Videography - What to take note?

Discussion in 'Wedding Photography And Videography' started by flora_bliss, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. flora_bliss

    flora_bliss New Member


    Can anyone advise what to take note of when taking up a AD videography package? What are the must-have in the package?


  2. flora_bliss

    flora_bliss New Member

    Anyone wants to share their advices?
  3. engr

    engr New Member

    Wat to look at?
    1. Style: Go view a few VGs and decide what kinda style u like. Video is a creative thing so there is no fixed way.

    2. Budget: Generally I notice $900 above mainly pros. Below namely freelancers. Reason is freelancers have no studios to maintain rental fees.But this also means u are at risk of no show... then again it all depends on the reputation. Some freelancers are really good and priced reasonably.

    Why so steep compared to photography? Because PG basically snap, post process in batch and print.Its a tough job too but somehow VG has to spend more time.

    VG has to film, post edit and some even have customised DVD sleeves and cover. The total time spent is more for the deliverables.

    Eqpt wise is a lot more demanding in terms of videocam pricing is easily 4k above for decent HDV cam, while nice SLR can be 2.5k odd. This is minus other eqpt that both needs to have but generally, VG has more to spend (including more highend PCs/Mac + HDD space)

    3. Deliverables:
    a. Wedding Montage - The typical from young till old thingy. Has been around for years now and guests r used to this. Do we want to have this for the pre 1st march or... Music Video instead?

    b. Pre Wedding Music video - MV style 'making of wedding", or something more creative like telling how u two met and fell in love? The latter is not easy and requires good exp and skills to produce a meaningful product.

    c. Express Highlights? Actual day stuff for yr guest to witness the morning torture? Pretty nice isnt it? Something to share with the folks who could not be there in the morning. Nice to pre 2nd march in.

    Post edited video for morning n dinner? If u do not have express highlights, would u like to have edited video or just raw footages? The latter is kinda shakey at times. No matter how good the VG is, it will still happen. Those that u do not see shakey videos have be edited and cut off!

    These are time and effort. Personally i will go for edited stuff. Of cse the dialogue has to be there or the poor bride still doesnt know what happened!Ah so.. this depends on the editor skills. IF the VG is the editor, it is likely he will shoot with post editing in mind. Otherwise it will be a different feel. No right or wrong, only u like or not!

    c. DVD- Any customised menu? Scene selection? How many copies? 1, 2 or 3? Cost for extra copies for both parents?

    DVD Sleeve/Disc custom design? Movie like style of final presentation? Or just a XXX brand DVD with some words written?

    Return of original DV tape? Not much use for most people actually in my opinion. But just in case something happens!

    In conclusion, video is must must in my opinion. Photos also must must! Both have different feel to it. So my friends if u could, budget a little more for the VG so that he can tke less jobs and produce higher quality work [​IMG]
  4. vocare

    vocare New Member

    Hi Engr,

    Very good advice. I think its good to book your wedding videographer earlier.

    Take a look at their style of coverage and editing .

  5. glamourous2309

    glamourous2309 New Member

    Hi All,

    I share the same sentiments of the above by Engr.

    I would personally recommend all BTB to view the videographer's style and editing as well.
    I love Sam's VG work and signed him up after viewing my gf's and a few of his other works!
    Thumbs up!
  6. vivi80

    vivi80 New Member

    Hi All,
    Engr gave good advice.As for me, I think its better to spend more on video. Though a picture speaks a thousand words, nothing beats seeing and hearing the real thing.

    Personally, I prefer high quality videos.

    My sister engaged Dawn from Fabian Lim Production and I intend to use her also.

    Her Express Highlights is a work of art. Very classic and elegant. A sweet feeling lingers after watching them.

    If you have the budget, her photo montages are also beautiful and sweet. The footages are all edited and DVD customised for the couple.

    Flora bliss do look around for good videographers, don't save on videography, its only once a life time and you can't recapture the moments again. Hope my contribution helps.
  7. vocare

    vocare New Member

    Hi Glamourous,

    Thanks for your testimony. Sorry been out of touch with the forum lately. Looking forward to your big day.

  8. blurblur40

    blurblur40 New Member

    can u send me your package for Videgraphy?
    i am looking at half day VS with express highlight.
  9. glamourous2309

    glamourous2309 New Member

    Hi Ah Blur,

    You can email Joyce at to find out more details of their current packages.
    Alternatively, you can also take a look at their website first at

    Good Luck!
  10. vocare

    vocare New Member

    Hi Ah Blur,

    Just a update on our sale coordinator who is replacing joyce is Jamie. Hence for any information, on our services, feel free to email to or

  11. luvmez

    luvmez New Member

    Hi Sam,

    Can you send me your videography package details with pricing to ?

    I'm interested to find out more from u...

  12. lehleng

    lehleng New Member

  13. jamie_vocare

    jamie_vocare New Member

    Hey Leh Leng,

    Have replied you to your gmail.[​IMG] Pls check.

  14. rainame

    rainame New Member

    Hi Jamie

    Can you please email your package and pricing details to for Photography/VG/Animation?
    Mine is a wedding lunch.
    Thanks alot! [​IMG]
  15. mrszhang2b

    mrszhang2b New Member

  16. cross_stitch

    cross_stitch New Member

  17. jerly

    jerly New Member

  18. jamie_vocare

    jamie_vocare New Member

    hi all [​IMG]

    Packages all sent out!
    Pls take a look. Would like to arrange for a meeting if possible to go through our packages and show you more of our portfolio. Do give me a call!

  19. chenchris

    chenchris New Member

  20. adaone

    adaone New Member

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    vershawn New Member

  22. vocare

    vocare New Member

  23. joey04

    joey04 New Member

    Hi Sam, can you pls give me your quote AD PG and VG. My AD falls on Nov 2010.

    Thanks =)
  24. vocare

    vocare New Member

    Hi Joey,

    Thanks for your enquiry. Sorry to miss your post . will be contacting you soon.

    if you have any urgent enquiry, feel free to drop us an email @

  25. ahger83

    ahger83 New Member

    Please send mi the package for actual (1/2) day videography + express highlight + montage
  26. reginagoi

    reginagoi New Member

  27. babybreath002

    babybreath002 New Member

  28. cute_devil00

    cute_devil00 New Member

    can i have the your package for
    1. ROM photography
    2. ROM photography + Videography

    3. Instant print
    ROM Date: 30-Jan-11
  29. jackylim80

    jackylim80 New Member

    can u send me your package for AD VG + express highlight.

  30. miemie

    miemie Member

    Hi Sam,

    I've drop an email to vocare.

    A quick qns, do u have a VG named Zhi Hua?

  31. sierras

    sierras New Member

    Hi, can email me the rates and details of the package that you are offering on 14/10/12?

    My email address is

  32. andreadiane

    andreadiane New Member

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