If you are engaging an event videographer for the very first time, you may be confused about what to expect. Therefore we are writing this article to provide you with some basic information to get you started.
How Do Most Event Videographers Work?
Engaging an event videographer is not rocket science. Nonetheless, knowing a little more about the event videography workflow may help you save on unnecessary cost in the long run.
Tip 1: What Type Of Final Video Output Do You Need?
There are usually 2 options for the final output of your event video. And it is very important that you let the videographer know your preferred option as the shooting style can be very different. We list the 2 option below:
Option 1: Event Video Highlight
This is the most popular option for our event videography engagements. The videographer will be roving around your event capturing your event activities in short snippets. The footages will then be edited in post-processing with background music, transitions and your event graphics. The final video output is usually between 1 to 5 mins in length.
Option 2: Full Length Video
For this option, our videographer will usually film with a stationary camera. Most often, this is required for events with primarily stage activities. After the event, the videographer will trim away unnecessary scenes from the video and return the remaining footage or footages to you.
Tip 2: What Is The Purpose Of Your Final Video?
When you engage an event videographer, it is advisable to share with them a focused objective. For event video highlight, the common purposes are as follows:
- For archival & internal reporting
- For social media posting to summarise your event
- For promotional and marketing usage to promote next run of your event
Each of the above objectives command a slightly different filming style. If your objective is communicated prior to the event, the videographer can make filming decisions in consideration of your requirements. During editing, the purpose of your video will also influence the choice of music, transitions and scenes selection in some cases.
Tip 3: Give The Event Videographer Some Key Information
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