TOP 3 TIPS TO HIRING A HAWAII WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER
When you make the decision to work with a professional videographer there are things we like to account for so you truly choose what is best for you. Each videographer group will offer, specialize or carry a style that is unique to their philosophy and approach. Ensure that your vision is in sync with that of your videographers.
#1: The Ones Who Listen
The truly professional videographers
The reality is you as the marrying couple or corporate business are not holding the camera. You are thereby entrusting your videographers to carry out the vision you hold in your sight. The line we all know, especially in this case, is very true: With great power comes great responsibility. Ensure and communicate with your videographers what you want and if that is feasible on their end. Communication is key.
#2: The Ones Who are Fast
Videographers with a quick turnaround
Video production is no easy feat. And it takes a great amount of detail, expertise and know-how. Despite this, it is a common standard for one-day edit turnaround for wedding videos. Combine tip #1 with this advice: Communicate when you will receive your final video. For some, it isn’t necessary to receive the video the very same day. Allowing a little more time for production should free up some creative space! However, you do not want to the project to extend too long.
#3: The Ones Who are Local
The video professionals who have a sense of Hawaii
Basically, you want to hire the expert. You wouldn’t hire a guide to take you on Trail X if they’ve never been there before, right? The best videographers will be the ones who are most familiar with the location. They’ve spent time there and know when the sun hits where at what time, or know the weather conditions of a place. Not to mention the most advantageous scenic and cinematic vantage points too. You want a videographer who knows Hawaii and is not second guessing.
HOW TO PICK A HAWAII VIDEOGRAPHER IN 3 EASY STEPS
You’ve read our “Top 3 Tips To Hiring A Hawaii Wedding Videographer” and have hopefully done your research. Perhaps you’ve layed out a vision and come up with a list of prospective videographers you are interested in. Or more often than not, you will get a referral from a friend who had their wedding video created by so-and-so. We’d also advise you to come up with a budget! After all that is said and done, how do you choose?
#1: Watch Their Videos
Do you like what you see?
The easiest way to know if you like the videographer of interest is to watch their videos! Hopefully it is an enjoyable task and hopefully you are inspired! Have they captured the essence of the place and the couple? Are they keying in on the special parts of the story? Do you like their shooting style? Even the music? If the answer is a “Yes”, you are nearly there in choosing the right videographer for you. Feel free to check out our portfolio to see if we are a good fit for your project.
#2: Read The Reviews
What do other people say?
We love to refer our friends or people we’ve worked with in the past. And these days, everyone loves a good review. A bad one can hurt as well. Your potential videographer should be vetted by someone you know who they’ve worked with. If not, that’s OK too. Just head to the reviews. Are they easy to work with? Do them complete things in a timely manner? And do they conduct themselves in a professional manner? Take these things into great consideration via their past client relationships.
#3: Go With Your Gut
What does your intuition say?
At the end of the day, you should get what you want. If a quality video is what you desire, consider going a little bit out of your budget or even comfort zone. For example, choosing the videographer who is not your friend but produces videos you really like. A video production is a huge investment and there is only one chance to capture the moment.