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7 additonal tips to note before booking your wedding videographer

Besides doing the necessary research and meeting up with your chosen videographer, here are a few other points to take heed of before you confirm the booking:
 


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1. Copyright
Does the copyright of the video belong to you or the videographer and his company. Most photographers in here retain the copyright of your wedding pictures which mean they can do whatever they like with your pictures. If you are uncomfortable with this, make sure you read the fine print in your contract and clarify it with your videographer.

2. Interview him
When meeting up with the videographer, don't just listen to his presentation; make it a point to interview him based on your needs and preferences - is he comfortable shooting outdoors? Does he like spontaneous pictures or posed? what kind of details will he focus on during the shoot?  it's important that you find someone who wants to know more about your wedding and find a way to shot pictures that are in sync with your needs.

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3. Solo or teamwork
Is your videographer planning to work all by himself on your wedding day or are there a team of assistants and other videographers to help him capture significant moments from different angles and points of view. Its good to have a video focussing on the bride and groom during their speeches, and another on the reactions of your guests at the same time.

4. Video formats
Do you prefer something more grainy and journalistic or a more luxe feel to your video any special effects or special lighting requests? How about the music, and can you add in some choice soundbites along with the music? Get an example of what you like and work with the videographer to determine the feel and mood of your wedding video.

5. Video length
Do you have options of having a few video versions and of different time lengths, or does your contract only entitle you to one version? Some videographers will edit video according to what you need - a longer version that covers every aspect of your wedding, and a trailer snippet that you can post on your Facebook or social media accounts.

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6. Teamwork
It would be good to have your videographer and photographer meet up for a quick chat before your big day. They can sort out all the logistic details of their shoots and ensure that the don't get into each other's way during the day.

7. Checklist
As much as you trust your videographer, its good to provide him or get him to provide you with a checklist of must have shots. This is to ensure that he covers all the important aspects of your wedding day.

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