Videographers are skilled craftsmen who should be able to turn their hand at whatever you ask them to do, so make sure that you outline your likes and dislikes to them and let them know if there is something special you would like included in you video. Any good videographer should as a matter of course ask this question, but donít be afraid to put them in their place if they donít.
What is your budget?
Donít be surprised if a videographer asks this question, but do be wary if they do so before showing you any price-list or package options. The cynics amongst us would say that anyone who asks your budget before disclosing any price structure are merely looking to see how much money they can get out of you before Ďtailoringí a package to your wallet rather than your wants. That said, the non-cynics among us would say that they are doing so simply to determine the best options up front. Either way, this is a common question but we would strongly suggest that at some stage you get hold of their price charts to determine whether you are getting true value for money or not. Some videographers do not operate rigid priced packages and instead solely tailor-make their service around the coupleís requests Ė this is not necessarily a bad thing, and is often a fantastic way of getting what you want at the right price, but make sure that you get at least two quotes before jumping straight in.
If you have spoken to any videographers at length so far, or if you are about to head off and speak to some shortly, make a note of those that donít ask questions along the lines of those laid out above. Asking questions is a two way process, so try to ensure that you track a supplier down who not only comes back with the answers that you want to hear to your questions, but also shows sufficient interest in you to form an accurate picture of just what you want and need.
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