BC, and surrounding areas. With an approach that evokes genuine laughter and seeks fleeting candid moments, we create a legacy of personalized videos that are an authentic reflection of who you are. We serve clients across Whistler, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, and Victoria, BC.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about wedding and commercial videography, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here

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