Why so much for video?

Many people look at the cost of video and are a little shocked. Why is it so much for 4, 6 or 8 hours of coverage? After all they’re only going to be at the event for a few hours.

Most of your vendors are performing services the day of the wedding and you can see them and account for their effort and time. With videography, on the other hand, less than 20% of the total time spent creating an event video is taking place within sight of the client on the day of the event.

To give you a better idea of what you’re paying for when you hire a professional videographer, take a look at the following chart. This shows the average breakdown of time per wedding separated in to seven distinct categories.

Time spent on an event production

Post-Production can take from 40 to 80 hours or more depending on the amount of coverage. Let’s use an example of two cameras at an event for four hours. That would create eight hours of footage which will be uploaded to a computer. Then the editor will begin to review all the footage while marking sections that will be best for the overall look and feel of the final product. Now they begin to put it all together with the music and titles. In the end, you should have a timeless treasure that you will want to watch again and again.

Videographer’s pricing varies, as does the quality. Always be sure that you are hiring a videographer that will put the proper time and care into creating a film that will capture the day in a way that’s uniquely you.


1 Response to “Why so much for video?”

  1. December 17, at 10:02 am

    Great info; thanks for posting this!

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