Indian weddings, elaborate as they are, embrace a potpourri of rituals and ceremonies. What better way to capture these special moments than to catch them live in videos? The Mehendi and the Sangeet Ceremonies, the Saat Pheras, the grand reception, the vibrant colors of costumes, intricate decor- what nostalgia it would be to relive them in motion, years down the line. However, considering the perfection with which you would wish to catch the precious moments, here are some questions you require asking your videographer.
Experience: One of the first things to ask your videographer is how many years of experience in wedding videography does he have to his credit. An experienced videographer with the right expertise will be more proficient in understanding the nuances and catch the subtle moments in the perfect harmony.
Use of Cameras Enquire about the number of cameras that your wedding videographer will be using. If he decides to use two or more at a time, then chances are you have to shell out extra bucks to pay the assistance videographer. However, you will have the advantage of capturing every occasion from a number of angles simultaneously.
Type of Camera Checking out into the type of camera that will be used is also imperative. If your videographer is a veteran in the field, he will be using cameras of highest resolution such as “3 Chip Digital” as well as microphones of high quality.
Style of Videography Is his style of videography cinematic or documentary? You can even ask for a fine fusion of both.
Retaining Originals It might so happen that some of your relatives wish for a copy of your wedding video months later. Therefore, it is important to know till what time you can expect your originals to be with the videographer.
Other Appointments Enquire into his schedule of appointments for your wedding day. You would obviously want him to be there for the most part of the ceremonies.
Cost Ask your videographer about the total cost of the shooting and what all will be included in the package such as number of hours, DVDs provided and the likes.
Deliverance When can you expect the final delivery of the DVDs? You would not want to keep waiting for the videos to arrive several weeks after the wedding.
Advance Payment Also asking about the advance payment to be made and when to pay the remaining balance is important.
Special Effects Ask your videographer if he uses special effects such as sepia, animation, black and white as well as relate other things like the story of your love along with the wedding footage.
Familiarity with Site Is he familiar with the site where your wedding or reception will take place?
Contract Finally ask about the contract, the liabilities, guarantees and cancellation policy, all of which should be in writing.