5 questions to ask your videographer
1. What is your style—documentary, cinematic or a mix of both?
Why do you need to know this? You need to get an idea of what the videographers style is to ensure it fits with yours. If you want a romantic film, and you and your videographer don't have the same idea of what that means, you could end up paying for a film you don't really like. Ask for samples of their work will give you a idea of how professional your videographer is and the kind of work they do.
2. How does their pricing work?
Some videographers charge a flat rate based on an amount of time they are filming whilst others offer preset packages. If you are buying a package, it's important to run through what's included. And if there's something you're hoping for, be it a short trailer to share with family or a hard drive with all of the raw footage. Ask about it and get any agreements in writing.
3. Will you be shooting any other weddings the same weekend? Will you be the one shooting on the day of?
If your videographer has several events to shoot on your wedding day, you'll want to be sure they have time for your wedding. Ideally, you'll have your videographer for the entire day, but some companies schedule and manage multiple weddings per weekend. So in some cases, the person whom you speak with when signing your contract won't actually be the one shooting your wedding. If that's the case, schedule a meeting with the assigned videographer to make sure their style matches yours.
4. What does your camera and equipment look like?
Gone are the days of massive camcorders and lighting pieces. Most videographers get the job done with a camera no bigger than your photographer's. Ask about it either way so you know what to expect. Another good thing to see? The microphone they would use for your ceremony—will it be a handheld or a clip-on?
5. Have you ever worked with my photographer? Do you know him or her?
The photographer and videographer will have to work closely throughout your event to capture all of your moments in the best way possible. If they've worked together before, they'll most likely work well again. If they've never worked together before, that's okay, but it's important they have a chance to talk about the format and how they want to get it all shot.
At r7c media believe that wedding films become more important over time as the memories fade. We can capture moments that you missed, beautiful moments with a parent, child or a grandparent. Re-live these moments over and over again.
We hear many couples asking ‘Should I spend my money on photos or video?’, it’s a personal choice but speak to a bride and groom that didn’t get a wedding film if they regret it, most will tell you they do.
A picture can hang on a wall or in a beautiful album but a picture can’t let you hear your vows or the speeches. We bring the pictures to life.
We take great pride in providing a fantastic service at affordable prices. See to what our customers have said about us
What you get with r7c media:
Multiple camera angles using the latest 4k/HD camera equipment, stabilisers and sliders. Audio equipment including Rode camera and lavalier microphones.
Our prices start at £899 with two packages to suit all budgets. We also have a range of add-ons to enhance your film package including drone footage. Most of our couples are booking us more than one year in advance so don't delay as we only film approximately 20 weddings per year.
Check out some of our most recent films below and if you like our style, contact us to discuss our packages in more detail.
about r7c media
Hi, my name is Austin Mitchell and I run r7c media. I am based in Stirling but can cover the whole of Scotland.
I try to capture the beauty and emotion of your day in a unobtrusive manner, creating beautiful films that will make you both laugh and cry. The perfect reminder of your big day.
I use the latest equipment, software and cutting-edge apps to create high quality films.
This allows me to offer you a top-notch filming service at attractive price-points for your special day.
If you have any questions, please contact me or call 07827 912557.