A Few For The Wedding Videographers In Attendance

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Pandora, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Pandora

    Pandora Guest

    Hi,

    1. My partner recently attended a wedding where the still photographer
    put out a few business cards on each table at the dinner, which
    listed his only package and the price for it. Is this considered
    okay form?

    2. How do you deal with people trying to engage you in conversation
    while you're in the middle of a shot. Just did my own first
    wedding and in the middle of a good shot, a guest at the reception
    tapped me on the shoulder. I turned to look at him -- he seemed
    friendly and like he wanted to talk. I had to turn back to
    follow my shot without talking so as not to capture the audio
    of a conversation. I could tell he wasn't happy and walked off
    in a huf. My partner said later that maybe he just wanted my
    business card. And how to deal with those who want to discuss
    your "nice" camera while you're shooting?

    3. What portion of your business is just ceremony -- no reception?
    Is the reason B&G would want only ceremony is because it is
    cheaper?

    Thanks in advance,

    Brackish
     
    Pandora, Aug 3, 2003
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    Dan Ballmer Guest

    1. My partner recently attended a wedding where the still photographer
    I can only speak for myself here, but I would call the photographers
    actions incredibly BAD form. The wedding couple did NOT hire the
    photographer so he could drop his advertising on every table at the
    reception.
    I find if you tell them "just a sec", or "one minute" before you
    continue with your shot things go pretty smoothly. Many people at
    wedding receptions are somewhat oblivious to what is going on. Just
    acknowledge them, finish what you doing, then ask them what they want.
    None. In fact, neither I nor any of my local competitors offer
    ceremony-only packages.

    -Dan Ballmer
    DK Video Productions
     
    Dan Ballmer, Aug 3, 2003
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  3. Pandora

    MSu1049321 Guest

    When you go find the guy, you apoligize by explaining that you didn't eman to
    seem rude, but you were concentrating on getting a very important shot... the
    same kind of concentration and dedicaton you'll show him on HIS job.

    As to putting cards out on the tables, very tacky. better to pass some out to
    photogs, videographers, caterers, the DJ, the coordinator.. you know, staff
    people, not guests. You only give one out to a guest if they come up to you and
    ask for one. Putting them out on tables is saying:" Nobody is hiring me, I'm
    desperate and cheap and have no class".

    Putting one or the in the box with every dub, that's just smart business.
     
    MSu1049321, Aug 3, 2003
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  4. Pandora

    Pandora Guest

    Thanks Dan and Msu,
    You confirmed my gut-level feeling about the business cards on the
    dinner tables.
    Brackish.
     
    Pandora, Aug 4, 2003
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  5. Pandora

    Pandora Guest

    Thanks Kyle. I'll post a few more questions later. I'd appreciate your input.

    Brackish
     
    Pandora, Aug 8, 2003
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