"Yep. That's the f-cked up nature of wedding production. Why we get paid the mid-sized bucks. Gotta think on your feet!
It's THEIR day, not yours, and they're off in la-la land (as they should be--they spent…"
"I'm already doing what their objectives describe, so, unless they get into marketing techniques, as far as production, for me anyway, no, it isn't worth the time and money. Videomaker is a magazine geared toward newbies and…"
"Seems contrast ratio is the only denominator, and, as you said, Tony, this can be overcome with lighting and gamma adjustment in post.
Also, film tends to hold the highlights better than video, including the latest HD-video-capable…"
"That's right, Jay.
Let's talk about editing shortcuts we use on ANY type of project, to deliver the same high-quality, creative, professional result our clients expect, while making life as easy on ourselves as possible.
I prefer to lay…"
"If we compel ourselves to develop a work ethic that calls for fast turnaround of ANY kind of production, especially wedding videos, it becomes easier. A turnaround of anywhere from 10 days to four weeks is awesome by industry standards and…"
"Thanks, guys. Jay, I never PROMISE it, but it seems, to stay on top of the workload and have a bit of personal life left over, I have to crank these out fast. They're delighted, I'm delighted.
I detest the editing part of this process.…"
"I take a lot longer too. I typically have several projects going and take much longer on a wedding. Usually about 3 weeks for a turn around with a clause in my contract that it may take longer. But i try to have it within 3 weeks and in most cases i…"
"Wireless lav lapel on the groom, BUT placed near the bottom of the groom's rib-cage, NOT up near his neck. I've found that this rib placement gets a perfect recording of both bride and groom, because the mic is equal distance from…"
"I live in South Florida, so our winters typically feel like summers somewhere else. I did 4 weddings in October and 6 in November. A few small jobs in December. Slow-down due to Christmas. Squirreled away the cash to wait for January and February,…"
"I take a lot longer than that.
Sounds like you can devote your entire time to the wedding video.
I do this part time and give my customers about a 6 week turnaround time.
That includes the preview and final cut.
in this, and probably any, business. We all know we can deliver a high level of quality and artistry. Now let's discuss our output, how FAST we can crank these wedding videos out.I shoot a wedding on Saturday, capture the footage on Sunday, edit the thing Monday and Tuesday, render it out Tuesday night and burn the DVD(s) on Wednesday. If there's a baby picture section and highlight reel, add another day for scanning all the pictures and editing the sections.Also, I've found it a great…See More